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The Martini Shot

The Martini Shot

A Novella and Stories

Short stories and a novella from one of crime fiction’s most revered writers.


In his first collection of stories, George Pelecanos introduces us to a vivid cast of characters, all of them fighting against odds, against enemies, or against themselves. A seasoned claims investigator tracks a supposedly dead man from Miami to Brazil, only to be thrown off his game by a kid from the local slum. An aging loser takes a last stab at respectability by becoming a police informant. In the title novella, we go behind the scenes of a television cop show, where a writer gets caught up in a drama more real than anything he could have conjured.

By turns heartbreaking and humane, brutal and funny, these tales expose the violence and striving beneath the surface of any city and within any human heart. Tough, sexy, and crackling with energy, THE MARTINI SHOT is Pelecanos at his very best.
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Genre: Fiction / Fiction / Short Stories (single Author)

On Sale: March 15th 2016

Price: $14.99 / $17.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 304

ISBN-13: 9780316284387

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Praise

Praise for THE DOUBLE:

"It's astonishing all the good stuff Pelecanos can pack into one unpretentious book that make the story so rich."—Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review
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"Pelecanos at his best...The Cut crackles with energy."—Dan DeLuca, Philadelphia Inquirer
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"Every time I read one of George Pelecanos's novels, I'm left a little awed...The guy's a national treasure."—Dennis Lehane
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"A lean, swift, atmospheric detective novel...The Cut is a resourceful and notably original work the delivers the thrills of an action movie and the poignancy of fine storytelling."—Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal
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