Police Procedurals

From Las Vegas to Louisiana, police suffer the same restrictions and indignities whether it be from legal authorities, their partners, criminals, or the citizens they are sworn to protect, while trying to make their world a safer place.  If you enjoy all the technical aspects of police work, try these titles.  All of these titles are located in the Adult Mystery section of the Library unless otherwise noted.


Burke, James Lee. Black Cherry Blues. 1989.
Also available: Cassette

Caunitz, William. One Police Plaza. 1984. (Fiction CAU).

Connelly, Michael. The Black Ice. 1993. Also available: Cassette, eBook, eAudiobook

Constantine, K.C. Cranks & Shadows. 1995.

Daley, Robert. Wall of Brass. 1994. (Fiction DAL).

Dee, Ed. 14 Peck Slip. 1994. (Fiction DEE).

Dexter, Colin. The Daughters of Cain. 1994. Also available: Large Type, Cassette

Freeling, Nicholas. You Know Who. 1994.

Gaitano, Nick. Special Victims. 1994. (Fiction GAI).

Grant, Michael. Line of Duty. 1991. (Ficion GRA).

Griffin, W.E.B. The Murderers. 1994. (Fiction GRI). Also available: Cassette, eAudiobook

Harvey, James Neal. Painted Ladies. 1992.

Hill, Reginald. A Killing Kindness. 1980.

Hillerman, Tony. Sacred Clowns. 1993. Also available: Large Type, Cassette

Holton, Hugh. Violent Crimes. 1997.

Howard, Clark. City Blood. 1994.

Jeffries, Roderick. Too Clever By Half. 1990.

Kaminsky, Stuart. Lieberman’s Folly. 1991.

Kellerman, Faye. Grievous Sin. 1993. Also available: Large Type, Cassette, eAudiobook

Kent, Bill. Down by the Sea. 1993. (Fiction KEN).

Knox, Bill. Bloodtide. 1982.

Mahoney, Dan. Detective First Grade. 1993. (Fiction MAH).

Marshall, William. Yellowthread Street. 1975.

McBain, Ed. Heat. 1981. Also available: Cassette

McGown, Jill. Verdict Unsafe. 1997. Also available: Large Type

Melville, James. The Bogus Buddha. 1990.

Nabb, Magdalen. Death of a Dutchman. 1982.

Patterson, James. Along Came a Spider. 1993. (Fiction PAT).
Also available: CD, Cassette, eBook

Quinn, Patrick. Thick as Thieves. 1995. (Fiction QUI).

Sandford, John. Rules of Prey. 1989. (Fiction SAN).

Simenon, Georges. Maigret Sets a Trap. 1965.

Sjowall, Maj & Per Wahloo. The Laughing Policeman. 1970.

Van de Wetering, Janwillen. The Corpse on the Dike. 1976.

Wambaugh, Joseph. The Blue Knight. 1972. (Fiction WAM).

Wilcox, Collin. Mankiller. 1980.

Wright, Eric. A Fine Italian Hand. 1992.