Search Results: "Michael A. Connelly"


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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 27, 2013

"A solid crime novel, which, while flawed, may delight readers with its entertaining premise and real sense of place."
Connelly's (Blue Collar Boston Cool, 2012) second installment in the series once again ventures into the seedier—but lovable—side of Boston. Read full book review >

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MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 25, 2012

"A fun but flawed mystery that offers ample urban escapism."
Connelly's (A Man for the Times, 2012, etc.) fourth novel follows Jim Herlihy's tumultuous life as a struggling businessman, a murder suspect and the object of a young stripper's affection. Read full book review >

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THE FIFTH WITNESS by Michael Connelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 5, 2011

"'With me, it's don't ask, don't tell,' Mickey tells the starry-eyed Bullock, who wonders why this junkyard dog never asks his client if she's innocent. Though the answer isn't as mysterious as you might like, the courtroom scenes—thrust, parry, struggle for every possible advantage—are grueling enough for the most exacting connoisseur of legal intrigue."
Just in time for his movie debut this spring, Connelly brings back the Lincoln Lawyer for a satisfying case that pits him against a real-estate foreclosure mill. Read full book review >

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CITY OF BONES by Michael Connelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 16, 2002

"A bone to throw to loyalists while they wait for another case to rival A Darkness More Than Night (2001)."
Connelly takes his customary edge off Harry Bosch's latest case: the murder of a 12-year-old runaway that had never even been suspected until a playful dog turned up his bones in a shallow grave. Read full book review >

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THE LAST COYOTE by Michael Connelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1995

"Bosch grabs you and shakes you — and it feels great."
Connelly dishes out another big, satisfying helping of LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch (The Concrete Blonde, 1994, etc.), returning for a fourth time in this dark, angry story of murder and obsession. Read full book review >

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THE WRONG SIDE OF GOODBYE by Michael Connelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Grade-A Connelly. The dark forces arrayed against the hero turn out to be disappointingly toothless, but everything else clicks in this latest chapter of a compulsively good cop's odyssey through the City of Angels and its outlying neighborhoods and less angelic spirits."
Harry Bosch, balancing a new pair of gigs in greater LA, tackles two cases, one of them official, one he struggles to keep as private as can be. Read full book review >

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THE BRASS VERDICT by Michael Connelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 14, 2008

"Even if the case is less than baffling, Connelly brings his two sleuths together in a way that honors them both."
The answer to every Connelly fan's dream: Hieronymus Bosch meets the Lincoln Lawyer. Read full book review >

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THE GODS OF GUILT by Michael Connelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 2, 2013

"Not much of a thriller or a mystery, but illuminating about the ways in which the law works and doesn't."
The fifth in the best-selling Lincoln Lawyer series. Read full book review >

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CHASING THE DIME by Michael Connelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 15, 2002

"Connelly diabolically teases readers with bits of exposition while scaring the hell out of them in the most accomplished slice of Hitchcock since the Master's heyday. The result is a tour de force of nerve-shredding suspense."
And now for something completely Hitchcockian from the chronicler of Harry Bosch (City of Bones, p. 205, etc.): a wrong number that spins into a full-court press against the beleaguered hero's liberty and life. Read full book review >

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ECHO PARK by Michael Connelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 9, 2006

"Connelly offers a stellar demonstration of why, as Harry says, 'taking it straight to the heart is the way of the true detective,' whatever the costs to himself and others."
Harry Bosch, back with the LAPD in the Open-Unresolved Unit (The Closers, 2005), wrestles with a teasing case from his salad days in Hollywood homicide. Read full book review >