The Night Gardener: A Novel by George Pelecanos
Reviewed by Stephen Amidon
Washington Post Book World
"Like the veteran cops and private investigators who populate his fiction, George Pelecanos knows his precinct inside out. His first 13 novels examined life on the streets of his chosen beat ? eastern Washington, D.C. ? with the precision of a crime-scene expert and the compassion of a grief counselor. After reading just a few of his books, even non-residents might feel that the neighborhoods of Southeast, the Georgia Avenue corridor and the 'new badlands' of Prince George's County are as familiar as their own backyard." Read the entire Washington Post Book World review.