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.
Nick Stefanos series
A Firing Offense (1992)
Nick's Trip (1993)
Down by the River Where the Dead Men Go (1995)
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)
Drama City (2005)
The Night Gardener (2006)
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