You are here: Home > Author Pages > Pelecanos, George

VJ Books Presents Author George Pelecanos!

Author George Pelecanos

George Pelecanos was born in Washington, D.C. in 1957.  He worked as a line cook, dishwasher, bartender, and woman's shoe salesman before publishing his first novel in 1992.

Pelecanos is the author of eighteen novels set in and around Washington, D.C.: A Firing Offense, Nick's Trip, Shoedog, Down By the River Where the Dead Men Go, The Big Blowdown, King Suckerman, The Sweet Forever, Shame the Devil, Right as Rain, Hell to Pay, Soul Circus, Hard Revolution, Drama City, The Night Gardener, The Turnaround, The Way Home, The Cut, and What It Was

He has been the recipient of the Raymond Chandler award in Italy, the Falcon award in Japan, and the Grand Prix Du Roman Noir in France.  Hell to Pay and Soul Circus were awarded the 2003 and 2004 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes.  His short fiction has appeared in Esquire, Playboy, and the collections Unusual Suspects, Best American Mystery Stories of 1997, Measures of Poison, Best American Mystery Stories of 2002, Men From Boys, and Murder at the Foul Line.  He served as editor on the collections D.C. Noir and D.C. Noir 2: The Classics, as well as The Best Mystery Stories of 2008.  He is an award-winning essayist who has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, GQ, Sight and Sound, Uncut, Mojo, and numerous other publications.   

Pelecanos served as producer on the feature films Caught (Robert M. Young, 1996), Whatever (Susan Skoog, 1998) and BlackMale (George and Mike Baluzy, 1999), and was the U.S. distributor of John Woo's cult classic, The Killer and Richard Bugajski's Interrogation.  Most recently, he was a producer, writer, and story editor for the acclaimed HBO dramatic series, The Wire, winner of the Peabody Award and the AFI Award.  He was nominated for an Emmy for his writing on that show.  He was a writer and co-producer on the World War II miniseries The Pacific, and is currently at work as an executive producer and writer on David Simon's HBO dramatic series Treme, shot in New Orleans.

Pelecanos lives with his family in Silver Spring, Maryland.  

His website: www.hachettebookgroup.com/features/georgepelecanos/

Make sure you don't miss his new releases! Sign up for our Book Club.

The Double
Signed First Edition

The Double by George Pelecanos

The Cut
Signed First Edition

The Cut by George Pelecanos

The Way Home
Signed First Edition

The Way Home by George Pelcanos

The Turnaround
Signed First Edition

The Turnaround by George Pelecanos

Drama City
Signed First Edition

Drama City by George Pelecanos

Hard Revolution
Signed First Edition

Hard Revolution by George Pelecanos

To see George Pelecanos' bibliography, click here or scroll to the bottom of the page.

Sort By:
Page of 1
Pelecanos, George - Cut, The (Signed BCE) Pelecanos, George | Cut, The | Signed Book Club Edition

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  August 2011 NY: Hachette   Book Club Edition, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $12.99
Pelecanos, George - Cut, The (Signed First Edition) Pelecanos, George | Cut, The | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  August 2011 NY: Hachette  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $39.99
Pelecanos, George - Cut, The (Signed First Edition) Pelecanos, George | Cut, The | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  August 2011 NY: Hachette  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $19.99 --> Learn more about Remainder Marks
Pelecanos, George - Double, The (Signed First Edition) Pelecanos, George | Double, The | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book  October 2013 NY: Little, Brown & Co.  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $36.99
Pelecanos, George | Double, The | Signed First Edition Book Pelecanos, George | Double, The | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Large Print Hardcover Book. 2013 NY: Little, Brown First large print edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $9.99 --> Learn more about Remainder Marks
Pelecanos, George - Drama City (Limited, Numbered) Pelecanos, George | Drama City | Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Book

2005 NY: Dennis McMillan  Deluxe limited edition, numbered and slipcased, first printing, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $199.99
Pelecanos, George | Drama City | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Pelecanos, George | Drama City | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC  2005 NY: Little, Brown & Co.  Advance  reading copy, new in pictorial wraps, signed by author.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $27.99 --> Why collect ADVANCE READING COPIES?
Pelecanos, George - Drama City (Signed First Edition) Pelecanos, George | Drama City | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2005 NY: Little, Brown & Co.  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $39.99
Pelecanos, George - Drama City (Signed First Edition) Pelecanos, George | Drama City | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2005 NY: Little, Brown & Co.  First edition, first printing, fine in a near-fine dust jacket (ink smear to front), signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $17.99
Pelecanos, George - Drama City (Signed First Edition UK) Pelecanos, George | Drama City | Signed First Edition UK Book

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book.  2005 LON: Orion  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $69.99
Hard Revolution by George Pelecanos (Advance Reading Copy) Pelecanos, George | Hard Revolution | Advance Reading Copy Book

