A Good Month for Murder: The Inside Story of a Homicide Squad by Del Quentin Wilber


Reviewed by Cassidy Hammel (Library Staff)

Submerge yourself in this engrossing account of the lives of detectives in Prince George’s County, Maryland’s homicide unit. These men and women are the first investigators called to work violent and gruesome deaths and do so laboring in inclement weather, dangerous conditions and often while pulling double or triple overtime. This book chronicles only the month of February 2013 and the eleven homicides the unit works, diligently seeking answers for both the dead and family left behind. Many of these detectives astonishingly manage to retain a sense of humor and lightness, even as they revolve daily in horrendous circumstances. We owe a great debt to the souls strong enough to bear this line of work, those who as the author aptly appreciates on his dedication page, “toil in the heart of darkness so the rest of us don’t have to.”

Located in Adult Nonfiction (363.25 WIL)


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