Like a Lamb to Slaughter by Lawrence Block
They are poor little lambs who have lost their way. A murderous madman feigning madness; a beautiful woman, dangerous to look at and lethal to touch; a shy little boy quietly testing his newfound power to destroy. In this ingenious collection, multiple award-winning mystery author Lawrence Block leads us into dark, unprotected fields, where human sheep gather in terror of predatory wolves. And we follow willingly–through a hayseed’s bloody mid-life crisis, into the explosive heart of a vengeful CPA:s account-balancing, and onto the streets with P.I. Matthew Scudder, as he spends an inheritance from a baglady to hunt down the old woman’s killer.