Like a Lamb to Slaughter
They are poor little lambs who have lost their way: a murderous madman feigning madness; a beautiful woman, dangerous to look at and lethal to touch; a shy little boy quietly testing his newfound power to destroy. In this ingenious collection, multiple award-winning mystery author Lawrence Block leads us into dark, unprotected fields, where human sheep gather in terror of predatory wolves. And we follow willingly-through a hayseed's bloody mid-life crisis, into the explosive heart of a vengeful CPA:s account-balancing...and onto the streets with p.i. Matthew Scudder, as he spends an inheritance from a baglady to hunt down the old woman's killer.
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LIKE A LAMB TO SLAUGHTERUser Review - Kirkus
Most of Block's better—and funnier—short stories were collected in Sometimes They Bite. This second gathering, with 18 stories originally printed in Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and elsewhere ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ffortsa - LibraryThing
A collection of short stories by Lawrence Block, not his usual crew of protagonists, but solo and sometimes quite creepy stand-alone stories. One of them seems to be a possible source for the movie Basic Instinct, all a rather macabre and outside the law. Read full review