Search Results: "Michael Connelly"


BOOK REVIEW

THE LATE SHOW by Michael Connelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 18, 2017

"More perhaps than any of Connelly's much-honored other titles, this one reveals why his procedurals are the most soulful in the business: because he finds the soul in the smallest details, faithfully executed."
The 30th novel by the creator of Harry Bosch (The Wrong Side of Goodbye, 2016, etc.) and the Lincoln Lawyer (The Gods of Guilt, 2013, etc.) introduces an LAPD detective fighting doggedly for justice for herself and a wide array of victims. Read full book review >

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A DARKNESS MORE THAN NIGHT by Michael Connelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Bosch fan or McCaleb fan, you can't lose with this chilling tour-de-force."
Connelly pits his latest series hero, FBI agent Terry McCaleb (Blood Work, 1998), against his veteran series op, LAPD detective Harry Bosch (Angels Flight, 1999, etc.), in this extraordinary excursion into good, evil, and the labyrinth of human motives. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN VEGAS by Michael Connelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2005

"Anyone for Atlantic City?"
An undistinguished collection of 22 new stories by members of the International Association of Crime Writers. Read full book review >

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THE DROP by Michael Connelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 28, 2011

"Not by a long shot Bosch's finest hour, but a welcome return to form after the helter-skelter 9 Dragons (2009)."
Harry Bosch, the LAPD detective who insists, "I don't want to be famous. I just want to work cases," gets his wish times two. Read full book review >

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9 DRAGONS by Michael Connelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"A short-story-sized mystery exploded by the triple-sized dose of vigilante justice Bosch gets to dispense as cop and father."
An apparently everyday murder in South Los Angeles takes Harry Bosch (The Brass Verdict, 2008, etc.) further and deeper than a case has ever sent him before. Read full book review >

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THE LINCOLN LAWYER by Michael Connelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 3, 2005

"Contains everything readers have come to expect from powerhouse Connelly. Bonus: Additional installments hold the intriguing possibility of one day seeing Bosch and Haller together on the streets of L.A."
Fresh from returning Harry Bosch to the LAPD with The Closers (2005), veteran crime novelist Connelly offers intrigue and bracing twists in his first legal thriller. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK ECHO by Michael Connelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 21, 1992

"Still, Connelly knows his turf and perhaps he'll map it more freshly next time out."
Big, brooding debut police thriller by Los Angeles Times crime-reporter Connelly, whose labyrinthine tale of a cop tracking vicious bank-robbers sparks and smolders but never quite catches fire. Read full book review >

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TWO KINDS OF TRUTH by Michael Connelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"All the structural problems you'd expect from jamming two urgent but unrelated cases together: during much of the second half, Connelly (The Late Show, 2017, etc.) seems to be tying up increasingly low-impact loose ends. But a marvelous courtroom sequence will bring you cheering to your feet."
Harry Bosch juggles yet another cold case turned disconcertingly hot with the sort of brand-new case that would be routine for anyone but him. Read full book review >

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THE BLACK ICE by Michael Connelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1993

"Expertly told, and involving enough—but lacking the sheer artistry and heart-clutching thrills of, say, David Lindsay's comparable Stuart Haydon series (Body of Evidence, etc.)."
Second tense, tightly wound tangle of a case for Hieronymous Bosch (The Black Echo, 1991). 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 >

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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 >