Hollywood Station is a series of police procedural novels by American novelist Joseph Wambaugh. The series is set in Los Angeles and focuses on the LAPD, but not one character in particular. The most common recurring characters are Hollywood Nate, Flotsam & Jetsam and Compassionate Charlie.


Joseph Wambaugh is an American author of crime fiction, mystery novels and true crime non-fiction. Before becoming an author, Wambaugh served in the U.S. Marines and then joined the LAPD, where he served 14 years and made detective sergeant. Wambaugh often sets his novels in Los Angeles, where he often creates police officers with flawed […]