Matt Scudder is a superbly drawn, sympathetic character, but there's another reason for reading Scudder novels: no one does New York better than Lawrence Block
One of the very best writers now working the beat ... Block has done something new and remarkable with the private eye novel
If you know anything about this series, you'll know that it's the best there is, no argument ... Great stuff
One of crime writing's most accomplished stylists
Block is a flat-out entertainer
The Matt Scudder books are built on character, atmosphere, crackling dialogue and a great deal of brooding-the taste for them is addictive.
Enough pleasures and excitements to keep us smiling and breathing hard all the way through
A tense plot, expressive writing and unusual and thoroughly real people with desperate problems. Not a book for the weak-hearted!
The next time that friends come to town expecting a personal tour of the real New York City, here's what to hand them: a subway map, a fistful of tokens, and Lawrence Block's big bruiser of a crime novel, A Walk Among the Tombstones
Outstanding...excellent...a smoothly paced,deftly plotted,brightly phrased study of perversity
Lawrence Block is a master ... the Matthew Scudder novels are among the finest detective books penned in this century
One of the best ever. Block was, and remains, a pioneer