BY JOSEPH WAMBAUGH
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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.
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.
Chaffey College, AA, 1958; California State College (now University), Los Angeles, BA, 1960, MA, 1968.
Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles, CA, 1960–1974, began as patrolman, became detective sergeant; writer, 1971–.
U.S. Marine Corps, 1954–1957.
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!
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