The Closer

Are you hooked on the TNT TV series The Closer?  Kyra Sedgwick plays Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson who heads up the Major Crimes Division of the Los Angeles Police Department.  Brenda always closes her case though her methods are often questionable.  Even though she is under investigation by Internal Affairs, she is determined to keep doing her job.  Here are some things to look at while you are waiting for all new episodes in November.

  Background
Take a look at The Closer's website.  Not only can you watch past episodes and learn about what happens behind the scenes, you can also play games related to the series.  Who can resist "Busted by Brenda?"
  The Beginning

It wasn't too long ago that there were no female police officers in the station houses or on TV.  Helen Mirren paved the way for female detectives on TV when she played Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison of the London homicide squad.  We can borrow a copy of the original series of Prime Suspect for you or you can watch Maria Bello's version on TV this season.

DVD

  Policewomen
Fargo

A Midwestern policewoman investigates a series of brutal and interconnected crimes. Steadily, she tightens the net on the killers and their accomplices in a kidnapping scheme gone wildly wrong.

DVD

Naked in Death

First book in the popular Eve Dallas series

Lieutenant Eve Dallas gets involved with Roarke, a suspect in her latest murder case. But passion and seduction have rules all their own...

  Los Angeles Police Department
Black Echo

The Harry Bosch series

Download the first book in the series or read the library's copy.

For LAPD homicide cop Harry Bosch -- hero, maverick, nighthawk -- the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than another anonymous statistic. This one is personal.

Training Day

Jake Hoyt, a fresh-faced rookie in the Los Angeles Police Department, gets a chance to join the elite narcotics squad headed up by 13-year veteran Detective Sergeant Alonzo Harris.

DVD

  Internal Affairs
Broken Blue Line Turner is in LAPD's Internal Affairs, assigned to a special surveillance squad pursuing a trio of uniformed thugs preying on those they've sworn to protect and serve.
Complaints

Internal-affairs detective Malcolm Fox finds an investigation into fellow cop Jamie Breck becoming even more dangerous when a murder takes place far too close to home.

A new series by the author of the Inspector Rebus mysteries.

 

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