Monday, November 17, 2008
ALL THE FLOWERS ARE DYING
TITLE: ALL THE FLOWERS ARE DYING
AUTHOR: LAWRENCE BLOCK
Details: Audio: 8 Cd's / 9 hours & 55 minutes
Narrator: Alan Sklar
No. 19 Matt Scudder Mystery
A prisoner on death row, about to be executed, receives visits from a psychologist who says he believes the man's claims of innocence and agrees to be present at the time of the lethal injection. But who exactly is this psychologist?
Meanwhile in New York, Matt Scudder is about to give up on private investigations but agrees to one more case as a favour to a friend. Louise is dating a man she really likes but who appears to be hiding something. She needs Matt to finds out what, before she decides whether or not to commit herself.
Little does Matt know that this simple looking investigation will both himself and his wife Elaine in grave danger.
This was a good mystery with a great twist in the middle. The fact that the murderer is given his own voice only adds to the suspense. Especially since his thoughts and descriptions are at the same time horrific and devoid of emotion while logical sounding. Creepy stuff.