King Suckerman

Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Pages: 288
Subject: Fiction, Crime

King Suckerman

George Pelecanos

Paperback
9781852427344 (7 Sep 2000)
£7.99

About the book

Wilton Cooper is at a drive-in movie when he notices the ugly white boy walk into the projection booth. Seconds later a gun goes off, perfectly timed to coincide with the movie?s noisy climax. When the boy struts coolly out, blood sprayed on the front of his cheap print shirt, Cooper knows he?s found his partner. King Suckerman weaves the blaxploitation films, the drug deals, the soul music and the racial tensions that defined the ?70?s into a story of natural-born killers and two men who risk everything to bring them down. This is the second novel in the DC Quartet, the most explosive contribution to crime fiction since Ellroy?s LA Quartet.

About the author

George P. Pelecanos is the author of eleven crime novels including the 'Nick Stefanos Trilogy' and the 'Washington DC Quartet'. Hell to Pay won the best novel of The Gumshoe Awards 2002. King Suckerman was shortlisted for the 1998 Crime Writers' Association Golden Dagger Award. As an independent film producer, George Pelecanos has handled the movies of the Coen Brothers and other cutting edge movie mavericks.

Reviews

If Curtis Mayfield were a novel this would be it

- Guardian

This book smokes

- Kirkus Reviews

A shining blaxploitation thriller that has all the style of Tarantino

- GQ

Additional Information

Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Pages: 288
Subject: Fiction, Crime

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