William J. Caunitz


Born
in New York City (Brooklyn), The United States
January 25, 1933

Died
July 20, 1996

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William J. Caunitz was a New York City Police Department officer who used his own experiences to write best-selling thrillers.

After serving in the United States Marine Corps, and working for an insurance company, he joined the NYPD in his twenties. He first worked as a patrolman, and eventually rose through the ranks to become a Lieutenant, followed by an assignment as a detective squad commander.Caunitz would eventually serve 30 years with the N.Y.P.D.

Caunitz was praised for his "raw authenticity" when describing precinct day-to-day life in his novels, especially for One Police Plaza , which was eventually made into a television movie. His novels usually center around one or two police officers that follow detailed police procedures to
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One Police Plaza

3.75 avg rating — 412 ratings — published 1984 — 4 editions
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Suspects

3.58 avg rating — 219 ratings — published 1987 — 11 editions
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Exceptional Clearance

3.48 avg rating — 221 ratings — published 1991 — 15 editions
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Chains of Command

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3.57 avg rating — 148 ratings — published 1999 — 6 editions
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Pigtown

3.65 avg rating — 158 ratings — published 1995 — 20 editions
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Black Sand

3.39 avg rating — 187 ratings — published 1988 — 2 editions
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Cleopatra Gold

3.47 avg rating — 116 ratings — published 1993 — 15 editions
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William J. Caunitz: Three C...

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Renegade Zero.

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Cop Talk: True Detective St...

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