The Night Gardener

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Thorndike Press, 2006 - Fiction - 547 pages
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When the body of a local teenager turns up in a community garden, veteran homicide detective Gus Ramone teams up with T.C. Cook, a legendary, now retired detective, and Dan "Doc" Holiday, his former partner who left the force under a cloud of suspicion.

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Audio book narrated by the author. 3.5*** (4**** for the book / 3*** for the audio) Detective Gus Ramone thinks he recognizes a signature in the body of a local teen found shot in a community garden ... Read full review

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I've come to develop an appreciation for the crime novels of George Pelecanos mostly because of his terrific knowledge of Washington, DC and suburban Maryland. However, this novel took me much deeper ... Read full review

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George P. Pelecanos was born in Washington, D.C. on February 18, 1957. Before becoming an author, he worked as a line cook, dishwasher, bartender, and woman's shoe salesman. His first novel, A Firing Offense, was published in 1992. His other books include Nick's Trip, Shoedog, King Suckerman, Right as Rain, Hard Revolution, Drama City, The Night Gardener, and What It Was. He has received numerous awards including the Raymond Chandler award in Italy, the Falcon award in Japan, and the Grand Prix Du Roman Noir in France. Hell to Pay and Soul Circus were awarded the 2003 and 2004 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes. He has served as producer on the feature films Caught (1996), Whatever (1998) and BlackMale (1999). He was a producer, writer, and story editor for the HBO series, The Wire, which won the Peabody Award and the AFI Award. He was also a writer and co-producer on the HBO World War II miniseries The Pacific and an executive producer and writer on the HBO series Treme.

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