Posts Tagged ‘ George Pelecanos ’

The Double by George Pelecanos – review

January 6, 2014
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The Double by George Pelecanos – review

I am really digging this new Spero Lucas private detective series from George Pelecanos, dear readers.  I mean, private dicks are nothing new for Pelecanos, the guy having given us the Nick Stefanos series early in his career and the excellent Strange/Quinn novels later on, but the Spero Lucas novels, beginning with The Cut...

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The Cut by George Pelecanos – review

June 9, 2012
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In the first novel of a new series, we are introduced to Spero Lucas, a just-returned Iraq war veteran, working as an investigator for a Washington, D.C. defense attorney with a sideline of recovering “lost” property fort a 40 per cent cut of its value. In the caper he undertakes in this initial foray,...

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What It Was by George Pelecanos – review

March 9, 2012
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What It Was by George Pelecanos – review

George Pelecanos returns to the seventies in What It Was, his new novel featuring Washington DC private detective Derek Strange.  It’s 1972 and Strange is on the trail of a sexy woman’s missing ring.  His investigation brings him into the orbit of Frank Vaughn, the murder police last seen in Hard Revolution, who is...

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What it Was by George Pelecanos – review

February 11, 2012
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The year was 1972. Derek Strange was out of the Metropolitan Police Dept. for four years and struggling to build up his PI agency. Nixon was in the White House, but not for long. Watergate was just up ahead. The riots that tore the nation’s Capitol apart were some years ago, but unrest and...

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Pre-order What it Was by George Pelecanos for .99¢

October 29, 2011
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It looks like Amazon has the pre-order price for What it Was by George Pelecanos set at .99¢. It comes out in January. Even if this winds up being an Amazon glitch (which has happened before) you’ve got nothing to lose because if they cancel the order you’ll get your money back or you...

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The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos – review

August 16, 2010
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The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos – review

I originally reviewed The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos on October 17th, 2006 The first chapter is brilliantly written and is one of the finest passages in a mystery novel that I have ever read. It opens on a crime scene in 1985 with a veteran police officer investigating a murder of a child...

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