A highly acclaimed journalistic masterpiece and true crime classic,
Homicide illustrates a year in the life of the detectives of the Homicide Unit in the city of Baltimore. David Simon, a reporter for the
Baltimore Sun, spent 4 tears on the police beat before taking a leave of absence to write this book. By persuading the Baltimore Police Department to allow him unlimited access to the city's homicide unit for a full year, Simon shadowed one shift of detectives as they traveled from interrogations to autopsies, from crime scenes to hospital emergency rooms.
Baltimore recorded 234 murders during that year, and the homicide unit investigated dozens of those murders. Homicide, a harrowing, sometimes brutal, and always fascinating look at the dozens of murders investigated by these detectives, is the book that sparked the critically acclaimed television series.
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Right On Kellerman!
Reed Diamond was superb as narrator.
The show is the best cop show ever.
the book was a little disapointing due to me knowing too much about the show.
The show was better than Law & Order and NYPD Blue, but sadly didnt get the credit it deserved.
Buy The DVD's
Poignant, funny, perceptive account of inner-city Baltimore.
The ONLY beef I had was when they harrased a Transgender woman who was just trying to survive.
But ya know what,thats what this book is:Raw unfiltered brewed perfectly journalism!
David Simon's work is why I got interested in being a Journalist!
Now if ENDA is passed and signed,
I can have my cake AND eat it. Mmmmmmm