Fire Lover: A True Story

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Thorndike Press, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 655 pages
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From the acclaimed bestselling author of "The Onion Field" comes the extraordinary true story of a California arson investigator and fire captain who was also, according to government profilers, the most prolific American arsonist of the 20th century.

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Interesting. Well researched. - Goodreads
A well-spun true crime yarn. - Goodreads
With Wambaugh's eye for detail and fine prose. - Goodreads
Suspenseful, well-researched and riveting. - Goodreads
Impeccably researched and very well written. - Goodreads
Well researched and very detailed. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Bobby Norman - Goodreads

First off, it's Joseph Wambaugh. That's the reason I purchased the book. I paid no other attention to the book. Then I found out it was non-fiction. I read very little non-fiction but he had me from the very first. Thanks Joe. Bobby Norman Read full review

Review: Fire Lover

User Review  - Goodreads

First off, it's Joseph Wambaugh. That's the reason I purchased the book. I paid no other attention to the book. Then I found out it was non-fiction. I read very little non-fiction but he had me from the very first. Thanks Joe. Bobby Norman Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
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Prologue
11
Calamity
13
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Writer Joseph Wambaugh was born in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on January 22, 1937. He joined the Marines right out of high school, but later earned both a B. A. and M. A. from California State College in Los Angeles. He worked for the Los Angeles Police Department from 1960 to 1974. His first novel was The New Centurions (1971) and several subsequent novels have been award winners. The Onion Field won an Edgar Award (1984), and Lines and Shadows won the Rodolfo Walsh Prize from the International Association of Crime Writers (1989). He has worked creatively on several film and television projects, including Police Story, The Black Marble, The Choirboys and The Blue Knight.

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