When the Sacred Ginmill Closes
A Matthew Scudder Crime NovelPaperback - 2001
In the dark days, in a sad and lonely place, ex-cop Matt Scudder is drinking his life away -- and doing "favors" for pay for his ginmill cronies. But when three such assignments flow together in dangerous and disturbing ways, he'll need to change his priorities from boozing to surviving.
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On Actors Guild Union Rules: How many actors it takes to change a light bulb? Nine. One to climb up and replace it and eight others to stand around the ladder and say, 'That should be me up there!'
..how many husbands cheat? What is it they say? Ninety percent admit they cheat and ten percent lie about it? --- It looked as though it hadn't been through a car wash since it left Detroit. The ashtray overflowed with cigarette butts and the floor was deep in litter. ---
Scudder explains how he invstigate: " ...anyhow that was the way you worked it, you nose around, you worked all your sources, you put the word out and waited to see if anything came back to you."
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