Matthew Scudder is a fictional character who appears in a series of crime fiction novels by American novelist Lawrence Block, set in New York City. Out of the many different characters Lawrence Block has created, the consensus is that Scudder is the greatest of all of them. Matt Scudder is a recovering alcoholic, which has been suggested is autobiographical of Block.

The Matthew Scudder series began in 1976 with The Sins of the Father. Below is a list of Lawrence Block’s Matt Scudder books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Matthew Scudder Books


The Sins of the Father(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the Midst of Death(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Time to Murder and Create(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Stab in the Dark(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Eight Million Ways to Die(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
When the Sacred Ginmill Closes(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Out on the Cutting Edge(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Ticket to the Boneyard(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Dance at the Slaughterhouse(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Walk Among the Tombstones(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devil Knows You're Dead(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Long Line of Dead Men(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Even the Wicked(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Everybody Dies(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hope to Die(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All the Flowers Are Dying(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Drop of the Hard Stuff(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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