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Connelly Michael - книги автора

Творчество автора (Connelly Michael) представлено в следующих сериях книг: Bosch and Ballard, Jack McEvoy, Mickey Haller, , Harry Bosch

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Christmas Even [Short story]

Death and nostalgia. Isn’t that what the holidays mean to you?

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Blue on Black

Two women have gone missing, and LAPD Detective Harry Bosch has a strong suspicion that an avid fisherman named Denninger is the culprit. Bosch needs something stronger than a suspicion to bring Denninger in, but all he has are a handful of photos — prior mug shots and pictures of Denninger posing with his prize fish. It’s not much to go on, and Bosch is running out of time, which is why he calls in FBI agent Rachel Walling. What she sees in these photos could blow his case wide open. The story was first published in the 2010 anthology Hook, Line & Sinister.

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Dark Sacred Night

Detective Renée Ballard is working the night beat — known in LAPD slang as “the late show” — and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours to find a stranger rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is retired detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. Ballard can’t let him go through department records, but when he leaves, she looks into the case herself and feels a deep tug of empathy and anger. She has never been the kind of cop who leaves the job behind at the end of her shift — and she wants in. The murder, unsolved, was of fifteen-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway on the streets of Hollywood who was brutally killed, her body left in a dumpster like so much trash. Now Ballard joins forces with Bosch to find out what happened to Daisy, and to finally bring her killer to justice. Along the way, the two detectives forge a fragile trust, but this new partnership is put to the test when the case takes an unexpected and dangerous turn.

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The Night Fire

A judge murdered in a city park. Mickey Haller, the Lincoln Lawyer, defends the man accused. A homeless person burned alive. Detective Renee Ballard catches the case on the LAPD’s notorious graveyard shift. An unsolved homicide from a lifetime ago. Harry Bosch is left a missing case file by his mentor who passed away. He was the man who taught Bosch that everybody counts, or nobody counts. Why did he keep the case all these years? To find the truth — or bury it? iIn LA, crime never sleeps. But in Ballard, Bosch and Haller: the fire always burns. Will it light the way — or leave their lives in ashes?

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Fair Warning

Jack McEvoy is a reporter with a track record in finding killers. But he’s never been accused of being one himself. Jack went on one date with Tina Portrero. The next thing he knows, the police are at his house telling Jack he’s a suspect in her murder. Maybe it’s because he doesn’t like being accused of a crime he didn’t commit. Or maybe it’s because the method of her murder is so chilling that he can’t get it out of his head. But as he uses his journalistic skills to open doors closed to the police, Jack walks a thin line between suspect and detective — between investigation and obsession — on the trail of a killer who knows his victims better than they know themselves...

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The Law of Innocence

Defense attorney Mickey Haller is pulled over by police, who find the body of a client in the trunk of his Lincoln. Haller is charged with murder and can’t make the exorbitant $5 million bail slapped on him by a vindictive judge. Mickey elects to defend himself and must strategize and build his defense from his jail cell in the Twin Towers Correctional Center in downtown Los Angeles, all the while looking over his shoulder — as an officer of the court he is an instant target. Mickey knows he’s been framed. Now, with the help of his trusted team, including Harry Bosch, he has to figure out who has plotted to destroy his life and why. Then he has to go before a judge and jury and prove his innocence.

Серия: Mickey Haller
 
9 Dragons

Harry Bosch is assigned a homicide call in South L.A. that takes him to Fortune Liquors, where the Chinese owner has been shot to death behind the counter in an apparent robbery.

Joined by members of the department's Asian Crime Unit, Bosch relentlessly investigates the killing and soon identifies a suspect, a Los Angeles member of a Hong Kong triad. But before Harry can close in, he gets the word that his young daughter Maddie, who lives in Hong Kong with her mother, is missing.

Bosch drops everything to journey across the Pacific to find his daughter. Could her disappearance and the case be connected? With the stakes of the investigation so high and so personal, Bosch is up against the clock in a new city, where nothing is at it seems.

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A Darkness More Than Night

Terry McCaleb's enforced quiet lifestyle on the island of Catalina is a far cry from the hectic excitement of his former role as homicide detective in L.A. However, when a small time criminal is found dead McCaleb is persuaded to profile the killer. Six years ago the victim had been arrested by Harry Bosch for murder but was later released uncharged. In doing what he does best, reviewing the crime scene tapes and investigative records, McCaleb picks up a clue the sheriffs missed, and discovers that the killer left a message at the crime scene – a message that seems to implicate Detective Harry Bosch… 'A brilliant piece of writing that wrings every bit of emotion from the contrast between the two detectives' Daily Telegraph

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Adwokat

Mickey Haller, tytułowy “Lincoln Lawyer”, to adwokat, którego biuro mieści się głównie na tylnym siedzeniu jednego z jego czterech samochodów marki Lincoln. Prawnik, który przemieszcza się między oddalonymi od siebie wydziałami sądu w Los Angeles, podejmuje się obrony klientów różnego pokroju. Są wśród nich pijani kierowcy, recydywiści, dilerzy narkotyków… Dla Hallera prawo jest rzadko kwestią winy i niewinności – to tylko negocjacje i manipulacja. Jedynie w wyjątkowych sytuacjach w grę wchodzi sprawiedliwość.

