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 crime fans. Connelly, it might be argued, is the heir apparent of the late (and legendary) George V. Higgins. For many years, Higgins was ‘caviar to the general’ – massively revered by those who knew about the best crime writing, but largely unknown to the general public. If you have yet to discover him, you’re in for a treat. Like Connelly, his insight into the world of medium-grade criminals has few equals. Fans of Connelly’s The Lincoln Lawyer should try George V. Higgins’ low-key but mesmeric The Friends of Eddie Coyle, one of the most influential of crime novels.
Winner of the Best Novel at the Macavity Awards and the Shamus Awards
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From one of the best known American authors of fast-paced crime comes one of his early thrillers now with a film cover to tie-in with the release of the eagerly anticipated movie. It's a highly enjoyable and fascinating insight into the workings of the American legal system where devious dealings border on the illegal and where systems can be manipulated. It’s a great read, highly informative and enthralling and reminiscent of early John Grisham. Highly recommended.
The film The Lincoln Lawyer, starring Matthew McConaughey, is due for release in the UK on 18 March 2010. Click here to view the trailer.
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The acclaimed thriller from the award-winning No.1 bestselling author - adapted into a major film for spring 2011.
For defence attorney Mickey Haller, the clock is always ticking. Operating out of the back of a Lincoln car, and with two ex-wives and dozens of guilty clients, he can't afford to miss a trick. When a Beverly Hills rich boy is arrested for brutally beating a woman, Haller has his first high-paying - and seemingly innocent - client in years. But then the case starts to fall apart, and the suspect isn't quite who he seems - and Haller quickly discovers that when you swim with the sharks, it's easy to wind up as prey.
Publication date: 17/03/2011
Publisher: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
|Publication date:||17th March 2011|
|Publisher:||Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, Thriller / Suspense,|
Michael Connelly is a former police reporter for the LOS ANGELES TIMES and the international bestselling author of the Harry Bosch thriller series. He is the author of several standalones, including the highly acclaimed legal thriller, THE LINCOLN LAWYER, which was selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club. BOSCH, the TV series based on Michael's novels, is the most watched original series on Amazon Prime Instant Video and has just been commissioned for a second series. His novel Blood Work was adapted into a film in 2002 with a screenplay by Brian Helgeland and direction by Clint Eastwood, who ...More About Michael Connelly