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eBook The Sins of the Fathers: The First Matthew Scudder Mystery (A Matthew Scudder Mystery) ePub

by Alan Sklar,Lawrence Block

  • ISBN: 1609982681
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Alan Sklar,Lawrence Block
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: AudioGO; Unabridged edition (March 8, 2011)
  • ePub book: 1607 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1849 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
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The Matthew Scudder saga now runs to seventeen books and a large number of short stories, and it's hard to. .

The Matthew Scudder saga now runs to seventeen books and a large number of short stories, and it's hard to think of any other writer who has done a series consisting of this many books over this many years while maintaining this standard of excellence. And for as many times as I've read this book by now, and for as well as I know the story, it's always a treat to pick it up and read it all over again. I haven’t told you a thing about the plot of the story.

List of Matthew Scudder novels The Sins of the Fathers (1976) In the .

List of Matthew Scudder novels The Sins of the Fathers (1976) In the Midst of Death (1976) Time to Murder and Create (1977) A Stab in the Dark (1981) Eight Million Ways to Die (1982) When the Sacred Ginmill Closes (1986) Out on the Cutting Edge (1989) A Ticket to the Boneyard (1990) A Dance at the Slaughterhouse (1991) A Walk Among th. Except that Matthew Scudder has been requested to find out more about the murdered prostitute

List of Matthew Scudder novels The Sins of the Fathers (1976) In the . Except that Matthew Scudder has been requested to find out more about the murdered prostitute

Author : Lawrence Block. Genres : Mystery, Thriller. Series : Matthew Scudder Published : 1976. Now the murdered prostitute's father wants it opened again-and that's where Matthew Scudder comes in.

Author : Lawrence Block. But this assignment carries the unmistakable stench of sleaze and perversion, luring igator Scudder into a sordid world of phony religion and murderous lust where children must die for their parents most secret, unspeakable sins.

A matthew scudder mystery. I’d spent the day taking advantage of the weather, walking around the city

A matthew scudder mystery. I’d spent the day taking advantage of the weather, walking around the city. I got home and showered in time to drop into a chair and let Peter Jennings explain the world to me. Elaine joined me for the first fifteen minutes, then went into the kitchen to start dinner. TJ dropped by just around the time she was adding the pasta to the boiling water, insisting that he wasn’t hungry and couldn’t stay long anyway.

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

Scudder, Matt (Fictitious character), Private investigators, Detective and mystery stories.

Scudder, Matt (Fictitious character), Private investigators, Detective and mystery stories. Arlington Ht. IL : Dark Harvest. ENCRYPTED DAISY download. For print-disabled users.

The Sins of the Father. 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. Hardcover Paperback Kindle.

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Father and son, Father and daughter all have a dark past and all weigh up.He may never have had it in the first place. What it amounted to was that I found out I didn’t want to be a cop anymore. Or a husband, or a father.

Father and son, Father and daughter all have a dark past and all weigh up in the play of good and evil. Suicide is tragic and a last call out of turmoil and distress, it’s a sin even Scudder knows that otherwise he himself confesses to contemplating taking that road. Lawrence Block writes with a crisp narrative no words wasted takes you straight to the case on the opening pages and really writes the plot to the point. The story is thoroughly engaging and so spot on it reminds me a bit of James M Cain’s writing. Or a productive member of society.

The pretty young prostitute is dead. Her alleged murderer—a minister's son—hanged himself in his jail cell. The case is closed. But the dead girl's father has come to Matthew Scudder for answers, sending the unlicensed private investigator in search of terrible truths about a life that was lived and lost in a sordid world of perversion and pleasures.

Comments

Celen Celen
I saw the movie trailer for "A Walk Among the Tombstones" and saw that it was based on a novel, so I decided to check it out. Then I figured out that it was book 10 in a series and promptly decided that I would have to start from the beginning! Thats just how I roll.

I'm not a fast reader but I managed to read this in one day, I really, really enjoyed it! Its fast paced and a very entertaining read, I thought the overall story line was well thought out and I loved how well developed the characters are.

This book is about us (the reader) getting to know Matthew Scudder, I think it did a great job, I love how he thinks and I find his eternal battle over good and evil very interesting.

