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Higgins, George V. 1939-1999

Works: 161 works in 690 publications in 17 languages and 31,133 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Crime films  Psychological fiction  Political fiction  Biography  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3558.I356, 813.54
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The friends of Eddie Coyle by George V Higgins( Book )

75 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 13 languages and held by 1,803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eddie Coyle is a small-time gun dealer with a big-time problem: who to sell out to avoid going to prison. While mob bosses, cops, hoods, gunmen, thieves, and executioners give Eddie plenty of choices, he has few options. Any decision could cost him his life
Outlaws : a novel by George V Higgins( Book )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Betrayers and betrayed are caught in a deadly web of deceit after a series of successful armored-car robberies in Massachusetts leads to murder
At end of day by George V Higgins( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An explosive secret about the reality of crime and justice in America forms the heart of this first-class crime novel inspired by a true story. The author of "The Friends of Eddie Coyle" penned this latest work just prior to his death in 1999
Wonderful years, wonderful years by George V Higgins( Book )

15 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newberry Honor
Cogan's trade by George V Higgins( Book )

47 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"...Cogan is an enforcer; and when the Mob{u2019}s rules get broken, he gets hired to ply his trade{u2014}murder. ... Cogan is called in when a high-stake card game under the protection of the Mob is heisted. Expertly, with a ruthless businessman{u2019}s efficiency, a shrewd sense of other people{u2019}s weaknesses, and a style as cold as his stare, Cogan moves with reliable precision to restore the status quo as ill-conceived capers and double-dealing shenanigans erupt into high-voltage violence." -- Publisher's description
Bomber's law : a novel by George V Higgins( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bomber Lawrence took mandatory retirement, but his successor finally recalled him to headquarters to keep an eye on a detective who was trying to nail a main man in the mob
The Mandeville talent by George V Higgins( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe Corey, a promising young Manhattan attorney, gets drawn into an unsolved murder that happened 23 years ago. It's against his better judgment, but this is no ordinary crime. The victim is his wife's grandfather, Jim Mandeville, once president of a small-town New England bank. What was it that compelled Mandeville to go to the bank at 5:30 that cold December morning to be killed by his own 12-gauge shotgun? It's up to Corey and his flamboyant sidekick, Baldo Lanucci, retired intelligence agent, to reheat cold leads -- and when they do, things turn hotter than anyone ever expected!
The agent by George V Higgins( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on sports agents as they strike million-dollar deals with athletes and sponsors and reap huge profits. The hero is Alex Drouhin, a top agent who is murdered in his mansion in Boston. By the author of A Change of Gravity
Trust by George V Higgins( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and Polish and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earle Beale finds himself mixed up with Jimmy Battaglia and other shady characters
The Digger's game by George V Higgins( Book )

26 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jerry "Digger" Doherty is an ex-con and proprietor of a workingman's Boston 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 appetite for martinis and gambling. But when the Digger looses eighteen grand in borrowed money on a trip to Vegas, he quickly finds himself in the sights of mob loneshark "the Greek," who will have to make the Digger pay up one way or another. Luckily--if you call it luck--the Digger has been let in on a little job that can turn his gambling debt into a profit, as long as he can pull it off without getting killed
Kennedy for the defense by George V Higgins( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Defending Billy Ryan : a Jerry Kennedy novel by George V Higgins( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve years ago Jerry Kennedy delivered his first report, Kennedy for the Defense, on being the classiest sleazy criminal lawyer in Boston, as Mack, his then-wife, called him. Seven years ago, Jerry called in again, with Penance for Jerry Kennedy. After that, things only got worse. Much worse. But in this latest dispatch, we learn that Jerry is digging himself out of a big hole, defending Billy Ryan - the longtime commissioner of Public Works has cut one shady deal too many. Battered Boston lawyers, like bargain diamonds, don't look so hot under strong white light - especially decades after they were newly cut and mounted. Though Jerry, brighter than most defense attorneys, has lost some of his luster, he knows enough to depend on friends - especially Bad-eye Mulvey, Cadillac Teddy, and one he didn't know he had: a heavy-hitter named Carlo. Jerry Kennedy also knows that the government can always get a public official if it really wants to - a situation made easier when a plea-bargaining crooked state legislator (Public Works Committee, natch) named Jack Bonaventre is in good voice. So Jerry digs in, looking hard for that edge to discredit the prosecution. The drama that follows in and around the Suffolk County Superior Court is vintage Higgins - the sort of stylish prose that prompted the London Sunday Times to say: "It used to be Henry James's town, now George V. Higgins has taken over Boston."
Victories by George V Higgins( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A John Macrae book." Set in rural Vermont in 1968, a former big-league pitcher turned game warden is pressured to become involved in politics
Impostors : a novel by George V Higgins( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Baldwin, a wealthy newspaper owner, hires Connie Gates to pretend to be an investigative reporter in order to get close to Joe Logan, and determine what information he will reveal at his trial about Baldwin
Swan boats at four : a novel by George V Higgins( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drawing room comedy which takes place on board a luxury liner. The protagonists are David Carroll, a Boston banker; Frances, his wife; Melissa Murray, Carroll's ex-mistress who works for the liner; and Burton Rutledge a charming con man with a mission. By the author of Bomber's Law
The patriot game by George V Higgins( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pete Riordan is assigned to find a mysterious IRA leader who has been trying to buy guns in the U.S., and one prime suspect is a man his brother got convicted and sent to Walpole
A choice of enemies by George V Higgins( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A change of gravity by George V Higgins( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As they face a federal investigation into bribes and kick backs, two Massachusetts politicians analyze what went wrong. They discover the rules of politics have changed, what was good, clean wickedness in 1960 became a felony in 1996
Sandra Nichols found dead : a novel by George V Higgins( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A case of wrongful death brought by the estate of Sandra Nichols against Peter Wade on behalf of her three children. Lawyer Jerry Kennedy must prove that Wade, Sandra's latest husband, had a motive, the means and the opportunity to kill her. Indications are Wade hired Sandra's lover to do the job for him
The rat on fire by George V Higgins( Book )

23 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

He was a slumlord and lawyer and nobody's fool - and neither were the tenants who lived in Jerry Fein's rotting buildings. They weren't paying rent - why should they when the rats lived there for free?
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At end of day
Alternative Names
George V. Higgins Amerikaans advocaat (1939-1999)

George V. Higgins US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Anwalt und Hochschullehrer


Higgins, George V.

Higgins, George V., 1939-

Higgins, George Vincent 1939-

Higgins, Georges V. 1939-

Джордж В. Хиггинс


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Outlaws : a novelAt end of dayCogan's tradeBomber's law : a novelThe Mandeville talentThe agentTrustKennedy for the defense