SOUL CIRCUS and HELL TO PAY.
Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )
Boston: Little Brown, 2003. SIGNED first edition - Unusual pre-publication issue in that this very large trade paperback binds, back-to-back, two Pelecanos' novels. 'Soul Circus' is being issued in Mar 2003 in hardcover, and "Hell to Pay' is being issued at the same time in paperback. Both novels feature the black PI Derek Strange and the white ex-cop, Terry Quinn (who also works part-time in a used book store.) Vivid picture of the underside of Washington D.C. where drugs and drug dealing are rampant. 343 and 344 pages. SIGNED twice by Pelecanos at the Los Angeles Book Festival - where 'Hell to Pay' won the 2003 Los Angeles Times Book Award for best mystery/thriller - and where 'Soul Circus.' won the same award the next year!
Condition: Fine (as new.)