By Lawrence Block
Twelve years in the past, Matthew Scudder lied to a jury to place James Leo Motley at the back of bars. Now the inventive psychopath is loose. And the alcoholic ex-cop-turned-p.i. needs to pay dearly for his sins. acquaintances and previous fans -- even strangers unlucky adequate to percentage Scudder's identify -- are turning up lifeless. simply because a vengeful maniac is set to not relaxation until eventually he's pushed his nemesis again to the bottle...and then to the boneyard.
"The manhattan settings are fantastically genuine, the discussion is hip . . . and the solution . . . is hair-raising," -- Publishers Weekly
"A tender, Chilling Suspense Novel That Stretches Nerves Wire-Tight" -- Boston Herald
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_______. Louisa May Alcott: From Blood and Thunder to Hearth and Home. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1998. Collection of essays tracing Alcott’s development and her versatility in moving between domestic and sensational fiction to make a career for herself as a writer. Indexed. 15 Aldrich, Thomas Bailey Critical Survey of Mystery and Detective Fiction THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH Born: Portsmouth, New Hampshire; November 11, 1836 Died: Boston, Massachusetts; March 19, 1907 Type of plot: Police procedural Contribution Thomas Bailey Aldrich, popular poet and essayist and editor for nine years of The Atlantic Monthly (1881-1890), contributed three prose volumes of major interest to readers of detective and mystery fiction: Out of His Head: A Romance (1862), Marjorie Daw and Other People (1873), and The Stillwater Tragedy (1880).
Nevertheless, with his attention to the actual details of police work, Abbot was preparing the way for that popular subgenre. Anna R. , 1924; Sandalwood, 1925; Stepchild of the Abbot, Anthony Moon, 1926; Poor Little Fool, 1928; The World’s Delight, 1929; The Great Jasper, 1930; Joshua Todd, 1935; A String of Blue Beads, 1956 Plays (as Fulton Oursler): Sandalwood, pr. 1926 (with Owen Davis); Behold This Dreamer, pr. 1927 (with Aubrey Kennedy); The Spider, pr. 1927 (revised 1928; with Lowell Brentano); All the King’s Men, pr.
Although Little Women, Little Men (1871), and other popular, morally oriented works allowed her to achieve economic independence and some pleasure in providing for her family, it was the thrillers that she wrote before her commercial success that allowed her to at least vicariously experience the freedom her heroines did. Biography Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, on November 29, 1832, to Amos Bronson Alcott and Abigail May Alcott, but she spent most of her life in Massachusetts, mainly Concord and Boston.