”. Cosmopolitan called it “fast, colorful and gripping. Valnikov is a burned-out homicide detective who gets teamed with Natalie Zimmerman, twice-divorced with a grudge against men.
Floaters: A NovelBantam #ad - He’s a really important American writer. Jonathan kellerman“wambaugh dazzles with his intimate knowledge of police life, black humor, raunchy dialogue, and a cast of nineties choirboys. New york times bestsellser • “this is vintage Wambaugh, a rollicking and ribald tale, laced with black humor. The san diego union-tribuneharbor cops fortney and leeds have a good time patrolling San Diego’s Mission Bay, scopingout body-sculpted beauties on pleasure craft, rescuing boating bozos who’ve run aground, and haulingin the occasional floater.
But now their days are anything but typical, schemers, for theAmerica’s Cup regattas have come to town and San Diego swarms with sailors, and saboteurs, spies, and the cuppies who want to love them. A cop’s expertise and the literary power of a master storyteller. Digby diehl, playboy“The author’s trademark sardonic writing is in full force here.
Floaters: A Novel #ad - Publishers Weekly. It’s a randy cuppie named blaze who tweaks their cop instincts thatsomething’s not quite right on the waterfront—and it’sBlaze who sets off a bizarre criminal trail that wouldbe hilarious if it didn’t wind up just as nasty asit gets, with a pair of murders right on the eve of thebiggest sailing race of all.
Praise for floaters“There’s only one Joe Wambaugh.
Finnegan's WeekMysteriousPress.com/Open Road #ad - Fin finnegan, is assigned a routine truck theft that turns into a toxic chemical spill, a San Diego police detective and wannabe actor heading straight for a midlife meltdown, setting off a bizarre chain reaction of death and murder on both sides of the Mexican border. Fin is forced to team up with nell salter, a sexy female investigator, as well as an equally fetching US Navy investigator who wants to learn all that Fin can teach her—and that’s saying a lot.
A toxic spill causes a lethal chain reaction for a San Diego cop in this “very funny” New York Times bestseller by the author of The Choirboys Kirkus Reviews. The new york times book review called it “a frolic, a hoot, a joy, a riot of a book. And entertainment weekly said, “superbly crafted and paced, but fundamentally, as always, deliciously funny, deadly serious.
Harbor NocturneMysterious Press #ad - Suspense and tragedy are intertwined in the everyday life of the cops and residents of San Pedro Harbor, with the unflinching eye for detail and spot-on humor that only a master of the form like Joseph Wambaugh can provide. When dinko babich, theirs lives are forever changed, from the harbor to a Hollywood nightclub, delivers Lita Medina, a young Mexican dancer, a young longshoreman, as their love develops among the myriad cops and criminals who occupy the harbor.
A “darkly comic, gritty look at life on the streets” from the former LAPD detective and multiple New York Times bestseller Publishers Weekly. Their paths will cross with many colorful characters introduced in wambaugh’s acclaimed bestselling Hollywood Station series: the surfer cops known as “Flotsam and Jetsam”, young Britney Small, aspiring actor “Hollywood Nate” Weiss, along with new members of the midwatch.
Harbor Nocturne #ad - . In the southernmost los angeles district of San Pedro, one of the world’s busiest harbors, an unlikely pair of lovers are unwittingly caught between the two warring sides of the law. Humor, love, suspense and tragedy are intertwined in the everyday life of the cops and residents of San Pedro Harbor, with the unflinching eye for detail and spot-on humor that only a master of the form like Joseph Wambaugh can provide.
The Glitter DomeMysteriousPress.com/Open Road #ad - The Glitter Dome #ad - Hilarious at times, heartbreaking at others, this book was likened by theNew York Daily News to a “one-two combination that leaves the reader reeling. ” . It’s the wildest bar in chinatown, run by a proprietor named Wing who will steal your bar change every chance he gets. On payday the groupies mingle there with off-duty lapD cops, including homicide detectives Martin Welborn and Al Mackey, who get assigned the case of a murdered Hollywood studio boss who may have been involved in some very strange and dangerous filmmaking.
A new york times–bestselling police thriller by the author of Harbor Nocturne: Two LAPD detectives look into the murder of a Hollywood studio boss.
The Delta Star: A NovelBantam #ad - But what’s a caltech phone number doing in her trick book? and how does that connect to a dead private eye and a useless credit card? And what does all that have to do with a Whisky-class Russian sub and the Nobel Prize? Join Joseph Wambaugh’s ravaged cops of Rampart Station as they follow a trail of corruption from the world of pimps and crazies to the think-tank labs of the country’s top chemistry wizards—where genius and greed mix to create an award-winning case of murder.
A page-turner. This is a must-read for Wambaugh fans. Usa today. Wambaugh-style. L. A. A cheap hooker named Missy Moonbeam takes a fatal dive from the roof of a sleazy hotel. A world of cops on the rocks with a twist of murder.
