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Higgins, George V. 1939-1999

Overview
Works: 198 works in 859 publications in 17 languages and 28,848 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Legal fiction (Literature)  Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Crime films  Thrillers (Fiction)  Gangster fiction  Novels  Psychological fiction 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Adapter, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3558.I356, 813.54
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The friends of Eddie Coyle by George V Higgins( Book )

65 editions published between 1970 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 1,743 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 )

25 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,362 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
Cogan's trade by George V Higgins( Book )

43 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Cogan is an enforcer; and when the Mob's rules get broken, he gets hired to ply his trade--murder. ... Cogan is called in when a high-stake card game under the protection of the Mob is heisted. Expertly, with a ruthless businessman's efficiency, a shrewd sense of other people'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
At end of day by George V Higgins( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,109 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
Bomber's law : a novel by George V Higgins( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,057 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
Wonderful years, wonderful years by George V Higgins( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newberry Honor
The digger's game by George V Higgins( Book )

32 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Jerry Digger Doherty, a small time hood fighting for his life in a world of loan sharks and hit men, Vegas gamblers and Boston Mafiosi, street punks and whores. It's as brutal as a baseball bat across the knees
Kennedy for the defense by George V Higgins( Book )

24 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 920 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
Trust by George V Higgins( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and Polish and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earle Beale finds himself mixed up with Jimmy Battaglia and other shady characters
Defending Billy Ryan : a Jerry Kennedy novel by George V Higgins( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 877 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
The Mandeville Talent by George V Higgins( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 855 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!
Impostors : a novel by George V Higgins( Book )

15 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 845 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
Victories by George V Higgins( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in rural Vermont in 1968, a former big-league pitcher turned game warden is pressured to become involved in politics
The agent by George V Higgins( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 829 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
The patriot game by George V Higgins( Book )

20 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 828 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
The rat on fire by George V Higgins( Book )

29 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, and something has got to give.--Amazon.com
A choice of enemies by George V Higgins( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swan boats at four : a novel by George V Higgins( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 788 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
Penance for Jerry Kennedy by George V Higgins( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jerry Kennedy is defending his accountant; a loyal, honest man unwilling to give evidence against a client. However, none of Kennedy's normal allies are being all that helpful
Sandra Nichols found dead : a novel by George V Higgins( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 737 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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The friends of Eddie Coyle
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Outlaws : a novelCogan's tradeAt end of dayBomber's law : a novelKennedy for the defenseTrustDefending Billy Ryan : a Jerry Kennedy novelThe Mandeville Talent
Alternative Names
George V. Higgins Amerikaans advocaat (1939-1999)

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

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Higgins, George V.

Higgins, George V., 1939-

Higgins George Vincent

Higgins, George Vincent 1939-

Higgins, Georges V.

Higgins, Georges V. 1939-

Джордж В. Хиггинс

Джордж Хигинс

Хиггинс Д.

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جورج فى. هيجينز

جورج في. هيغينز

ジョージ・V・ヒギンズ

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喬治·V·希金斯

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