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Publisher's Summary

Edgar Award-winning author Lawrence Block has been named a Mystery Writers of America Grand Master. A Drop of the Hard Stuff continues Block’s popular series starring New York private detective and recovering alcoholic Matthew Scudder. Scudder is already struggling with his sobriety when his friend and fellow AA member Jack Ellery is found murdered. Now the only thing keeping Scudder from the bottle is his obsession with finding the culprit.
©2011 Lawrence Block (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
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5 out of 5 stars
By Louella on 01-16-12

more great Lawrence Block

Have read most all of Lawrence Block's books. In "Seven Million Ways to Die" he wrote the best description I have ever read of an alcoholic event (I am an alcoholic so I know from whence I speak). What a wonderful writer and look forward to his next novel. Louella E Rehfield.

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3 out of 5 stars
By David on 11-22-11

Too Much...Not Enough.

Scudder's struggles with alcohol have always been an interesting sub-plot in Block's book, but takes center stage here. Center stage with a spotlight and otherwise empty stage -- there's barely a crime to be dealt with! It ultimately renders this tale moribund. I could barely finish it.

That said, Block is one of my very favorite authors...I'll be right in line for his next one. Just a misfire here.

I always enjoy and prefer Block's reading of his own material, but Stechschulte does a fine job here.

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By Stephen on 02-17-18

One day at a time

As a man in recovery it was wonderful to be educated by the "wise owl" wisdom of the sponsor and the flow of the book was perfectly paced.

The characters were real and the powerful description of the morning after a bender were so accurate and reminded me why I no longer drink today.

A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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