Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets by David SimonHomicide is among Laura Tillman's nine great unconventional true crime books.
Where did my love of true crime come from? I blame it on my parents, whose idea of family television was watching Homicide: Life on the Street. If you’re not familiar with Homicide you’re seriously missing out. A detective procedural set in Baltimore that aired throughout the 90s, one of its producers/writers, David Simon, later went on to create The Wire. Yes, my parents thought that the precursor to The Wire was appropriate viewing for a seven-year-old. But long before The Wire or Homicide were on the air, Simon was the author of this classic book from which these acclaimed television shows sprang.
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