A Stab in the Dark (Matthew Scudder, Book 4) by Lawrence Block

By Lawrence Block

Louis Pinell, the lately apprehended "Icepick Prowler," freely admits to having slain seven younger women 9 years in the past -- yet be swears it was once a copycat who killed Barbara Ettinger Matthew Scudder believes him. however the path to Ettinger's actual assassin is twisted, darkish and dangerous...and even chillier than the just about decade-old corpse the p.i. is set to avenge.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Stab in the Dark (Matthew Scudder, Book 4) PDF

Similar mystery books

A Cold Treachery (Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery, Book 7)

"You'll cling for this--see if you happen to don't! That's my revenge! And you'll take into consideration that once the rope is going round your neck and the black hood comes down. .. ."

Called out via Scotland backyard into teeth of a violent snowfall, Inspector Ian Rutledge reveals himself faced with essentially the most savage murders he has ever encountered. Rutledge may need anticipated such unspeakable carnage at the international struggle I battlefields, the place he'd misplaced a lot of his soul--and his sanity--but now not in an in a different way peaceable farm kitchen in distant Urskdale.

Someone has murdered the Elcott kin at their desk with no the least signal of fight. was once the killer an individual the younger relations knew and depended on? while the sufferers are tallied the neighborhood police are in for an additional surprise: one of many Elcotts' little ones, a boy named Josh, is missing.

Now the Inspector needs to race to discover a assassin and to avoid wasting a baby earlier than he's silenced by means of the cruel elements--or the even less warm arms of a killer. Haunted and goaded via the soldier-ghost of his personal tortured conflict previous, Rutledge will detect the tragedy of warfare that splintered one marriage--and pulled jointly another.
Love, jealousy, greed, revenge--or used to be it a few twisted mixture of them all? anybody could lead on a guy or lady to homicide. What had the Elcotts performed to ignite their killer's rage? With time working out, Rutledge is familiar with all too good that the sort of cold-blooded assassin might be hiding someplace within the blinding snow. ..
preparing to strike back.

Dead by Midnight (Death On Demand, Book 21)

Fixing puzzles comes certainly to Annie Darling, pleased proprietor of the loss of life on call for secret bookshop at the wonderful sea island of Broward's Rock. Annie is aided and abetted by way of her admiring husband, Max, who runs an strange company that provides support to humans in trouble.

A contemporary dying seems to be suicide, yet Annie suspects homicide. to unravel the case, she unravels the secret of a towel hidden in the dark in a gazebo, the shortcoming of fingerprints on a crystal mug, blood on a teenager's blue blouse, and the key of a lovers' tryst.

Annie believes she has set definitely the right catch for a cruel killer until eventually her cellphone earrings and loss of life whispers in her ear.

Too Big to Miss (An Odelia Grey Mystery, Book 1)

Too huge to miss--that's Odelia gray. A never-married, middle-aged, plus-sized girl who makes no excuses for her weight, she's now not great lady only a mere mortal status at the precipice of menopause, attempting to cruise in an ill-fitting bra. She struggles together with her relationships, her loopy kin, and her crazier boss.

Striding Folly (Lord Peter Wimsey, Book 15)

In his ultimate 3 tales, Lord Peter confronts the best secret of all—fatherhood. ..

For a long time, Lord Peter Wimsey has made lifestyles tricky for England’s felony category. on the town and kingdom he solved probably the most baffling mysteries of the Jazz Age, dealing with down killers armed simply with wit, allure, and a prepared nostril for deception. His paintings introduced him one nice gift: the affection of lovely secret novelist Harriet Vane. After years of pleading, he has ultimately confident her to marry him. Now the true event begins.

In the ultimate 3 Wimsey tales, Lord Peter confronts land barons, killers, and the phobia that comes from elevating 3 younger sons. via all of it, his transparent pondering by no means fails him, and he solves those final puzzles as effectively as he did his first. He could be a kin guy now, yet like stable wine, a very good detective merely will get higher with age.

This version beneficial properties an illustrated biography of Dorothy L. Sayers together with infrequent photos from the Marion E. Wade middle at Wheaton collage.

Extra info for A Stab in the Dark (Matthew Scudder, Book 4)

Example text

It took the burst of enlightenment of the 1960s to lead us to that question. It may be too much to argue that we could have discovered plate tectonics in the 1950s on the basis of known global earthquake patterns, but it is not too much to affirm that the question of why those patterns had the appearance they did should have been asked. As another example, consider the key discovery of the principle of the transform fault, a topic already mentioned in an earlier guideline. Before the 1960s students were taught about a particular class of fault with a vertical fault plane and purely horizontal motion.

Well, there is an area of overlap, of course, but the two topics are not identical. In some ways they are distinctly different. The earth is a nice object to study. It is always there. It is well behaved. It faithfully and consistently responds to our efforts to obtain information about it. The earth is complicated and confounding, but it is not capricious. The science of geology, like all sciences, is less reliable. Sometimes it describes the reed earth, but then only in qualified terms. Mostly, geology is about an imaginary earth that exists only in the minds of scientists.

But it can be led by those who are daring and decisive. When the first indications of plate tectonics and its overwhelming importance to earth science began to appear in the form of the concept of sea floor spreading, a few scientists recognized the opportunity for further advance at the early stage and moved boldly to capitalize on it. , an idea for advancing the concept beyond its most preliminary stages. Tuzo Wilson, a Canadian geophysicist with a long-standing interest in problems of large-scale tectonics, hit upon such an idea when he found the concept now known as the transform Strategy for Discovery 37 fault.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.63 of 5 – based on 30 votes