When the Sacred Ginmill Closes : a Matt Scudder Mystery, Paperback

When the Sacred Ginmill Closes : a Matt Scudder Mystery Paperback

3 out of 5 (2 ratings)


A superb thriller from the writer of A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES. Scudder is a witness to a heist in an illegal drinking den, and the owners would like him to find the culprits, while another witness wants him to investigate the murder of his wife.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780752836997



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I decided to start this series from the beginning because I read All the Flowers are Dying, the 16th book, and enjoyed it.If I had read this book without reading #16 first, I probably wouldn't read any others. I found the Scudder character to be very rough around the edges, though by the end of the book I could see a little of the Scudder from later in the series. The mysteries were interesting, but I had one of them figured out early. None of the characters were particularly likable. I'll continue the series based solely on #16 and hope for quick improvement!

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Really wanted to love this one, his sixth in the series. Didn't. Found it unsatisying and the most predictable of the set. Won't deter me from reading the next, however.

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