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About the Authors STEPHEN JANIS is an award-winning reporter who publishes Investigative Voice, an online watchdog journalism website based in Baltimore Maryland. As a staff writer for the former Baltimore Examiner (and one of only a handful of reporters who worked at the paper for its entire existence) he won a Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association award in 2008 for investigative reporting on the high rate of unsolved murders in Baltimore. In 2009 he won an MDDC Press Association award for Best Series for his articles on the murders of prostitutes. As co-founder of the independent investigative website Investigative Voice, Janis’s work uncovering corruption and government waste in Baltimore City will be chronicled in the upcoming national documentary “Fit To Print.” The site has won worldwide critical acclaim for its unconventional presentation and hardnosed reporting and is read regularly by insiders in city government as well as the police department. Janis is the author of two novels, Orange: The Diary of an Urban Surrealist and This Dream Called Death. In addition to reporting and directing content for Investigative Voice he currently teaches journalism at Towson University. KELVIN SEWELL is a 22-year veteran of the Baltimore City Police Department. A former narcotics officer tasked to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, he worked on major drug investigations for nearly a decade, later becoming a supervisor in the BPD’s Internal Affairs Division, where he led several high profile integrity operations. Sewell worked as a supervisor and investigator in the fabled Baltimore City Homicide Unit, working some of the most notorious cases in one of the most violent cities in the country. He attended Harvard Associates Forensic Science School and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in criminology from Coppin State University. Following his retirement as a Baltimore homicide detective he took a job as Lieutenant in the Pocomoke City Police Department on Maryland’s lower Eastern Shore, where he currently continues to serve.
This is a must read if you live in Baltimore, MD. This gives me an enlightened perspective on policing in my City. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Rodney L. Tate
I'm not really sure why I didn't find this book particularly memorable. I read many books every year but for some reason this one never got off the ground. Read morePublished 4 months ago by DynoDon
The book was an excellent read but what was more important was that the author posed questions that are ignored or avoided. Read morePublished 4 months ago by George H. Mitchell
I like this book a lot. First half are cases from the author's career, second half are stories from his experience with the police dept. Very interesting inside perspective. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Michael N
"I read this book in hopes to find a deeper understanding of how people think and why people behave the way they do. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Nykel
The book is a series of case studies of murder in Baltimore City. The level of detail and wealth of unusual or exceptional cases makes the book worth a read if you're interested in... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Youssef Mahmoud