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Pelecanos, George P.

Overview
Works: 266 works in 955 publications in 6 languages and 46,216 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  History  Television cop shows  Television series  Personal narratives‡vAmerican 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Producer, Commentator, Scenarist, Editor
Classifications: PS3566.E354, 813.54
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Most widely held works by George P Pelecanos
The night gardener : a novel by George P Pelecanos ( Book )
24 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 3,143 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
Soul circus : a novel by George P Pelecanos ( Book )
34 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,543 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
Hell to pay : a novel by George P Pelecanos ( Book )
36 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 2,537 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
Hard revolution : a novel by George P Pelecanos ( Book )
29 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in English and held by 2,529 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
The turnaround : a novel by George P Pelecanos ( Book )
19 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 2,335 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
Right as rain : a novel by George P Pelecanos ( Book )
42 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,257 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
Drama city : a novel by George P Pelecanos ( Book )
26 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,086 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 cut : a novel by George P Pelecanos ( Book )
20 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 2,039 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 way home : a novel by George P Pelecanos ( Book )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,871 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 Jérémy Podeswa ( Visual )
8 editions published in 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,489 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 )
23 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,471 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
The double : a novel by George P Pelecanos ( Book )
9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"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. The job seems simple enough: retrieve the valuable painting--"The Double"--Grace Kinkaid's ex-boyfriend stole from her. It's the sort of thing Spero Lucas specializes in: finding what's missing, and doing it quietly. But Grace wants more. She wants Lucas to find the man who humiliated her--a violent career criminal with a small gang of brutal thugs at his beck and call. Lucas is a man who knows how to get what he wants, whether it's a thief on the run--or a married woman. In the midst of a steamy, passionate love affair that he knows can't last, in pursuit of a dangerous man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants, Lucas is forced to decide what kind of man he is--and how far he'll go to get what he wants"--
What it was : a novel by George P Pelecanos ( Book )
21 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,140 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 )
15 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,026 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 wire ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,023 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 big blowdown by George P Pelecanos ( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 946 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
The wire ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows a single sprawling drug investigation in Baltimore, against the backdrop of the mayor's reelection campaign. 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 wire ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This unvarnished, highly realistic series 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 way home by George P Pelecanos ( Recording )
11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Former show writer for HBO's hit series The Wire, George Pelecanos also pens detective novels primarily set in Washington, D.C. Here, he presents his fifth stand-alone novel
The turnaround by George P Pelecanos ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 756 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
 
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Pelecanos, George.
Pelecanos, George 1957-
פלקונס, ג׳ורג׳ פ׳
ジョージ・P.ペレケーノス
ペレケーノス, ジョージ・P
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