The Eighth Circle

The Eighth Circle

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Murray Kirk runs his private investigation agency like the business it is: he isn't interested in justice or crusades, just the profit and loss account. When he's asked to act for a young policeman accused of bribery, because he knows something about police corruption in New York City, he isn't too keen. He just can't see the profit - until he meets the man's fiancee. And then Kirk's motives become uncomfortably confused, and he finds himself descending swiftly into a grey world of bookmakers, gangsters, grafters and corrupt politicians, a world where setting up an honest cop is all in a day's work...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 24mm | 258.55g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion mass market paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752853317
  • 9780752853314

About Stanley Ellin

Stanley Ellin (1916-1986) was born in Brooklyn, New York, and educated at Brooklyn College. He worked as a teacher, a steelworked and a dairy farmer, and served in the US Army in World War 2, before becoming a full-time writer in 1946. His first published short story, 'The Speciality of the House' caused an immediate sensation and won him a special Ellery Queen Award. He won two Edgars for short stories, as well as one for The Eighth Circle, Le Grand Prix du Meilleur Roman Policier Etranger for Mirror, Mirror on the Wall and was made a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America in 1980.show more

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'This is the thirty-fifth in Orion's excellent Crime Masterworks series of past classics. The Eighth Circle is more than worthy of inclusion.' DAILY EXPRESSshow more

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69 ratings
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4 36% (25)
3 45% (31)
2 9% (6)
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