Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Lawrence Block month -- Matthew Scudder

From: Patrick Malone (
Date: 03 Nov 2007

On 11/3/07, hardcasecrime <> wrote:
> > was still drinking. This is also the book
> > that introduces his buddy Mick Ballou, an
> > Irish gangster who appears in varying
> > degrees in most of following 16 books
> I'm going to be very embarrassed if I get this wrong, but isn't Mick's
> first appearance in the following book, OUT ON THE CUTTING EDGE? Since
> SACRED GINMILL is told entirely in flashback and Mick is part of Matt's
> post-drinking life, it's improbable to me that Mick appears in GINMILL.
> --Charles

You're not wrong. I just reread GINMILL a few weeks ago, and Mick is not in it, though I had also thought he was.


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