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Out the Window

(2012)
(A book in the Matthew Scudder series)
A Novella by

 
 
"I love the Matthew Scudder series, and I love short stories."
--Otto Penzler, Los Angeles Times, Ten Most Wanted Books of 2011

Lawrence Block's 17 Matthew Scudder novels have won the hearts of readers throughout the world - along with a bevy of awards including the Edgar, the Shamus, the Philip Marlowe (Germany), and the Maltese Falcon (Japan). And it's Matt Scudder who's been largely responsible for Block's lifetime achievement awards: Grand Master (Mystery Writers of America), The Eye (Private Eye Writers of America), and the Cartier Diamond Dagger (UK Crime Writers Association).

But Scudder has starred in short fiction as well, as Lawrence Block recalls:

"I began writing about Matthew Scudder in the mid-1970s. The first novel, The Sins of the Fathers, appeared in 1975, and A Drop of the Hard Stuff - the 17th and most recent - was published in 2011. Over the years Scudder has also been featured in 11 short works of fiction; Out the Window, which first appeared in AHMM in 1977, is the first of them.

"Out the Window and A Candle for the Bag Lady kept Scudder alive for me after Dell failed to sell the first three books effectively. There seemed little point in trying to interest another publisher in a series that had already proved unsuccessful, but I couldn't abandon Scudder, and wrote the two novelettes for magazine publication. Then I wrote the fourth novel, A Stab in the Dark, and Don Fine published it at Arbor House, and Scudder was back in business.

"Out the Window is included in The Night and the Music, my collection of all 11 Matthew Scudder short stories, available for Kindle or in handsome trade paperback form."

Genre: Mystery    

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December 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Out the Window: A Matthew Scudder Story, Book 1
Author(s): Lawrence Block
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Title: Out the Window: A Matthew Scudder Story, Book 1
Author(s): Lawrence Block
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Title: Out the Window
Author(s): Lawrence Block
ISBN: 0-88646-900-7 / 978-0-88646-900-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Dh Audio
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December 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Out the Window (Matthew Scudder Book 1)
Author(s): Lawrence Block
Publisher: Lawrence Block
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