King Suckerman, Paperback
4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781852427344



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The second in the Washington DC series. This one is set in the 1970s and is my favourite time period covered by the series. It is full of rich details of music, films, clothes and television shows from the era which add to the griping crime story and interesting characters.

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Another cracker from George Pelecanos - for me a modern day Steinbeck.

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