I finished Lawrence Block's "A Walk Among the Tombstones"
the other day. 400+ hardboiled pages. Thoroughly enjoyed every page. Good stuff. This is my first book in Block's series about Matt Scudder but hopefully not the last. There's a new(ish) film adaptation out but I haven't watched it.
...and now I'm halfway thru Richard Stark's (aka Donald E. Westlake) "Lemons Never Lie"
from 1971. Great stuff. The book was in a huge pile of books on my shelf and I probably wasn't gonna read it till later but then I noticed a "rave" for the book by Lawrence Block and as I'd just finished HIS awesome book. I knew I haaad
to read it right away. Both books are published by Hard Case Crime books.