A Dance at the Slaughterhouse by Lawrence Block
(Matthew Scudder Mysteries)

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A successful socialite's beautiful wife was raped and murdered in her own home -- and Matt Scudder believes the victim's "grieving" husband was responsible for the outrage. But to prove it, the haunted p.i. must descend into the depths of New York's sex-for-sale underworld, where young lives are commodities to be bought, perverted...and destroyed.

 

About Lawrence Block

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Lawrence Block is one of the most widely recognized names in the mystery genre. He has been named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America and is a four-time winner of the prestigious Edgar and Shamus Awards, as well as a recipient of prizes in France, Germany, and Japan. He received the Diamond Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association—only the third American to be given this award. He is a prolific author, having written more than fifty books and numerous short stories, and is a devoted New Yorker and an enthusiastic global traveler.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 308 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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In one of several coincidences that gear the plot (and which Block doesn't try to hide), Scudder, trailing Thurman, recognizes the man from the film--Bruno Stettner, who, with seductive wife Olga, had mesmerized Thurman into joining their sadistic sex games and killing Mrs. Thurman for profit.

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Although he finally connects Thurman with the masked players in the film (a chilling husband and wife who quote Nietzsche with ``New Age gloss''), Scudder can't provide enough evidence for prosecuting either the taped killing or Amanda's murder.

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Block masterfully builds the pressure in this Edgar Award winner, as newly sober Manhattan PI Matt Scudder investigates the death of a TV producer's wife.

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Entertainment Weekly

Through nine of Lawrence Block's grim, skillful urban mysteries, private detective Matthew Scudder has evolved into the perfect noir hero for the age of recovery and codependency.

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