Book Recommendation: The Martini Shot by George Pelecanos

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Book Recommendation: The Martini Shot by George Pelecanos

 

The Martini Shot (2015) by George Pelecanos is a collection of seven short stories and a novella. It is easy to recommend this easy to read book that you will not want to put down. This Maryland author is well know for his books about the dark side of street life in Washington, DC. Use the links for more information.

 

"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. A Greek-American couple adopts an interracial trio of sons and then struggles to keep their family together, giving us a stirring bit of background on one of Pelecanos' most beloved protagonists, Spero Lucas. In the title novella - which takes its name from Hollywood slang for the last shot of the day, the one that comes before the liquor shots begin - 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 for a script." - From the website

Books by George Pelecanos

“George P. Pelecanos is an American author. Many of his works are in the genre of detective fiction and set primarily in his hometown of Washington, D.C. He is also a film and television producer and a television writer.” - Wikipedia

 

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Rainmaker
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Roy. Sounds like a good read and an interesting author. Today is my library day too. Thank you.

Feb 18, 2015 08:58 PM #1
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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OK I love the title and I love martinis...had a couple last night :-)  Thanks Roy!

Feb 18, 2015 10:37 PM #2
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Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
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Thanks for the book recommendation Roy. Will keep this in mind :)

Feb 19, 2015 12:25 AM #3
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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much for your comments. Enjoy a good book this week.

Feb 19, 2015 12:39 AM #4
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Scott Godzyk
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With the weatherman calling for a dusting overnight, no surprise we get 4 inches for the morning commute to send my morning haywire. I could use a martini.

Feb 19, 2015 01:02 AM #5
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David Shamansky
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Well Roy Kelly you had me at martini but then I read the summary piece and agree it sounds interesting

Feb 19, 2015 12:58 PM #6
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Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

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