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The Lincoln Lawyer : Film tie-in edition by Michael Connelly
  

The Lincoln Lawyer : Film tie-in edition

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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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Synopsis

The Lincoln Lawyer : Film tie-in edition by Michael Connelly

A message to our readers from Michael Connelly...

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.

Reviews

The first legal thriller from Detective Harry Bosch creator Michael Connelly is a knockout ... Oozing hard-boiled Los Angeles attitude both in the car and in the courtroom, Mickey's a treat TIME OUT There are moments of real tension, before Connelly, the master storyteller, comes up with a solution worthy of John Grisham. A fine start to a welcome new series SUNDAY TELEGRAPH A legal thriller may be a new departure for Michael Connelly, but it has all the hallmarks that have rightly made his Harry Bosch books so popular: credible characters, skilful scene-setting, a gripping plot and utter authenticity EVENING STANDARD Potent, stand-alone thriller ... Brilliantly plotted and played out, with court scenes which winch up the tension to breaking point. New territory for Connelly, author of the peerless Harry Bosch series, but immediately expert, exciting and absorbing. Connelly writes the kind of book that dares you to put it down. Chances are that you won't. Too much is likely to happen while you leave it unattended LITERARY REVIEW THE LINCOLN LAWYER is a pitch-perfect LA noir legal thriller that proves what I've been thinking for a long time now, that Michael Connelly is one of the very best writers working today in any genre. A modern Raymond Chandler for what he calls 'the world without truth
Carlos Ruiz Zafon SUNDAY TELEGRAPH The thriller of the year THE MIRROR Tightly plotted and morally weighty, this is a rollercoaster ride of false leads and great ingenuity. CATHOLIC HERALD A genuine, edge

-of-the-seat thriller. THE PRESS


About the Author

Michael Connelly

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 also played the lead role. Connelly's novel The Lincoln Lawyer was made into a film in 2011, with Matthew McConaughey playing defense lawyer Michael "Mickey" Haller. He occasionally makes guest appearances as himself in the ABC comedy/drama TV series Castle.

His books have been translated into 31 languages and have won awards all over the world, including the EDGAR and ANTHONY AWARDS. Fifty-eight million copies of Connelly’s books have sold worldwide and he has been translated into thirty-nine foreign languages.

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Publication date

17th March 2011

Author

Michael Connelly

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
480 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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Crime / Mystery

Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781409120469

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