Soul Circus, Paperback
3 out of 5 (1 rating)


A young woman is brutally murdered and PIs Strange and Quinn are forced to confront their own part in the crime. 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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780753822821



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Pelecanos writes another book in the Derek Strange and Terry Quinn series. Strange is trying to shore up the case of someone who is on trial for murder--for something he may well have done, but Strange feels there are enough African American men killed on the streets of Washington with the state doing the same. <br/>The author puts together a set of interlocking stories that gradually come together into a whole. Lots of violence and posturing. Strange is an honest man with a conscience.

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