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									George P. PelecanosGeorge P. Pelecanos
A devotee of the hard-boiled school of detective fiction, George P. Pelecanos has honed his street-smart style with a series of detective thrillers all set in the seamier corners of the D.C./Maryland/Virginia triangle.

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George P. Pelecanos
Current Home:
Silver Spring, Maryland
Date of Birth:
February 18, 1957
Place of Birth:
Washington, D.C.
B.A., University of Maryland at College Park, 1980
Los Angeles Times Book Award for Hell to Pay, 2003

Pelecanos's Latest

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								The Night Gardener, Author: 
								George P. Pelecanos .

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The Night Gardener
by George P. Pelecanos
Twenty years ago, three teenagers with palindromic names (Otto, Ava, and Eve) ended up abused and murdered in the park. Detectives Gus Ramone and Dan Holiday must reopen the case when Asa, a friend of Gus's son, turns up dead.

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*  A Firing Offense (1992)
*  The Big Blowdown (1996)
*  King Suckerman (1997)
*  Shame the Devil (2000)
*  Hell to Pay (2002)
*  Soul Circus (2003)
*  Hard Revolution (2004)
*  Drama City (2004)
*  The Night Gardener (2006)

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The Best Book to Read First

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								A Firing Offense, Author: 
								George P. Pelecanos.

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A Firing Offense
by George P. Pelecanos
In his first novel, Pelecanos introduces recurring hero Nick Stefanos -- a salesman for Nutty Nathan's electronics and wannabe sleuth. In this debut adventure, Nick risks his already shaky position at work to locate a stockboy who has suddenly turned up missing. "Pelecanos is a fresh, new, utterly hardboiled voice," raved The Washington Post. "A Firing Offense is full of virtuoso scenes of imaginative sex and substance abuse, suspenseful action, and brooding meditation on a newly lost generation. A contemporary classic."

From Page to Screen

Pelecanos served as producer on the feature films Caught (1996), Whatever (1998), and Blackmale (1999) and was the U.S. distributor of John Woo's cult classic The Killer. Most recently, he has written a script based on a team in the American Basketball Association, The Spirits of St. Louis, for HBO Films and is a staff writer and story editor for the acclaimed HBO dramatic series The Wire. His novel Right as Rain is currently in development with director Curtis Hanson (L.A. Confidential, Wonder Boys) and Warner Bros.