A Drop of the Hard Stuff

A Drop of the Hard Stuff

A Matthew Scudder Novel

eBook - 2011
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After a childhood friend is shot down while attempting to atone for past sins, Scudder is drawn into a murder investigation that threatens to upset his path toward recovery--and get him killed in the process.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Little, Brown and Company, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316135214
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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19coco55 Mar 27, 2014

this is the first Block I've read.
thought it was total crap!
it is nothing more than back door religion with AA and 12 step B.S.
he must mention AA, 200 times in first 50 pages(all I could take.

dhankins22 Sep 16, 2012

start with 1st in series

bdemian Feb 06, 2012

An interesting plot and Block's customary solid prose get bogged down in tedious. repetitive detours into the AA program; the demons of alcoholism; and the redemptive possibilities of atonement. Too much guit-complex all around. But great nostalgic atmosphere for a vanished time and place.

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deRougemont
Jun 16, 2011

There is a reason that Lawrence Block has been awarded the designation of "Grand Master" by "The Mystery Writers of America".
His skills as both a writer and a storyteller are evident in this fine mystery.

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