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Pelecanos, George P.

Overview
Works: 270 works in 1,024 publications in 9 languages and 47,571 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Detective and mystery stories  Domestic fiction  Suspense fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Legal stories  Television cop shows  Television series 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Producer, Commentator, Scenarist, Editor
Classifications: PS3566.E354, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Publications about George P Pelecanos
Publications by George P Pelecanos
Most widely held works about George P Pelecanos
 
Most widely held works by George P Pelecanos
The night gardener : a novel by George P Pelecanos( Book )
27 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 3,130 libraries worldwide
When the body of a local teenager is found in a community garden, homicide detective Gus Ramone relives intense memories of an unsolved case he worked twenty years earlier. Suspecting a connection, he reunites with two other law enforcement officers, Dan Holiday and legendary detective T. C. Cooke to finish the work that has haunted them all for years
Soul circus : a novel by George P Pelecanos( Book )
39 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,577 libraries worldwide
In the midst of a brutal courtroom battle during which a Washington, D.C. crime overlord faces the death penalty and his rivals vie for his territory, private investigator Derek Strange struggles to protect the life of a witness
Hard revolution : a novel by George P Pelecanos( Book )
32 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,531 libraries worldwide
Two brothers--rookie police officer Derek Strange, and his older brother, Dennis, a troubled Vietnam Veteran--become caught up in the riots engulfing Washington, D.C., in the wake of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr
Hell to pay : a novel by George P Pelecanos( Book )
37 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 2,527 libraries worldwide
Hired to find a fourteen-year-old girl who has run away from home and started working as a prostitute, Derek Strange and Terry Quinn are forced to confront a dangerous adversary in pimp Worldwide Wilson
The turnaround : a novel by George P Pelecanos( Book )
21 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 2,352 libraries worldwide
Thirty-five years after a devastating accident that irrevocably shapes the lives of six people, a pair of redemption-seeking survivors reaches out to one another in an effort that is compromised by a fellow survivor's release from prison
Right as rain : a novel by George P Pelecanos( Book )
40 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,267 libraries worldwide
At a mother's request, Derek Strange investigates the killing of one police officer by another in "the D.C. underworld, where police officers and criminals operate by their own secret laws, and where human life is sometimes of less consequence than cash, drugs, and other forms of currency."--Jacket
Drama city : a novel by George P Pelecanos( Book )
37 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,127 libraries worldwide
In the author's 13th novel, "dog man" Lorenzo Brown, a street investigator for the Humane Society, has recently completed an eight-year stretch in prison for narcotics and is determined to stay clean and free. Rachel Lopez, Lorenzo's parole officer, spends her days chasing down clients and her nights getting drunk in bars and having rough sex with strangers. The ignition point for the violence that eventually engulfs these two fully realized, attractive characters--characteristics that in Pelecanos's world mark them as quite probably doomed--is a minor argument between local drug kingpins that inflates into a series of revenge killings.--From Publisher's Weekly
The cut : a novel by George P Pelecanos( Book )
23 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 2,096 libraries worldwide
After returning home from serving in Iraq, Spero Lucas makes a living doing special investigations for a defense attorney and catches the attention of a high-profile crime boss who offers Lucas a high paying job he can't refuse
The way home : a novel by George P Pelecanos( Book )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,914 libraries worldwide
Thomas Flynn's rocky relationship with his son Chris, who spent time in a juvenile prison a decade ago, is finally moving away from distrust and scorn. When a burglary breaks their uneasy détente, will Chris be pulled back into treachery and violence?
The Pacific by Jeremy Podeswa( visu )
8 editions published in 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,512 libraries worldwide
The extraordinary experiences of three men and their fellow Marines take them from the first clash with the Japanese in the haunted jungles of Guadalcanal, through the impenetrable rain forests of Cape Gloucester, across the blasted coral strongholds of Peleliu, up the black sand terraces of Iwo Jima, through the killing fields of Okinawa, to the triumphant, yet uneasy, return home after V-J Day
Shame the devil : a novel by George P Pelecanos( Book )
