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A Stab in the Dark

A Stab in the Dark
I was living in a hole
Drenched with alcohol
It was never my way to escape
It was only my way to drown… 314 more words

Reading Log #3: September 2013

In September, I finished reading seven books which is two more than either July or August.  And yet the total page-count was a couple of hundred less than last month’s.  675 more words


Thursday Reviews: A Stab In The Dark by Lawrence Block

A Stab in the Dark
Lawrence Block

The NYPD has captured “The Ice Pick Killer,” a man who, eight years before we meet Matt Scudder in this tale, went around killing women with… Wait for it…  An icepick. 296 more words


A Stab in the Dark

All evening, I’d been sat at a table in the middle of a bar looking up at a big metal fan. It was a decrepit old thing.

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I wrote about this in a newsletter that went out yesterday, but not all of you will have received it. So I’ll just tell you briefly that I’ve put up eleven items for auction on eBay. 155 more words

Meet Lawrence Block's Matthew Scudder

I’m a Lawrence Block fan from way back in the day. I loved Bernie Rhodenbarr and Keller, and I gobbled up Block’s non-fiction like a starving tiger pouncing on meat. 1,082 more words


Michael Gove and my teenage sex life - revealed

Here is an angry man, and an embarrassed man.

The angry man is Labour MP Tom Watson. The “miserable pipsqueak” is the coalition’s education secretary… 691 more words