From the Publisher
Kind of Blue is my kind of book, I think Miles Corwin is a novelist to watch...can't wait for more. Michael Connelly
Kind of Blue launches Miles Corwin to the front rank of crime novelists working LA's meanest streets. Robert Krais
Praise for Corwin's Killing Season, Compelling - The New Yorker. grab-you-by-the-throat page-turne. Los Angles Tmes
Compelling portrait of seasoned homicide cops at work. This is LA's darkest side: ironic, heartbreaking, stunningly violent, unfaillingly human. Riveting. Jonathan Kellerman
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Former L.A. Times crime reporter Corwin (Homicide Special: A Year with the LAPD's Elite Detective Unit) introduces an engaging Jewish police detective in his first novel, a grittily realistic story of murder, stupidity, and redemption. Ash Levine, the LAPD's top detective, resigns after his suspension for failing to prevent the death of a key witness he was supposed to protect. A year later, Ash's former boss invites him to lead the investigation into an ex-cop's murder. Levine returns to the force, hoping to reopen the case that cost him his job, though not everyone in the department is thrilled to see him back. A jazz lover (hence the Miles Davis�inspired title), the son of a concentration camp survivor, and a veteran of the Israeli Defense Forces, Ash battles through departmental interference, corruption, and misdirection. Given his strong debut, Ash should be back on the job for further assignments. (Nov.)
Ash Levine is brought out of a self-induced retirement to solve the murder of an LAPD detective who was friends with several high-level police administrators. Following a trail of clues and hints, Levine discovers that he can still solve the most convoluted cases and control his personal traumas. Hard-boiled Jewish cops are few and far between, and Corwin's Levine is a scrappy pit bull of a detective who doesn't let go until the guilty are found. VERDICT Years of experience as a Los Angeles Times reporter give Corwin the inside track on the seamy side of the city, and his depiction of the life of a police detective is as real as it gets. Readers of Michael Connelly will rejoice.