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    DescriptionFrom 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.


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    Title
    Homicide
    Subtitle
    A Year on the Killing Streets
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Simon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 646
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780805080759
    ISBN 10: 0805080759
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25580
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRI
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JKV
    Ingram Theme: APPR/AWARD
    B&T General Subject: 805
    Ingram Subject Code: NC
    Libri: I-NC
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBBFM
    BISAC V2.8: POL014000
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/MARYLN, LOCL/MDBALT
    BISAC V2.8: TRU001000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: D3
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TRU002000
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.3.5.0.0
    DC22: 363.25/9520972526
    LC classification: HV8148.B22 S54 2006
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 363.25952097
    DC21: 363.25952097
    Thema V1.0: DNXC, JKSW1
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Henry Holt & Company
    Imprint name
    Holt McDougal
    Publication date
    22 August 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    David Simon's"Homicide" won an Edgar Award and became the basis for the NBC award-winning drama. Simon's second book, "The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood," co-authored with Edward Burns, was made into an HBO miniseries. Simon is currently the executive producer and writer for HBO's Peabody Award-winning series "The Wire." He lives in Baltimore.
    Review quote
    " Simon does an extraordinary job of getting under the skin and into the minds of the police officers." -- "The New York Times Book Review" " We seem to have an insatiable appetite for police stories . . . David Simon's entry is far and away the best, the most readable, reliable and relentless of them all." -- "The Washington Post Book World"