Joseph Wambaugh


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    Mystery

    Apr-2012

    In the southernmost Los Angeles district of San Pedro, one of the world's busiest harbors, an unlikely pair of lovers are unwittingly caught between the two warring sides of the law. When Dinko Babich, a young longshoreman, delivers Lita Medina, a yo...

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Nov-2010

    Hollywood Station - 4

    The legendary Hollywood Hills are home to wealth, fame, and power--passing through the neighborhood, it's hard not to get a little greedy. LAPD veteran Hollywood Nate Weiss could take or leave the opulence, but he wouldn't say no to onscreen fame....

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    Suspense

    Dec-2009

    Hollywood Station - 3

    There's a saying at Hollywood Station that the full moon brings out the beast -- rather than the best -- in the local citizens. One moonlit night, veteran officers Dana Vaughn and "Hollywood" Nate Weiss get a call about a prowler who's been brutally ...

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    Suspense

    May-2008

    Hollywood Station - 2

    When LAPD cops Hollywood Nate and Bix Rumstead find themselves caught up with bombshell Margot Aziz, they think they're just having some fun. But in Hollywood, nothing is ever what it seems. To them, Margot is a harmless socialite, stuck in the middl...

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    Suspense

    Dec-2006

    Hollywood Station - 1

    A #1 New York Times bestselling author, Joseph Wambaugh invented the modern police procedural thriller. Now in his long-awaited return to the LAPD, he deploys his bone-deep understanding of cops' lives--and a lethal sense of humor--in a stunning new ...

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    Suspense

    May-1996

    Who else but Joseph Wambaugh could write "a joy, a hoot, a riot of a book" that is also acclaimed as "one of this season's best crime novels"? That's how"The New York Times Book Review" and "Time," respectively, described his last novel, "Finnegan's ...

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    Suspense

    Mar-1996

    Partners in the Los Angeles Police Department, they're haunted by terrifying dark secrets of the nightwatch-shared predawn drink and sex sessions they call choir practice. Each wears his cynicism like a bulletproof jockstrap-each has his horror story...

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    Suspense

    Oct-1993

    Seeking two truckers hauling a drum of lethal chemicals, San Diego detective Finbar Finnegan joins forces with two strong-willed female cops to investigate a deadly toxic waste scam. Reprint. NYT. PW. ...

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    Suspense

    Jan-1992

    AN OASIS OF GLAMOUR AND GLITTER... A DESERT OF MENACE AND MYSTERY... A WORLD OF WILD-HEARTS AND FUGITIVE NIGHTS For some, it's the pleasure capital of the world. For others, it's a city of last chances, a paradise on the edge of the desert. For soon...

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    Suspense

    May-1990

    THE WEST-COAST PLAYGROUNDS OF THE FILTHY RICH... WHERE PASSIONS BLOW AS HOT--AND AS DEADLY--AS THE SANTA ANA WINDS When forty-year-old cop Winnie Farlowe lost his shield, he lost the only protection he had. Ever since, he's been fighting a bad bac...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-1987

    The bizarre, seven-year-long case of an Upper Merion, Pa., high school teacher, Susan Reinert, found murdered in 1979, and her two missing children receives masterful treatment from police novelist Wambaugh, who is now building a reputation as a true...

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    Suspense

    Oct-1985

    All that lives in the desert around Mineral Springs are lizards, motorcycle gangs and drug addicts. So it is odd to find a corpse in a burned-out Rolls Royce. Homicide cop Blackpool would rather avoid the case but is told to handle it personally as a...

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    Suspense

    Dec-1984

    Not since Joseph Wambaugh's best-selling  The Onion Field has there been a true  police story as fascinating, as totally gripping as  . . .Lines And Shadows. The  media hailed them as heroes. Others denounced them  as lawless renegades. A s...

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    Suspense

    May-1984

    It's the wildest bar in Chinatown, run by a proprietor named Wing who will steal your bar change every chance he gets. On payday the groupies mingle there with off-duty LAPD cops, including homicide detectives Martin Welborn and Al Mackey, who get as...

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    Suspense

    Mar-1983

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    Suspense

    1979

    Russian-American detective A. A. Valnikov is a burned-out homicide detective who gets teamed with Natalie Zimmerman, twice-divorced with a grudge against men. These unlikely partners are assigned the strange case of a stolen show dog being held for r...

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    General Fiction

    Sep-1974

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    Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Mar-1972

    Twenty and two. Those are the numbers turning in the mind of William "Bumper" Morgan: twenty years on the job, two days before he "pulls the pin" and walks away from it forever. But on the gritty streets of L.A., people look at Bumper like some kind ...

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    Suspense

    Feb-1971

    Ex-cop turned #1 New York Times bestselling writer Joseph Wambaugh forged a new kind of literature with his great early police procedurals. Here in his classic debut novel, Wambaugh presents a stunning, raw, and unforgettable depiction of life behind...

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