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The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George V. Higgins
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Nov 05, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: detectives, laugh-riots

Struggling, frightened, dangerous criminals and detectives.

The most impressive thing about this book is that it is mostly dialogue, and the dialogue creates the setting and characters. It would work wonderfully as a play.

It is definitely the best crime book I've ever read, because not only is it suspenseful and completely believable, it is very funny - if you find the sleazy, sometimes surprising observations of criminals funny.
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