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Homicide : a year on the killing streets

Author: David Simon
Publisher: Edinburgh : Canongate, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New edView all editions and formats
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The scene is Baltimore. Twice every three days another citizen is shot, stabbed or bludgeoned to death. At the centre 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.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Simon
ISBN: 9781847673121 1847673120
OCLC Number: 768484129
Notes: This ed. originally published: New York: Henry Holt, 2006; Edinburgh: Canongate, 2008.
Description: xv, 646 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: David Simon ; introduction by Richard Price.

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The scene is Baltimore. Twice every three days another citizen is shot, stabbed, or bludgeoned to death. At the cente of this hurricane of crime is the city's homicide unit, a small brotherhood of  Read more...

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* A masterpiece ... [Simon] has exceptional literary gifts of eye and ear. Few novelists have written so well about the corrosiveness of the modern American city. Martin Amis * A hard-nosed classic Read more...

 
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