The book is about a murder and a suicide, but is not overly gory. While the crime scene is described its not near as bad as some of the TV shows out there. I liked that the story focuses more on Scudder and finding the truth then about getting every gory detail in.

I'm definitely going to read more of this series!

For anyone that is interested in reading the series in order, here is a list I got offline:

List of Matthew Scudder novels
The Sins of the Fathers (1976)
In the Midst of Death (1976)
Time to Murder and Create (1977)
A Stab in the Dark (1981)
Eight Million Ways to Die (1982)
When the Sacred Ginmill Closes (1986)
Out on the Cutting Edge (1989)
A Ticket to the Boneyard (1990)
A Dance at the Slaughterhouse (1991)
A Walk Among the Tombstones (1992)
The Devil Knows You're Dead (1993)
A Long Line of Dead Men (1994)
Even the Wicked (1997)
Everybody Dies (1998)
Hope to Die (2001)
All the Flowers Are Dying (2005)
A Drop of the Hard Stuff (2011)
The Night and the Music (2011) (short story anthology)
Tygrarad Tygrarad
Although I absolutely loved Lawrence Block’s “Sins of the Father”, I can’t wrap my head around the fact that it was first published in 1976. I reached for Sins of the Father because I wanted a “Detective” novel, something that wasn’t a cookie cutter of a million other books. This book was immediately different from all the others in the pack.

We are introduced to Matthew Scudder. He is not someone you’d look up to, maybe not even someone you’d like, but he lives within his own code of ethics which is something you can relate to. The fact that he is a broken shell of a man makes you appreciate that he is no longer a Detective… but to quote Liam Neeson (from Taken), he has “a certain set of skills” that are incredibly useful.

The novel starts with the vicious murder of a prostitute, but her killer has already been caught. He confessed and then he hung himself. So no mystery to solve, right? Except that Matthew Scudder has been requested to find out more about the murdered prostitute. What makes this prostitute different is that she comes from wealth and her step-father wants to know who she was as an individual, since the family had lost touch with their prodigal daughter. Seems simple enough, right? Except this is Matthew Scudder and he doesn’t do simple.

You see, you can’t hire him. You can give him a gift and he can do you a favor, but he cannot be paid or hired. Within the first few pages of the novel we see that Matthew Scudder is an unscrupulous man who doesn’t think twice about committing tax evasion or breaking any number of laws… and yet it was once his responsibility to uphold the law. He’s a little greasy. He is on the dark side of icky police politics, however Matthew Scudder uses his knowledge of circumventing the law for the side of what he believes is moral.

Since you can’t hire him, he isn’t working for you. He decides how much of a favor he actually owes you - which means that he doesn’t stop once he gets his questions answered. He stops when he’s ready, and he wasn’t ready in Sins of the Father until he had obtained his brand of justice (which is of course stands outside of the law).

I loved this novel. It was incredibly refreshing. Although it is almost forty years old, nothing in Mr. Block’s writing dates it (except for Matthew Scudder having to use a pay phone to contact someone, or everyone having land lines in their homes). I liked Matthew Scudder. He isn’t someone I’d like to meet, but if I ever needed the kind of help that local authorities wouldn’t be able to provide I’d ask for one of those favors.

Definitely, read this novel. You’ll see parts of this book briefly highlighted in the movie “A Walk Among The Tombstones” (which is book 10 of the Matthew Scudder series). It’s a shame that you have to read a book that is 40 years old to find something refreshing and feels new, but that’s what you’ll get with Sins of the Father. I got so drawn into Matthew Scudder’s world that all that mattered was the ride I was on. I didn’t care when it was written. All I cared about was revealing the mystery not just of the dead prostitute, but also of who Matthew Scudder is as a man.

My favorite quotes from Sins of the Father:
“Nowadays we speak of neuroses, of psychological complications, of compulsion. Previously we spoke of witchcraft, of demonic possession. I wonder sometimes if we’re as enlightened now as we prefer to think of, or if our enlightenment does us much good.”

“It is not necessary to know what a person is afraid of. It is enough to know the person is afraid.”

“Earlier you made her sound like a victim. Now she sounds like a villain.” “Everybody’s both.”