Hollywood Moon
Hollywood Moon



“Joseph Wambaugh’s best book yet. Hollywood Moon is full of hilarious anecdotes that ring absolutely true, and the ‘through-story’ about the Odd Couple computer thieves and the crazed stalker is especially strong. Most of all, I was deeply moved by the story of Dana Vaughn and Hollywood Nate. Re-encountering Nate and the surfer dudes and Compassionate Charley is like coming back to crazy but wonderful old friends. This book also made me eager to find a midget. And bowl with him.” –Stephen King

Hollywood Moon has everything I love about Joseph Wambaugh—it’s funny, then surprising, then suddenly shocking. This third installment in his Hollywood series is his best. The master of the police story just keeps getting better and better.” –T. Jefferson Parker, author of The Renegades

“Darkly funny.” –Los Angeles Times

“Full of glimpses into the workings of low-level tech crime, bestseller Wambaugh’s entertaining third ‘Hollywood station’ novel (after Hollywood Crows) provides lots of laughs and gasps along with a few tender sighs. Trouble ensues after a husband-and-wife team of identity thieves, the weak-willed Dewey Gleason and his domineering mate, Eunice, cross paths with Malcolm Rojas, a creepy teenager with major anger-management issues. The heart of the story, though, comes from the vignettes of life on patrol among the cast of the station cops, including ‘Hollywood’ Nate Weiss, the actor turned cop; Weiss’s beautiful partner, Dana Vaughn; and the surfer duo, Flotsam and Jetsam, who at one point engage in a hilarious, extended dialogue of surfer-speak straight off the waves at Zuma. Spare and punchy prose fuels descriptions so on target that readers will feel they are riding shotgun, gazing out on Tinseltown’s tawdry landscape.” –Publishers Weekly

“[W]hat other author could present cops, street people, and career criminals with such deadeye credibility? Or transpose slang up and out from the drug world into cop speak with absolutely perfect pitch? Only Wambaugh, former street cop and sergeant with the LAPD and author of 18 works of fiction and nonfiction…. In his latest, his fourteenth novel since the groundbreaking The New Centurions, the cops at Hollywood Station (most prominently featured are ‘Hollywood’ Nate Weiss; his gorgeous and disturbing partner, Dana Vaughn; and the crazed duo of Flotsam and Jetsam) are trying to track a thug whose specialty is vicious attacks on women and various street criminals; in the process, the team sniffs out a high-tech scam. Crimes escalate and fun abounds.” –Booklist