country of citizenship: United States of America
native language: English
educated at: California State University, Los Angeles
occupation: writer, novelist, screenwriter, actor
award received: Edgar Award
Joseph Aloysius Wambaugh, Jr. (born January 22, 1937) is a bestselling American writer known for his fictional and non-fictional accounts of police work in the United States. Several of his first novels were set in Los Angeles, California, and its surroundings, and featured Los Angeles police officers as protagonists. He has been nominated for 4 Edgar awards winning 3, and named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America.
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