Hadley Park Branch Library is closed Saturday, October 19.

Right as rain: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Little, Brown, and Co.,
Pub. Date:
1st ed.
Derek Strange is a black ex-cop in Washington D.C. who now makes a living running his own private detective agency. He is hired to investigate the killing of an off-duty black policeman by a white police officer -- a killing that was supposedly accidental, but that has opened difficult questions about racism on the force. In the course of that investigation the white officer, Terry Quinn, becomes Strange's friend and then his partner. Together they try to uncover what really happened that night, when Quinn came upon a confusing and treacherous crime scene. Along the way they confront the kingpins of a flourishing drug trade and some of the most implacable, dead-eyed killers ever to grace the pages of a novel.

Right as Rain is another brilliant work by one of the new masters of crime fiction. Like all of George Pelecanos's novels, it will get extravagant reviews and the praise of his fellow writers. But with its contemporary setting and streamlined, faster-than-ever plotting, it will also bring him to the attention of a larger-than-ever mainstream readership.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 755c2f6d-8993-6b66-999c-ddef2c4dfa8b
Grouping Title right as rain
Grouping Author pelecanos george p
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-06-28 23:18:23PM
Last Indexed 2019-10-15 23:47:03PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Pelecanos, George P.
author_display Pelecanos, George P
available_at_catalog Main Kids
Main Library
collection_catalog Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Main Library - Adult Fiction
format_catalog Book
format_category_catalog Books
id 755c2f6d-8993-6b66-999c-ddef2c4dfa8b
isbn 9780316695268
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:CARL0000154843 35192026580955 Main Library - Adult Fiction Fiction Pelecan 1 false false On Shelf MN
itype_catalog Book
last_indexed 2019-10-16T04:47:03.69Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog Fiction Pelecan
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Main Kids
Main Library
primary_isbn 9780316695268
publishDate 2001
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:CARL0000154843 Book Books 1st ed. English Little, Brown, and Co., c2001. 332 p. ; 25 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000154843 35192026580955 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
series Derek Strange and Terry Quinn mysteries
series_with_volume Derek Strange and Terry Quinn mysteries|3
subject_facet African Americans -- Fiction
Police corruption -- Fiction
Private investigators -- Washington (D.C.) -- Fiction
Racism -- Fiction
Washington (D.C.) -- Fiction
title_display Right as rain : a novel
title_full Right as rain : a novel / by George P. Pelecanos
title_short Right as rain :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet African Americans
Police corruption
Private investigators