Homicide Special: A Year with the LAPD’s Elite Detective Unit

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Holt Paperbacks #ad - And, finally, allegedly murdered by her actor-husband, Corwin re-creates the investigation surrounding the late Bonny Lee Blakley, Robert Blake. With a revised epilogue updating each of these fascinating cases, Homicide Special offers a riveting, behind-the-scenes look at one of the preeminent units of homicide detectives in the country.

Riveting. Jonathan kellermanthe mandate for Los Angeles' unique police unit Homicide Special is to take on the toughest, most controversial, and highest-profile cases. When a gangster's daughter takes a bullet, veterans Jerry Stephens and Paul Coulter trace clues scattered across the country to a Manhattan real-estate magnate.

Homicide Special: A Year with the LAPD's Elite Detective Unit #ad - This is L. A. S darkest side: ironic, heart-breaking, stunningly violent, unfailingly human. With an updated epilogue by the Author"A compelling portrait of seasoned homicide cops at work. In this "literate, unfailingly interesting work of true crime" Kirkus Reviews, acclaimed writer Miles Corwin uses unprecedented access to narrate six of the unit's cases-and capture its newest generation at work.

When a call girl from kiev dies in the line of duty, detectives Chuck Knolls and Brian McCartin seek her killer among a circle of Russian women who have been sold into white slavery. A cold case is reopened; a mother-daughter drowning and a baffling rape/murder are solved.

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Peckerwood in the Hood: Misadventures of a Kansas City Cop

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Koehler Books #ad - Peckerwood in the hood will open your eyes to the truth of being a cop in inner city America. That is the life the author lived and shares in this book. Adrenaline rushes, anxiety, wrestling criminals, sleepless nights, hyper-vigilance, gun cabinets clanking shut, suspicion, dark humor, gunfights, protective instinct, phones ringing and handcuffs rattling at two in the morning.

Peckerwood in the hood is the brutally honest tale of an average white cop’s gut-wrenching journey through Heaven and Hell as he tries to police a largely minority inner city. Police and military families will gain valuable insight to help them cope when their heroes come home. America wants to know:what is it like being a cop? why do they think and behave the way they do? how do i become a police officer?What did the firearms instructor mean when he said, “It is better to be tried by twelve than carried by six…”?Do police officers leave the world better than they found it? Why are so many cops depressed? Do they really drink?What is a cop to do when he retires? “What am I supposed to do? I can’t just go from saving lives to saving coupons.

Peckerwood in the Hood: Misadventures of a Kansas City Cop #ad - Peckerwood in the hood answers these questions and more in a wild roller coaster ride through the inner city. Anyone considering a career in law enforcement will jump off that fence they are straddling, on one side or the other.

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Street Warrior: The True Story of the NYPD's Most Decorated Detective and the Era That Created Him

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St. Martin's Press #ad - Street warrior tells an unvarnished story of harrowing vice and heroic grit, including Friedman’s reflections on racial profiling, confrontations with the citizens he swore to protect, and the use of deadly force. As seen on discovery channel's "Street Justice: The Bronx" 2, 000 arrests. 4 kills. Friedman was arguably the toughest cop ever to wear the shield and was the most decorated detective in the NYPD’s 170-year history.

They are the record that makes Detective 2nd Grade Ralph Friedman a legend. 8 shot. These are not the performance statistics of an entire NYPD unit. 100 off-duty arrests. 6, 000 assists. 15 shootings. Stationed at the south bronx’s notorious 41 precinct, an out-of-control welfare system, political disillusionment, known by its nickname “Fort Apache, when fiscal crisis, ” Friedman served during one of the city’s most dire times: the 1970s and ‘80s, and surging crime and drug use were just a few of its problems.

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NYPD: Through the Looking Glass: Stories From Inside Americas Largest Police Department

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#ad - For example:pouring wood stain in a co-workers rogaine bottlesmearing fingerprint ink on a toilet seatFill a car with cricketsNYPD: Through The looking Glass provides a taste of what it’s like to be an NYPD police officer with details and insight not found watching Blue Bloods or Law and Order. If you enjoy true crime, live PD or fascinated with police work, you’ve picked up the right book.

Demonstrating a dark sense of humor many police officers have and use as a coping mechanism to deal with the stress of the job. Would you believe an nypd member would:hide a gun in his oven only to have it explode when he decided to make a snack?Pay a prostitute with a check?Move a corpse to avoid working overtime?An insightful behind the scenes look into the NYPD that reveals: What goes on inside a busy police station and the characters inside NYPD Precinct nicknames The unofficial NYPD GlossaryEverything from Gun battles to practical jokes paints a colorful portrait of a cop's world.

