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The new Raymond Chandler,
This review is from: George P. Pelecanos: Three Great Novels: A Firing Offense, Nick's Trip, Down by the River Where the Dead Men Go: "Down By The River", " A Firing Offence", " Nick's Trip" (Paperback)
These novels aren't an awful lot like Robert Crais - Crais' Elvis Cole mysteries, while very entertaining, don't have the variety or the grit of Pelecanos' superb Nick Stefanos series, and in fact feel rather lightweight next to them. Pelecanos' prose has all of Chandler's unblinking clarity, and his DC streets are meaner than any Marlowe ever trod. "Down By The River Where The Dead Men Go" in particular is a black, wistful book about kinds of loss, that reminded me of Chandler's masterpiece "The Long Goodbye". Don't miss it.