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Right as Rain (Derek Strange & Terry Quinn Series #1)

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  • Posted July 6, 2011

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    Right as Rain

    Although there are many things that I love about George Pelecanos, my favorite author, three things automatically come to mind: First, Pelecanos writes outstanding dialogue that can stand up to the greats. Second, the pop-culture references in all of his books inspire me to to read the same books, watch the same movies, and listen to the same music as his characters. And third, Pelecanos is among the greatest writers of violence in all of fiction. Right as Rain offers all of these things and more and gave me the same thrill as watching a great movie. Right as Rain introduces a new character in the Pelecanos lexicon, Derek Strange and P.I. I never discuss plot but I will close with this: Right as Rain, as with Pelecanos' other novels is the most fun I had reading a book in a long time.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 15, 2009

    The Dark Mr. Pelecanos keeps providing noir of the highest quality.

    I had caught up with J. Kellerman's writing and was waiting for his next when The New Yorker made a comment on the new Pelecanos. I researched his book list and started with his first book and now working my way thru the whole list. He has renewed true noir with a capital N!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2008

    The Real Deal

    Great book. Everything a reader could want. Great characters, solid prose, dashes of humor, and a plot with twists, surprises and a satisfying conclusion. I'm happy to have found a new author to read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2002

    Best damn crime book period

    I could not put Right As Rain down at all. Started reading it at 10 at night got done at 4 in the morring. George P. Pelecanos is a great author

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2001

    Easy Read

    I recommend this to anyone wanting a change of pace from their daily how-to's, self-help's and financials. A good book for travel or a day off.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2001

    Good read. More

    Super book. Could not put it down.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2013

    Excellent read.

    Right as Rain is very suspenseful and had me turning the pages fast so I could read what was next. I recommend this book you must read this one!!

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  • Posted June 27, 2012

    not my thing

    Not really interested in this type of story or writing so my review is really useless to anyone.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2011

    Have not read it yet.

    Have not read it yet.

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  • Posted September 25, 2011

    Good

    Took awile to get into it and then i liked it

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Exciting urban suspense thriller

    In Washington DC, Caucasian cop Terry Quinn sees a black man holding down a white man to the ground. Terry tells the individual to put down his gun, but instead the culprit points the weapon at the police officer. Terry reacts and kills the assailant. It surfaces later that the dead man was a cop in civilian clothes and the person he held to the ground claimed police brutality. <P> Following that incident, terry quits the force to work at a bookstore, the ¿injured¿ party receives a huge settlement from the city, and the dead officer¿s reputation is shredded. Mrs. Wilson wants to clear her son¿s name, so she hires Derek Strange, a former police officer turned private detective. After investigating the case and meeting with Terry, Strange surprisingly likes the man. Both share a desire to learn why Officer Chris Weston was drunk an in an uncharacteristically killing rage. <P> No writer today does urban noir crime fiction as well as George R. Pelecanos does. He always tells quite a good story while smoothly weaving social commentary into the plot. The realistic charcaters are likable even if they do not appear anything like the boy next door. RIGHT AS RAIN is an urban suspense thriller that that showcases the author¿s immense talent. <P>Harriet Klausner

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