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Joseph Wambaugh writes both crime fiction and true crime books. I love his crime fiction, but his true crime books are my favorites. Most of them deal with crimes that occurred in the U.S., but this book takes place in Narborough, a village in the English Midlands, near Leicester (I took this from the book jacket, so I assume these place locations and their relationships to each other are accurate). Two 15-year old girls are raped and murdered 3 years apart in the same village (Narborough) in the early 1980s. The girls did not know each other and seemed to have few connections. The p
Joseph Wambaugh has been writing crime fiction and true crime books since the 1970s and every one that I have read by him has been good. He was a member of the Los Angeles Police Department for at least a few years (not sure how long) and so his sympathies are with the police, especially the officers on patrol (as opposed to their bosses or the politicians that oversee the police departments, neither of whom receive a particularly sympathic portrayal). This is one in the series of books set in the Hollywood, California police Station. As usual, I'm pretty sure I've read these books out o