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Pioneer of Modern Cop Novel Releases New Book

Los Angeles Police Department detective turned crime novelist Joseph Wambaugh talks about his new novel “Hollywood Station,” the world of the LAPD, and making the transition to television.

Pioneer of Modern Cop Novel Releases New Book

Tom Fudge : Joseph Wambaugh spent 14 years with the LAPD. And book lovers know by now that’s he’s taken his street smarts and turned them into a fine literary career. He’s written true crime books of non-fiction like the Onion Field , as well as novels like The New Centurions .

A resident of San Diego, Joseph Wambaugh now has a new novel called Hollywood Station . It’s his first novel in a decade.


  • Joseph Wambaugh , former LAPD detective turned crime novelist.