His latest novel is The Turnaround.
Pelecanos was also an Emmy nominee for HBO's The Wire.
For Newsweek, he named his five most important crime novels...and addressed two related issues:
A CLASSIC YOU'VE REVISITED WITH DISAPPOINTMENT:Read more about Pelecanos' most important crime novels.
"The Godfather" by Mario Puzo. Except for the page that features Sonny and the bridesmaid. That page never disappoints.
A BOOK YOU HOPE PARENTS READ TO THEIR KIDS:
"True Grit" by Charles Portis. A great adult novel with a strong, teenage female protagonist.
Listen to an excerpt from The Turnaround.
Visit the official George Pelecanos website.