Homicide A Year on the Killing Streets

ISBN-10: 0805080759
ISBN-13: 9780805080759
Edition: 2006
Authors: David Simon
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Description: From the creator of HBO’s The Wire, the classic book about homicide investigation that became the basis for the hit television show The scene is Baltimore. Twice every three days another citizen is shot, stabbed, or bludgeoned to death. At the  More...

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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 8/22/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

From the creator of HBO’s The Wire, the classic book about homicide investigation that became the basis for the hit television show The scene is Baltimore. Twice every three days another citizen is shot, stabbed, or bludgeoned to death. At the center of this hurricane of crime is the city’s homicide unit, a small brotherhood of hard men who fight for whatever justice is possible in a deadly world. David Simon was the first reporter ever to gain unlimited access to a homicide unit, and this electrifying book tells the true story of a year on the violent streets of an American city. The narrative follows Donald Worden, a veteran investigator; Harry Edgerton, a 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. Originally published fifteen years ago, Homicide became the basis for the acclaimed television show of the same name. This new edition—which includes a new introduction, an afterword, and photographs—revives this classic, riveting tale about the men who work on the dark side of the American experience.

David Simon, M.D., is Medical Director of The Chopra Center for Well Being in La Jolla, California.

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