Queenan's Crime Scenes

Part One: Washington, D.C.

Image of cover for George Pelecanos American humorist, critic, and author Joe Queenan is the host of this two-part BBC World Service documentary series which examines the relationship between real locations where crime occurs, and how these inform home-grown, hard-boiled crime literature. In part one of the series, Queenan travels to Washington, DC, where he uncovers the seamier side of the city tourists rarely see, discusses the city as inspiration with author George Pelecanos, and as participant with crime reporter for the Washington Post, Keith Alexander.

Click here to open the BBC World Service webpage where you can listen to part one of the series.

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