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George Pelecanos


USA flag (b.1957)

George Pelecanos is an independent film producer, the recipient of numerous international writing awards, a producer and an Emmy-nominated writer of the HBO series The Wire, and the author of fifteen novels set in and around Washington, DC.
 

Genres: Mystery, Literary Fiction
 
New and upcoming books
May 2024

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Buster: A Dog
 
Series
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DC Quartet
   1. The Big Blowdown (1996)
   2. King Suckerman (1997)
   3. The Sweet Forever (1998)
   4. Shame the Devil (2000)
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Derek Strange and Terry Quinn
   1. Right As Rain (2001)
   2. Hell To Pay (2002)
   3. Soul Circus (2003)
   4. Hard Revolution (2004)
   5. What It Was (2012)
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Spero Lucas
   1. The Cut (2011)
   2. The Double (2013)
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Novels
   Shoedog (1994)
   Drama City (2003)
   The Night Gardener (2006)
   The Turnaround (2008)
   The Way Home (2009)
   The Man Who Came Uptown (2018)
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Collections
   The Martini Shot (2015)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Buster: A Dog (2024)
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George Pelecanos recommends
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That Left Turn at Albuquerque (2020)
Scott Phillips
"Phillips is a fearless, ambitious writer who never makes a false move."
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Murder in Saint Germain (2017)
(Aimee Leduc, book 17)
Cara Black
"As stylish and sexy as the city Cara Black knows so well."
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The Second Girl (2016)
(Frank Marr, book 1)
David Swinson
"The Second Girl is a terrific DC crime novel."

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Books containing stories by George Pelecanos
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The Highway Kind (2016)
Tales of Fast Cars, Desperate Drivers, and Dark Roads
edited by
Patrick Millikin

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Awards
2007 Barry Award for Best Novel : The Night Gardener

Award nominations
2014 CrimeFest: eDunnit Award (nominee) : The Double
2012 CrimeFest: eDunnit Award (nominee) : The Cut
2010 CWA Gold Dagger (shortlist) : The Way Home
2006 Edgar Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Drama City
2005 Barry Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Hard Revolution
2003 Shamus Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Hell To Pay
2003 Dilys Award for Best Book (nominee) : Hell To Pay
2003 Barry Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Hell To Pay
2003 Anthony Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Hell To Pay
2002 Barry Award for Best Novel (nominee) : Right As Rain
2001 CWA Gold Dagger (shortlist) : Right As Rain
1998 CWA Gold Dagger (shortlist) : King Suckerman


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