A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
9/19/2014 A Walk Among The Tombstones
September 19, 2014. The best movie based on a Lawrence Block book (so far) opened on this date. A Walk Among The Tombstones is the tenth novel about Matt Scudder, ex-cop, recovering alcoholic, and unlicensed P.I. In this version, as played by Liam Neeson, he tires to help a drug lord figure out who kidnapped and brutally murdered his wife. In Scudder novels there are no easy answers, no unsoiled lives, and our hero has to do a lot of things he regrets. Sometimes the big difference between him and the bad guysis that regret...