ARC Book.  2004 NY: Little, Brown & Co.  Advance reading copy uncorrected proof, first printing, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $16.99 --> Why collect ADVANCE READING COPIES?
Pelecanos, George - Hard Revolution (First Edition) Pelecanos, George | Hard Revolution | First Edition Book

2004 NY: Little, Brown & Co.  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $19.99 --> Add a BOOKPLATE to this book
Pelecanos, George - Hard Revolution (Limited, Numbered) Pelecanos, George | Hard Revolution | Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Book

2004 AZ: Dennis McMillan  Deluxe limited edition, numbered and slipcased, first printing, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $199.99
Pelecanos, George - Hard Revolution (Signed First Edition) Pelecanos, George | Hard Revolution | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2004 NY: Little, Brown & Co.  Signed, 1st edition/1st printing. Mint, new/unread.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $39.99
Pelecanos, George - Hard Revolution (Signed later printing) Pelecanos, George | Hard Revolution | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2004 NY: Little, Brown & Co.  1st edition, later printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $6.99 --> Learn more about Remainder Marks
Pelecanos, George - Hard Revolution (Signed First Edition UK) Pelecanos, George | Hard Revolution | Signed First Edition UK Book

Author Signed UK Hardcover Book.  2004 LON: Orion  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $69.99
Pelecanos, George - Hell to Pay (First Edition) Pelecanos, George | Hell to Pay | First Edition Book

2002 NY: Little, Brown & Co.  First  edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $19.99 --> Add a BOOKPLATE to this book
Pelecanos, George - Hell to Pay (First UK) Pelecanos, George | Hell to Pay | First Edition UK Book

Hardcover Book. 2002 LON: Orion Publishing  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $19.99 --> Add a BOOKPLATE to this book
Pelecanos, George - Hell to Pay (Signed First Edition) Pelecanos, George | Hell to Pay | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2002 NY: Little, Brown & Co.  First  edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $39.99
Pelecanos, George - Hell to Pay (Signed First Edition) Pelecanos, George | Hell to Pay | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book  2002 NY: Little, Brown & Co.  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by author, remainder marked. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.  A Shamus/PWA Winner!

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $19.99 --> Learn more about Remainder Marks
Pelecanos, George - Hell to Pay (Signed First Edition) Pelecanos, George | Hell to Pay | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2002 NY: Little, Brown & Co.  First  edition, later printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $15.99
Pelecanos, George - Hell to Pay (Signed First Edition UK) Pelecanos, George | Hell to Pay | Signed First Edition UK Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2002 LON: Orion Publishing  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $69.99
Pelecanos, George - Martini Shot, The (Signed First Edition) Pelecanos, George | Martini Shot, The | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book January 2015 NY: Little, Brown & Co.  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $36.99
Pelecanos, George | Nick's Trip | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book Pelecanos, George | Nick's Trip | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

Signed Trade Paperback Edition 1993 NY: Back Bay Books First trade Paperback edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wraps, signed by the author.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $17.99 --> Why buy TRADE PAPERBACKS?
Pelecanos, George - Night Gardener (Limited, Numbered) Pelecanos, George | Night Gardener | Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Book

2006 AZ: Dennis McMillan   Deluxe limited edition, numbered and slipcased, first printing, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $199.99
Pelecanos, George - Night Gardener (Signed First Edition) Pelecanos, George | Night Gardener | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2006 NY:Warner Books  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $39.99
Pelecanos, George | Night Gardener, The | First Edition Book Pelecanos, George | Night Gardener, The | First Edition Book

2006 NY: Little, Brown & Co.  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $19.99 --> Add a BOOKPLATE to this book
Pelecanos, George - Right as Rain (Signed Advance Reading Copy) Pelecanos, George | Right as Rain | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC  2001 NY: Little, Brown & Co.  Advance  reading copy, new in pictorial wraps, signed by author.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $36.99 --> Why collect ADVANCE READING COPIES?
Pelecanos, George - Right as Rain (Signed First Edition) Pelecanos, George | Right As Rain | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2001 NY: Little, Brown  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $19.99 --> Learn more about Remainder Marks
Pelecanos, George - Shame the Devil (Limited, Numbered) Pelecanos, George | Shame the Devil | Signed & Numbered Limited Edition Book

2000 LON: Dennis McMillan  Deluxe limited edition, numbered and slipcased, first printing, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by author.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $199.99
Pelecanos, George - Shame the Devil (Signed First Edition) Pelecanos, George | Shame the Devil | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2000 NY: Little, Brown & Co.  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $59.99
Pelecanos, George - Shame the Devil (Signed First Edition) Pelecanos, George | Shame the Devil | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book  2000 NY: Little, Brown & Co.  First  edition, first printing, fine in fine dust jacket, signed by author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $19.99 --> Learn more about Remainder Marks
Pelecanos, George | Shame the Devil | Signed First Edition Book Pelecanos, George | Shame the Devil | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2000 NY: Little, Brown & Co.   First edition, first printing,fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $25.99
Pelecanos, George - Signed Bookplate (Signed Bookplate) Pelecanos, George | Signed Bookplate | Signed Bookplate

Author Signed Bookplate.  Self-adhesive label, approximately 3" x 4" (though sizes may vary slightly), signed by the author.

