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Book Information: Eighth Circle, the

Eighth Circle, the (1958) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):


As a private detective, the best in the business, he does okay. He lives in a first-class suite in a first-class hotel and he has a gorgeous mistress who even smells like money.

But he doesn't do it with cases like a lousy cop accused of taking a bookmaker's bribe. That's small-time stuff, nothing.

Then why did Murray Kirk take on the Lundeen case?

Maybe he did it because there are compensating features. Like Lundeen's girl...

Yeah, that's what Murray wants out of the case, his client's girl. And it should be a cinch. All he has to do is prove his client's guilt.

Original title: The Eighth Circle
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and DetectivesPrivate Detective

Edition #1: Eighth Circle, the

Eighth Circle, the (1958)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "A very nearly flawless yarn about a New York detective agency which makes all others sound bogus. Tough and realistic; crackling dialogue, humor, admirable structure, and some people you won't forget in a hurry." Boston Globe
  • "Stanley Ellin takes the reader from lush New York apartments and hotels to the lowest slums and introduces him to a cast of characters that only a writer of Ellin's skill can portray...Powerful and dramatic." St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Eighth Circle, the (September 1959)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Dell Publishing
Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.5 x 0.7
Pages: 288

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