All the Flowers Are Dying
By Lawrence Block
(HarperTorch, Mass Market Paperback, 9780061030963, 384pp.)
Publication Date: March 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.
Lawrence Block is one of the most widely recognized names in the mystery genre. He has been named a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America and is a four-time winner of the prestigious Edgar and Shamus Awards, as well as a recipient of prizes in France, Germany, and Japan. He received the Diamond Dagger from the British Crime Writers' Association—only the third American to be given this award. He is a prolific author, having written more than fifty books and numerous short stories, and is a devoted New Yorker and an enthusiastic global traveler.
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