Great books by writers of hbo's the wire

books that are wire-like in theme, style, or atmosphere are good too.
1

by
4.38 avg rating — 14,172 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
2

by
4.18 avg rating — 114,821 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
3

by
4.43 avg rating — 5,109 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
4

by
4.07 avg rating — 8,309 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
5

by
4.09 avg rating — 146,587 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
6

by
4.17 avg rating — 24,924 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
7

by
3.95 avg rating — 33,978 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
8

by
4.14 avg rating — 31,435 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
9

by
3.87 avg rating — 4,455 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
10

by
3.70 avg rating — 11,121 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
11

by
3.63 avg rating — 4,841 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
12

by
3.65 avg rating — 403 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
13

by
3.98 avg rating — 1,941 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
14

by
3.97 avg rating — 2,302 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
15

by
3.94 avg rating — 2,418 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
16

by
3.77 avg rating — 2,416 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
17

by
3.94 avg rating — 16,115 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
18

by
3.88 avg rating — 2,427 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
19

by
3.67 avg rating — 3,062 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
20

by
3.99 avg rating — 2,061 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
21

by
4.03 avg rating — 2,461 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
22

by
3.90 avg rating — 1,665 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
23

by
3.58 avg rating — 1,997 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
24

by
3.71 avg rating — 1,964 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
25

by
4.22 avg rating — 561 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
26

by
4.23 avg rating — 590 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
27

by
3.35 avg rating — 439 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
28

by
3.38 avg rating — 3,257 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
29

by
3.76 avg rating — 1,742 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
30

by
3.83 avg rating — 1,362 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
flag this list (?)
30 books · 74 voters · list created April 29th, 2009 by jo (votes) .
Tags: crime, mystery, wire
42 likes · 
Lists are re-scored approximately every 5 minutes.


jo 2615 books
330 friends
Qiana 214 books
127 friends
Wilhelmina 1548 books
336 friends
Nick 659 books
168 friends
John 699 books
44 friends
Greyweather 2653 books
72 friends
Chris 606 books
0 friends
Jackie 154 books
106 friends

More voters…


Comments Showing 1-9 of 9 (9 new)

dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Qiana (new)

Qiana Whitted I haven't read very many of these, but I probably should!


message 2: by Wilhelmina (new)

Wilhelmina Jenkins OK, so I'm a bit of a Pelecanos fan, but he gets DC, MY DC, so correctly that I read everything he puts out!


message 3: by jo (new)

jo who's leon dash?


message 4: by Wilhelmina (new)

Wilhelmina Jenkins Qiana voted for "Rosa Lee", a book I bought for my social worker daughter. When I lived in DC, he did some great writing for the Washington Post.


message 5: by John (new)

John Burns Why do i feel like walter mosley belongs here?
Homicide is awesome. Pelecanos is good. Have a richard price book i'll read soon.


message 6: by Mohammed Abdi Osman (last edited Sep 19, 2009 03:26AM) (new)

Mohammed Abdi Osman Pelecanos is the best writer of these that i have read. His works is more like The Wire than Lehane works for example.

I really like Derek Strange and his series. Full of likeable and real characters.

The only minus of The Wire is that you dont see much of the cops home life and they are too depressing when you see their ruined private life.


message 7: by Doug (new)

Doug Can anybody tell me why Ian Rankin is here?
I love the guy but Edinburgh is a long, long way from Baltimore.


message 8: by Toby (new)

Toby OK removed Ian Rankin as I couldn't find any reference to him writing for The Wire anywhere.


message 9: by Samn (new)

Samn Neither Leon Dash nor Leonard Pitts, Jr. ever wrote for the Wire, but I can appreciate that they're on the list, too.


back to top