Re: RARA-AVIS: Bosch/cop politics

From: M Blumenthal (
Date: 01 Oct 2001

Scott Owen:

> I've just spent the last week getting caught up with H. Bosch, and I must
> say that the series only is getting better as it goes along.
> But the one thing I find distinctive (and fascinating) is Conelley's
> focus on the oft-Byzantine internal workings of the LAPD.
> Theyr'e almost as much about cop-style office politics as crime. Does
> anyone know of any other procedural/hardboiled writers with a similar
Although it takes place in the LA of the the 40's, Ellroy's LA quartet has some of that. Crais' DEMOLITION NIGHT and to an extent his LA REQUIEM, have a lot about the LAPD internal workings. I think Jim Doherty wrote a little bit about some of this a while ago. I'm sure if encouraged he could explain more. Mark

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