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eBook Everybody Dies (Matthew Scudder) ePub

by Lawrence Block

  • ISBN: 0380725355
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Lawrence Block
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Avon (November 9, 1999)
  • ePub book: 1800 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1536 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 943

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Everybody Dies read online free from your Pc or Mobile. Then all hell breaks loose. Scudder quickly discovers the spruced-up sidewalks are as mean as ever, dark and gritty and stained with blood. Everybody Dies (Matthew Scudder is a Mystery novel by Lawrence Block. He's living in a world where the past is a minefield, the present is a war zone, and the future's an open question. It's a world where nothing is certain and nobody's safe, a random universe where no one's survival can be taken for granted. Not even his own. A world where everybody dies.

Though Lawrence Block is on his 14th book about investigator Matthew Scudder, he has yet to reach the "too much" point.

Matt Scudder is finally leading a comfortable life. Though Lawrence Block is on his 14th book about investigator Matthew Scudder, he has yet to reach the "too much" point. Despite being book 14, Everybody Dies still manages to surprise. Mick Ballou has been backed into a corner. He suspects he's the target of a personal attack, but needless to say, he can't seek protection from the police.

Hope to Die (Matthew Scudder Year Published: 2001. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading. Year Published: 2005.

Matthew (Matt) Scudder is a fictional character, the most famous and enduring creation of American crime writer Lawrence Block. Scudder debuted in 1976's The Sins of the Fathers as an alcoholic ex-cop who had recently quit the NYPD and left his. Scudder debuted in 1976's The Sins of the Fathers as an alcoholic ex-cop who had recently quit the NYPD and left his family after accidentally causing the death of a young girl. Living in a rent-controlled hotel room in Hell's Kitchen, he earns his living as an unlicensed private investigator-or, as he puts it, "doing favors for friends

Hardcover Paperback Kindle. Matthew Scudder is a fictional character who appears in a series of crime fiction novels by an American Novelist Lawrence Block, which is set in the New York City.

The Sins of the Father. Hardcover Paperback Kindle.

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

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.

Written by Lawrence Block, Audiobook narrated by Robert Forster. A Matthew Scudder Mystery, Book 14. By: Lawrence Block. Narrated by: Robert Forster. Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins.

Matt Scudder is finally leading a comfortable life. The crime rate's down and the stock market's up. Gentrification's prettying-up the old neighborhood. The New York streets don't look so mean anymore.

Then all hell breaks loose.

Scudder quickly discovers the spruced-up sidewalks are as mean as ever, dark and gritty and stained with blood. He's living in a world where the past is a minefield, the present is a war zone, and the future's an open question. It's a world where nothing is certain and nobody's safe, a random universe where no one's survival can be taken for granted. Not even his own.

A world where everybody dies.

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Lawrence Block doing what he does best! This is an excellent example of why the author is a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master and multiple winner of both the Edgar Allen Poe and Shamus awards.

Several things I should mention right up front: I am a huge Lawrence Block fan -- particularly his Matthew Scudder series -- I think Mick Ballou is one of THE BEST secondary characters ever created (seriously, the guy is well worth a series in his own right) and I've always been more fond of the early Matthew Scudder who hadn't quite found the road to sobriety and was a little more edgy.

This is the 14th book to feature detective Matthew Scudder and it finds him at something of a crossroads in his life. Long past are the days of bar hopping and blackout drinking. He no longer lives in a residential hotel. He's married to a woman he loves and, wonder of wonders, he's actually gotten around to becoming an officially licensed private investigator! After all these years he's starting to become downright respectable.

Except respectable people don't have best friends like legendary criminal Mick "The Butcher Boy" Ballou... so when Ballou asks his friend to investigate the possibility that some unknown nefarious entity is attempting to permanently put him out of business Matt is reluctant to take the case. He's not sure how far he can go before he is no longer able to tell himself that, even though one of his nearest and dearest friends in the world is a notorious lifelong criminal, he's basically on the side of the law.

But friends, real true friends, are few and far between, and these particular men share an uncommon bond that neither can quite describe, so Scudder agrees to look into it with the understanding that if it begins to lead in a direction he doesn't like he can walk away with no hard feelings.

After a little bit of nosing around it becomes obvious that all roads lead in a direction that Scudder would just as soon not follow. Not even for Mick. So he tells Mick he's out of it, no hard feelings. Unfortunately, someone else has other ideas, so, when a contract killer sent to "eliminate" the respectable licensed private investigator who has been making inquiries on behalf of Mick Ballou mistakenly kills another friend of Matt Scudder's all bets are off! He's in it up to his ears and he couldn't get out of it even if he wanted to... and Matt's not so sure he wants out.

This book is faster paced than a lot of the later Scudder books, even though Scudder is struggling with ideas of who he is and what he stands for he is less retrospective then usual because of the urgency of the case.

