By Lawrence Block
Louis Pinell, the lately apprehended "Icepick Prowler," freely admits to having slain seven younger ladies 9 years in the past -- yet be swears it used to be a copycat who killed Barbara Ettinger Matthew Scudder believes him. however the path to Ettinger's actual assassin is twisted, darkish and dangerous...and even chillier than the virtually decade-old corpse the p.i. is set to avenge.
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Extra info for A Stab in the Dark (Matthew Scudder, Book 4)
The phone lit up at WSCK. Vinnie answered. Vinnie was a neoconservative who hated all ethnic groups, all causes and all man-and womankind. He made a perfect station manager, since he never worried about hurting anybody’s feelings. Vinnie took four phone calls. He looked happy, which was not like Vinnie. Visionary Assassins shrieked on, their lyrics grim and their chords threatening. The phone lit up again and again. Vinnie said, “Reeve. ” CHAPTER THREE All talk-ups were automatically recorded on a tape called the air check.
Reeve’s older sister, Lizzie, had been a lawyer for Janie. When will it end? When will it be over? Janie had asked Lizzie. When will I be an ordinary girl with an ordinary family? It will never be over, Lizzie said. Oh, Reeve! thought Janie. She didn’t want her girlfriend. She wanted her boyfriend. Reeve, when you’re here, it is over. I don’t have to choose between fight or flight. If only the chronology of being a teenager were not so rigid. After high school came college, period, and so Reeve had gone into a college world.
WSCK was a music station, but it didn’t try to compete with commercial Boston stations. There was no point in featuring somebody from the eighties, like John Cougar Mellencamp, or somebody who would last forever, like Aerosmith. They didn’t wrestle with how close to Pearl Jam they should play Stone Temple Pilots (since those bands sounded exactly the same except different). They didn’t worry about whether to have a jazz hour, or whether to expand their reggae and rap. WSCK did garage bands. Local bands.
A Stab in the Dark (Matthew Scudder, Book 4) by Lawrence Block