NYPD: Through the Looking Glass: Stories From Inside Americas Largest Police Department #ad - Nypd: through the looking glass exposes the funnier side of the New York City Police Department the public doesn't get to see. Retired nypd detective vic Ferrari shares his crazy stories from a twenty year-career with America's largest police department.

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Uniform Decisions: My Life in the LAPD and the North Hollywood Shootout

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End of Watch #ad - Officer john caprarelli was one of the first officers at the scene. Before a national tv audience, he confronted one of the robbers, provoking a gun battle and exchanging numerous shots before the gunman fell. February 28, california — after a botched robbery at a bank of america branch in North Hollywood, 1997, two robbers armed with fully automatic assault rifles and wearing full body armor fired more than 1, Los Angeles, 100 rounds as they battled police.

Officer caprarelli was awarded the lAPD’s highest honor, the Medal of Valor, as well as a National Top Cops Award. The two robbers, Emil Matasareanu and Larry Eugene Phillips Jr. Were killed by gunfire. Eleven officers and two civilians were wounded. In this memoir, john gives the reader a rare glimpse into his private life along with vivid recollections of events during his 27 year career with the LAPD culminating with a detailed breakdown of his thoughts and actions during the infamous bank robbery.

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A Good Month for Murder: The Inside Story of a Homicide Squad

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Henry Holt and Co. #ad - Bestselling author del quentin wilber tells the inside story of how a homicide squad-a dedicated, colorful team of detectives—does its almost impossible jobTwelve homicides, three police-involved shootings and the furious hunt for an especially brutal killer--February 2013 was a good month for murder in suburban Washington, D.

C. After gaining unparalleled access to the homicide unit in Prince George's County, which borders the nation's capital, Del Quentin Wilber begins shadowing the talented, often quirky detectives who get the call when a body falls. After a quiet couple of months, all hell breaks loose: suddenly every detective in the squad is scrambling to solve one shooting and stabbing after another.

A Good Month for Murder: The Inside Story of a Homicide Squad #ad - Meanwhile, the entire unit is obsessed with a stone-cold "red ball, " a high-profile case involving a seventeen-year-old honor student attacked by a gunman who kicked down the door to her house and shot her in her bed. Murder is the police investigator's ultimate crucible: to solve a killing, a detective must speak for the dead.

More than any recent book, a Good Month for Murder shows what it takes to succeed when the stakes couldn't possibly be higher.

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War Stories: From a New York City Cop in the Seventies and Eighties

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#ad - You won’t believe it. The storyteller would embellish his most recent policing experience and a good storyteller would always add just enough drama to keep everyone interested. On any given hot summer night after eight hours of almost nonstop police work, it wasn’t unusual for one of the men to say, “Anyone up for a couple of cold brews?” The answer was always yes.

Those stories became known as “war stories, ” as in, “Do I have a war story for you guys tonight!”. Of course there was always a follow-up by someone with another story and that’s the way it would go until it was time to leave. The bad guys knew that bar was off-limits and they were not welcome.

War Stories: From a New York City Cop in the Seventies and Eighties #ad - At least a few, sometimes more than a few of our third platoon would be looking forward to spending an hour or so “unwinding from the stress” with brother officers while enjoying a cold beer. Every precinct had a “cops” bar where we could gather without concern about running into the guy we locked up last week.

They stayed away. After that first cold beer the conversation would usually begin with, “Let me tell you what happened to me and my partner tonight.

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Homicide: The View from Inside the Yellow Tape: A True Crime Memoir

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#ad - You'll feel like your right alongside steiger,  getting a peek inside the yellow tape, and inside the interrogation room, working the cases, where you'll come face to face with pure evil and experience what it's like to investigate murder. During that time he worked some of the most notorious murders there, from serial murderers, domestic terrorists, psychotic killers and many senseless killings committed little or no reason.

In his true crime memoir, homicide: The View from Inside the Yellow Tape, he describes some of the most interesting murders he's worked on. Sometimes shocking, and even funny, often inane, it's a view you won't see on the evening news. Cloyd steiger worked the streets of Seattle as a Homicide Detective for 22 years of his 36 year career.

