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Wambaugh, Joseph

Overview
Works: 226 works in 1,174 publications in 6 languages and 67,928 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Case studies  Biography  Detective and mystery stories  Suspense fiction  Drama  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Conceptor, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Scenarist
Classifications: PS3573.A475, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joseph Wambaugh
Hollywood Station : a novel by Joseph Wambaugh ( Book )
36 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Under the leadership of their sergeant, known as "The Oracle," the crew of the LAPD's Hollywood Station take on their toughest case yet as they deal with the Russian mob, diamonds, counterfeiting, and grenades
Fugitive nights by Joseph Wambaugh ( Book )
32 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Palm Springs, California, Breda Burrows, a brash, good-looking, tough-talking ex-policewoman determined to make it as a private investigator, teams up with a soon-to-be-ex-cop and a young policeman in a search for a fugitive
Finnegan's week by Joseph Wambaugh ( Book )
37 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
San Diego police detective Finnegan and two female investigators try to make sense of a conspiracy involving deadly toxic waste and a theft of U.S. Navy goods
Hollywood crows : a novel by Joseph Wambaugh ( Book )
28 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When LAPD cops Hollywood Nate and Bix Rumstead find themselves caught up with bombshell Margot Aziz, they think they're just having some fun. But in Hollywood , nothing is ever what it seems. To them, Margot is a harmless socialite, stuck in the middle of an ugly divorce from the nefarious nightclub-owner Ali Aziz. What Nate and Bix don't know is that Margot's no helpless victim: the femme fatale is setting them both up. But Ms. Aziz isn't the only one with a deadly plan. In HOLLYWOOD CROWS, Wambaugh returns once again to the beat he knows best, taking readers on a tightly plotted and darkly funny ride-along through Los Angeles with a cast of flawed cops and eccentric lowlifes they won't soon forget
Echoes in the darkness by Joseph Wambaugh ( Book )
28 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 3,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A true murder story, this book is based on the Main Line Murder Case in which a high school teacher was found dead in an automobile in Upper Merion, Pennsylvania, and her two children had disappeared
The onion field by Joseph Wambaugh ( Book )
43 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the events and aftermath of a confrontation between two criminals and two policemen in a California onion field
The blooding by Joseph Wambaugh ( Book )
24 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and French and held by 3,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The true story of the Narborough village murders," involving the first use of genetic fingerprinting in criminal investigation
The Golden Orange by Joseph Wambaugh ( Book )
33 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Newport Beach, on the Gold Coast of California's Orange County, a forty-year-old ex-cop becomes the target of an unknown assailant after he meets a beautiful divorcee
Hollywood moon : a novel by Joseph Wambaugh ( Book )
23 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 2,894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There is 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 dreadlocks 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. The author 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, this novel is his most thrilling and deeply affecting ride yet through the singular streets of Los Angeles
The secrets of Harry Bright by Joseph Wambaugh ( Book )
28 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When wealthy, young Palm Springs resident Jack Watson is shot and then incinerated in his Rolls Royce, his father seeks revenge by calling on LAPD homicide detective Sidney Blackpool to sort things out
The new centurions by Joseph Wambaugh ( Book )
38 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and held by 2,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Depicts the brutal experiences and rigorous training endured by three Los Angeles police officers--idealistic Roy Fehler, ex-Marine Serge Duran, and frightened Augustus Plebesly--as they become cops working the dangerous streets of 1960 Los Angeles
Floaters by Joseph Wambaugh ( Book )
16 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As yachtsmen prepare for the America's Cup, currently held by the U.S., one man decides on some patriotic sabotage. He concocts a scheme to damage a foreign yacht, the main challenger, which is in dry dock in San Diego. The scheme is foiled by Officer Fortney, but not before there are two murders
The delta star by Joseph Wambaugh ( Book )
24 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 2,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Los Angeles homicide detective Mario Villalobos' investigation of a seemingly routine murder leads him to a famous university where the struggle for recognition, funds, and the Nobel prize may have high costs
The glitter dome by Joseph Wambaugh ( Book )
34 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After the murder of a major film studio's president in Hollywood, two veteran homicide detectives discover the extent to which they have been seduced by Hollywood
Fire lover : a true story by Joseph Wambaugh ( Book )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From master crime writer Joseph Wambaugh, the acclaimed author of such classics as The Onion Field and The Choirboys, comes the extraordinary true story of a firefighter who may have been, according to U.S. government profilers, "the most prolific American arsonist of the twentieth century." Growing up in Los Angeles, John Orr would watch in awe as firefighters scrambled to put out blazes with seeming disregard for their own lives. One day he would become a fireman himself, and a good one. As a member of the Glendale Fire Department, he rose through the ranks, eventually becoming a fire captain and one of southern California's best-known and most-respected arson investigators, as well as a writer of firefighting articles and finally of a fact-based novel. But there was another, unseen life, one that included many women, a need for risk, and a hunger for recognition. While Orr busted a string of petty arsonists, there was one serial criminal he could not track down. The fire lover used the same simple yet devastating device and was unerring in his execution. His lethal handiwork led to the death of four innocent people and countless millions of dollars worth of property damage. Homes, retail stores during business hours, fields of dry brush in stifling summer heat -- little was safe from his obsession to see them burn. But after years of terror and destruction, he would make a mistake. He would leave behind a precious clue that investigators would use to lead them to the true identity of the fire lover, to the shock and disbelief of the firefighting community. Chilling, colorful, and vivid, Fire Lover is Joseph Wambaugh at his best. He explores the making of a deviant personality, the fascinating intricacies of fire science, the uneasy relationship between firefighting and law-enforcement communities, and a legal system gone haywire. Based on his trademark meticulous research, interviews, case records, and thousands of pages of court transcripts, Wambaugh fashions a powerful narrative. You will never look at fire the same way again
Lines and shadows by Joseph Wambaugh ( Book )
21 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 2,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells of the work of the Border Crime Task Force, a San Diego police squad dedicated to apprehending the bandits who prey upon illegal aliens
The choirboys by Joseph Wambaugh ( Book )
42 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Partners in the Los Angeles Police Department, they{u2019}re haunted by terrifying dark secrets of the nightwatch{u2013}shared predawn drink and sex sessions they call choir practice. Each wears his cynicism like a bulletproof jockstrap{u2013}each has his horror story, his bad dream, his night shriek. He is afraid of his friends{u2013}he is afraid of himself
The blue knight by Joseph Wambaugh ( Book )
43 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and held by 2,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the three days before his retirement from the Los Angeles police force, Bumper Morgan intensifies his activities on his beat, with disastrous results
The black marble by Joseph Wambaugh ( Book )
33 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this novel, Joseph Wambaugh presents a major surprise: a tale in which crime is secondary to love, and dogs are sometimes more important than people. For here is the strange world of dog shows, the stranger story of a dognapping extortion scheme, and, right in the middle of it all, the most unusual of love stories
Hollywood Hills : a novel by Joseph Wambaugh ( Book )
21 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 2,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A circle of teenage burglars that the media has dubbed The Bling Ring has taken to pillaging the homes of Hollywood celebutants, and when a pair of drug-addled young copycats stumbles upon an art heist, that's just the beginning of the disaster to come. Soon LAPD veteran "Hollywood Nate" Weiss, surfer cops Flotsam and Jetsam, and the rest of the team at Hollywood Station have a deadly situation on their hands
 
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Alternative Names
Vambo, Džozefs 1937-
Wambough, Joseph.
Wambough, Joseph 1937-
ウォンボー, ジョゼフ
Languages
English (579)
French (4)
Italian (4)
Spanish (3)
German (1)
Dutch (1)
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