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Short, memorable, essential stories for Scudder fans,
This review is from: The Night and The Music (Matthew Scudder Book 18) (Kindle Edition)
This collection includes every short story that Lawrence Block has written about Matthew Scudder, so provides a kind of alternative chronology or companion to the Scudder novels. Block famously says he never knows whether a series is over, but the final story here, 'One Last Night At Grogan's', has an air of finality about it, neatly summarising many of the events in the life of Scudder and the series' central characters. (There's also a fun, previously uncirculated squib about bar-owner Mick Ballou that interprets the final scene of 'The Sopranos'). It's a satisfying ending to a collection that will prove essential to Scudder devotees and an ideal introduction to those new to one of crime fiction's most memorable, best written investigators.