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George V. Higgins - Author


George V. Higgins was assistant DA in Boston before becoming a defense attorney and then a full-time writer. Described as ‘the Balzac of Boston’ and ‘the poet of Boston sleaze’ he wrote over thirty books, including a handful of lowlife masterpieces constructed almost entirely of pitch-perfect dialogue. He died in 1999.

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Cogan's Trade by George V. Higgins
Cogan's Trade
George V. Higgins
Cogan's Trade is a top-notch 'hard boiled' crime novel. Crackling dialogue, mordant humour, and unremitting tension drive the suspenseful stakes of the game higher in Boston's precarious underworld of small-time mobsters, crooked lawyers, and political gofers. The film Killing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/09/2012
The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George V. Higgins
The Friends of Eddie Coyle
George V. Higgins
Barry Forshaw on Michael Connelly and George V.Higgins Michael Connelly, one of America’s most celebrated contemporary writers (whose The Lincoln Lawyer was a phenomenal success even before its subsequent film adaptation), is an essential choice for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/09/2012

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