I love reading Matthew Scudder novels. It’s a ritual to me, like renewing with a badass, self-loathing friend every couple months or so. EIGHT MILLION WAYS TO DIE is a great addition to the series and is almost as satisfying as the masterful A STAB IN THE DARK. Read it for the terrific, unexpected plot twists, the rich, complex and subtle characters, but if you’re a fan of the series, read it for Scudder, first and foremost, who struggles with his demons in a way he hasn’t before and who develops new wrinkles to his personality because of it. EIGHT MILLION WAYS TO DIE is a solid, rewarding detective novel you could as a read alone or as one of the high point in the series. Reading Matthew Scudder never gets old.