The Sins of the Fathers

The Sins of the Fathers

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The hooker was young, pretty...and dead, butchered in a Greenwich Village apartment. The prime suspect, a minister's son, was also dead, the victim of a jailhouse suicide. The case is closed, as far as the NYPD is concerned. Now the murdered prostitute's father wants it opened again--that's where Matthew Scudder comes in. But this assignment carries the unmistakable stench of sleaze and perversion, luring Scudder into a sordid world of phony religion and murderous lust where children must die for their parents' most unspeakable sins.
Publisher: New York :, Avon Books
Copyright Date: ©1991
ISBN: 9780792777021
Characteristics: audio file,rda
1 sound file : digital
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Jan 13, 2017

As Mathew Scudder mysteries go, this one is among the worst. A 24 year old call girl is murdered and her platonic friend 19 year old male roommate is pinned for the murder. He kills himself in jail shortly after arrested which leaves the father of the girl feeling out of place. He hires Scudder to "get to know his daughter again". Not much happens and then suddenly it's over. Scudder decides the boys father, a strict minister, must be the killer because he says his son confessed to him when Scudder has a gut feeling the boy didn't do it. Then he "suggests" the guy kill himself and the reverend does. Totally anticlimactic. The details of the murder are kind of unbelievable too. Don't ask. Something is done to the body after she's dead. Ew.

On the up side, the narrator, Alan Sklar, is awesome. I rented some other Mathew Scudder mystery audiobooks and the narrator is George Guidall. He's horrible. I couldn't listen to more than four tracks.

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