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SARGE!: Cases of a Chicago Police Detective Sergeant in the 1960s, '70s, and '80s

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Crossroad Press #ad - The author describes firsthand the legendary riots that occurred in Chicago after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Dimaggio, one of the most decorated officers on the force during a career that spanned the years 1957 to 1991. The case became one of the police department’s most memorable. He also goes into famous cases of corruption and the politics of navigating such a large department.

Sarge!” is a fascinating memoir by the late Chicago Police Detective Sergeant John A. Among his awards are two Superintendent’s Awards of Valor, Mayor Richard J. One of the “set pieces” of the book is the story of how dimaggio, as part of the “Three Musketeers”—a trio that included two detectives who were close friends—investigated a series terrifying slasher attacks on women that occurred in the city in the mid-70s.

It turns out that he was an excellent word craftsman and storyteller; in fact, he was no stranger to writing—for many years he wrote the “Ask Sarge” column for the Mystery Writers of America Midwest Chapter newsletter. Told in a conversational, “regular guy” voice in episodic fashion, “SARGE!” reveals to the reader what it was really like to be a cop.

SARGE!: Cases of a Chicago Police Detective Sergeant in the 1960s, '70s, and '80s #ad - A large selection of PHOTOS is included. Dimaggio takes the reader back to the decades such as the turbulent 1960s, when the police department was making a painful transition from “old school” to modernization. The manuscript languished among his personal effects until after his death in 2008, spruce it up, after which his family decided to resurrect it, and submit it for publication.

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Vice: One Cop's Story of Patrolling America's Most Dangerous City

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St. Martin's Press #ad - What had been a semi-rural suburb of los angeles in the 1950s became a battleground for the Black Panthers and Malcolm X Foundation, the home of the Crips and Bloods and the first Hispanic gangs, and the cradle of gangster rap. 130 cops. 10, 000 criminals. John R. 9 square miles. At any given time, fully one-tenth of compton's population was in prison, yet this tidal wave of crime was held back by the thinnest line of the law—the Compton Police.

A riveting memoir by baker, California's most-decorated police officer Compton: the most violent and crime-ridden city in America. At the center of it, never more than 130-strong, trying to maintain order was the Compton Police Department, and facing an army of criminals that numbered over 10, 000. Baker was raised in compton, eventually becoming the city's most decorated officer involved in some of its most notorious, horrifying and scandalous criminal cases.

Vice: One Cop's Story of Patrolling America's Most Dangerous City #ad - Baker's account of compton from 1950 to 2001 is one of the most powerful and compelling cop memoirs ever written—an intensely human account of sacrifice and public service, and the price the men and women of the Compton Police Department paid to preserve their city.

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Patrolling the Heart of the West: True Tales of a Nevada State Trooper

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Latah Books #ad - As a son and brother of cops, I admire the humanity Raabe brings to each of these stories. Jon gosch, author of deep fire rise“patrolling the Heart of the West is a quick, entertaining and informative glimpse into an important, sometimes dangerous career spent in a little understood corner of the country.

Ed pearce, or just want to enjoy a good book that you won’t want to put down once you start reading it, are a fan of all things Nevadan, KOLO-TV Reno"Whether you have an interest in law enforcement, Senior Reporter, you’ll find Patrolling the Heart of the West to be a memorable read. With a style reminiscent of the war stories exchanged during a law-enforcement family barbecue, candor, Raabe's skill as a storyteller is evident as he imparts his wisdom and experience with a unique sense of humor, and insightfulness.

Patrolling the Heart of the West: True Tales of a Nevada State Trooper #ad - Andy brown, author of warnings unheeded: Twin Tragedies at Fairchild Air Force Base"Raabe tells his experiences with excellent accuracy, grace and wit. Highly recommended. Excerpt from readers’ favorite, review by Kimberlee J Benart"Patrolling the Heart of the West is a thoroughly entertaining and enlightening read.

Patrolling the heart of the west will bring a new appreciation for the unique role and responsibilities of state troopers, especially those who work in rural or remote areas. G paul corbin, criminal justice professor and former chief of the Nevada Highway Patrol“Perhaps the most endearing police memoir yet written.

Policing can be a deadly serious business, or laughing along with some good old boys before booking them into jail, but for Raabe it also entailed buying a prisoner an ice cream cone on a hot summer day, as you'll discover in Patrolling the Heart of the West. In our contentious and politicized era, when police officers are too often portrayed as either infallible superheroes or oppressive henchmen, Raabe's charming collection reminds us that cops are mostly just ordinary men and women who've chosen an extraordinary career.

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