February 23rd, 2019
Home | Log in! or Register

On Top Shelf
TAILSPINTAILSPIN
Fresh Fiction
Fresh Pick
Todays_Pick
WHO KILLED THE FONZ?

Reviewer Application

New Books This Week

Latest Articles


Lots of Love in February

Slideshow image


Since your web browser does not support JavaScript, here is a non-JavaScript version of the image slideshow:

slideshow image
"Liasson writes with humor and heart." --Jill Shalvis


slideshow image
They’re in a race against time…


slideshow image
Will a baby surprise bring them together?


slideshow image
In the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains lies a small town with a big heart—and a chance to begin again


slideshow image
Two women across time seek answers about their identities and heritage


slideshow image
Can they find the courage to face their deepest wounds?


The Night Gardener

The Night Gardener, August 2006
by George Pelecanos

Little, Brown
Featuring: T. C. Cook; Dan "Doc" Holliday; Gus Ramone
384 pages
ISBN: 0316156507
EAN: 9780316156509
Hardcover
Add to Wish List


Purchase



"Intense and gritty drama with numerous subplots and characters."

Fresh Fiction Review

The Night Gardener
George Pelecanos

Reviewed by Morgan Chilson
Posted June 26, 2006

Thriller Police Procedural

A teenage boy turns up dead in a Washington, D.C., garden, a crime eerily reminiscent of a crime spree that occurred years before. The boy is a friend of detective Gus Ramone, so he takes a special interest in the case.

Dan "Doc" Holliday, a former cop forced to retire (partially because of actions by Gus), was an almost witness to this new murder, and he immediately sees similarities between this death and the other garden murders. He goes to the now retired detective, T. C. Cook, who investigated those other deaths and asks for help.

Pelecanos' novels are commonly called "character driven." That translates to intense, gritty emotions spilling from the pages, twining around and drawing hapless readers into the book. With numerous subplots and a variety of characters, this book challenges you to think outside your life to understand how others live, and die. Very well done.

Learn more about The Night Gardener

SUMMARY

The haunting story of three cops — one good, one bad, one broken — and the murder that reunites them in a showdown decades in the making.


What do you think about this review?

Comments

No comments posted.

Registered users may leave comments.
Log in or register now!

 

 

 

© 2003-2019 off-the-edge.net  all rights reserved Privacy Policy

Google+ Google+