Monday, August 11, 2008

George Pelecanos

One of my favorite crime writers is George Pelecanos, and I just finished reading THE TURNAROUND, his new book. It isn't his best mystery, but it's probably his best novel. I didn't think he'd be able to surpass THE NIGHT GARDENER, but this is pretty close. It just came out and we're hand-selling it like crazy. I won't give away any endings, but will say it's not as utterly dark as some of his other books, which is a welcome relief. You can read my full-length review of this terrific book in THE NEW YORK SUN next Wednesday (August 20). My weekly column, "The Crime Scene," runs every Wednesday ( I just wrote #250, so I'm closing in on five years) and is free on-line. Otto

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