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The New Centurions

by Joseph Wambaugh & Michael Connelly

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,...


The Blue Knight

by Joseph Wambaugh & Michael Connelly

Ex-cop turned #1 New York Times bestselling writer Joseph Wambaugh forged a new kind of literature with his great early police procedurals. Gritty, luminous, and ultimately stunning, this novel is Wambaugh at...


The Secrets of Harry Bright

by Joseph Wambaugh

Seventeen months ago the California desert revealed the remains of Jack Watson. The rich man's son was found incinerated in a Rolls-Royce, a bullet in his head. Now, a year and a half later, Los Angeles Police...


Echoes in the Darkness

by Joseph Wambaugh

On June 25, 1989, the naked corpse of schoolteacher Susan Reinert was found wedged into her hatchback car in a hotel parking lot near Philadelphia's "Main Line."  Her two children had vanished.  The Main...


The Choirboys

by Joseph Wambaugh

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...


The Onion Field

by Joseph Wambaugh

This is the frighteningly true story of two young cops and two young robbers whose separate destinies fatally cross one march night in a bizarre execution in a deserted Los Angeles field.

From the Paperback edition....


Harbor Nocturne

by Joseph Wambaugh

Joseph Wambaugh, the former LAPD detective, multiple New York Times best-seller, and MWA Grand Master, is known as “the father of the modern police novel” and now, in Harbor Nocturne, he has produced one...


Lines and Shadows

by Joseph Wambaugh

Each night, thousands of immigrants stream north across the Mexican border towards San Diego, hoping to make a new life in the United States. Along the way, many find death instead. Bandit gangs roam the moonlit...


The Delta Star

by Joseph Wambaugh

A prostitute, Missy Moonbeam, falls from the roof of the Wonderland Hotel, and in her diary is the phone number of Caltech, one of America's finest scientific institutions. Cops from the Ramparts Division of...


The Golden Orange: A Novel

by Joseph Wambaugh

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 back, fighting the  bottle, fighting his conscience. But now he's in  for...


Fugitive Nights

by Joseph Wambaugh

Private investigator Breda Burrows, a sultry, tough-as-nails lady, convinces ex-cop Lynn Cutter to guide her through the netherworld of Palm Springs, the pleasure--and, it seems, murder--capital of the world....


Floaters

by Joseph Wambaugh

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,...


The Blooding

by Joseph Wambaugh

Fifteen-year-old Lynda Mann's savagely raped and strangled body is found along a shady footpath near the English village of Narborough.  Though a massive 150-man dragnet is launched, the case remains unsolved.  Three...


Hollywood Hills: A Novel

by Joseph Wambaugh

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,...


Hollywood Crows: A Novel

by Joseph Wambaugh

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...


Hollywood Moon: A Novel

by Joseph Wambaugh

There's a saying at Hollywood station that the full moon brings out the beast--rather than the best--in the precinct's citizens. One moonlit night, LAPD veteran Dana Vaughn and "Hollywood" Nate Weiss, a struggling-actor-turned...