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Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streetsby David Simon
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Edgar and Anthony Award Winner
Selected by the Literary Guild
"Remarkable...A true crime classic."
Enter the workday of real policemen. Follow fifteen detectives, three sergeants, and a lieutenant, whose job it is to investigate Baltimore's 234 murders. You will get a cop's-eye-view of the bureaucracy, the highs of success, the moments of despair, and the non-stop rush of pursuits, anger, banter, and violence that make up a cop's life. Now an acclaimed television series, this extraordinary book is the insider's look at what you have always wondered about.
"Remarkable . . . a true crime classic . . . a journalistic masterpiece. . . . (A) saga of a brutal, bloody, bewildering year in the Baltimore Police Department's homicide unit. . . . This is interior reporting at its finest".--"Associated Press". An Edgar Award winner and the basis for the popular television series of the same title.
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