Cops who write

A new website,, compiles links and information on books by almost two dozen current and former Los Angeles Police Department officers, from Bill Parker to Joseph Wambaugh to Bill Bratton. It also has a page for books about the department. Not listed, I notice, is the newest detective-turned-author. (Link from

Also: NPR's Scott Simon talks about his first novel, Pretty Birds, with KCRW's Michael Silverblatt tonight at 7 p.m. at Dutton's Beverly Hills. And, attorney Pierce O'Donnell has a new non-fiction book, In Time of War, coming soon. His name keeps coming up in the mayoral race; just today, the Villaraigosa campaign sent out a release demanding that Jim Hahn return $25,500 donated via O'Donnell to the 2001 campaign. The DA and City Ethics Commission have alleged the contributions were laundered by O'Donnell, charges he has denied.

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