Login Shopping Cart My Account TrackOrder
 
  Main Books Music DVDs Forum Spotlight Help
  Top 10s Our Picks New Arrivals Great Deals Short Quantities Notable Books
Home > Books > Fiction > mystery
Search   
Advanced Search
My Emma
and save 10% on your next order.
Special Offers, New Products and Forum Updates
Visit us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter See our Pictures on PInterest
ShoppingCart
 Shopping Cart
0 item(s) in your cart
 
Subtotal : $0.00
HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.
Icon Description
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Books
Clearance Sale
Reading Group
More Books
Other books by
Bill James
To find more items like this one, go to:
fiction
Easy Streets: A Harpur & Iles Mystery
 
 
Author
Bill James.
Publisher Countryman  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8.25 x 5.3 x 0.5 inches
ISBN 9780881507041
Pages/Publication Date 191/2006
Daedalus Item Code 31403
List Price: $14.95
Sale Price: $3.98 $2.98
You Save: $11.97
Qty
          Tell a friend
Great Deals Clearance Sale
Description
For years Detective Chief Superintendent 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 in this 21st book in the series, the arrangement fails after a small-time criminal's house is firebombed, leaving the owner and his daughter dead and fueling paranoia and uncertainty on the street, while more drug dealers emerge to heat up the market. In Bill James's series of terse, crackling, darkly hilarious British police procedurals, as much trouble comes from the rivalries within and between police departments—and from the officers' sexual liaisons—as from the cases themselves. Cynical and dogged, DCS Harpur often finds himself at odds with his supervisor, the brilliant, ambitious, and half-mad ACC Iles.

"A brilliant combination of almost Jacobean savagery and sexual betrayal with a tart comedy of contemporary manners."—Guardian (London)

"Fans of the prolific Welsh author's superb Harpur and Iles series have enjoyed watching him slowly explode the conventions of the police procedural. The ongoing saga of Detective Chief Superintendent Colin Harpur, Assistant Chief Constable Desmond Iles, and the drug lords who occupy their particular patch of turf offers intrigue worthy of Shakespeare with humor worthy of the cult BBC-TV show, The Office. Harpur is a taciturn single father whose talkative older daughter has a crush on Iles, his nominal boss; Iles is a showboat prone to screaming fits about his wife's infidelities with Harpur. This time, culturally aspiring crooks Panicking Ralph and Manse Shale share equal billing with the cops, and the wonderfully monikered Sashaying Vernon plays a brief but memorable role. Iles' peace-through-accommodation strategy with Ember and Manse is nixed when a new, 'enlightened' chief constable relaxes drug policy. With less heat, the big firms face extinction. Violence erupts, but who's behind it? A chauffeur who would be kingpin? Or a policeman looking to restore the status quo? This is a rich, rare treat, full of car-crash conversations and blind-spot interior monologues—but the blood is real enough when the actors forget to watch the road. Excellent and utterly unique."—Booklist (starred review)

 
You might also like:
Wolves of Memory: A Harpur & Iles Mystery
Bill James.
Studio: Countryman.   Format: paperback. ISBN: 9780881507812.  Daedalus Item Code: 31404
List Price: $13.95 Sale Price: $3.98 $2.98 You Save: $10.97
In the Absence of Iles: A Harpur & Iles Mystery
Bill James.
Studio: Countryman.   Format: hardcover. ISBN: 9780881508833.  Daedalus Item Code: 31405
List Price: $23.95 Sale Price: $3.98 $2.98 You Save: $20.97
 
HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.
Books
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Books
Clearance
Reading Group Picks
Music
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Music
Clearance
DVDs
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable DVDs
Clearance
Movie Group Picks
Customer Service
How to Order
FAQ
Contact Us
Feedback
About Us
Privacy Policy
My Account
Register
Forgot Password?
Change Your Info
Order History
Web Site Preference
Easy Order Form
Catalogs
Gift Cards
Track Order
 
Employment
Order online or call 1-800-395-2665 (U.S.) or 1-410-309-2705 (Outside U.S. & Canada)
This site features merchandise from our catalogs and store, in addition to items available only online. Availability may vary.
©2013 Daedalus Books, Inc. | Contact customer service at custserv@daedalusbooks.com
3