THE NIGHT GARDENER by George Pelecanos

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We've said it before, and we'll say it again: George Pelecanos writes great crime fiction. Best known for his character-driven detective novels featuring D.C.-based private investigators Derek Strange and Nick Stefanos, this "Zola of Washington" imbues his gritty stories with a fierce intelligence and an epic sweep that have earned him a solid fan base. In this stand-alone thriller, three cops haunted by a series of unsolved murders reunite 20 years later to investigate a killing that mimics the cold cases. Peppered with the author's distinctively urban noir touches of violence, crime, and interracial tension, The Night Gardner is a read our booksellers call "riveting."

About George Pelecanos

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George Pelecanos is the author of several highly praised and bestselling novels, including The Cut, What It Was, The Way Home, The Turnaround, and The Night Gardener. He is also an independent-film producer, an essayist, and the recipient of numerous international writing awards. He was a producer and Emmy-nominated writer for The Wire and currently writes for the acclaimed HBO series Treme. He lives in Maryland.
Published January 1, 2006 by Little, Brown & Co..
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Book Reporter

Cook, a legend among his peers and the object of the admiration of two very different patrolmen, Gus Ramone and Doc Holiday, who are on the scene of what appears to be the last of the Night Gardener murders to handle crowd control.

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Suite 101

"The Night Gardener, " George Pelecanos' 13th novel, follows the ressurection of a 20-year old case on the rough and often heartless, streets of Washington DC.

Jan 10 2007 | Read Full Review of THE NIGHT GARDENER


All three have something in common - something to prove once and for all for themselves and for their careers.

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Bookmarks Magazine

A few critics noted a meandering plot and stylistic quirks (the victims’ names are all palindromes), but most agreed that Night Gardener "is heart-in-your-throat gripping from beginning to end" (New York Times).

Aug 22 2007 | Read Full Review of THE NIGHT GARDENER

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