A Dance at the Slaughterhouse by Lawrence Block audiobook

A Dance at the Slaughterhouse: A Matthew Scudder Crime Novel

By Lawrence Block
Read by Joe Barrett

Blackstone Publishing

The Matthew Scudder Series: Book 9

8.47 Hours Unabridged
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There is no accolade or major mystery award that has notalready been bestowed upon Lawrence Block. His acclaimed crime novels are as intelligent,provocative, and emotionally complex as they are nerve-tighteningly intense.And perhaps the most respected of his myriad works are the Matthew Scudderbooks—masterworks of suspenseful invention featuring a remarkable protagonistrich in conscience and character, with all the flaws that his humanity entails.This is the detective novel as high art. In Matt Scudder’s mind, money, power, and position elevatenobody above morality or the law. Now the ex-cop and unlicensed PI has beenhired to prove that socialite Richard Thurman orchestrated the brutal murder ofhis beautiful, pregnant wife. During Scudder’s hard-drinking years, he left apiece of his soul on every seedy corner of the Big Apple. But this case is moredepraved and more potentially devastating than anything he experienced whilefloundering in the urban depths. Because this investigation is leading Scudderon a frightening grand tour of New York’s sex-for-sale underworld—where aninnocent young life is simply a commodity to be bought and perverted … and thendestroyed.

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Summary

There is no accolade or major mystery award that has notalready been bestowed upon Lawrence Block. His acclaimed crime novels are as intelligent,provocative, and emotionally complex as they are nerve-tighteningly intense.And perhaps the most respected of his myriad works are the Matthew Scudderbooks—masterworks of suspenseful invention featuring a remarkable protagonistrich in conscience and character, with all the flaws that his humanity entails.This is the detective novel as high art.

In Matt Scudder’s mind, money, power, and position elevatenobody above morality or the law. Now the ex-cop and unlicensed PI has beenhired to prove that socialite Richard Thurman orchestrated the brutal murder ofhis beautiful, pregnant wife. During Scudder’s hard-drinking years, he left apiece of his soul on every seedy corner of the Big Apple. But this case is moredepraved and more potentially devastating than anything he experienced whilefloundering in the urban depths. Because this investigation is leading Scudderon a frightening grand tour of New York’s sex-for-sale underworld—where aninnocent young life is simply a commodity to be bought and perverted … and thendestroyed.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Darkly entertaining…Shocking…This one has more voltage than most.” New York Times 
“Outstanding…A smoothly paced, deftly plotted, brightly phrased study of perversity and coincidence with many twists and no straight arrows.” Chicago Tribune
“Block and Scudder never set a foot wrong on New York’s cracked, grimy sidewalks.” Detroit News
“[A] pitch-perfect crime story…[Scudder’s] evolution in Block’s series, fraught with ambiguity, is as convincing as a real life.” Publishers Weekly
“This strong cast of supporting characters, along with a riveting plot and forceful prose, place this on the high priority list.” Library Journal
“Strong stuff from a real pro.” Booklist
“A wrenching and lurid Matt Scudder outing that pits the unlicensed PI against child-killing slime and climaxes in vigilante violence…Written with great heart and care.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Lawrence Block

Author Bio: Lawrence Block

Lawrence Block is the recipient of a Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America and a New York Times bestselling author. His prolific career spans over one hundred books, including four bestselling series and dozens of short stories and articles. He has won multiple Edgar and Shamus awards, two Falcon Awards from the Maltese Falcon Society of Japan, the Nero and Philip Marlowe Awards, the Cartier Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers Association of America, and many others. Aside from being a mystery writer, he has also written a number of episodes for television, including two episodes of the ESPN series Tilt; he also cowrote the screenplay for the film My Blueberry Nights, starring Norah Jones. Block currently lives in New York City with his wife, Lynne.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 8.47
Audience: Adult
Language: English