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Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Pages: 224
Subject: Fiction, Crime, Serpent's Tail Classics


George Pelecanos

A stand-alone thriller by an acclaimed writer on The Wire: now a Serpent's Tail Classic with a new foreword by Mark Lawson

Paperback(Out of stock)
9781846687365 (6 May 2010)

About the book

Constantine is a drifter with a lot of miles behind him, a lot more ahead and plenty of jobs in between that never showed up on anyone's books. Back in his home town, he hitches a ride on a bright spring morning with a little man named Polk. There's one stop Polk needs to make, and it changes Constantine's life forever. Like the kind of cars they don't make anymore and the kind of songs they don't sing, Shoedog has the style, rhythm and muscle of a classic.

About the author

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. He has since written fourteen crime novels set in and around Washington, D.C. and was a writer, producer and story editor on the acclaimed TV series The Wire. He lives with his wife and three children in Maryland.


The coolest writer in America

- GQ

One of the best crime novelists alive, George Pelecanos is an American original

- Dennis Lehane

A model exercise in dysfunction and doomed American cool

- Guardian

For some time George P. Pelecanos has been the best-kept secret in crime fiction, maybe all fiction. His stories have always been powerful tales of character and survival that grip the mind and the heart

- Michael Connelly

A gritty story of redemption and revenge that is utterly gripping from beginning to end

- Maxim

Additional Information

Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Pages: 224
Subject: Fiction, Crime, Serpent's Tail Classics