A Drop of the Hard Stuff

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A Drop of the Hard Stuff A Drop of the Hard Stuff

by Lawrence Block

Genre: Mystery

Published: 2011

Series: Matthew Scudder

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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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