The Friends of Eddie Coyle

The Friends of Eddie Coyle
Author: George V. Higgins
Publsiher: Holt Paperbacks
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2010-04-27
ISBN 10: 9781429931984
ISBN 13: 1429931981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Friends of Eddie Coyle Book Review:

The classic novel from "America's best crime novelist" (Time), with a new introduction by Dennis Lehane George V. Higgins's seminal crime novel is a down-and-dirty tale of thieves, mobsters, and cops on the mean streets of Boston. When small-time gunrunner Eddie Coyle is convicted on a felony, he's looking at three years in the pen--that is, unless he sells out one of his big-fish clients to the DA. But which of the many hoods, gunmen, and executioners whom he calls his friends should he send up the river? Told almost entirely in crackling dialogue by a vivid cast of lowlifes and detectives, The Friends of Eddie Coyle is one of the greatest crime novels ever written. “The best crime novel ever written--makes The Maltese Falcon read like Nancy Drew.” -- Elmore Leonard

The Friends of Eddie Coyle

The Friends of Eddie Coyle
Author: George V. Higgins
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2012-09-06
ISBN 10: 1409127877
ISBN 13: 9781409127871
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Friends of Eddie Coyle Book Review:

'The best crime novel ever written' - Elmore Leonard When small-time gunrunner Eddie Coyle is convicted on a felony, he's looking at three years in the pen - that is, unless he sells out one of his big-fish clients to the DA. But which of the many hoods, gunmen and executioners he calls his friends should he send up river?Set on the mean streets of Boston and told almost entirely in crackling dialogue by a vivid cast of cops and lowlifes, The Friends of Eddie Coyle set a standard for authentically gritty crime fiction that has never been bettered.

The Friends of Eddie Coyle

The Friends of Eddie Coyle
Author: George V. Higgins
Publsiher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781409127628
ISBN 13: 1409127621
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Friends of Eddie Coyle Book Review:

'The best crime novel ever written' - Elmore Leonard When small-time gunrunner Eddie Coyle is convicted on a felony, he's looking at three years in the pen - that is, unless he sells out one of his big-fish clients to the DA. But which of the many hoods, gunmen and executioners he calls his friends should he send up river?Set on the mean streets of Boston and told almost entirely in crackling dialogue by a vivid cast of cops and lowlifes, The Friends of Eddie Coyle set a standard for authentically gritty crime fiction that has never been bettered.

Cogan's Trade

Cogan's Trade
Author: George V. Higgins
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-11-01
ISBN 10: 0307947238
ISBN 13: 9780307947239
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cogan's Trade Book Review:

A hard-hitting, tour de force tale of the mob and the man who makes sure their rules are the only rules, by the American master of crime George V. Higgins. Jackie Cogan is an enforcer, and when the mob's rules get broken, Cogan is called in to take care of business. This time a high-stakes card game has been held up by an unknown gang of thugs. Calculating, ruthless, businesslike, and with a shrewd sense of other people's weaknesses, Cogan plies his trade, moving among a variety of hoods, hangers-on, and big-timers, tracking those responsible, and returning "law and order" to the lawless Boston underworld. Combining remarkable wit, crackling dialogue, and a singular ability to show criminal life as it is lived, George V. Higgins builds an incredible story of crime to an unforgettable climax.

At End of Day

At End of Day
Author: George V. Higgins
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-10-03
ISBN 10: 0345804686
ISBN 13: 9780345804686
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

At End of Day Book Review:

In his final novel George V. Higgins provides us with yet another searing and enthralling dissection of the Boston underworld. Arthur McKeach and Nick Cistaro are notorious, especially to the Boston police department. Their reputations precede them as orchestrators of extortion, theft, fraud, bribery, assault and even murder. But for thirty two years, both have managed to elude the authorities. A profitable “arrangement” with the FBI, negotiated some thirty years previously, has kept them comfortably unindicted and free to monopolize Boston’s crime scene for all too long. In this thrilling, fast-paced George V. Higgins classic, the intricate channels of crime and American law enforcement turn out to be inextricably and precariously linked. Inspired by a true story, At End of Day frames a vivid and timelessly authentic narrative that has implications far beyond its pages.

