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Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets
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Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets (Paperback)
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The scene is Baltimore. Twice every three days another citizen is shot, stabbed, or bludgeoned to death. At the cente of this hurricane of crime is the city's homicide unit, a small brotherhood of men confronted by the darkest of American visions. David Simon was the first reporter ever to gain unlimited access to a homicide unit, and his remarkable book is both a compelling account of casework and an investigation into our culture of violence. The narrative follows Donald Worden, a veteran investigator nearing the end of his career; Harry Edgerton, an iconoclastic black detective in a mostly white unit; and Tom Pellegrini, an earnest rookie who takes on the year's most difficult case, the brutal rape and murder of an eleven-year-old girl.

BiographyTrue storiesTrue crime Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd Publication Date: 04/06/2009 ISBN-13: 9781847673121  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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David Simon's Homicide won the Edgar and Anthony awards and became the basis for the NBC award-winng drama. Simon's second book, The Corner: A Year in the Life of An Inner-City Neighbourhood, co-authored with Edward Burns, was made into an Emmy-winning HBO miniseries. Simon is currently an executive producer and writer for HBO's Peabody Award-winning series THE WIRE. He lives in Baltimore.

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A weighty-but-worth-it book from the man who brought hit TV show The Wire into the world. Following the case load of the over-worked homicide detectives in America’s Baltimore and uncovering untold amounts of violence and intrigue.

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