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The Night Gardener

by George Pelecanos

The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos X
The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos
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    Aug 2006, 384 pages
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    Aug 2007, 364 pages

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George P. Pelecanos was born in Washington, D.C. in 1957. He worked as a line cook, dishwasher, bartender, shoe salesman, electronics salesman, and construction worker before publishing his first novel in 1992. He is the author of fourteen crime/noir novels to date, all set in and around Washington, D.C. In addition to his books and various works of short fiction he has also produced three feature films, Caught (1996), Whatever (1998) and Blackmale (1999), and is a staff writer and story editor for the HBO series, The Wire. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his wife and three children.

Bibliography

Nick Stefanos series
A Firing Offense (1992)
Nick's Trip (1993)
Down by the River Where the Dead Men Go (1995)

DC Quartet
The Big Blow Down (1996)
King Suckerman (1997)
The Sweet Forever (1998)
Shame the Devil (2000)

Derek Strange and Terry Quinn
Right As Rain (2001)
Hell To Pay (2002)
Soul Circus (2003)
Hard Revolution (2004)

Stand-Alones
Shoedog (1994)
Drama City (2005)
The Night Gardener (2006)

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