Kennedy for the Defense

Kennedy for the Defense
Author: George V. Higgins
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-03-06
ISBN 10: 0307947335
ISBN 13: 9780307947338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kennedy for the Defense Book Review:

A masterwork of crime and black comedy, George V. Higgins is in his element as he spell-bindingly recounts lawyer Jerry Kennedy’s more fragrant cases. Keen to take some time off, Jerry Kennedy plans a short holiday en famille at Green Harbor, his eclectic clients don’t get the memo however. His drive-by clientele, the car thieves, pimps, drug dealers and boatyard mechanics are diverse in all respects but one, persistence. Matters come to a head when a midnight intruder breaks into Kennedy’s home, knife drawn and determination blaring in his eyes. In deciphering the imposter’s intentions, Jerry’s qualities of honesty, responsibility and downright hard work are seriously put to the test. Brimming with a bevy of bimbos, bent cops and bad actors, Kennedy for the Defense shows us the Boston crooks-and-cops world through an attorney’s eyes.

Bomber's Law

Bomber's Law
Author: George V. Higgins
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2012-10-03
ISBN 10: 0345804678
ISBN 13: 9780345804679
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bomber's Law Book Review:

A winding tale of suspicion and intrigue, George V. Higgins skillfully recounts the story of elusive Short Joey Mossi. When detective sergeant Harry Dell’Appa went into enforced exile in the Berkshires to put an end to an ill-fated office romance, he didn’t expect to be called back to Boston so soon. But desperate times…so the saying goes, and head detective Brian Dennison is keen for Short Joey Mossi, a suspected mob exterminator, to be arrested once and for all. Dell’Appa is called in to assist detective Bob Brennan, an old rival of his, who despite knowing all there is to know about Mossi, has never apprehended him. The plot thickens and Dell’Appa learns time and time again of the primacy of Bomber’s Law: they always “do it for the money”. In Bomber’s Law, Higgins operates on a captivating policy of “partial disclosure”, leaving the reader to piece together the plot, morsel by morsel.

The Digger's Game

The Digger's Game
Author: George V. Higgins
Publsiher: Vintage Books
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0307947262
ISBN 13: 9780307947260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Digger's Game Book Review:

Jerry "Digger" Doherty is an ex-con and proprietor of a Boston workingman's bar, who supplements his income with the occasional "odd job," like stealing live checks and picking up hot goods. His brother's a priest, his wife's a nag, and he's got a deadly appetitie for martinis and gambling.

The Rat on Fire

The Rat on Fire
Author: George V. Higgins
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-03-06
ISBN 10: 0307947254
ISBN 13: 9780307947253
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rat on Fire Book Review:

A riveting, blistering novel about the shady side of the law and the business side of the Boston underworld by the one and only George V. Higgins. Jerry Fein is a small-time lawyer, occasional booking agent, and full-time slumlord. But he’s nobody’s fool. So when the tenants of his dilapidated buildings refuse to pay rent because of rats, Jerry knows just the man to help him—Leo Proctor, a professional arsonist, who can make a fire marshal look the other way for a little cash. But the heat is on over at the police station as well, and a couple of cops are suddenly feeling pressure from their superiors to produce tangible results, and something has got to give. Full of showboating politicians, hardnosed cops, and lawyers a little too familiar with both sides of the law, The Rat on Fire is another Higgins masterpiece and an unflinching portrait of the Boston crime world.

Go With Me

Go With Me
Author: Castle Freeman, Jr.
Publsiher: Steerforth
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN 10: 9781586421526
ISBN 13: 1586421522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Go With Me Book Review:

The Vermont hill country is the stark, vivid setting for this gripping and entertaining story of bold determination. The local villain, Blackway, is making life hellish for Lillian, a young woman from parts elsewhere. Her boyfriend has fled the state in fear, and local law enforcement can do nothing to protect her. She resolves, however, to stand her ground, and to fight back. A pair of unlikely allies – Lester, a crafty old-timer, and Nate, a powerful but naive youth – join her cause, understanding that there is no point in taking up the challenge unless you’re willing to “go through.” In this modern-day drama, a kind of Greek chorus – wry, witty, digressive; obsessively, amusingly reminiscent; skeptical, opinionated, and not always entirely sober – enriches the telling of this unforgettable tale as the reader follows the threesome’s progress on their dangerous, suspenseful quest.

