A Walk Among the Tombstones by Lawrence Block

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Filmed in the streets of New York City (Clinton Hill, Whitestone, Hell's Kitchen, Washington Heights), A Walk Among the Tombstones stars Liam Neeson as unlicensed private eye and sober alcoholic Matthew Scudder. Supporting players include Dan Stevens (ex-Downton Abbey), David Balfour, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Adam David Thompson,and Sebastian Roche; TJ is played by Brian "Astro" Bradley. Scott Frank wrote the screenplay, and directed the film.

The wife of a heroin wholesaler is killed and dismembered after he haggles over the price of her ransom. Who do you call when you can't call the cops?

You call Matt Scudder.
 

About Lawrence Block

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Lawrence Block is the author of the popular series' featuring Bernie Rhodenbarr, Matthew Scudder, and Chip Harrison. Over 2 million copies of Lawrence Block's books are in print. He has published articles and short fiction in American Heritage, Redbook, Playboy, GQ, and The New York Times, and has published several collections of short fiction in book form, most recently Collected Mystery Stories. Block is a Grand Master of Mystery Writers of America. He has won the Edgar and Shamus awards four times, the Japanese Maltese Falcon award twice, as well as the Nero Wolfe award. In France, he was proclaimed a Grand Maitre du Roman Noir and has been awarded the Societe 813 trophy twice. Block was presented with the key to the city of Muncie, Indiana, and is a past president of the Private Eye Writers of America and the Mystery Writers of America.
 
Published November 19, 2013 by Telemachus Press, LLC. 356 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Earlier this year, the mystery community paid tribute to Block's extraordinary Matt Scudder aeries by awarding 1991's A Dance at the Slaughterhouse--not quite the aeries' finest--an Edgar for Beat Mystery.

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Despite their dark titles (the words Slaughterhouse and Boneyard figured in the previous two), Block's splendid, award-winning Matt Scudder novels are by no means unrelievedly bleak.

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The kidnapped wife of New York drug dealer Kenan Khoury is brutally murdered, despite payment of ransom. Khoury hires former NYPD detective Matt Scudder to find those responsible. Using well-honed detective skills, street smarts, and connections within the NYPD, Scudder uncovers the awful truth. ...

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