The Gutter and the Grave by Ed McBain audiobook

The Gutter and the Grave

By Ed McBain
Read by Richard Ferrone

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
4.93 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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Detective Matt Cordell was happily married once, and gainfully employed, and sober. But that was before he caught his wife cheating on him with one of his operatives and took it out on the man with the butt end of a .45. Now Matt makes his home on the streets of New York and his only companions are the city’s bartenders. But trouble still knows how to find him, and when Johnny Bridges shows up from the old neighborhood, begging for Matt’s help, Cordell finds himself drawn into a case full of beautiful women and bloody murder. It’s just like the old days—only this time, when the beatings come, he may wind up on the receiving end.

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Summary

Summary

Detective Matt Cordell was happily married once, and gainfully employed, and sober. But that was before he caught his wife cheating on him with one of his operatives and took it out on the man with the butt end of a .45. Now Matt makes his home on the streets of New York and his only companions are the city’s bartenders. But trouble still knows how to find him, and when Johnny Bridges shows up from the old neighborhood, begging for Matt’s help, Cordell finds himself drawn into a case full of beautiful women and bloody murder. It’s just like the old days—only this time, when the beatings come, he may wind up on the receiving end.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The late McBain had some serious noir chops…A strong cast of characters—from rival private eye Dennis Knowles to tailor’s assistant Dave Ryan—creates a tangled web of deceit, with lies piling up faster than tokens in a subway station.” Publishers Weekly
“Ed McBain’s novels are like a comfortable pair of shoes—they fit well, and by the end of the day you’re still glad you chose them…Ferrone’s style is all business, with a paced staccato delivery reminiscent of a classic radio program. The result is a performance in which the novel remains on center stage.” AudioFile
“It’s a testament to the depth of his talent that this little-known noir, practically forgotten since its 1958 publication, delivers intrigue, excitement, and humor that plenty of today’s writers would kill for. Booklist

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 4.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English