Penance for Jerry Kennedy

Penance for Jerry Kennedy
Author: George V. Higgins
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-03-06
ISBN 10: 0307947327
ISBN 13: 9780307947321
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Penance for Jerry Kennedy Book Review:

A fast-paced, witty and authentic novel that transports the reader into the exhilarating world of crime and chicanery that defines the life of Boston lawyer, Jerry Kennedy. Heretofore successful lawyer Jerry Kennedy, our classy yet sleazy protagonist, finds himself grasping at straws when his world begins to crumble around him. His accountant jailed, his wife giving him the silent treatment, his mentor and friend, Frank McDonald, curiously unresponsive, Jerry grapples with public slander dealt him by an unjust judge as well as the prospect of being investigated by the IRS. Cut off from his usual sources of support, Jerry finds himself in the grasp of tough, opaque, and demanding attorney, Bertram Magazu. At a loss for what to expect, Jerry Kennedy senses it’s definitely trouble time. With crackling dialogue and biting humor, Penance for Jerry Kennedy paints a picture of the Boston underworld in which risk is the name of the game.

Outlaws

Outlaws
Author: George V. Higgins
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2012-10-03
ISBN 10: 034580466X
ISBN 13: 9780345804662
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outlaws Book Review:

Gripping and entertaining, George V. Higgins delivers a compelling and uncomfortably realistic account of the way society and the law really function. It’s been a decade since the turbulent 60s and policeman John Richards still has to deal with a handful of leftover student radicals who continue to terrorize the Boston streets. In an effort to convict them once and for all, he liaises with ambitious lawyer Terry Gleason. Matters culminate one crisp Sunday morning when the students decide to rob the Friary, a pub in downtown Boston well-established as a site of drug-trafficking. Seven civilians are left dead in what comes to be called the Friary massacre. The trial proves nightmarish and unpredictable, not unlike the decade it took Richards and Gleason to apprehend the culprits in the first place. In a heart-stopping rendition of cops and robbers, Outlaws proves that in the Boston demimonde nothing is as it seems.

Wyatt

Wyatt
Author: Garry Disher
Publsiher: Soho Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-08-09
ISBN 10: 1569479631
ISBN 13: 9781569479636
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wyatt Book Review:

Garry Disher's cool, enigmatic anti-hero Wyatt has a job--a jewel heist. The kind Wyatt likes. Nothing extravagant, nothing greedy. Stake out the international courier, one Alain Le Page, hold up the goods in transit and get away fast. Wyatt prefers to work alone, but this is Eddie Oberin's job. Eddie's very smart ex-wife Lydia has the inside information. Add Wyatt's planning genius and meticulous preparation, and what could possibly go wrong? Plenty. And when you wrong Wyatt, you don't get to just walk away. Taut plots, brilliant writing and relentless pace; plus an unforgettable cast, including the ever-elusive Wyatt himself: these are the hallmarks of Garry Disher's Wyatt series.

Imposters

Imposters
Author: George V. Higgins
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 452
Release: 1986
ISBN 10: 9780747409724
ISBN 13: 0747409722
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imposters Book Review:

Well-dressed, well-fed and mostly well-off, the Imposters of contemporary Boston practise to deceive themselves and one another to conceal their deep corruption. The author's previous novels include Penance for Jerry Kennedy, The Friends of Eddie Coyle and The Sins of the Fathers.

Wonderful Years, Wonderful Years

Wonderful Years, Wonderful Years
Author: George V. Higgins
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 9780233983547
ISBN 13: 0233983546
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wonderful Years, Wonderful Years Book Review:

When a likeable but crooked Massachusetts contractor sends his sedated schizophrenic wife to a derelict hotel to muffle her, his chauffeur prudently clobbers a vicious drunk in the car park. In this web of intrigue and insanity, a host of disparate characters hide their own dark secrets.

Big Screen Boston

Big Screen Boston
Author: Paul Sherman
Publsiher: Black Bars Pub
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780977639748
ISBN 13: 0977639746
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Big Screen Boston Book Review:

The Departed. Mystic River. Good Will Hunting. These and many other movies have long taken advantage of Boston as a cinematic backdrop. Big Screen Boston is the first book to take a comprehensive look at these movies, from Hollywood's visits to the city to the gritty homegrown "Beanstreets" movies of the late 1970s and the varied crop of 1990s independent films--more than 250 movies in all. Boston is ready for its close-up. Original.

