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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.

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The Man Who Came Uptown
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The Double
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The Cut
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The Way Home
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The Turnaround
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Drama City
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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)
  • The Man Who Came Uptown (September 2018)

Series contributed to

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

Anthologies edited

  • D.C. Noir 2 (2008)

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