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Book Review: The Sins of the Fathers


The Sins of the Fathers (Matthew Scudder Mysteries Book 1) by [Lawrence Block]

They’re all damaged goods—the Private Investigators, that is, aren’t they?  Matthew Scudder’s cross to bear is as tragic as it was unavoidably accidental. So, now he’s a hard-drinking  former NYC detective who makes ends meet by doing “favors” for folks who show their appreciation with “gifts,” so he can avoid the whole official P.I. stereotype.  In this case, it’s a father trying to make sense of his daughter’s death and the suicide of the boy who lived with her and brutally murdered her.  As Scudder methodically unravels the mysteries of the “why” for the father, he discovers the open-and-shut case holds other mysteries that he judicially deals with in the end.  A good, gritty noir story that doesn’t follow the usual paths. (4 of 5 Stars)
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