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Crime beat : a decade of covering cops and killers

Author: Michael Connelly
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2006.
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From Connelly's first career as a prizewinning crime reporter--the true stories that inspired and informed his novels. Covering the homicide beat in Florida and Los Angeles in vivid, hard-hitting articles, Connelly leads the reader past the yellow police tape as he follows the investigators, the victims, their families and friends--and, of course, the killers--to tell the real stories of murder and its aftermath.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Connelly
ISBN: 031616710X 9780316167109 031615377X 9780316153775
OCLC Number: 68037836
Description: viii, 419 pages (large print) ; 25 cm
Contents: The cops --
The call --
The open territory --
Crossing the line --
Cops accused --
Death squad --
Killed by a kid --
The killers --
Killer on the run --
Dark disguise --
The stalker --
America's most wanted --
Wife killer --
The gang that couldn't shoot straight --
Evil until he dies --
The cases --
Nameless grave --
Double life --
Death of an heiress --
Hollywood homicide --
The family --
High time --
Lying in wait --
Trunk music --
Open-unsolved.
Responsibility: Michael Connelly.
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From Connelly's first career as a prizewinning crime reporter--the true stories that inspired and informed his novels. Covering the homicide beat in Florida and Los Angeles in vivid, hard-hitting articles, Connelly leads the reader past the yellow police tape as he follows the investigators, the victims, their families and friends--and, of course, the killers--to tell the real stories of murder and its aftermath. Connelly's firsthand observations would lend inspiration to his novels, from The Black Echo, which was drawn from a real-life bank heist, to Trunk Music, based on an unsolved case of a man found in the trunk of his Rolls Royce. And the vital details of his best-known characters, both heroes and villains, would be drawn from the cops and killers he reported on: from loner detective Harry Bosch to the manipulative serial killer the Poet.--From publisher description.

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