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Authors

Praise

“It’s Joseph Wambaugh’s world. Other crime writers just live in it.”
—Jonathan Shapiro, Los Angeles Times

“An absurdist take on crime, as well as plotlines and sentences that perform buoyant loop-de-loops all over the page before making fl awless landings . . . What fun it is to read Joseph Wambaugh!”
—The Washington Post

“A cop’s-eye view of police brutality . . . courage and compassion.”
The New York Times

“Captures the excitement, terror, pity, and occasional tedium of police work in a bang-up job of writing.”
The Boston Globe

“If Los Angeles police detective-sergeant-turned-author Joseph Wambaugh didn’t invent the modern cop novel, he’s been one of its most prolifi c and successful practitioners.”
—The Wall Street Journal

“No writer describes the cop world’s twin masks of comedy and tragedy as well as Joseph Wambaugh.”
—The Philadelphia Inquirer