Hindi Edition of the First Matthew Scudder Novel
The Sins of the Fathers introduces Matthew Scudder, the New York ex-policeman now working as an unlicensed private detective. Recently brought to life on screen by Liam Neeson in A Walk Among the Tombstones, Scudder’s debut finds him hired by the father of a free-spirited young woman murdered by her male roommate, who has since hanged himself in prison. At least that’s what seems to be the case—but things are seldom as they seem in Scudder’s world… Superbly translated by Ishan and Alka Shrivedi, both longtime fans of the Matthew Scudder series, this is the first Lawrence Block novel to appear in Hindi. Be on the lookout for subsequent volumes, as both the author and the translators are eager to continue. Lawrence Block has been writing award-winning mystery and suspense fiction for half a century. His most recent novels are THE BURGLAR WHO COUNTED THE SPOONS, featuring Bernie Rhodenbarr; HIT ME, featuring philatelist and assassin Keller; and A DROP OF THE HARD STUFF, featuring Matthew Scudder, who will be played by Liam Neeson in the forthcoming film, A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES. Several of his other books have also been filmed, although not terribly well. He’s well known for his books for writers, including the classic TELLING LIES FOR FUN & PROFIT, and THE LIAR’S BIBLE. In addition to prose works, he has written episodic television (TILT!) and the Wong Kar-wai film, MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS. He is a modest and humble fellow, although you would never guess as much from this biographical note. Translators: Ishan Shrivedi: A graduate from National School of Drama, he is a film maker and a screenplay writer, based in Mumbai, India. Alka Shrivedi: A graduate from National School of Drama, she has appeared in many Hindi films and TV series for film makers like Shyam Benegal and Govind Nihalani.