All the Flowers Are Dying

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Harper Collins, Feb 15, 2005 - Fiction - 304 pages
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In his sixteenth Matthew Scudder novel, All the Flowers Are Dying, New York Times bestselling author Lawrence Block takes the award-winning series to a new level of suspense and a new depth of characterization. Building on the critical and commercial success of Hope to Die, Block puts Scudder -- and the reader -- at the very edge of the abyss.

Scudder, a complex character who has grown and aged in real time, confronts the implacable challenge of mortality. But he must also tackle a determined, relentless, and icily inhuman adversary, perhaps the most unforgettable villain Block has ever created.

A man in a Virginia prison awaits execution for three hideous murders he swears, in the face of irrefutable evidence, he did not commit. A psychologist who claims to believe the convict spends hours with the man in his death row cell, and ultimately watches in the gallery as the lethal injection is administered. His work completed, the psychologist heads back to New York City to attend to unfinished business.

Meanwhile, Scudder has just agreed to investigate the ostensibly suspicious online lover of an acquaintance. It seems simple enough. At first. But when people start dying and the victims are increasingly closer to home, it becomes clear that a vicious killer is at work. And the final targets may be Matt and Elaine Scudder.

The suspense is breathtaking, the outcome never certain. A series that has garnered no end of awards -- the Edgar, the Shamus, the Philip Marlowe, the MalteseFalcon -- has ascended to a dizzying new height. With this novel, Lawrence Block, who recently received the Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement from the Crime Writers Association of the United Kingdom, is at the very top of his form.

 

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In this 16th Matthew Scudder mystery, Matthew and his wife are targeted by a crazed but brilliant psychologist-turned-├ƒ┬»├‚┬┐├‚┬Żserial killer, a character Matthew foiled in Block's previous novel ... Read full review

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In a Virginia prison, a man awaits execution for the torture and murder of three young boys, a crime he denies to the very end. After the execution, one of the witnesses--the sole person who knows the ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
9
Section 3
17
Section 4
25
Section 5
33
Section 6
44
Section 7
60
Section 8
70
Section 22
181
Section 23
185
Section 24
192
Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Lawrence Block is one of the most widely recognized names in the mystery genre. He has been named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America and is a four-time winner of the prestigious Edgar and Shamus Awards, as well as a recipient of prizes in France, Germany, and Japan. He received the Diamond Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association—only the third American to be given this award. He is a prolific author, having written more than fifty books and numerous short stories, and is a devoted New Yorker and an enthusiastic global traveler.

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