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Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets

Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets

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05 DEC 2021

Colin Nagy

The Executive Edition (12/05/21)

David Simon's book chronicling a year spent with Baltimore's homicide unit.

Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets is a gripping account of a year inside a homicide unit in Baltimore, penned by David Simon. Based on his extensive experience and unlimited access to the police homicide unit, Simon provides an in-depth look at the detectives who navigate daily violence and the complexity of catching killers. The narrative deeply explores the sociological aspects of crime and brings to light the reality of law enforcement beyond the realm of TV screen drama, ultimately allowing readers to walk step-by-step with police officers as they tackle both tragedies and the routine bureaucracy of their very demanding work. This book serves as the basis for the critically-acclaimed television series 'Homicide: Life on the Street,' and later it also influenced the creation of another remarkable show, 'The Wire.'

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