Search Results: "Michael Connelly"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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VOID MOON by Michael Connelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2000

"Lesser Connelly: Interesting characters, incident aplenty, but overplotting undermines the mano-a-womano center."
She's a thief, he's a killer, and two and a half million dollars is the issue between them in this dark (and sometimes dreary) thriller. Read full book review >

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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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THE BURNING ROOM by Michael Connelly
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 3, 2014

"Expect Bosch to uncover a nest of vipers as powerful as they are untouchable, but don't expect him to emerge from his Herculean labors a happy man."
The latest and most intricate of Harry Bosch's cold cases (The Black Box, 2012, etc.) begins with a victim who's still cooling off in the morgue.Read full book review >

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TRUNK MUSIC by Michael Connelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"If you'd like to see a buried love affair take off like a rocket and a bunch of crooks and crooked cops as canny and treacherous as le Carres spies, you've come to the right place."
Hollywood homicide dick Harry Bosch goes up against whoever killed high-rolling, lowlife filmmaker Tony Aliso and tipped his body into the trunk of his Rolls. 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 SCARECROW by Michael Connelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 26, 2009

"Middling among the distinguished author's score of thrillers. New fans hooked by this one will be happy to know that his backlist is even richer."
Downsized from the Los Angeles Times, crime reporter Jack McEvoy decides to ride one last big story to the moon. 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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THE BLACK BOX by Michael Connelly
Released: Nov. 26, 2012

"The resulting tension lifts this sturdy but uninspired procedural above most of its competition, though nowhere close to the top of Connelly's own storied output."
Harry Bosch (The Drop, 2011, etc.) returns to yet another cold case—one that was taken out of his hand 20 years ago when it was still red hot. Read full book review >

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THE CONCRETE BLONDE by Michael Connelly
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 1994

"But the charming, if retro, writing ('The courtroom seemed as silent as a dead man's heart') and the lurid thrills make this gem as lovable as any tale of serial murder can be."
Veteran crime reporter Connelly's (The Black Ice, 1993) third novel deftly blends cop thriller and courtroom drama in a darkly gripping tale structured around a set of gruesome serial killings. Read full book review >