There are some instances of graphic violence and the occasional use of offensive language.

One of the things I have often admired about the Scudder novels is that Matt Scudder is not trapped in time. He is constantly evolving, learning, aging, readjusting to his life and the changes that have come with it. As a result these books have always been multi-layered, there's what's happening in front of you and the depths that run underneath.

In this story you can see how Matt Scudder has to finally come to terms with just how far he can cross the line he has been walking for years -- the line between good and bad, right and wrong -- in the process he has to create a new line between who he used to be, who he is today and who he will become.

This is very good stuff with several twists and turns. Some mystery, one huge surprise and a very satisfying conclusion. Long time readers of the Scudder novels will be particularly surprised and drawn in to what is revealed as the story comes to a conclusion.

Minor quibbles: I've never really been a fan of Matt's protege TJ, mainly because I find his rhyming phrases to be annoying and I think it comes across as a lame attempt at trying to give the appearance of being streetwise rather than actual experience in the street (maybe that's the point, to show that TJ isn't as street as he pretends but it's still lame and annoying).

Since the appearance of Elaine (who I do like) there are more and more instances where instead of the narrative informing what Scudder is thinking he has conversations with Elaine that often come out as stilted and unnatural. Exposition for the sake of exposition that brings everything to a crawl. Those instances are few in this book but they're still there.

You can't go wrong with this book. As always I suggest starting as early in the series as you can and going through them in order, it still works well as a stand alone novel but it works SO much better if you know more of the history between the characters.
Anarahuginn Anarahuginn
Matthew Scudder has been friends with the throwback crime boss, Mick Ballou for years. They do each other favors and spend many late nights drinking together, Ballou with his Jamesons and the recovering alcoholic, Scudder, with his coke and coffee.
In Everybody Dies, Ballou asks a favor. Some of his people have been killed. Scudder looks over the scene and from that moment is tied up in Ballou's world as a gang war seems to be breaking out around Ballou as they try and work out which element from Ballou's past has come home to roost.
In most of the books, Scudder is looking at a crime and slowly putting together the pieces to solve it. This is the same, but as he's putting the pieces together, he realizes his life is also in danger and that even walking away won't keep him safe.
This book begins with Scudder's voice saying it's really Ballou's story and that's the case. We find more about Ballou and how his world works than in any of the other Matthew Scudder novels.
As we find out more about Ballou, the body count continues to mount and there's no way, short of solving the mystery of who's got it in for Mick Ballou, for Scudder to save himself.

I've read this three or 4 times and each time I see something new in it. This is one of Lawrence Block's best.
Kajikus Kajikus
How would I rate this book compared with others in the "Scudder series"? At or near the top. First of all, I absolutely love the Mathew Scudder character, the stories that have made him as real to me as a few of my friends, and honestly MORE real than some others. But maybe I should visit a doctor... enough about me, and that sillyness aside, I really did love this story. More action than most I've read in the series and while I am not criticizing the others, I am simply praising this one. Each one is different, and belovedly so, but I found this a deliciously entertaining change of pace. If you are new to the Scudder character, do yourself a favor and try him out. I haven't yet read the whole series (I plan to), but have read quite a few and have yet to read one that wasn't hard for me to put down. Take this one for a test ride. You won't be sorry, and might just be doing yourself a favor. In it we are treated to some thought provokingly dark insights into a disturbingly real world. The characters are spiced with brutally honest motivations all the way from the heroic, to the petty, and down into the deepest depths of depravity itself. A good ride and an interesting read. Lawrence Block continues to prove that he is indeed a master craftsman, character designer and booksmith.
Leyl Leyl
Scudder is the most fresh and original detective in ongoing fiction. He out-grits Spenser; he has a place in New York that provides an endlessly interesting landscape. In this episode, Spenser is facing the violence associated with his good friend Mick Ballou, which has bled into his life. A friend is killed; a gang war breaks out, he is dragged into the mess, and to save himself is forced to move one step closer to the blurry line between criminal and detective. This is a grand story.
There are a few problems -- Scudder acts a bit un-Scudderian. For example, he suddenly wears a bulletproof vest. Some convenient little plot devices move him around into one too many coincidences (wearing the same clothes as his friend!) But these small rough spots do not marr the final product.
This episode is a bit more of a shoot-out and a rollicking adventure than it is a mystery or a whodunit. That is OK, it is good to alternate within a series.
Scudder is growing closer to the edge, becoming more criminal and less clearly on the side of the law. The dynamic tension this creates should yield several more good books. Will Scudder's view of justice lead him over the line into law breaking? Will he be seduced into thinking that convenience for himself is a form of justice? What does a tired ex-alcoholic criminally inclined detective do next?
Buy the book, read it, enjoy the story.