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The Black Marble
The Black Marble
Author: Joseph Wambaugh
He is a damned good cop -- a burned-out homicide detective wrapped around a Smith & Wesson .38 and a vodka bottle. She is his partner -- twice divorced, nursing a grudge against men, obsessed by the awful temptation of love.
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ISBN-13: 9780440106449
ISBN-10: 0440106443
Publication Date: 2/15/1980
Pages: 416
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Wambaugh is always great and this book is no different. A super good and fast read. It's a story about a burned out homicide detective too close to the bottle and headed downhill from there. It was tough to lay it down.
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This was the first of this author's books I've read and I really got into the characters which are developed gradually. The detectives, romance, intrigue, humor. I think this may have been the inspiration for the TV series Barney Miller, which I was really into. I liked it. It was funny and hooked me into the story line. Enjoy!


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