The Secrets of Harry Bright (Paperback)
|Author: Joseph Wambaugh|
James Wambaugh was working as a detective for the Los Angeles Police Department when his first mystery, "The New Centurions", brought him national success. Though he hadn't expected anything from the novel, it thrust him into a new career that would include many more bestsellers. While he would continue to keep in touch with police departments to assure authenticity in his novels, Wambaugh retired from the LAPD in 1974. Married to his high school sweetheart, Dee, Wambaugh earned his first English degree at night school and served briefly in the Marines before becoming a policeman. He has since become a favorite among law enforcement officers, who praise his work for its honesty and lack of sentimentality or glorification.