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The Martini Shot and Other Stories by George Pelecanos
  

The Martini Shot and Other Stories

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A collection of stories, mostly gritty low-level crime stories set on Washington DC's mean streets.

If you like George Pelecanos you might also like to read books by James Ellroy, George V. Higgins and Elmore Leonard.

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Synopsis

The Martini Shot and Other Stories by George Pelecanos

THE MARTINI SHOT itself is set in the world of TV, featuring a scriptwriter on a popular cop show. When a member of the crew is murdered, the screenwriter decides to track down the perpetrators himself, to see if as a writer he can do more than just talk the talk.

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Even if you didn't know that Pelecanos is a hotshot screenwriter - his CV includes The Wire, The Pacific and Treme - you would soon guess so as you tore through these tough and slangy tales of drugs and death ... Pelecanos knows how to make every word count. EVENING STANDARD For anyone who has somehow missed out on Pelecanos, he is up there with Elmore Leonard and even Chandler DAILY MAIL Pelecanos displays a ferocious understanding of street reality and an empathy for America's downtrodden GUARDIAN


About the Author

George Pelecanos

George P. Pelecanos was born in Washington, DC in 1957. His first novel was published in 1992 and alongside his consequential success as an author, he has also worked as producer, writer and story editor for the acclaimed and award-winning US crime series, The Wire. His writing for the show earned him an Emmy nomination.

He is the author of fifteen crime novels set in and around Washington, DC. The Big Blowdown was the recipient of the International Crime Novel of the Year award in both Germany and Japan; King Suckerman was shortlisted for the Gold Dagger Award in the UK. His short fiction has appeared in Esquire and the collections Unusual Suspects and Best American Mystery Stories of 1997. He is an award-winning journalist and pop-culture essayist who has written for the Washington Post.

Pelecanos can also claim credit for involvement in the production of several feature films. Most recently, as a screenwriter for film, he has written an adaptation of King Suckerman for Dimension Films, and was co-writer on the Paid in Full.

Pelecanos lives in Silver Spring, Maryland, with his wife and three children.

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Publication date

1st January 2015

Author

George Pelecanos

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Hardback
304 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9781409151333

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