All the Flowers Are Dying
By Lawrence Block
HarperTorch, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780061030963, 354pp.
Publication Date: February 2006
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A man in a Virginia prison awaits execution for three horrific murders he must have committed but swears he didn't . . .
An aging investigator in New York City has seen too much and lost too much -- and is ready to leave the darkness behind . . .
But a nightmare is coming home -- because a brilliant, savage, patient monster has unfinished business in the big city . . . and a hunger that can be satisfied only by fear and the slow, agonizing death of Matthew Scudder and the woman he loves.
Another powerful meditation on mortality in thriller’s clothing
“A thrilling, satisfying concotion brewed by a master storyteller in top form.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“[A] mesmerizing tale of psychological suspense.”
“Shows what a real crime novel can be in the hands of a master craftsman.”
“Block, as always, takes his readers on a wildly entertaining ride.”
“Block, who couldn’t write a dull scene even if he tried to, is in fine form here.”
-Los Angeles Times
“A welcome addition to the Scudder mythos.”
“[Block] ratches up the suspense with breathtaking results as only a skilled, inventive and talented writer can do.”
“An unforgettable tale of violence, death and deceit.”
-Lansing State Journal
“A page-turning work of art.”
“The wit and thoughtfulness of which makes one feel better about how much one enjoyed the (very) grisly bits.”
-Daily Telegraph (London) ** selected ALL THE FLOWER ARE DYING as one of the best American thrillers of the year