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Crime Fiction - Los Angeles

Los Angeles and crime go hand-in-hand in these crime fiction titles.

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Vigilante by Stephen J. Cannell

LAPD detective Shane Scully and his partner Sumner Hitchens investigate a crime with ties to the sometimes violent world of reality TV.

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Guilt by Degrees by Marcia Clark

Los Angeles District Attorney Rachel Knight teams up with Detective Bailey Keller to investigate the murder of a homeless man whose death is shockingly connected to the brutal death of an LAPD police officer.

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The Black Box by Michael Connelly

Harry Bosch investigates after a bullet from a recent killing is a match for one used in the unsolved murder of a young photographer killed during the 1992 L.A. riots.

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Dead and Not So Buried: A Gideon Kincaid Hollywood Thriller by James L. Conway

The thief who has stolen the remains of one of the most idolized movie stars of the '60s chooses Gideon Kincaid to deliver the ransom, forcing the PI and ex-cop to unravel a master plan that includes extortion, blackmail and murder.

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The Sentry by Robert Crais

Dru Rayne and her uncle fled to L.A. after Hurricane Katrina; but now, five years later, they face a different danger and only Pike and Cole stand in the way.

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Fallen Angels by Connie Dial

Capt. Josie Corsino, the head of the LAPD's Hollywood division, must navigate the dual minefields of political and criminal activities within her vice-ridden division when 17-year-old movie actress Hillary Dennis, whose star was already on the descent, is shot to death at a notorious party house in the Hollywood Hills,

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Murder Season by Robert Ellis

Detective Lena Gamble gets called to the scene of a double murder at Club 3 AM, the latest A-list hangout for Hollywood celebs.

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Damage Control by Denise Hamilton

The father of Maggie’s former school friend, distinguished Southern California senator Henry Paxton, needs damage control as a young, female aide has been found murdered, and it is up to Maggie to prevent a scandal.

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Cut, Paste, Kill: A Lomax & Biggs Mystery by Marshall Karp

When Eleanor Bellingham-Crump - a socialite responsible for the death of a ten-year-old boy - turns up murdered on the floor of a Hollywood hotel bathroom, Lomax and Biggs are confronted with a crime of artistic brutality.

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Gun Games by Faye Kellerman

Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus are back in this gripping mystery involving a secret cabal of some of Los Angeles' most wealthy - and vicious - teens.

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Victims: An Alex Delaware Novel by Jonathan Kellerman

Unraveling the madness behind L.A.'s most baffling and brutal homicides is what sleuthing psychologist Alex Delaware does best.

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L.A. Outlaws by T. Jefferson Parker

Investigating the latest crime scene of a celebrity thief who has been staging lucrative heists and donating the spoils to charity, rookie deputy Charlie Hood is forced to make an ethics-testing decision when the thief is targeted by a professional killer.

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Harbor Nocturne by Joseph Wambaugh

A young longshoreman's delivery of a Mexican dancer from the busy harbor of San Pedro to a Hollywood nightclub changes both of their lives when they encounter individuals on opposing sides of the law, including surfer cops Flotsam and Jetsam, aspiring actor Hollywood Nate and young Britney Small.