The Martini Shot and Other Stories PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Martini Shot and Other Stories free pdf From the writer of the HBO series Treme and The Wire comes a brand new collection of short stories What really goes on beneath the surface of a city? There's the slum kid whose basketball skills earn him loyal friends and bitter rivals. The police informant grappling with his own sick conscience. A helpless young drug dealer watches as violence seeps into the lives of those who he cares about. And a writer on a TV cop show who finds drama and reality are colliding much too close to home. Corruption, revenge, honour, sacrifice and the fight to survive. Dark, fast-paced and crackling with energy, these stories expose the violence and darkness on the streets of any city. Gritty and hard-hitting, THE MARTINI SHOT is Pelecanos at his very best.

About George Pelecanos

George Pelecanos was born in Washington, D.C. in 1957. He worked as a line cook, dishwasher, bartender, and woman's shoe salesman before publishing his first novel in 1992. Pelecanos is the author of twenty books set in and around Washington, D.C.: A Firing Offense, Nick's Trip, Shoedog, Down By the River Where the Dead Men Go, The Big Blowdown, King Suckerman, The Sweet Forever, Shame the Devil, Right as Rain, Hell to Pay, Soul Circus, Hard Revolution, Drama City, The Night Gardener, The Turnaround, The Way Home, The Cut, What It Was, The Double, and The Martini Shot. He has been the recipient of 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. The Turnaround won the Hammett Prize for literary excellence in the field of crime writing. His fiction has appeared in Playboy, Esquire, and the collections Unusual Suspects, Best American Mystery Stories of 1997, Measures of Poison, Best American Mystery Stories of 2002, Men From Boys, and Murder at the Foul Line. He served as editor on the collections D.C. Noir and D.C. Noir 2: The Classics, as well as The Best Mystery Stories of 2008. He is an award-winning essayist who has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, GQ, Sight and Sound, Uncut, Mojo, and numerous other publications. Esquire magazine called him "the poet laureate of the D.C. crime world." In Entertainment Weekly, Stephen King wrote that Pelecanos is "perhaps the greatest living American crime writer." Pelecanos would like to point out that Mr. King used the word "perhaps." Pelecanos was a producer, writer, and story editor for the acclaimed HBO dramatic series, The Wire, winner of the Peabody Award, the AFI Award, and the Edgar. He was nominated for an Emmy for his writing on that show. He was a writer and co-producer on the World War II miniseries The Pacific, produced by Steven Spielberg, and most recently worked as a writer and Executive Producer on the HBO series Treme. Pelecanos lives in Silver Spring, Maryland. He is at work on his next novel.

Details Book

Author : George Pelecanos
Publisher : Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Data Published :
ISBN : 1409151352
EAN : 9781409151357
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Martini Shot and Other Stories



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Rosa's Gift and Other Stories free pdfRosa's Gift and Other Stories

    From a young writer trying to win a girl to a boy grappling with confusion about sin. each protagonist in this collection of nine short stories experiences a journey..


  • Rosa's Gift and Other Stories free pdfRosa's Gift and Other Stories

    From a young writer trying to win a girl to a boy grappling with confusion about sin. each protagonist in this collection of nine short stories experiences a journey. an encounter. or a revelation that transforms them..


  • I Am Not Most Places free pdfI Am Not Most Places

    These short stories are about the curse of modernity: displacement. Cumyn's prose is sparse and direct. the violence just beneath the surface casual and foreboding..


  • The Darker (Softcover) free pdfThe Darker (Softcover)

    This young Latino writer's first collection of fictional short stories embody original tales revolving around the experience of what it was like to grow up in a place called The City Different..


  • The Teeny-weeny Martini Set free pdfThe Teeny-weeny Martini Set

    As a classic-and classy-drink. nothing rivals the martini. It was the favorite of Churchill. F. Scott Fitzgerald. Hemingway. Cary Grant and. of course. Mr. shaken-not-stirred himself..


  • The Martini Shot and Other Stories free pdfThe Martini Shot and Other Stories

    Harry Potter Ebook Download. From the writer of the HBO series Treme and The Wire comes a brand new collection of short stories What really goes on beneath the surface of a city? There's the slum ki