Available
VJ Books Price $15.99
Pelecanos, George - Soul Circus (First UK Edition) Pelecanos, George | Soul Circus | First Edition UK Book

2003 LON: Orion  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $29.99 --> Add a BOOKPLATE to this book
Pelecanos, George - Soul Circus (Signed First Edition) Pelecanos, George | Soul Circus | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2003 NY: Little, Brown & Co.   First edition, first printing,fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author. Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $19.99
Pelecanos, George | Soul Circus | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book Pelecanos, George | Soul Circus | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

Author Signed Trade Paper 2003 NY: Bay Back Books First Trade Paperback edition, first printing, fine in fine pictorial wraps, signed by the author.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $12.99
Pelecanos, George | Soul Circus | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book Pelecanos, George | Soul Circus | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

Author Signed Trade Paper 2003 NY: Bay Back Books First Trade Paperback edition, first printing, fine in fine pictorial wraps (small 1/2" tear to front edge), signed by the author.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $4.99
Pelecanos, George - Soul Circus (Signed First Edition UK) Pelecanos, George | Soul Circus | Signed First Edition UK Book

2003 LON: Orion  First UK edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $69.99
Pelecanos, George - Soul Circus/Hell To Pay (Signed Advance Reading Copy) Pelecanos, George | Soul Circus/Hell To Pay | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC  2003 NY: Little, Brown & Co.  Advance   reading copy, new in pictorial wraps, signed by author.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $25.99 --> Why collect ADVANCE READING COPIES?
Pelecanos, George - Sweet Forever, The (Signed First Edition) Pelecanos, George | Sweet Forever, The | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1998 NY: Little, Brown & Co.  First  edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $49.99
Pelecanos, George - The Way Home (Signed First Edition) Pelecanos, George | The Way Home | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  May 2009 NY: Little, Brown and Co.  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $39.99
Pelecanos, George | The Turnaround | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy Pelecanos, George | Turnaround, The | Signed Book - Advance Reading Copy

Author Signed ARC  2008 NY: Little, Brown & Co.  Advance  reading copy, new in pictorial wraps, signed by author.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $27.99 --> Why collect ADVANCE READING COPIES?
Pelecanos, George - Turnaround, The (Signed First Edition) Pelecanos, George | Turnaround, The | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2008 NY: Little, Brown & Company  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $39.99
Pelecanos, George - Turnaround, The (Signed First Edition) Pelecanos, George | Turnaround, The | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2008 NY: Little, Brown & Company  First edition, first printing, fine in a fine dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $19.99 --> Learn more about Remainder Marks
Pelecanos, George - Turnaround, The (Signed First Edition) Pelecanos, George | Turnaround, The | Signed First Edition Book

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2008 NY: Little, Brown & Company  First edition, first printing, near-fine (toning) in a near-fine (couple of rub spots on front) dust jacket, signed by the author, remainder marked.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $7.99 --> Learn more about Remainder Marks
Pelecanos, George - What It Was (Signed Trade Paper) Pelecanos, George | What It Was | Signed First Edition Trade Paper Book

Signed Trade Paperback edition.  January 2012 NY: Little, Brown   First trade Paperback edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wraps, signed by the author.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $19.99 --> Why buy TRADE PAPERBACKS?
Pelecanos, George - What It Was (Signed Trade Paper) Pelecanos, George | What It Was | Signed Limited Edition Book

Limited First Edition.  January 2012 NY: Little, Brown   Limited Hardcover edition, first printing, fine, fine in fine embossed boards in matching slipcase (no dust jacket as issued), signed by the author, remainder marked.

Usually Ships in 24 to 72 Hours
VJ Books Price $29.99 --> Learn more about Remainder Marks
   
 
George Pelecanos Bibliography

Nick Stefanos Series

1. A Firing Offense (1992)
2. Nick's Trip (1993)
3. Down by the River Where the Dead Men Go (1995)
4. Stefanos Novels: Down By The River, A Firing Offence, Nick's Trip (omnibus) (2002)

The DC Quartet

1. The Big Blow Down (1996)
2. King Suckerman (1997)
3. The Sweet Forever (1998)
4. Shame the Devil (2000)

Derek Strange & Terry Quinn Series

1. Right As Rain (2001)
2. Hell To Pay (2002)
3. Soul Circus (2003)
4. Hard Revolution (2004)
5. Right as Rain, Hell to Pay, Soul Circus (omnibus) (2005)

Spero Lucas Series

1. The Cut (2011)
2. The Double (2013)

Other Novels

Shoedog (1994)
Drama City (2005)
The Night Gardener (2006)
The Turnaround (2008)
The Way Home (2009)
What It Was (2012)

Series contributed to

Best American Mystery Stories (with Otto Penzler)
The Best American Mystery Stories 2008 (2008)

Anthologies edited

D.C. Noir 2 (2008)



Go to top of page