Saturday, January 2, 2010

HOLLYWOOD MOON AUDIO BOOK: PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED
HOLLYWOOD MOON

BY JOSEPH WAMBAUGH
ABOUT THE BOOK:

There's a saying at Hollywood station that the full moon brings out the beast--rather than the best--in the precinct's citizens. One moonlit night, LAPD veteran Dana Vaughn and "Hollywood" Nate Weiss, a struggling-actor-turned cop, get a call about a young man who's been attacking women. Meanwhile, two surfer cops known as Flotsam and Jetsam keep bumping into an odd, suspicious duo--a smooth-talking player in dreads and a crazy-eyed, tattooed biker. No one suspects that all three dubious characters might be involved in something bigger, more high-tech, and much more illegal. After a dizzying series of twists, turns, and chases, the cops will find they've stumbled upon a complex web of crime where even the criminals can't be sure who's conning whom. Wambaugh once again masterfully gets inside the hearts and minds of the cops whose jobs have them constantly on the brink of danger. By turns heart-wrenching, exhilarating, and laugh-out-loud funny, Hollywood Moon is his most thrilling and deeply affecting ride yet through the singular streets of LA.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Joseph Wambaugh, a former LAPD detective sergeant, is the bestselling author of seventeen prior works of fiction and nonfiction, including The Choirboys and The Onion Field. In 2004, he was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in southern California.

PERSONAL:

Born January 22, 1937, in East Pittsburgh, PA; son of Joseph A. (a police officer) and Anne Malloy Wambaugh; married Dee Allsup November 26, 1955; children: Mark (deceased), David, Jeannette.

EDUCATION:
Chaffey College, AA, 1958; California State College (now University), Los Angeles, BA, 1960, MA, 1968.

RELIGION:
Roman Catholic.

CAREER:
Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles, CA, 1960–1974, began as patrolman, became detective sergeant; writer, 1971–.

MILITARY SERVICE:
U.S. Marine Corps, 1954–1957.

AWARDS,HONORS:
Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Allan Poe special award for nonfiction, The Onion Field, 1974; Edgar Allan Poe award for best screenplay, The Black Marble, 1981; Rodolfo Walsh Prize for Investigative Journalism, International Association of Crime Writers, for Lines and Shadows, 1989.

To read more about Joseph Wambaugh, visit the "bio" section of his website here!


AN AUDIO BOOK GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO ANNA AND THE
HACHETTE BOOK GROUP, I HAVE
THREE COPIES OF THIS EXCITING
AUDIO BOOK TO GIVE AWAY.



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54 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like Wambaugh's work and have read most of his books. I particularly enjoyed "The Golden Orange"!

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bermudaonion said...

I went through a Joseph Wambaugh phase in high school or college. The one book that sticks in my mind is The Blue Knight. Please enter me. milou2ster(at)gmail.com

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fredamans said...

I haven't read any of his works, but I am keen on The Choirboys. That was a great old movie. I'd like to read the book now too.

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fredamans said...

I follow via Google connect.

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g.g. said...

I read The Onion Field but would like to read some of his fiction like this one


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g.g. said...

I follow on google friend connect and subscribe by email


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Bethie said...

I have not read any of his books. I would like to read the Onion Field.

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I follow with Google Friend Connect.

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Stacie said...

Never read his books. Hollywood Station also looks good.

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Stacie said...

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Susan said...

I haven't read anything by Wambaugh before, but would like to try "The Glitter Dome" ~

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Susan said...

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Linda K said...

I have enjoyed Wambaugh's writing since the original release of The Onion Field. I actually knew one of the people in the book(not the killers) and remember the case when it happened.

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Linda K said...

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Angie said...

I did not think I had read a Wambaugh book until I went through the list and realized I had read The Onion Field many years ago.

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Angie said...

I subscribe by e-mail.

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justpeachy36 said...

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Please enter me in the giveaway.

I think his book, Fugitive Nights sounds interesting. I haven't read any of his work before.

rubynreba said...

I would like to read Hollywood Station.
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LoveMy2Dogs said...

I have never read any of his work, but I think Hollywood Station would be a good read.

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LoveMy2Dogs said...

I tweeted

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Following via GFC

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rick said...

I haven't read any of Mr. Wambaugh's books, but I think I would probably pick The Onion Field.

holdenj said...

I haven't read any of Wambaugh's works, but I remember seeing The Onion Fields! I think I'd want to start with Hollywood Station. Please count me in!
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Katherine Tomlinson said...

I've read most of Joseph Wambaugh's novels and all of his nonfiction books. I loved the Black Marble and can still remember the characters and how strong they were.

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Deb K said...

I have not read any of his books but Floaters sounds really good!



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Deb K said...

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kalynnick said...

I never read any books by JOSEPH WAMBAUGH but I would love to read Fugitive Nights.

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Deb K said...

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Aik said...

I'd like to read The Onion Field.

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Aik said...

I'm a follower.

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Glenn said...

Never read this author but I read a lot of this genre. I would also be interested in Hollywood Station. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Jaime said...

No, I haven't read any. Floaters sounds like a good read
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Jaime said...

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Edna said...

I have not read any of Joseph wambaugh's work but it sounds interesting.

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Edna said...

I follow via google


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Edna said...

I have this give-a-way posted on my blog

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Lori said...

I would love to win this.

Thanks
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Tina said...

I read his first one New Centurions years ago and have been a fan since.

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Tina said...

I follow on Google friend, and bloglines.

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Maria D. said...

I have never read his books, but am intruiged by Hollywood Station.

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Maria D. said...

Tweeted.

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Maria D. said...

Blogged it.

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Maria D. said...

I subscribe via google reader.

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Rebecca Graham said...

I have read Hollywood Station.

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Lacey said...

the whole hollywood series sounds good.

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Lacey said...

I tweeted at http://twitter.com/HtxAstrosFan/status/7454164720

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Benita said...

I haven't read any of Wambaugh's books yet, but I'd like to read The Black Marble.


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Benita said...

I follow via GFC.


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DarcyO said...

I haven't read any Wambaugh books, but Hollywood Station sounds good.

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DarcyO said...

I followed with Google Reader until right now when I clicked on GFC.

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