A Long Line of Dead Men

ebook Matthew Scudder, #12 · Matthew Scudder

By Lawrence Block

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Matthew Scudder's 12th adventure is at once a pulse-pounding thriller and an elegiac meditation on aging and mortality and the passage of time. Enlisted to investigate the seemingly improbable death rate of the members of a Club of Thirty-one, Scudder finds himself pitted against an unseen killer whose patience is equaled only by his merciless determination.


"Fiendishly clever. A welcome visit with an old friend. Lawrence Block's Matthew Scudder series is one of the sure things in crime fiction and A Long Line of Dead Men carries it forward with a fine flourish." ~Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Matthew Scudder has evolved into the perfect noir hero." ~Entertainment Weekly

"Ingenious, satisfying, consistently strong. It's a good one." ~Baltimore Sun

"Gritty, letter perfect, a remarkable novel. Block has never been in better form. His decidedly dark sense of humor has never been in better focus." ~The New York Times Book Review

"Far out of the ordinary. An intelligent detective story that plays fair with the reader, and yet will keep you guessing until the very end." ~Rochester Post-Bulletin

A Long Line of Dead Men