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Pelecanos, George P.

Overview
Works: 269 works in 1,324 publications in 18 languages and 47,243 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Drama  Suspense fiction  Television cop shows  Television programs  Psychological fiction  Television series  Detective and mystery television programs  War television programs 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Producer, Editor, Commentator, Scenarist, Creator
Classifications: PS3566.E354, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by George P Pelecanos
The night gardener : a novel by George P Pelecanos( Book )

70 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 2,750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1985, the body of a 14-year-old girl turns up in a Washington, D.C., park, the latest in a series of murders by a killer the media dub "The Night Gardener." T.C. Cook, the aging detective on the case, works with a quiet, almost monomaniacal, focus. Also involved are two young uniformed cops, Gus Ramone, who's diligent, conscientious and unimpressed by heroics, and Dan "Doc" Holiday, an adrenaline junkie who's decidedly less straight. Fast forward 20 years. Detective Ramone, now married with kids of his own, investigates the murder of one of his teenage son's friends. The homicide closely resembles the earlier unsolved Night Gardener murders. Holiday, now an alcoholic chauffeur and bodyguard, follows the case on his own and tracks down Cook, long retired but still obsessed with the original murders. While the three work together toward a suspenseful ending, Pelecanos emphasizes the fallacy of "solving" a murder and explores the ripple effects of violent crime on society
The cut : a novel by George P Pelecanos( Book )

41 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,200 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
Hell to pay : a novel by George P Pelecanos( Book )

65 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 2,173 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 )

37 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel takes us on a journey from the rock-and-soul streets of the 1970s to the changing neighbourhoods of Washington DC today. It is a story about fathers and sons, wives and husbands, loss, victory and ultimately violent redemption
Soul circus : a novel by George P Pelecanos( Book )

54 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,072 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 )

58 editions published between 1978 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,041 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 )

66 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 13 languages and held by 1,935 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
The double : a novel by George P Pelecanos( Book )

26 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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"-
The way home : a novel by George P Pelecanos( Book )

24 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,702 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?
Drama city : a novel by George P Pelecanos( Book )

50 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lorenzo Brown loves his work. In his job as an officer for the Humane Society, he cruises the city streets, looking for dogs that are being mistreated - underfed, unclean, trained to kill. He takes pride in making their lives better. And that pride helps Lorenzo resist the pull of easier money doing the kind of work that got him a recent prison bid." "Rachel Lopez loves her work, too. By day she is a parole officer, helping people - Lorenzo Brown among them - along a path to responsibility and advancement. At night she heads for the city's hotel bars, where she can always find a man who will let her act out her damage. She loses herself in sex and drink and more." "But Rachel's nights are taking a toll on her days. Lorenzo knows the signs. The trouble is, he truly needs her right now. There's an eruption coming in the streets he left behind, the kind of territorial war that takes down everyone even near it. Lorenzo needs every shred of support he can get to keep from being sucked back into that battleground. He reaches out to Rachel - but she may be too far gone to help either of them."--BOOK JACKET
The Pacific by Jeremy Podeswa( Visual )

8 editions published in 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dix épisodes. Suite à l'attaque de Pearl Harbor, de jeunes recrues pleines d'espoirs s'engagent ... Mini-série aux moyens colossaux pour cette description intimiste des ravages de la guerre
The wire( Visual )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 1,462 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
Treme by Anthony Hemingway( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over a year has passed since Katrina, but residents are finding it harder than ever to rebuild their lives, much less hold on to their special cultural identity. So why bother to stay? Because it's New Orleans. And New Orleans must go on
Shame the devil : a novel by George P Pelecanos( Book )

47 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,275 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 wire by Sonja Sohn( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyone is feeling the heat in Baltimore. The drug war is a losing campaign, bodies are piling up in the street and a desperate mayor demands to see some victories before Election Day
The martini shot : a novella and stories by George P Pelecanos( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whether they're cops or conmen, savage killers or creative types, gangsters or God-fearing citizens, George Pelecanos' characters are always engaged in a fight for their lives. They fight to advance or simply to survive; they fight against odds, against enemies, even against themselves. In this, his first collection of stories, the acclaimed novelist introduces readers to a vivid and eclectic cast of combatants. A seasoned claims investigator tracks a supposedly dead man from Miami to Brazil, only to be thrown off his game by a kid from the local slum. An aging loser takes a last stab at respectability by becoming a police informant. A Greek-American couple adopts an interracial trio of sons and then struggles to keep their family together, giving us a stirring bit of background on one of Pelecanos' most beloved protagonists, Spero Lucas. In the title novella - which takes its name from Hollywood slang for the last shot of the day, the one that comes before the liquor shots begin - we go behind the scenes of a television cop show, where a writer gets caught up in a drama more real than anything he could have conjured for a script. By turns heartbreaking and humane, brutal and funny, these finely constructed tales expose the violence and striving beneath the surface of any city and within any human heart. Tough, sexy, fast-paced, and crackling with energy, The Martini Shot is Pelecanos at his very best"--
The wire by David Simon( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"McNutty has been demoted to harbour patrol. Daniels is in the police-archive dungeon, Prez is chafing in the suburbs, and Greggs is stuck behind a desk. Meanwhile, on the docks of Baltimore harbour, the rank and fire scrounge for work and the union bosses take illegitimate measures to reinvigorate business, but a horrific discovery is about to blow the whole port inside out. While the detail is on ice, a new case begins"--Container
The cut : a novel by George P Pelecanos( Recording )

32 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 929 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 sweet forever : a novel by George P Pelecanos( Book )

30 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 924 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
 
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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׳

جورج پیکانوس

펠레카노스, 조지

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