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Time to Murder Mass Market Paperback – 1 Jun 1984

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Publisher: Jove Books (Jun. 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0515081590
  • ISBN-13: 978-0515081596
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.5 x 12.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,623,241 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the author behind the upcoming Hollywood all-star film A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES - the second brilliant novel in the Matthew Scudder series --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Small-time stoolie, Jake 'The Spinner' Jablon, made a lot of new enemies when he switched careers, from informer to blackmailer. And the more 'clients, ' he figured, the more money--and more people eager to see him dead. So no one is surprised when the pigeon is found floating in the East River with his skull bashed in. And what's worse, no one cares--except Matthew Scudder. The ex-cop-turned- private-eye is no avenging angel. But he's willing to risk his own life and limb to confront Spinner's most murderously aggressive marks. A job's a job after all and Scudder's been paid to find a killer--by the victim... in advance. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This is another good noir detective story. Matthew Scudder is an interesting character with lots of depth and emotion, an the way that is conveyed without lots of wasted prose is a real strength, this is another economical and tight story, easy to read and compelling throughout,
I will definitely be continuing with the series and recommend them to all fans of crime fiction.
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This is the third Scudder book I have read and it is as entertaining as the previous ones. This is excellent, no nonsense crime writing. Credible characters of New York in the 70s and interesting, believable plot. If you want a good, light read that keeps you gripped then this is just the job.

My only wish is that the stories were a bit longer, but quality wins over quantity.
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Synopsis/blurb.....
Small-time stoolie, Jake " The Spinner" Jablon, made a lot of new enemies when he switched careers, from informer to blackmailer. And the more "clients", he figured, the more money -- and more people eager to see him dead. So no one is surprised when the pigeon is found floating in the East River with his skull bashed in. And what's worse, no one cares -- except Matthew Scudder. The ex-cop-turned-private-eye is no conscientious avenging angel. But he's willing to risk his own life and limb to confront Spinner's most murderously aggressive marks. A job's a job after all -- and Scudder's been paid to find a killer -- by the victim...in advance.

My second encounter with Matthew Scudder after reading Block's first in this series last month. I'm unsure whether this is actually the second Scudder book or the third, it seems to vary depending where you view the chronology of the series, but as I'm planning on reading the last instalment in my omnibus edition in March it's probably not going to make too much of a difference, or at least not enough to set my OCD alarm bells ringing.

Short and sweet at about 130-odd pages long, Block reveals slightly more of Scudder's personal code of morality and justice. Justice doesn't always need to be meted out from the authorities; Scudder's happy enough to impose his own verdict and punishment on the guilty. He has his own failings and makes misjudgements which have unintended consequences from which others can't recover. Flawed but intriguing, Block's Scudder is definitely a series that even at this early stage is growing on me.
4 from 5
My omnibus edition was purchased second hand from Oxfam many moons ago.
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It takes a writer of wonderful skill and abilities to thoroughly entrap the reader of one of his books by the end of the first chapter. It takes a man of even greater talent to not only ensure the said reader gets their money's worth with the purchase of the book in question but to virtually guarantee life long support and loyalty of said reader by book's end. TIME TO MURDER AND CREATE is like this. It commences with an introduction to a character going by the name of 'Spinner', a down and out who occasioned throughout his adult life to have regular run ins with the law. By consistent quirks of fate, and an uncanny ability to take advantage of absolute and non absolute truths, this gentleman has always managed to stay out of gaol. By chapter's end, however, Mr Block has managed to lodge this man squarely and securely into our hearts. And with one quick, violent use of his pen, Spinner dies, and our hearts shatter into a thousand pieces quicker than our eyes skim across the kindle screen in utter and shocked, disbelief.

Spinner was not exactly a saint. He was blackmailing three figures for various crimes against their own souls and it is up to our man Scudder to determine which of these blaggards did our man in. Each had their own motives, of course, but each hae their own set of idiosyncrasies which made the concept of murder, implausible and even impossible for two of them.

This really is a clever book. Only a master of the craft could write it. Mr Block is indeed, a Grandmaster of the genre and so it comes as no surprise that he wrote this.

The story and plot itself is brilliant. The solution is brilliant. Full marks for this extraordinary effort.

BFN Greggorio!
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A good book, well worth 5 stars. The characters really do come alive. (You can almost hear spinner playing with his coin!) You won't put this book down, but after finishing it you want to read more. One piece of advice, make sure you don't start reading it unless you have a lot of free time, cos you won't put it down!!!
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