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Excellant source for writers of suspense/mystery novels.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Police Procedural: A Writer's Guide to the Police and How They Work (Howdunit) (Paperback)
This book should become part of every crime writers library. It describes in great detail the organization and investigative techniques of the police. It does become a little "text-bookish" in parts, but it covers a wide spectrum of police issues, investigating homicides, assault & battery and robbery, as well as vice(drug investigations and tips on arresting and interrogating suspects). It also includes a lengthy chapter on the officers testimony in court cases. Not a lot of information on sexual assault or missing persons cases but all in all it's a great book for writers.