Language. There are seven gritty and well-written short stories and one entertaining novella in a new collection by George Pelecanos titled, The Martini Shot, after the novella. Pelecanos captures the language of the streets in all his crime writing, and the characters in the collection, their dialogue, and the descriptive prose are all superb. Fans of crime fiction who enjoy compact stories are those who are most likely to enjoy reading this book.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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