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Homicide Special

(2004)
On the Streets with the LAPD's Elite Detective Unit
A non fiction book by

 
With an Updated Epilogue by the Author

"A compelling portrait of seasoned homicide cops at work. This is L.A.'s darkest side: ironic, heart-breaking, stunningly violent, unfailingly human. Riveting."
-Jonathan Kellerman

The mandate for Los Angeles' unique police unit Homicide Special is to take on the toughest, most controversial, and highest-profile cases. In this "literate, unfailingly interesting work of true crime" (Kirkus Reviews), acclaimed writer Miles Corwin uses unprecedented access to narrate six of the unit's cases-and capture its newest generation at work.

When a call girl from Kiev dies in the line of duty, detectives Chuck Knolls and Brian McCartin seek her killer among a circle of Russian women who have been sold into white slavery. When a gangster's daughter takes a bullet, veterans Jerry Stephens and Paul Coulter trace clues scattered across the country to a Manhattan real-estate magnate. A cold case is reopened; a mother-daughter drowning and a baffling rape/murder are solved. And, finally, Corwin re-creates the investigation surrounding the late Bonny Lee Blakley, allegedly murdered by her actor-husband, Robert Blake.

With a revised epilogue updating each of these fascinating cases, Homicide Special offers a riveting, behind-the-scenes look at one of the preeminent units of homicide detectives in the country.

 
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Used availability for Miles Corwin's Homicide Special


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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding
Title: Homicide Special: A Year With the Lapd's Elite Detective Unit
Author(s): Miles Corwin
ISBN: 1-4352-9079-8 / 978-1-4352-9079-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-05-29
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January 2004 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Homicide Special: On the Streets with the LAPD's Elite Detective Unit
Author(s): Miles Corwin
ISBN: 0-8050-6798-1 / 978-0-8050-6798-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

November 2009 : Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Homicide Sp'cial. Un an Avec L'Unit' D''Lite D'Investigation de La Police de Los Angeles
Author(s): Miles Corwin
ISBN: 2757809520 / 978-2757809525
Publisher: Contemporary French Fiction
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September 2004 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Homicide Special: A Year with the LAPD's Elite Detective Unit
Author(s): Miles Corwin
ISBN: 0-8050-7694-8 / 978-0-8050-7694-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

January 2004 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Homicide Special: A Year in the Life of the LAPD's Elite Detective Unit
Author(s): Miles Corwin
ISBN: 1-55927-891-9 / 978-1-55927-891-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

August 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: Homicide Special
Author(s): Miles Corwin
ISBN: 1-55927-892-7 / 978-1-55927-892-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audio Renaissance
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

October 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Homicide Special
Author(s): Miles Corwin
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
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