February 20, 2003

A Stab in the Dark, by Lawrence Block

This is yet another early Matthew Scudder novel; it's interesting mostly in that this is the book where Scudder first begins to admit to himself that he has a drinking problem. He has a couple of blackouts, and does some seriously dangerous and stupid things, and almost--but not quite-- persuades himself to go to an AA meeting. The mystery itself serves mostly as background for Scudder's own story in this one.

Posted by Will Duquette at February 20, 2003 04:00 PM