29 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,490 libraries worldwide
A man falling apart after his young son is shot during a robbery in Washington gets a new lease on life when the robber returns to the city. Tipped off by a PI, Dimitri Karras sets out to avenge his son
The double : a novel by George P Pelecanos( Book )
14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,481 libraries worldwide
"The job seems simple enough: retrieve the valuable painting--"The Double"--Grace Kinkaid's ex-boyfriend stole from her. It's the sort of thing Spero Lucas specializes in: finding what's missing, and doing it quietly. But Grace wants more. She wants Lucas to find the man who humiliated her--a violent career criminal with a small gang of brutal thugs at his beck and call. Lucas is a man who knows how to get what he wants, whether it's a thief on the run--or a married woman. In the midst of a steamy, passionate love affair that he knows can't last, in pursuit of a dangerous man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants, Lucas is forced to decide what kind of man he is--and how far he'll go to get what he wants"--
What it was : a novel by George P Pelecanos( Book )
22 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,174 libraries worldwide
"Washington, D.C., 1972. Derek Strange has left the police department and set up shop as a private investigator. His former partner, Frank "Hound Dog" Vaughn, is still on the force. When a young woman comes to Strange asking for his help recovering a cheap ring she claims has sentimental value, the case leads him onto Vaughn's turf, where a local drug addict's been murdered, shot point-blank in his apartment. Soon both men are on the trail of a ruthless killer: Red Fury, so called for his looks and the car his girlfriend drives, but a name that fits his personality all too well. Red Fury doesn't have a retirement plan, as Vaughn points out - he doesn't care who he has to cross, or kill, to get what he wants. As the violence escalates and the stakes get higher, Strange and Vaughn know the only way to catch their man is to do it their own way. Rich with details of place and time - the cars, the music, the clothes - and fueled by non-stop action, this is Pelecanos writing in the hard-boiled noir style that won him his earliest fans and placed him firmly in the ranks of the top crime writers in America"--
The wire ( visu )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,054 libraries worldwide
Follows a single sprawling drug and murder investigation in Baltimore. Told from the point of view of both the police and their targets, where easy distinctions between good and evil are challenged at every turn
The sweet forever : a novel by George P Pelecanos( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 1,024 libraries worldwide
A drug war breaks out in Washington involving gangs and crooked policemen. The action is seen through the eyes of Marcus Clay and Dimitri Karras, owners of a record store in the black ghetto
The cut a novel by George P Pelecanos( Sound Recording )
17 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 990 libraries worldwide
After returning home from serving in Iraq, Spero Lucas makes a living doing special investigations for a defense attorney and catches the attention of a high-profile crime boss who offers Lucas a high paying job he can't refuse
The wire ( visu )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 946 libraries worldwide
Follows a single sprawling drug investigation in Baltimore, against the backdrop of the mayor's reelection campaign. Told from the point of view of both the police and their targets, where easy distinctions between good and evil are challenged at every turn
The big blowdown by George P Pelecanos( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and German and held by 943 libraries worldwide
A novel on two immigrant boys growing up in 1940s Washington--their friendship, their loves and their crimes. One Greek, the other Italian, they are involved in collection work for loan sharks who prey on immigrants. By the author of Nick's Trip
King Suckerman : a novel by George P Pelecanos( Book )
33 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 852 libraries worldwide
A gang war breaks out between drug dealers in Washington after one man insults another. The protagonists are two drug-dealing friends, Dimitri Karras, a Greek, and Marcus Clay, an African American. Part crime novel, part analysis of our violent society
The wire ( visu )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 827 libraries worldwide
This unvarnished, highly realistic series follows a single sprawling drug and murder investigation in Baltimore. Told from the point of view of both the police and their targets, where easy distinctions between good and evil are challenged at every turn
 
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Alternative Names
Pelecanos , George
Pelecanos, George 1957-
Pelekanos, Dzordz 1957-
פלקונס, ג׳ורג׳ פ׳
ジョージ・P.ペレケーノス
ペレケーノス, ジョージ・P
Languages
English (399)
French (18)
German (4)
Spanish (4)
Swedish (3)
Dutch (3)
Finnish (2)
Italian (2)
Multiple languages (1)
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