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Books by George Pelecanos

George Pelecanos was born in Washington, D.C. in 1957. He worked as a line cook, dishwasher, bartender, and woman's shoe salesman before publishing his first novel in 1992.

Pelecanos is the author of twenty books set in and around Washington, D.C.: A Firing Offense, Nick's Trip, Shoedog, Down By the River Where the Dead Men Go, The Big Blowdown, King Suckerman, The Sweet Forever, Shame the Devil, Right as Rain, Hell to Pay, Soul Circus, Hard Revolution, Drama City, The Night Gardener, The Turnaround, The Way Home, The Cut, What It Was, The Double, and The Martini Shot. He has been the recipient of the Raymond Chandler award in Italy, the Falcon award in Japan, and the Grand Prix Du Roman Noir in France. Hell to Pay and Soul Circus were awarded the 2003 and 2004 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes. The Turnaround won the Hammett Prize for literary excellence in the field of crime writing. His fiction has appeared in Playboy, Esquire, and the collections Unusual Suspects, Best American Mystery Stories of 1997, Measures of Poison, Best American Mystery Stories of 2002, Men From Boys, and Murder at the Foul Line. He served as editor on the collections D.C. Noir and D.C. Noir 2: The Classics, as well as The Best Mystery Stories of 2008. He is an award-winning essayist who has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, GQ, Sight and Sound, Uncut, Mojo, and numerous other publications. Esquire magazine called him "the poet laureate of the D.C. crime world." In Entertainment Weekly, Stephen King wrote that Pelecanos is "perhaps the greatest living American crime writer." Pelecanos would like to point out that Mr. King used the word "perhaps."

Pelecanos was a producer, writer, and story editor for the acclaimed HBO dramatic series, The Wire, winner of the Peabody Award, the AFI Award, and the Edgar. He was nominated for an Emmy for his writing on that show. He was a writer and co-producer on the World War II miniseries The Pacific, produced by Steven Spielberg, and most recently worked as a writer and Executive Producer on the HBO series Treme.
Pelecanos lives in Silver Spring, Maryland. He is at work on his next novel.

Owning Up By George Pelecanos
Owning Upby George Pelecanos
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Hell To Pay By George Pelecanos
Hell To Payby George Pelecanos
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$16.99
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The Man Who Came Uptown By George Pelecanos
The Man Who Came Uptownby George Pelecanos
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$15.49
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Hard Revolution By George Pelecanos
Hard Revolutionby George Pelecanos
Very Good
$14.99
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The Night Gardener By George Pelecanos
The Night Gardenerby George Pelecanos
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$13.69
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Buster: A Dog By George Pelecanos
Buster: A Dogby George Pelecanos
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A Firing Offense By George Pelecanos
A Firing Offenseby George Pelecanos
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$17.49
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Soul Circus By George Pelecanos
Soul Circusby George Pelecanos
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$16.99
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The Cut By George Pelecanos
The Cutby George Pelecanos
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$13.99
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The Turnaround By George Pelecanos
The Turnaroundby George Pelecanos
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$13.69
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Shame The Devil By George Pelecanos
Shame The Devilby George Pelecanos
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$16.49
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The Sweet Forever By George Pelecanos
The Sweet Foreverby George Pelecanos
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$18.49
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The Big Blowdown By George Pelecanos
The Big Blowdownby George Pelecanos
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$16.49
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The Double By George Pelecanos
The Doubleby George Pelecanos
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$16.99
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King Suckerman By George Pelecanos
King Suckermanby George Pelecanos
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$11.99
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The Way Home By George Pelecanos
The Way Homeby George Pelecanos
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$13.69
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Nick's Trip By George Pelecanos
Nick's Tripby George Pelecanos
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Shoedog By George Pelecanos
Shoedogby George Pelecanos
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The Man Who Came Uptown By George Pelecanos
The Man Who Came Uptownby George Pelecanos
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What It Was By George Pelecanos
What It Wasby George Pelecanos
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The Martini Shot and Other Stories By George Pelecanos
The Martini Shot and Other Storiesby George Pelecanos
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D.c. Noir By George Pelecanos
D.c. Noirby George Pelecanos
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The Martini Shot and Other Stories By George Pelecanos
The Martini Shot and Other Storiesby George Pelecanos
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Drama City By George Pelecanos
Drama Cityby George Pelecanos
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What it Was By George Pelecanos
What it Wasby George Pelecanos
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True Confessions By George Pelecanos
True Confessionsby George Pelecanos
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Hard Revolution By George Pelecanos
Hard Revolutionby George Pelecanos
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D.c. Noir 2 By George Pelecanos
D.c. Noir 2by George Pelecanos
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Shoedog By George Pelecanos
Shoedogby George Pelecanos
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What It Was By George Pelecanos
What It Wasby George Pelecanos
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The Cut By George Pelecanos
The Cutby George Pelecanos
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Hell to Pay By George Pelecanos
Hell to Payby George Pelecanos
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Nick's Trip By George Pelecanos
Nick's Tripby George Pelecanos
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Soul Circus By George Pelecanos
Soul Circusby George Pelecanos
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A Firing Offense By George Pelecanos
A Firing Offenseby George Pelecanos
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The Double By George Pelecanos
The Doubleby George Pelecanos
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The Night Gardener By George Pelecanos
The Night Gardenerby George Pelecanos
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Hard Revolution By George Pelecanos
Hard Revolutionby George Pelecanos
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The Turnaround By George Pelecanos
The Turnaroundby George Pelecanos
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Soul Circus By George Pelecanos
Soul Circusby George Pelecanos
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Shoedog By George Pelecanos
Shoedogby George Pelecanos
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The Cut By George Pelecanos
The Cutby George Pelecanos
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Nick's Trip By George Pelecanos
Nick's Tripby George Pelecanos
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Right As Rain By George Pelecanos
Right As Rainby George Pelecanos
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The Big Blowdown By George Pelecanos
The Big Blowdownby George Pelecanos
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