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Hollywood Crows: A Novel | [Joseph Wambaugh]

Hollywood Crows: A Novel

When Nate and Bix Rumstead (a supposedly upstanding cop with serious sobriety issues) 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.
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Publisher's Summary

In Wambaugh's gripping new audiobook about life in the country's most sensational police force, the beloved Oracle has been replaced by thin-lipped Sgt. Treacle, but the setting is the same -Hollywood, "America's nut capital" - and some favorite personalities are still around.

When Nate and Bix Rumstead (a supposedly upstanding cop with serious sobriety issues) 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 bar-owner, Ali Aziz. What Nate and Bix don't know is that Margot's no helpless victim: she's setting them both up so that she can get away with the perfect murder - and still stand to inherit her ex-husbands's ill-won fortune.

What SHE doesn't know is that Aziz has replaced her sleeping pills with a poison. And then there's Leonard Stillwater, a small time tweaker whose connection to Aziz is about to shoot him into the big leagues.

Complete with scams, cokeheads, and petty (and some not so petty) crimes, Hollywood Crows offers the very best of Wambaugh: impeccable plotting, acerbic humor, and plenty of flawed but lovable characters.

©2008 Joseph Wambaugh; (P)2008 Hachette Audio

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    Christopher Williams San Diego, CA United States 01-07-11
    Christopher Williams San Diego, CA United States 01-07-11 Member Since 2000

    Chrees

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    "Laugh out loud funny and deadly serious"

    Great and fun ride. The author brings in witty thoughtful and silly characters. At the same time crafts a good tale around it. This was my first of Joseph Wambaugh's books - now on to the next one!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lynn Fraser Watertown,WI USA 02-09-09
    Lynn Fraser Watertown,WI USA 02-09-09 Member Since 2008

    walkaway

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    "Good to the last sentence!"

    I've always loved Joe's stuff, well, most of it. The two Hollywood Station books are great. Wish they would put Black Marble on Audio. That Rocks!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Douglas Lafayette, LA, United States 11-03-09
    Douglas Lafayette, LA, United States 11-03-09
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    "Wambaugh at his best"

    He has done it again. As a former LAPD officer who worked the streets of Hollywood I can fully appreciate the interpersonal relationships and how they relate to create this wonderful story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Littleton, CO, United States 09-27-08
    Daniel Littleton, CO, United States 09-27-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Joe your back!"

    This is one of the best books Joe has written in years. I laughed until I cried and then I really did get sad in the end. Joe please bring this entire crew back for another book. I actually felt like they were friends.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Rachel Riverdale Park, MD, United States 06-24-08
    Rachel Riverdale Park, MD, United States 06-24-08 Member Since 2000
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    "beginning to end good read - funny and exciting"

    - does he write any others like this? I want them!

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Greg Wilson 01-08-12
    Greg Wilson 01-08-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Funny light weekend reading"

    All of Wambaugh's Hollywood series are simplistic comic views into the Hollywood division's diverse characters. I really enjoyed each of them and look forward to more from Wambaugh. Recommended for light reading.

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    Steven los angeles, CA, United States 02-17-11
    Steven los angeles, CA, United States 02-17-11 Member Since 2006
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    "Very Good Book"

    This is a must read for people who like police novels. If you want to find out what really happens on Hollywood Blvd and the surrounding area, this is a must read.
    Wambaugh at his best

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    Joseph kissimmee, FL, USA 02-28-09
    Joseph kissimmee, FL, USA 02-28-09
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    "nice read"

    good book, lots of lapd cop stuff

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    Drake A. Robles Fernley, NV 02-28-09
    Drake A. Robles Fernley, NV 02-28-09 Member Since 2005

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    "This Crow Flew the Coop"

    I don't write many reviews; however, I had to comment on this book. I have long been a fan of Police mysteries and having been a cop in L.A., loved reading about them. Once a Waumbaugh fan, having loved his first two books, I was hoping this book would light that spark... but it is a dud! It was as if he had a deadline and just threw a bunch of characters together in a hat, and tried to somehow put it together in the end. Unless you just want to kill time, you'd be better off reading bulletin boards... at least they'd keep you entertained.

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    Donald Lopes CASTRO VALLEY, CA, US 10-06-11
    Donald Lopes CASTRO VALLEY, CA, US 10-06-11 Member Since 2003
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    "Joke Book Not A Mystery"

    Should have been placed in the comedy section. A series of slightly funny stories does not a mystery make.

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