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Book Information: Dance at the Slaughterhouse, a

Dance at the Slaughterhouse, a (1991) [Novel]
by Lawrence Block Rating: Weighted - 6.1 / Average - 5.5 of 10 (2 votes) (Rate!)
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Series: Matthew Scudder
Part: 9

Summary (From the publisher):

In Matt Scudder's mind, money, power, and position elevate nobody above morality and the law. Now the ex-cop and unlicensed p.i. has been hired to prove that socialite Richard Thurman orchestrated the brutal murder of his beautiful, pregnant wife. During Scudder's hard drinking years, he left a piece of his soul on every seedy corner of the Big Apple. But this case is more depraved and more potentially devastating than anything he experienced while floundering in the urban depths. Because this investigation is leading Scudder on a frightening grand tour of New York's sex-for-sale underworld where an innocent young life is simply a commodity to be bought and perverted ... and then destroyed.

Original title: A Dance at the Slaughterhouse
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and DetectivesPrivate Detective

Edition #1: Dance at the Slaughterhouse, a

Dance at the Slaughterhouse, a (1991)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Brilliant...for clean, close-to-the-bone prose, the line goes from Dashiell Hammett to James Cain to Lawrence Block. He's that good." Martin Cruz Smith
  • "A first-rate writer." Chicago Sun-Times
  • "It would be hard to find a better mystery...The dialogue is tough and sharp, the pacing a two-minute drill through New York City's dark side." People Magazine
  • "Block is awfully good, with an ear for dialogue, an eye for low-life types and a gift for fast and effortless storytelling that bear comparison with Elmore Leonard." Los Angeles Times Book Review
  • "Block writes very well indeed. His dialogue crackles like an overheard conversation in a New York bar." The Washington Post Book World
  • "There is really only one writer of mystery and detective fiction who comes close to replacing the irreplaceable John D. MacDonald, and only one private detective who comes close to replacing the irreplaceable Travis McGee. The writer is Lawrence Block, and the detective is Matt Scuder." Stephen King
  • "Block is the utter professional, a master who holds the reader in the palm of his hand for as long as the pages need to be turned...Those in search of sophisticated thrills need look no further." Publishers Weekly
  • "Lawrence Block is a master of crime fiction, the Matthew Scudder novels are among the finest detective books penned in this century." Jonathan Kellerman
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Dance at the Slaughterhouse,a (1991)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: William Morrow
ISBN: 0688103499
Pages: 309

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