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What It Was

(2012)
(The fifth book in the Derek Strange and Terry Quinn series)
A novel by

 
 
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.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

February 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: What It Was
Author(s): George Pelecanos
ISBN: 1-4091-4366-X / 978-1-4091-4366-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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January 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: What It Was: Deluxe Slipcase Edition
Author(s): George P Pelecanos
ISBN: 0-316-20953-8 / 978-0-316-20953-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books
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Paperback Editions

November 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: What It Was
Author(s): George Pelecanos
ISBN: 1-4091-3950-6 / 978-1-4091-3950-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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November 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: What It Was
Author(s): George Pelecanos
ISBN: 1-78022-392-7 / 978-1-78022-392-6 (UK edition)
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February 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: What It Was
Author(s): George Pelecanos
ISBN: 1-78022-393-5 / 978-1-78022-393-3 (UK edition)
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February 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: What It Was
Author(s): George Pelecanos
ISBN: 1-4091-4367-8 / 978-1-4091-4367-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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February 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: What It Was
Author(s): George Pelecanos
ISBN: 1-4091-3949-2 / 978-1-4091-3949-2 (UK edition)
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January 2012 : Paperback
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Title: [(What It Was)] [By (author) George Pelecanos] published on (January, 2012)
Author(s): George Pelecanos
Publisher: Little, Brown andamp; Company
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January 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: What It Was (Derek Strange and Terry Quinn Series)
Author(s): George Pelecanos
ISBN: 0-316-20954-6 / 978-0-316-20954-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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Audio Editions

January 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: What It Was (Derek Strange)
Author(s): George Pelecanos
ISBN: 1-61113-254-1 / 978-1-61113-254-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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January 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: What It Was Lib/E (Derek Strange and Terry Quinn Series, 5)
Author(s): George P Pelecanos
ISBN: 1-61113-118-9 / 978-1-61113-118-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
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January 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: What It Was
Author(s): George Pelecanos
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January 2012 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: What It Was
Author(s): George Pelecanos
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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January 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: What It Was
Author(s): George Pelecanos
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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January 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: What It Was
Author(s): George Pelecanos
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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Kindle Editions

February 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: What It Was
Author(s): George Pelecanos
Publisher: Orion
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January 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: What It Was (Derek Strange and Terry Quinn Series Book 5)
Author(s): George Pelecanos
Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books
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