The Glitter Dome

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9780688002077: The Glitter Dome

A grim look at the ugly underbelly of life as a Hollywood copy

It’s the wildest bar in Chinatown, run by a proprietor named Wing who will steal your bar change every chance he gets. On payday the groupies mingle there with off-duty LAPD cops, including homicide detectives Martin Welborn and Al Mackey, who get assigned the case of a murdered Hollywood studio boss who may have been involved in some very strange and dangerous filmmaking.

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Joseph Wambaugh is the hard-hitting bestselling writer who conveys the passionate immediacy of a special world. He was a police officer with the LAPD for 14 years before retiring in 1974, during which time he published three bestselling novels. Over the course of his career, Wambaugh has been the author of more than 20 works of fiction and nonfiction, all written in his gritty, distinctive noir-ish style. He's won multiple Edgar Awards, and several of his books have been made into feature films and TV movies. He lives in California with his wife.

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“Let us dispel forever the notion that Mr. Wambaugh is only a former cop who happens to write books. . . . This would be tantamount to saying that Jack London was first and foremost a sailor. Mr. Wambaugh is, in fact, a writer of genuine power, style, wit and originality.” —The New York Times Book Review “Wambaugh’s cops, like the soldiers in Catch-22, are men and women in a frenzy, zany grotesques made that way by the outrageous nature of the things they deal with.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review “[Wambaugh is] a good writer who becomes better with each successive book.” —The Detroit News “Wambaugh sidesteps all the clichés.” —The Baltimore Sun

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