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Pelecanos, George P.

Works: 176 works in 1,139 publications in 20 languages and 47,889 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Television cop shows  Television programs  Detective and mystery television programs  Television series  Detective and mystery fiction  War television programs  Domestic fiction  Television mini-series 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Producer, Editor, Commentator, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3566.E354, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about George P Pelecanos
Most widely held works by George P Pelecanos
The wire by David Simon( Visual )

67 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 3,781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a single sprawling drug and murder investigation in Baltimore. Told from the point of view of both the police and their targets, where easy distinctions between good and evil are challenged at every turn
The night gardener : a novel by George P Pelecanos( Book )

61 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 13 languages and held by 2,902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the body of a local teenager turns up in a community garden, veteran homicide detective Gus Ramone teams up with T.C. Cook, a legendary, now retired detective, and Dan "Doc" Holiday, his former partner who left the force under a cloud of suspicion
Hell to pay : a novel by George P Pelecanos( Book )

64 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 2,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hired to find a fourteen-year-old girl who has run away from home and started working as a prostitute, Derek Strange and Terry Quinn are forced to confront a dangerous adversary in pimp Worldwide Wilson
The turnaround : a novel by George P Pelecanos( Book )

35 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-five years after a devastating accident that irrevocably shapes the lives of six people, a pair of redemption-seeking survivors reaches out to one another in an effort that is compromised by a fellow survivor's release from prison
Soul circus : a novel by George P Pelecanos( Book )

53 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the midst of a brutal courtroom battle during which a Washington, D.C., crime overlord faces the death penalty and his rivals vie for his territory, private investigator Derek Strange struggles to protect the life of a witness
Hard revolution : a novel by George P Pelecanos( Book )

52 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 2,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers--rookie police officer Derek Strange, and his older brother, Dennis, a troubled Vietnam Veteran--become caught up in the riots engulfing Washington, D.C., in the wake of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr
Right as rain : a novel by George P Pelecanos( Book )

65 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 13 languages and held by 2,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a mother's request, Derek Strange investigates the killing of one police officer by another in "the D.C. underworld, where police officers and criminals operate by their own secret laws, and where human life is sometimes of less consequence than cash, drugs, and other forms of currency."--Jacket
Treme by Anthony Hemingway( Visual )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rampant crime and government ineptitude continue to cripple the city's recovery, with outside profiteers looking to cash in on short-term gains. The series' focus is still on ordinary people, but they no longer accept their lack of influence on the institutions that have controlled the city
Drama city : a novel by George P Pelecanos( Book )

47 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoping to start over after serving eight years in prison, Lorenzo Brown returns to the Washington, D.C., neighborhood of his youth to take a job as a Humane Society officer but finds challenges from a local drug boss
The way home : a novel by George P Pelecanos( Book )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Flynn's rocky relationship with his son Chris, who spent time in a juvenile prison a decade ago, is finally moving away from distrust and scorn. When a burglary breaks their uneasy détente, will Chris be pulled back into treachery and violence?
The Pacific by Eileen Tamura( Visual )

7 editions published in 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extraordinary experiences of three men and their fellow Marines take them from the first clash with the Japanese in the haunted jungles of Guadalcanal, through the impenetrable rain forests of Cape Gloucester, across the blasted coral strongholds of Peleliu, up the black sand terraces of Iwo Jima, through the killing fields of Okinawa, to the triumphant, yet uneasy, return home after V-J Day
Shame the devil : a novel by George P Pelecanos( Book )

46 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man falling apart after his young son is shot during a robbery in Washington gets a new lease on life when the robber returns to the city. Tipped off by a PI, Dimitri Karras sets out to avenge his son
What it was : a novel by George P Pelecanos( Book )

22 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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"--
The sweet forever : a novel by George P Pelecanos( Book )

28 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drug war breaks out in Washington involving gangs and crooked policemen. The action is seen through the eyes of Marcus Clay and Dimitri Karras, owners of a record store in the black ghetto
The cut a novel by George P Pelecanos( Recording )

23 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After returning home from serving in Iraq, Spero Lucas makes a living doing special investigations for a defense attorney and catches the attention of a high-profile crime boss who offers Lucas a high paying job he can't refuse
The big blowdown by George P Pelecanos( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on two immigrant boys growing up in 1940s Washington--their friendship, their loves and their crimes. One Greek, the other Italian, they are involved in collection work for loan sharks who prey on immigrants. By the author of Nick's Trip
King Suckerman : a novel by George P Pelecanos( Book )

35 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gang war breaks out between drug dealers in Washington after one man insults another. The protagonists are two drug-dealing friends, Dimitri Karras, a Greek, and Marcus Clay, an African American. Part crime novel, part analysis of our violent society
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Hell to pay : a novel
Alternative Names
George P. Pelecanos scrittore statunitense

George P. Pelecanos US-amerikanischer Journalist, Kriminalschriftsteller, Drehbuchautor und Produzent

George Pelecanos Amerikaans schrijver

George Pelecanos amerikansk forfatter

George Pelecanos écrivain américain

Pelecanos , George

Pelecanos, George 1957-

Pelekanos, Dzordz 1957-

Τζωρτζ Πελεκάνος Αμερικανός συγγραφέας

Джордж Пелеканус

פלקונס, ג׳ורג׳ פ׳

펠레카노스, 조지


ペレケーノス, ジョージ・P

The night gardener : a novelHell to pay : a novelThe turnaround : a novelSoul circus : a novelHard revolution : a novelRight as rain : a novelDrama city : a novelThe way home : a novel