So, I've gotten about 1/3 through Homicide and it occurs to me that it does not really fit the rubric of "year of" books that I intended. It is not a memoir. David Simon does spend a year following detectives and reporting, but there is no reflection. I think it really struck me when I read a passage about some evidence being reported in the Baltimore Sun that the detectives had been hoping to keep out as it would hinder their investigation. Simon reports that the detectives are upset, but there is no indication that it will make any difference to him when he returns to jounalism.
None of this is to say that the story is not engaging. I intend to finish the book, and blogging about it.