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The Resource A good month for murder : the inside story of a homicide squad, Del Quentin Wilber

A good month for murder : the inside story of a homicide squad, Del Quentin Wilber

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A good month for murder : the inside story of a homicide squad
Title
A good month for murder
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the inside story of a homicide squad
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Del Quentin Wilber
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eng
Summary
"Twelve homicides, three police-involved shootings and a furious hunt for an especially brutal killer--February 2013 was a good month for murder in suburban Washington, D.C. After gaining unparalleled access to the homicide unit in Prince George's County, which borders the nation's capital, Del Quentin Wilber begins shadowing the talented, often quirky detectives who get the call when a body falls. He rides with a hard-charging investigator who pops diet pills while devouring cheeseburgers; he stands over a corpse with a hulking investigator who works security at a cemetery to earn extra money; he spends hours in the interrogation room--a.k.a. "the box"--With a chain-smoking vegan determined to solve the most difficult case of his career. And then, after a quiet couple of months, all hell breaks loose: suddenly every detective in the squad is working day and night to solve one shooting and stabbing after another. In particular, the entire unit becomes obsessed with a "red ball," a high-profile case involving a 17-year-old honor student attacked by a gunman who kicked down the door to her house and murdered her in her bed. Murder is the police investigator's ultimate crucible: to solve a killing, a detective must speak for the dead. More than any recent book, A Good Month for Murder shows what it takes to succeed when the stakes couldn't possibly be higher"--
Summary
Provides an insider's view of the homicide unit of Prince George's County, Maryland, which borders the nation's capital and on average handles twelve homicide investigations a month
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10495547
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Wilber, Del Quentin
Dewey number
363.25/95230975251
Index
no index present
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non fiction
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True
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  • Homicide
  • Criminal investigation
  • TRUE CRIME
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
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adult
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the inside story of a homicide squad
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A good month for murder : the inside story of a homicide squad, Del Quentin Wilber
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1578861
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1 volume
Isbn
9780805098815
Lccn
2015036515
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • (Sirsi) i9780805098815
  • (OCoLC)928023729
Label
A good month for murder : the inside story of a homicide squad, Del Quentin Wilber
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1578861
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9780805098815
Lccn
2015036515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780805098815
  • (OCoLC)928023729

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