The Martini Shot

The Martini Shot

Pelecanos' first collection of short stories. From conmen to cop shows. Read More »

The Double

The Double

Every man has his dark side...Spero Lucas confronts his own in the most explosive thriller yet from one of America's best-loved crime writers. Read More »

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What It Was

What It Was

Go back in time with Derek Strange and Frank Vaughn. Music. Cars. Drugs. Women. What it Was. Read More »

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The Cut

The Cut

The first in a new series of thrillers featuring Spero Lucas, a young man making his place in the world one battle and one mission at a time. Read More »

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The Way Home

The Way Home

A brilliant new novel about fathers and sons and the dangers of modern life. Now in paperback. Read More »

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The Turnaround

The Turnaround

On a hot summer afternoon in 1972, three teenagers drove into an unfamiliar neighborhood and six lives were altered forever. Read More »

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The Night Gardener

The Night Gardener

The haunting story of three cops—one good, one bad, one broken—and the murder that reunites them in a showdown decades in the making. Read More »

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Drama City

Drama City

A novel about two scarred and human people who must navigate one of life's most brutal passages. Read More »

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Hard Revolution

Hard Revolution

Rookie Derek Strange and Frank Vaughn, two cops struggling to do their jobs against the backdrop of a violent uprising, collide in the middle of a full-fury revolution. Read More »

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Soul Circus

Soul Circus

Derek Strange and Terry Quinn are back on the job and trying to get to the bottom of the tangled loyalties that have a local drug czar jailed on murder charges. Read More »

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Hell To Pay

Hell To Pay

Derek Strange and Terry Quinn, the team of investigators who made their debut in Right As Rain, are hired to find a 14-year-old girl who's run away from her home in the suburbs. Read More »

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Right As Rain

Right As Rain

George Pelecanos introduces two new characters, both former cops: one who walked away from the job with his pride and a life—and another who didn't. Read More »

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Shame The Devil

Shame The Devil

A story with a heart-stopping pace and the most evil killers this side of Elmore Leonard—but with an eye on the hereafter and the real cost of violence. Read More »

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The Sweet Forever

The Sweet Forever

Captures an unforgettable fight for survival as two men confront the most soul-chilling violence ever to visit Washington, D.C. Read More »

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Shoedog

Shoedog

Two strangers—one white, one black—have come together in a criminal's audacious plan. Read More »

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Down By the River Where the Dead Men Go

Down By the River Where the Dead Men Go

Nick Stefanos gets drawn into the murder of Calvin Jeter, an investigation that takes him through the roughest part of the nation's capital and the blackest parts of the human soul. Read More »

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The Big Blowdown

The Big Blowdown

For Joey Recevo and Pete Karras, two kids from one of Washington's rougher neighborhoods, the easiest work to find after the War is all criminal... Read More »

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King Suckerman

King Suckerman

A sizzling thriller that weaves the blaxploitation films, the drug deals, the soul music, and the racial tensions that defined the seventies into a story of natural-born killers and two men who risk everything to bring them down. Read More »

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Nick's Trip

Nick's Trip

Tending bar one night at the Spot, Nick Stefanos agrees to find Billy Goodrich's missing wife. And with that first step, he sets out on a one-way trip through a sewer of theft, intrigue, and love. Read More »

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A Firing Offense

A Firing Offense

Nick Stefanos, an aging salesman for Nutty Nathan's electronics, risks his already shaky position at work to locate the stockboy who has suddenly been declared missing. Read More »

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