Easy Streets

Easy Streets

Book - 2005
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WW Norton
For years Colin Harpur's dubious boss, Assistant Chief Constable Desmond Iles, ran a questionable but practical arrangement with Mansel Shale and Panicking Ralph Ember, owner of the Monty Club: Iles would protect their businesses if they ensured peace on the streets. But the arrangement fails when violence erupts.

Baker & Taylor
When a small-time criminal's house is firebombed, the precarious agreement between the police force and the local underworld is shattered, forcing officer Colin Harpur to handle increasingly violent cases involving competitive drug dealers. By the author of Naked at the Window.

Blackwell North Amer
After a small-time criminal's house is firebombed. leaving the owner and his daughter dead, mistrust and uncertainty pervade the formerly well-managed streets: more drug dealers emerge and competition grows. With the failure of a once mutually beneficial relationship between cops and criminals, a battle for survival ensues. Bill James is "a point--ripe with humor, fast dialogue and incisive wit, he offers entrance into the shocking and fascinating underbelly of a city and its inherent mysteries.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2005
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780393060423
Branch Call Number: Mystery James
Characteristics: 191 p. ; 22 cm


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alexica Oct 29, 2014

In "Easy Streets,"James' protagonists are women instead of men as in his popular "Harper & Iles" series, but they are just as clever and just as aggressive in dealing with crime in their part of England. James' sense of humor is definitely in place here and the action is still as terrifying as usual with his plots.


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