Right As Rain

A Derek Strange Novel
By George P. Pelecanos (Trade Paperback, 2011)
Derek Strange is a black ex-cop in Washington D.C. who now makes a living running his own private detective agency. He is hired to investigate the killing of an off-duty black policeman by a white police officer -- a killing that was supposedly accidental, but that has opened difficult questions about racism on the force. In the course of that investigation the white officer, Terry Quinn, becomes Strange's friend and then his partner. Together they try to uncover what really happened that night, when Quinn came upon a confusing and treacherous crime scene. Along the way they confront the kingpins of a flourishing drug trade and some of the most implacable, dead-eyed killers ever to grace the pages of a novel.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $15.00 US/$17.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316099295

    • On Sale Date: 02/23/2011

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    • Imprint: Back Bay Books

    Formats Available: Electronic Book, Trade Paperback

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Derek Strange is a black ex-cop in Washington D.C. who now makes a living running his own private detective agency. He is hired to investigate the killing of an off-duty black policeman by a white police officer -- a killing that was supposedly accidental, but that has opened difficult questions about racism on the force. In the course of that investigation the white officer, Terry Quinn, becomes Strange's friend and then his partner. Together they try to uncover what really happened that night, when Quinn came upon a confusing and treacherous crime scene. Along the way they confront the kingpins of a flourishing drug trade and some of the most implacable, dead-eyed killers ever to grace the pages of a novel.

George Pelecanos is the author of several highly praised and bestselling novels, including The Cut, What It Was, The Way Home, The Turnaround, and The Night Gardener. He is also an independent-film producer, an essayist, and the recipient of numerous international writing awards. He was a producer and Emmy-nominated writer for The Wire and currently writes for the acclaimed HBO series Treme. He lives in Maryland.
  • "Pelecanos displays in great abundance and to entertaining effect a Tarantino touch . . . an especially well-imagined motely crew." (New York Times Book Review).

  • "There's a lot to like about Right as Rain. . . . Pelecanos has created a tremendously powerful protagonist in Derek Strange." (USA Today).

  • "Superior crime fiction, plus something more: incisive social commentary and serious literature with staying power." (Seattle Times).

  • (Publishers Weekly).

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Right As Rain
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $15.00 US/$17.00 CAN
  • Pages: 352
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316099295
  • On Sale Date: 02/23/2011
Right As Rain