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The Making of a Detective

3.83  ·  Rating Details  ·  36 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
One out of every ten homicides in the United States takes place in New York City. The job of investigating these unending murder cases and bringing their perpetrators to justice falls to the city's elite corps of homicide detectives. In the dark and violent world of police work no other group commands more respect or projects a stronger mystique. Today one of the best of t ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages
Published September 1st 1996 by Dell (first published September 1st 1995)
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Joe White
Aug 28, 2011 Joe White rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This was a well written biographical feature story with a specific view of NY police detectives, focusing on one of the most successful in the early 90's. It is easy to see that this work may have heavily influenced several contemporary television series.

The story line did not get bogged down in details, and interwoven case links were interjected at various points while maintaining clarity to various cases. For me the greatest impact was the focus on how cases are actually worked, and the revela
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Catten
Dec 04, 2008 Catten rated it really liked it
In 1991, Harvey Rachlin published The Making of a Cop, in which he followed four NYPD recruits through their academy training. In 1995 he published The Making of a Detective, following one police officer, David Carbone, from the street to the detective's division.

I haven't read the first book, but I just finished The Making of a Detective. Rachlin is a thoughtful author, explaining without talking down, and describing the settings and people in vivid detail. And he knows what the reader wants. H
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Joyce
Jan 13, 2014 Joyce rated it really liked it
This is the non-fiction account of a young Detective's initiation as such in the NYPD. It is factual. The vignettes given with each chapter scream of reality. A well written biography.
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Feb 19, 2013 Douglas Wickard rated it liked it
Digging around for research, this satisfied the itch! Good information.
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