THE KILLING SEASON: A Summer Inside an Lapd Homicide Division.

Corwin, Miles.

ISBN 10: 068480235X / ISBN 13: 9780684802350
Published by New York: Simon & Schuster, (1997) dj, 1997
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. The author's first book, a nonfiction account of a team of homicide detectives - veteran Pete Razanskas and Marcella Winn, a street smart young black woman who grew up in the 'hood herself - and their day to day work in South Central Los Angeles. SIGNED on the front endpaper. Photographs, notes. 336 pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 64485

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Title: THE KILLING SEASON: A Summer Inside an Lapd ...

Publisher: New York: Simon & Schuster, (1997) dj

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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An uncensored view of the inner workings of a homicide detective team shadowed by a crime reporter for a summer follows seasoned veteran Pete Razanskas and his partner, Marcella Winn, through three months of cops, killers, victims, and their families. 25,000 first printing.


In the summer of '94, while the rest of the U. S. was focused on the O.J. Simpson criminal trial, 400 murders took place in another Los Angeles neighborhood. Los Angeles Times crime reporter Miles Corwin was there in the trenches. He became the third member of a team of South-Central homicide cops--a veteran male detective who dressed and talked like a cowboy, and a young black female trainee who grew up right there in "the Hood." As the rookie detective learned the ropes, Corwin learned right along with her, keeping the same grueling 24-7 schedule. This isn't a book with evocative descriptions or philosophical musings; Corwin writes in the fluid, unembellished style of a skilled journalist, and is especially adept at reproducing conversations--wicked teasing between cops, difficult interviews with reluctant witnesses, and the patter of the streets.

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