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August 04, 2008


Scott Parker

Pelecanos, along with Lehane, are the two authors responsible for my love of crime fiction. The Turnaround is next on my list. Right now, I'm trying to get out of a skyscraper with Jamie DeBroux in Duane Swierczynski's Severance Package.


good article

thank you



Roddy Reta

I read this novel, and enjoyed it quite a bit. the ending is a bit too neat and sentimental, however.

What is Pelecanos' masterpiece?

David J. Montgomery

I thought The Big Blowdown was stunning when I read it years ago. I haven't read it again, but I'd like to sometime to see how it holds up.

That being said, I think the books in the Derek Strange/Terry Quinn trilogy -- Right as Rain, Hell to Pay, Soul Circus -- are his best work so far.

Leonard T. Carruthers

Looking forward to this book.

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