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George Pelecanos

George Pelecanos

·3.81·48,918 Ratings
“ Don't count the days, make the days count. ” ― Muhammad Ali
Authors' Books
  • Shame the Devil

    2005·
    ·3.9·1,243 Ratings
    A robbery goes wrong, workers are shot, the gunman's brother is killed by police and a boy is run over in the getaway. Now the heat has died down, the gunman is determined to avenge his lost brother by killing everyone involved in his death.
  • The Big Blowdown

    2011·
    ·4.03·2,142 Ratings
    Washington DC, 1946. For two local young men, Pete Karras and Joey Recevo, the easiest way to find work after the war is by providing a little muscle for a local boss who runs a protection racket with the Mafia. The trouble with Pete Karras is that he is
  • Hell to Pay

    2003·
    ·3.88·1,871 Ratings
    Following 'Shame the Devil', George P. Pelecanos returns with his second novel starring Derek Strange and Terry Quinn - grizzled PI and erratic ex-cop.
  • Nick's Trip

    1999·
    ·3.83·1,093 Ratings
  • King Suckerman

    2001·
    ·4·1,588 Ratings
    It's the week leading up to the Bicentennial celebration in Washington, D.C., and King Suckerman is the hot new blaxploitation film that's got everyone talking. Small-time dealer Dimitri Karras and his friend, record-store owner Marcus Clay, are out looki
  • A Firing Offense

    1999·
    ·3.76·1,357 Ratings
    As advertising director of Nutty Nathan's, Nick Stefanos knows all the tricks of the electronics business. Blow-out sales and shady deals are his life. When a stockroom boy hooked on speed metal and the fast life disappears, Nick has to help find him.
  • Hard Revolution

    2005·
    ·3.97·1,782 Ratings
    In this prequel to the two highly successful Derek Strange novels, George P. Pelecanos illuminates his early life as a black police officer in Washington in 1968.
  • The Sweet Forever

    2000·
    ·3.98·1,425 Ratings
    Marcus Clay's record store is at the epicenter of the drug trade in Washington, D.C., in the mid-1980s. Dimitri Karras, his best friend and store manager, is rapidly developing a nasty drug habit. But things get worse when the two men witness the theft of
  • True Confessions

    2005·
    ·3.71·333 Ratings
    In 1940s Los Angeles, an unidentified murder victim is found bisected in a shadowy lot. A catchy nickname is given her in jest—"The Virgin Tramp"—and suddenly a "nice little homicide that would have drifted off the front pages in a couple of days" bec
  • Right as Rain (Derek Strange and Terry Quinn #1)

    2001·
    ·3.87·3,513 Ratings
    A couple of ex-policemen turned private detectives are hired to investigate the death of a black policeman at the hands of a white one. The two detectives soon find themselves up against institutionalised racism and the worst killers in the USA.
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