The Golden Orange: A NovelBantam #ad - Ever since, he's been fighting a bad back, fighting the bottle, fighting his conscience. She's a stunningly beautiful, bikinis are skimpy, sexually spirited three-time divorcee from Newport Beach--capital of California's Golden Orange, where wallets are fat, and cosmetic surgery is one sure way to a billionaire's bank account.
But now he's in for a special fight. And winnie farlowe is a man willing to follow wherever she leads--straight into the juicy pulp of the Golden Orange, a world where money is everything, but nothing adds up. Where death and chicanery flourish amidst ranches, mansions, and yachting parties.
The Golden Orange: A Novel #ad - When forty-year-old cop Winnie Farlowe lost his shield, he lost the only protection he had. In his long-awaited new novel, scathing humor, best-selling author Joseph Wambaugh combines harrowing suspense, and a moving portrait of a man on the brink of self-destruction. Never before has he come up against anyone like Tess Binder.
The coroner called it suicide, but to Tess it means the fear of her own fate. Nearly a year ago tess binder's father washed up on the beach with a bullet in his ear.
The Secrets of Harry Bright: A NovelBantam #ad - New york times bestseller • raucous cops, outlaw bikers, and suntanned celebrities collide in a steamy landscape swirling with natural beauty and unnatural death. Secrets that threaten to destroy an entire police department. Seventeen months ago the California desert revealed the remains of Jack Watson.
The rich man’s son was found incinerated in a Rolls-Royce, a bullet in his head. In this riveting novel, beautiful, bestselling author Joseph Wambaugh jolts our emotions while entertaining us with his special brand of bawdy, dark humor. Now, a year and a half later, los Angeles Police Department homicide detective Sidney Blackpool is called into the desert to take on the case.
The Secrets of Harry Bright: A Novel #ad - For the savage beauty of the wastelands holds many secrets. Secrets that, by rights, should remain forever buried by the wind in the ageless desert sands. Secrets that stir up Blackpool’s long-suppressed nightmares of his own son’s death. But what begins for blackpool as an investigation sandwiched between golf games in nearby Palm Springs quickly becomes an obsession.
A Deadly Shade of Gold: A Travis McGee NovelRandom House #ad - I can’t think of anyone who has replaced him. When sam left his girlfriend, and vanished from Fort Lauderdale, Nora, no one was surprised. But what begins as a simple matchmaking scheme soon becomes a bloody chase that takes McGee to Mexico, a beautiful country from which he hopes to return alive. But all he has to go on are a gold Aztec idol and a very angry ex-girlfriend.
And his old friend Travis McGee is left to find answers. Especially when he has the chance to reunite Sam Taggart, a reckless, restless man like himself, with the woman who’s still waiting for him. But when he shows up three years later lying in a pool of his own blood, people start to ask questions. Macdonald is a shining example for all of us in the field.
A Deadly Shade of Gold: A Travis McGee Novel #ad - Mary higgins Clark. Heartbreak. Is that enough to find his friend’s killer? and when the truth is as terrifying as this, sensual, does he really want answers after all?Praise for A Deadly Shade of Gold“Travis McGee is the last of the great knights-errant: honorable, skillful, and tough. Deception. Macdonald was the great entertainer of our age, and a mesmerizing storyteller.
Stephen kingwith an introduction by lee childWhen Travis McGee picks up the phone and hears a voice from his past, he can’t help it: He has to meddle. I can’t think of anyone who would dare.
Fugitive Nights: A NovelBantam #ad - For soon-to-be-ex-cop lynn Cutter, sweating out a disability pension, it could become a point of no return. What cutter wants to know is the identity of the strange, violent man hubby is meeting in the desert—a man known only as the fugitive. As a rule, cutter wouldn’t give a private investigator the time of day, but Breda Burrows is the exception to every rule.
The wife doesn’t care about her husband’s infidelity, but she does want to know why he’s made a secret deposit—at a sperm bank. Sultry, breda can be very convincing, old money, blue-eyed, and she’s convinced Cutter to be her guide through the glittering netherworld of Palm Springs—an explosive mix of silicone, and tough as nails, long-legged, Geritol, and murder.
Fugitive Nights: A Novel #ad - . Playground for the rich, arena for the powerful, graveyard for the unlucky—welcome to Palm Springs! For some, it’s the pleasure capital of the world. For other, it’s a city of last chances, a paradise on the edge of the desert. The trail begins with the monied socialite wife of a philandering husband.
Running Blind Jack Reacher, Book 4Berkley #ad - In fact, there’s only one thing that links the victims. Jack reacher races to solve the perfect crime in the fourth novel in Lee Child’s New York Times bestselling series. Across the country, victims of a disciplined and clever killer who leaves no trace evidence, no fatal wounds, no signs of struggle, women are being murdered, and no clues to an apparent motive.
Running Blind Jack Reacher, Book 4 #ad - Each one of the women knew Jack Reacher—and it’s got him running blind. They are, truly, perfect crimes.