From: Kerry Schooley ( gsp.schoo@skylinc.net)
Date: 03 Feb 2004

Catching on to the talent of George Pelecanos late, journalist and noir author Vern Smith was so impressed that he tore through the entire ouevre in about two months, declaring Pelecanos the best crime writer of our time.

Maybe it's this perspective that has allowed Smith to see in the writer's latest, titled "Hard Revolution", what others overlook in their eagerness to pat the icon's back: "George Pelecanos is losing his edge."

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Stories, reviews, poetry, books and thoughts on the dark genre. Also: Trouble, Trenchcoats and Femmes Fatales, Notes on a Film Noir Retrospective.

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