Soul Circus

Soul Circus

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Private Investigator Derek Strange and his partner, Terry Quinn, are running a PI business in the seedy underbelly of Washington DC are approached by a young man asking them to find his girlfriend who has gone missing. And so Strange and Quinn find her. Just another day? Not quite. In the grimy underworld inhabited by Strange, nothing is that simple. For Strange and Quinn's efforts have led to a young mother being brutally murdered - a devastating discovery that causes them both to question the morality by which they live. And yet at the same time they need to continue the search for another missing girl, a teenage runaway who shows up in a porn video. And who hasn't been seen since. Bleak, gritty and moving, SOUL CIRCUS superbly brings to life the devastating story of life and death in Washington's black ghettos.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 110 x 188 x 26mm | 199.58g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0752858793
  • 9780752858791
  • 2,158,966

Review quote

'Pelecanos once again exposes the rotten underbelly of Washington's streets, ravaged by the crime caused by drug gangs... Pelecanos masterfully shows up 'bling-bling' as the ignored, indignant soul displaying itself in a theatre of violence.' -- THE OBSERVER 'Pelecanos expertly marshals a cast of hundreds ... this is contemporary American crime fiction at its best.' -- DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Hard-boiled, latter-day, noir detective fiction doesn't get much better than this.' -- HOT STARS 'The third of Pelecanos's Strange and Quinn novels effectively combines noir thriller with urban realism.' -- SUNDAY TIMES 'There's a relentless, hard-edged grimness permeating this highly effective crime thriller.' -- GOOD BOOK GUIDEshow more

About George P. Pelecanos

George Pelecanos lives in Washington D.C. with his wife and children. He also manages Circle Films, an independent production company responsible for such films as the Coen Brothers' Raising Arizona, Miller's Crossing and Barton Fink. Richard Allen: As a veteran stage actor, Richard Allen works on both coats of the US, from originating the role of Booker T. Washington in the hit musical, Ragtime, to his recent Los Angeles Drama Critics nominated work in Play On! An acclaimed narrator of audiobooks, he resides in New York City.show more

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2,138 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
5 26% (562)
4 47% (1,004)
3 22% (481)
2 3% (65)
1 1% (26)
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