New in Orion paperback - THE CHOIRBOYS is a true classic in the genre. 'Stark ... orgiastic ... brilliant. Wambaugh's finest book' Los Angeles Times. Joseph Wambaugh is a regular New York Times bestselling author. He has won numerous awards, including two Edgars, and in 2004, he was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America. He always attracts excellent reviews: 'Wambaugh is a writer of genuine power, style, wit and originality' Evan Hunter, New York Times. 'Particularly gripping. Savage, compelling and punctuated by moments of the darkest humour, it achieves admirably Wambaugh's aim of conveying to his readers something of the everyday realities of life as an LA cop' Waterstone's Guide to Crime Fiction. 'With each book, it seems, Mr Wambaugh's skill as a writer increases' Elmore Leonard. 'There's only one Joe Wambaugh. He's a really important American writer, and I don't bandy that term around' Jonathan Kellerman. 'Unsparing and powerful' Los Angeles Times. 'Startling not only in its detail but also in its imagery ... it can truly be said that the words leap off the page' GQ.
Award-winning Joseph Wambaugh was born in Pittsburgh and served as an officer in the LA Police Department for fourteen years. He published his first three books - THE NEW CENTURIONS, THE BLUE KNIGHT and THE ONION FIELD - while still in the force. More recent books include THE BLOODING, THE GLITTER DOME, FLOATERS and HOLLYWOOD STATION. He lives in Southern California.Previous titles:From Murdoch: Hollywood Station (TPB Jul 07);Fire Lover;Floaters;Delta Star;New Centurions;Echoes in the Darkness;Choirboys;Black Marble;Blue Knight;Secrets of Harry Bright;Glitter Dome