The dialogue is everything, Runyonesque, dripping with lovely sewage
Higgins is almost uniquely blessed with a gift for voices, each of them ... as distinctive as a fingerprint.
Higgins deserves to stand in the company of Chandler and Hammett as one of the true innovators in crime fiction
Every American crime writer of the past 30 years owes a debt to George V Higgins. Higgins is the daddy. Read him and rejoice