The Night and the Music is a collection of all the short stories about Matthew Scudder, one of Lawrence Block’s best loved characters. Within there is a history of the detective so many of us have followed over the years. The stories explore Scudder as well as other well known characters and frame the entire life of the famous detective from his time on the force to what looks like retirement. The stories also all have a strong sense of place, as the author celebrates the good and bad of New York. This is a marvelous collection for fans of Scudder and for those who have never read those riveting books, and it comes at a great price for Kindle.