RARA-AVIS: Re: Now's the time for your tears

Kevin Smith (kvnsmith@colba.net)
Sat, 15 May 1999 10:48:32 -0400 >Though not hardboiled fiction, this TV show has been the subject of a few
>postings. I just read it is cancelled with the last show to air on May 21st.
>More time to read.

Aye, but there's the rub. HOMICIDE is fiction, and it is hardboiled; a
generally unflinching look at the men and women who, as author David Simon
once put it, "Speak for the dead."

Maybe, now that I have an hour more reading time a week, I'll re-read
Simon's non-fiction book that served as the basis for the show.

Anyone on this list who ever enjoyed the show and hasn't read the book
should do themselves a favor, and track down HOMICIDE: A YEAR ON THE
KILLING STREETS by Simon, and read it. It's fascinating to read the real
life stories behind some of the show's characters, and the wear and tear
they go through in twelve months working homicide in Baltimore. Ho-hum,
another year, another 200 or so murders.

Kevin Smith
The Thrilling Detective Web Site
This month: True Confessions, and a new Matthew Dain story by Chris Mills.

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