King Suckerman
Boston, Little Brown, (1997). Inscribed by Pelecanos to the writer Kent Anderson, "with anticipation." King Suckerman is the sixth book by Pelecanos, who would, in the following decade, become a writer for HBO's The Wire. While it's not clear what the anticipation in the inscription refers to, the timing suggests it may be that Pelecanos was looking forward to the release of Anderson's novel Night Dogs, which had been published in a small press edition a year earlier, and would be published by Bantam the following year. In an interview on Pelecanos' website, he calls Night Dogs "hands-down the best cop novel ever written." A nice association copy. Minor spotting lower board edge; near fine in a fine dust jacket. [#029409] $250

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