Out on the Cutting Edge, Paperback

Out on the Cutting Edge Paperback

3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


A powerful Matt Scudder novel about love and loss. Matthew Scudder is hired to find Paula Hoeldtke. Hot on the ice-cold trail of the missing girl, he finds it's a sleaze-and-terror playground in which he is looking for love in all the wrong places, and finding death in all the right ones.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780752837499



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Just like this series a lot. Sure, this one was weak with the solution but not weak enough to be upset.

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Man, am I going to be sad when I officially get caught up and I have no more Scudder books to read. Good thing I have about 11 more to go!<br/><br/>When you pick this book up, you're going to notice some major changes to the Scudder universe. At the end of <i>Eight Million Ways to Die</i>, Matt comes to terms with his alcoholism and attends - and participates - in an AA Meeting. At the beginning of this novel, Matt is 3 years sober and is heavily involved in the program. Also, we meet a new character (Mick Ballou) who is destined, so I hear, to become an integral part of the series.<br/><br/>I was very pleased with <i>Out on the Cutting Edge</i> overall. The integration of two mysteries made for a compelling read, as Scudder is rarely concentrating on one case for a lengthy period of time. I can say with confidence that I did <b>not</b> see that ending coming whatsoever. Block did it again - leading me in one direction and blindsiding me with where he intended to end up. Nothing satisfies me more that when I think I have it figured out only to be so wrong that I yell, "WHAT?!" out loud when it's revealed.<br/><br/>I can't recommend this series enough and I'm happy Block has written so many installments.

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