Watch This, Read That: Cogan’s Trade

Watch This, Read That: Cogan’s Trade

Before Dennis Lehane, the kingpin of Boston crime fiction was George V. Higgins. The former attorney’s 1974 novel Cogan’s Trade—about a mob hitman in pursuit of stick-up artists—is the basis for the film Killing Them Softly, starring Brad Pitt and in theaters now.

This article originally appeared on Zola Books.