Top 25 Fictional DC Resident: #15 Nick Stephanos

Name: Nick Stephanos
Occupation: Former Salesman, Bartender
Acocation: Detective
Born: 1958

If Nick Stephanos has any interaction with the straight & narrow it’s exclusively in how it describes a highball glass. After moving on from drinking and drugging on the job at Nutty Nathan’s – with a little crime solving on the side – Nick ended up bartending, a job that kept him much more conveniently close to the sauce during the working day. The proximity of a drink is a definite plus, as is the shift flexibility when a friend needs some help tracking down his missing wife. He’s been known to tie one on hard enough to wake up on the bank of the Anacostia. If that’s not unpleasant enough for you, try doing it with a murder happening within earshot!

I can hear the wise-acres already. “Hey, try doing it WITHOUT one in earshot!”

First appearance: A Firing Offense by George P. Pelecanos
Also appears in Nick’s Trip, Down by the River Where the Dead Men Go.

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