The Killing Season: A Summer Insider

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Random House Publishing Group, 1998 - True Crime - 352 pages
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After gaining unprecedented access inside the LAPD, Miles Corwin hand picked a detective team whom he would be shadowing - day in and day out - throughout the summer. He struck gold with Pete "Raz" Razanskas and Marcella Winn. Larger than life and truly unsung heroes, Raz and Winn are as colorful as any fictional characters. Raz is a crusty veteran of the force and as the "season" begins he is newly paired with the most unlikely partner - Marcella Winn, a street smart young black woman who grew up in the 'hood and doesn't back down from anyone. The Killing Season is shocking, uncensored, and full of real-life drama. Although it reads like a fast-paced novel, this is an important work of nonfiction that offers readers a genuine sense of what life is like for the cops, the killers, the victims, and their families.

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Review: The Killing Season : A Summer Inside an LAPD Homicide Division

User Review  - Susan - Goodreads

An alternate title might be, "Hardworking Cops Cleaning up Destruction Caused by Thugs," or, "Depressing Results from Neglecting Children." I loved and respect the two cops featured in the book. The ... Read full review

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Sad, disturbing look into the reality of LA killings in '95. Read full review


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About the author (1998)

Miles Corwin is an award-winning crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times. He has written extensively about prisons, cops, the coroner's office, the LAPD, the O. J. Simpson case, the L.A. riots, and the criminal justice system.

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