Matthew Scudder is arguably the most popular of Lawrence Block's
numerous creations. Scudder has aged roughly in real time, so there
are countless readers who have grown up, and grown old, with him.
An ex-cop, ex-private investigator (at least officially) and a
recovering alcoholic, Scudder is still not afraid to get his hands
dirty on occasion within the few square blocks of Manhattan that he
continues to call his own.
ALL THE FLOWERS ARE DYING is a new and welcome Scudder tale, a good
deal of which alternates back and forth between Scudder a