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  - Sarey C - Goodreads

Well written docu-drama about life as a homicide detective in south Central, US murder hotspot. I particularly liked the way the author balanced his investigation of 'black-on-black' violence by also ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Wilde Sky - Goodreads

A reporter follows two LAPD detectives through one summer in South-Central LA and recounts the numerous murders investigated. It took some time to get into this book, the number of different crimes ... Read full review


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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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