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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (5,655 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Simon Narrator: Reed Diamond Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Erik Johnson | 1/29/2014

    " great book. recognized a lot of things from the Wire. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jeffreyd77 | 1/18/2014

    " Best true crime book of all time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kbakken | 1/17/2014

    " GREAT book from the same brain behind The Wire and Homicide. Fans will recognize some of the story lines but you don't have to have watched his shows to appreciate. Gritty, realistic, real life procedural. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Noah | 1/8/2014

    " This book blew me away with its breadth, storytelling, and Simon's ability to turn all the homicide officers into fully three-dimensional characters. This book is not really about policework, it's about the people who do it and the people they go up against. Some chapters in this book read like a great mystery novel, while others read like long magazine profiles of career police officers. Read this book. "

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