Riding the Rap

Riding the Rap
Author: Elmore Leonard
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 0061839973
ISBN 13: 9780061839979
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Riding the Rap Book Review:

“Wicked and irresistible….Elmore Leonard is a literary genius.” —New York Times Book Review Before U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens began electrifying TV viewers across America (in the hit series Justified), he “starred” in Elmore Leonard’s Riding the Rap—an explosive, twisty tale of a brazen Florida kidnap caper gone outrageously wrong. Chock full of wildly eccentric and deliciously criminal characters—including a psycho enforcer with a green thumb, a Bahamian bad man, and the beautiful, unabashedly greedy psychic Reverend Dawn—Riding the Rap dazzles with Leonard’s trademark ingenious plot turns and razor-keen dialogue. Gripping, surprising, and unforgettable, it is a crime fiction gem that any thriller writer—from past masters John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, and James M. Cain to the bestselling mystery auteurs of today—would be thrilled to call his own.

George V. Higgins

George V. Higgins
Author: Erwin H. Ford II
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2014-07-09
ISBN 10: 1476616353
ISBN 13: 9781476616353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

George V. Higgins Book Review:

Best known for his popular crime fiction, Boston novelist George V. Higgins (1939–1999) should stand among the top ranks of the American literary canon. In his 26 novels and dozens of short stories, Higgins chronicled the lives of Boston’s Irish with his trademark hard-boiled dialog, exploring the criminal underworld, American democracy, Boston politics, personal redemption and New England life in the tradition of Hawthorne and Thoreau. This intimate biography explores his turbulent life and career, including his working-class Irish Catholic roots, his two stormy marriages, his ambivalence toward the city of his birth, his passion for the limelight, and his drinking, which disrupted his family life and led to his early death at age 59. Discussions of Higgins’s individual works and excerpts from his correspondence, writings, and thoughts on literature complete this revealing portrait.

The Agent

The Agent
Author: George V. Higgins
Publsiher: No Exit Press
Total Pages: 341
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9781901982848
ISBN 13: 190198284X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Agent Book Review:

Super sports agent Alexander Drouhin, a handsome, ruthless, slick lawyer, and his motley support team inhabit a cut-throat world obsessed with money, fame, and power, so when Drouhin is found with a couple of .44 slugs in his head, there is no shortage of suspects. By the time Lt Clay arrives at the crime scene, it appears that everyone has an alibi and no one has a clue.

A Reader's Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year

A Reader's Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year
Author: Tom Nissley
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-11-04
ISBN 10: 0393241491
ISBN 13: 9780393241495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Reader's Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year Book Review:

A witty and addictively readable day-by-day literary companion. At once a love letter to literature and a charming guide to the books most worth reading, A Reader's Book of Days features bite-size accounts of events in the lives of great authors for every day of the year. Here is Marcel Proust starting In Search of Lost Time and Virginia Woolf scribbling in the margin of her own writing, "Is it nonsense, or is it brilliance?" Fictional events that take place within beloved books are also included: the birth of Harry Potter’s enemy Draco Malfoy, the blood-soaked prom in Stephen King’s Carrie. A Reader's Book of Days is filled with memorable and surprising tales from the lives and works of Martin Amis, Jane Austen, James Baldwin, Roberto Bolano, the Brontë sisters, Junot Díaz, Philip K. Dick, Charles Dickens, Joan Didion, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Keats, Hilary Mantel, Haruki Murakami, Flannery O’Connor, Orhan Pamuk, George Plimpton, Marilynne Robinson, W. G. Sebald, Dr. Seuss, Zadie Smith, Susan Sontag, Hunter S. Thompson, Leo Tolstoy, David Foster Wallace, and many more. The book also notes the days on which famous authors were born and died; it includes lists of recommended reading for every month of the year as well as snippets from book reviews as they appeared across literary history; and throughout there are wry illustrations by acclaimed artist Joanna Neborsky. Brimming with nearly 2,000 stories, A Reader's Book of Days will have readers of every stripe reaching for their favorite books and discovering new ones.