Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets

Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets Author David Simon
ISBN-10 0805080759
ISBN-13 9780805080759
Year 2006-08-22
Pages 672
Language English
Publisher Holt Paperbacks
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From the creator of HBO s The Wire the classic book about homicide investigation that became the basis for the hit television showThe 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 editionwhich includes a new introduction an afterword and photographsrevives this classic riveting tale about the men who work on the dark side of the American experience

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