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Thumbtack    Double by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini

Year: 1984
Genre: Murder Mystery

Lines and Shadows

Thumbtack    Lines and Shadows by Joseph Wambaugh

The media hailed them as heroes. Others denounced them as lawless renegades. A squad of tough cops called the Border Crime Task Force. A commando team sent to patrol the snake-infested no-man's-land south of San Diego. Not to apprehend the thousands of illegal aliens slipping into the U.S., but to stop the ruthless bandits who preyed on them nightly--relentlessly robbing, raping and murdering defenseless men, women and children.

Year: 1984
Genre: Police ProceduralTrue Crime


Thumbtack    Finnegan's Week by Joseph Wambaugh

Fin Finnegan is a San Diego police detective and wannabe actor who's passing midlife crisis and heading straight for midlife meltdown. The last thing he wants when he's gearing up for a TV audition is a routine truck theft case. The last thing he needs after three messy divorces is a sexy female investigator assigned to the case. Fin's abysmal luck is holding out--he's got not only the theft investigation but an uneasy alliance with two strong-willed women, each working a separate angle of his once-simple case.

Year: 1993
Genre: Police Procedural


Thumbtack    Floaters by Joseph Wambaugh

Mick Fortney and his partner Leeds manage to cruise above the standard policestress-pools of coffee and Pepto-Bismol--they're water cops in the "Club HarborUnit, " manning a patrol boat on San Diego's Mission Bay. A typically roughday's detail consists of scoping out body-sculpted beauties on pleasure craft, rescuing boating bozos who've run aground, jeering at lifeguards, and haulingin the occasional floater who comes to the surface.

Year: 1996
Genre: Police Procedural




Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1984Double by Marcia Muller Murder Mystery, Nameless Detective, Sharon McCone, San Diego
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1984Lines and Shadows by Joseph Wambaugh Police Procedural, True Crime, San Diego, Non-Fiction
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1993Finnegan's Week by Joseph Wambaugh Police Procedural, San Diego
Blue DotBlue DotBlue Dot1996Floaters by Joseph Wambaugh Police Procedural, San Diego





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