Annotations for Hope to Die : A Matthew Scudder Novel


Baker & Taylor
Ex-cop, ex-alcoholic, unlicensed private detective Matthew Scudder must draw on all his skills and imagination to find the killer responsible for the robbery and murder of a wealthy couple in an Upper West Side brownstone.

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Baker & Taylor
Matthew Scudder, ex-cop, ex-alcoholic, and unlicensed private detective, must draw on all his skills and imagination to find the vicious killer responsible for the robbery and murders of a wealthy couple in an Upper West Side brownstone.

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Baker & Taylor
Matthew Scudder, ex-cop, ex-alcoholic, and unlicensed private detective, must draw on all his skills and imagination to find the vicious killer responsible for the robbery and murders of a wealthy couple in an Upper West Side brownstone. 100,000 first printing.

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Baker & Taylor
Matthew Scudder, ex-cop, ex-alcoholic, and unlicensed private detective, must draw on all his skills and imagination to find the vicious killer responsible for the robbery and murders of a wealthy couple in an Upper West Side brownstone. Reprint.

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Blackwell North Amer
When Byrne and Susan Hollander are killed in a brutal home invasion, the whole city catches its collective breath. A few days later the killers turn up dead behind a locked door in Brooklyn. One has killed his partner, then himself. The city sighs with relief. The cops close the case.
Matt and Elaine Scudder were in the same room with the Hollanders hours before their deaths. In spite of himself, Scudder is drawn to the Hollander case. The closer he looks, the more he senses the presence of a third man, a puppet master who manipulated his two accomplices, then cut their strings when he was done with them.
The villain who looms in the shadows is one of Block's most inspired creations, cold and diabolical, murdering for pleasure and profit. Nobody but Scudder even suspects he exists - and he's not done killing.

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HARPERCOLL

The city caught its collective breath when upscale couple Byrne and Susan Hollander were slaughtered in a brutal home invasion. Now, a few days later, the killers themselves have turned up dead behind the locked door of a Brooklyn hellhole -- one apparently slain by his partner in crime who then took his own life.

There's something drawing Matthew Scudder to this case that the cops have quickly and eagerly closed: a nagging suspicion that a third man is involved, a cold, diabolical puppet master who manipulates his two accomplices, then cuts their strings when he's done with them. No one but Scudder even suspects he exists. And his worst fear is that the guy is just getting started ...



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HARPERCOLL

Twenty-five years ago, Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster Lawrence Block introduced his acclaimed unlicensed private investigator onto the New York crime scene. Today, Matthew Scudder remains one of the most complex, richly human protagonists in noir fiction -- as he pursues a faceless adversary with a unique talent and taste for murder.

Hope To Die

When Byrne and Susan Hollander are killed in a brutal home invasion, the whole city catches its breath. A few days later, their killers turn up dead behind a locked door in Brooklyn. One has killed his partner, then himself.

The city sighs with relief. The cops close the case.

Matt and Elaine Scudder were in the same room with the Hollanders hours before their death. In spite of himself, Scudder is drawn to the Hollander case. The closer he looks, the more he senses the presence of a third man, a puppet master who manipulated his two accomplices, then cut their strings when he was done with them.

The villain who looms in the shadows is one of Block's most inspired creations, cold and diabolical, murdering for pleasure and profit. Nobody but Scudder even suspects he exists -- and he's not done killing.
He's just getting started. . .

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HARPERCOLL
When Byrne and Susan Hollander are killed in a brutal home invasion, the whole city catches its collective breath. A few days later the killers turn up dead behind a locked door in Brooklyn. One has killed his partner, then himself. The city sighs with relief. The cops close the case. Matt and Elaine Scudder were in the same room with the Hollanders hours before their deaths. In spite of himself, Scudder is drawn to the Hollander case. The closer he looks, the more he senses the presence of a third man, a puppet master who manipulated his two accomplices, then cut their strings when he was done with them. The villain who looms in the shadows is one of Block's most inspired creations, cold and diabolical, murdering for pleasure and profit. Nobody but Scudder even suspects he exists -- and he's not done killing. He's just getting started....

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