Harbor Nocturne

by Joseph Wambaugh

In the southernmost Los Angeles district of San Pedro, one of the world’s busiest harbors, an unlikely pair of lovers are unwittingly caught between the two warring sides of the law. When Dinko Babich, a young longshoreman, delivers Lita Medina, a young Mexican dancer, from the harbor to a Hollywood nightclub, theirs lives are forever changed, as their love develops among the myriad cops and criminals who occupy the harbor.

Suspense and tragedy are intertwined in the everyday life of the cops and residents of San Pedro Harbor, with the unflinching eye for detail and spot-on humor that only a master of the form like Joseph Wambaugh can provide. Their paths will cross with many colorful characters introduced in Wambaugh’s acclaimed bestselling Hollywood Station series: the surfer cops known as “Flotsam and Jetsam”, aspiring actor “Hollywood Nate” Weiss, young Britney Small, along with new members of the midwatch.

Year First Published:2012

Genres, Series & More


Purchase New*


My Must Reads


Purchase Used & Rare *

Harbor Nocturne
Format: Mass Market Paperback
ISBN: 9780802120540      ISBN 10: 0802120547
Publisher: Mysterious Press  2012

Min Price: $1.95
Max Price: $154.46
Median Price: $5.99
# Books: 33

Harbor Nocturne
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780802126108      ISBN 10: 0802126103
Publisher: Mysterious Press  2012

Min Price: $1.08
Max Price: $104.01
Median Price: $6.98
# Books: 68


Also by Joseph Wambaugh

Also from 2012

* The Vintage Library receives a small affiliate fee for all qualified sales from our product providers.
We appreciate your support!



The Hemingway Stories
Later by Stephen King

Bookshop digital gift cards are the perfect gift for any avid reader.

Vintage Library at Bookshop.org

Bookshop.org is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores.


Biblio - used, rare, out of print books for sale
AbeBooks.com. Thousands of booksellers - millions of books.