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A drop of the hard stuff: a Matthew Scudder novel

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"Right up there with Mr. Block's best....A DROP OF THE HARD STUFF keeps us guessing."--Tom Nolan, Wall Street JournalFacing his demons in his first year of sobriety, Matthew Scudder finds himself on the trail of a killer. When Scudder's childhood friend Jack Ellery is murdered, presumably while attempting to atone for past sins, Scudder reluctantly begins his own investigation, with just one lead: Ellery's Alcoholics Anonymous list of people he wronged. One of them may be a killer, but that's not necessarily Scudder's greatest danger. Immersing himself in Ellery's world may lead him right back to the bar stool.In a novel widely celebrated by critics and readers, Lawrence Block circle back to how it all began, reestablishing the Matthew Scudder series as one of the pinnacles of American detective fiction.

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"Right up there with Mr. Block's best....A DROP OF THE HARD STUFF keeps us guessing."--Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal

Facing his demons in his first year of sobriety, Matthew Scudder finds himself on the trail of a killer. When Scudder's childhood friend Jack Ellery is murdered, presumably while attempting to atone for past sins, Scudder reluctantly begins his own investigation, with just one lead: Ellery's Alcoholics Anonymous list of people he wronged. One of them may be a killer, but that's not necessarily Scudder's greatest danger. Immersing himself in Ellery's world may lead him right back to the bar stool.

In a novel widely celebrated by critics and readers, Lawrence Block circle back to how it all began, reestablishing the Matthew Scudder series as one of the pinnacles of American detective fiction.

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seriesMatthew Scudder mysteries
series_with_volumeMatthew Scudder mysteries|17
subject_facetAlcoholics -- Fiction
Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Private investigators -- Fiction
Scudder, Matt (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
title_displayA drop of the hard stuff : a Matthew Scudder novel
title_fullA Drop of the Hard Stuff
A drop of the hard stuff : a Matthew Scudder novel / Lawrence Block
title_shortA drop of the hard stuff
title_suba Matthew Scudder novel
topic_facetAlcoholics
Fiction
Investigation
Murder
Mystery
Private investigators
Scudder, Matt (Fictitious character)
Thriller