George Pelecanos' 'Martini Shot' short stories feel confined

December 31, 2014 1:06 PM

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"The Martini Shot: A Novella and Stories" by George Pelecanos; Little, Brown (296 pages, $25)

George Pelecanos is among our most prolific - and compelling - crime novelists, a writer who evokes his hometown of Washington, D.C., much as Dennis Lehane does with Boston or Michael Connelly Los Angeles: as a character in its own right. Complicated, riven by conflicts of race and class and identit...

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