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George Pelecanos' 'The Double' holds up a mirror to our dual selves
It's tough to be a writer of crime fiction. Not because of the genre but because of the expectations: A book a year, preferably part of a series, the same character over and over again. This is why, say, Walter Mosley and Michael Connelly have branched out; Mosley set aside his hero, Easy Rawlins, for six years before bringing him back in 2013.
By David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Critic
October 11, 2013