Playboy z Beverly Hills, aresztowany za zaatakowanie poznanej w barze kobiety, wybiera sobie na obrońcę Hallera i Mickey po raz pierwszy od wielu lat zdobywa zamożnego klienta, marzenie każdego adwokata. Początkowo Hallerowi sprawa wydaje się najprostszą, z jaką miał do czynienia w swojej karierze. Kiedy jednak bliska mu osoba zostaje zamordowana, Mickey odkrywa, że właśnie zetknął się ze złem w najczystszej postaci, złem czystym jak płomień. By ratować własne życie, musi zaufać instynktowi i użyć wszelkiej znanej mu taktyki.

The Lincoln Lawyer miał premierę w Stanach Zjednoczonych i w Kanadzie 3 października 2005r. Nieco później książka doczekała się edycji w Wielkiej Brytanii, Irlandii, Australii oraz Nowej Zelandii.

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Angels Flight

Detective Hieryonymus 'Harry' Bosch finds himself yet again in charge of a case that no one else will touch. This time his job is to nail the killer of hot shot black lawyer Howard Elias. Elias has been found murdered on the eve of going to court on behalf of Michael Harris: a man the LAPD believes guilty of the rape and murder of a 12 year old girl. Elias had let it be known that the aim of his civil case was not only to reveal the real kiler but to target and bring down the racist cops who beat up his client during a violent interrogation. Bosch is going to have to take a long hard look at some of his colleagues in a post Rodney King Los Angeles Police Department that is rife with suspicion and racial hatred.

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Angle of Investigation: Three Harry Bosch Stories

Three Harry Bosch Short Stories

In CHRISTMAS EVEN, the case of a burglar killed in mid-heist leads Bosch to retrace a link to his past.

In FATHER'S DAY, Bosch investigates a young boy's seemingly accidental death and confronts his own fears as a father.

In ANGLE OF INVESTIGATION, Bosch delves into one of the first homicides he ever worked back as a uniformed rookie patrolman, a case that was left unsolved for decades.

Together, these gripping stories span Bosch's controversial career at the LAPD and show the evolution of the haunted, legendary investigator he would become.

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Blood Work

Michael Connelly returns with a new character and a story that reaches new levels of intricacy and suspense-his most gripping work to date.

Thanks to a heart transplant, retired Los Angeles -based FBI agent Terrell McCaleb has a new lease on life. Formerly a well-known media fixture as pointman for the bureau in the investigation of serial killers, he leads a quiet life now, spending his time renovating the fishing boat he lives on in the Los Angeles Harbor. His goal is simple-to finish restoring his houseboat and return to his home town on Catalina Island. But McCaleb’s calm seas turn choppy when a story in the “What Happened To?” column of the L.A. Times brings him face to face with the sister of the woman whose heart now beats in his chest. From her McCaleb learns a terrible truth: that the donor of his heart was not killed in an accident as he’d been told, but was murdered. Racked with the guilt of having lived because of someone else’s murder, McCaleb springs into action. Using his FBI connections and his expertise in crime scene interpretation, he embarks on a private investigation of his donor’s murder-a search leading him to a crime far more complex, and far more dangerous than he’d imagined. In BLOOD WORK, Michael Connelly is at the top of his game-delivering his most ambitious thriller yet.

RAVES FOR BLOOD WORK AND SUSPENSE MASTER MICHAEL CONNELLY

“RECALLS NO ONE SO MUCH AS RAYMOND CHANDLER… CONNELLY PUTS HIS FOOT ON THE GAS AND DOESN’T LET UP.” – Los Angeles Times

“A richly detailed and totally absorbing thriller… distinguished by its finely etched characters, relentless pacing, and spot-on depictions of the diversity of life in today’s L.A… BE PREPARED TO READ THIS ONE STRAIGHT THROUGH. IT’S THAT GOOD.” – Chicago Tribune

“CONNELLY IS ONE OF THOSE MASTERS OF STRUCTURE WHO CAN KEEP DRIVING THE STORY FORWARD, PARAGRAPH BY PARAGRAPH, IN RUNAWAY-LOCOMOTIVE STYLE.” – USA Today

“BEAUTIFULLY CONSTRUCTED, POWERFULLY RESONATING…Fans of Connelly’s Harry Bosch novels will feel right at home with this thriller, and newcomers will see right away what all the fuss has been about.” – Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)

“A WONDERFULLY TAUT READ.” – Washington Post Book World

“BLOOD WORK IS FIRST RATE… CONNELLY IS ONE OF THE BEST OF THE NEW BREED OF THRILLER WRITERS. His latest is as good as hisTrunk Music andThe Poet .” – San Francisco Examiner

“CONNELLY DOESN’T JUST TALK ABOUT POETS, HE WRITES LIKE ONE.” – People

“POWERFUL STORYTELLING AND WRITING SKILLS.” – Houston Chronicles

“CONNELLY’S PLOTTING IS NEAR FLAWLESS.” – Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

“CONVINCINGLY CHOREOGRAPHED, and the procedural details of his casework fascinate.” – Wall Street journal

“Connelly should hit it big and reach the large audience who gleefully submitted themselves to the horrors of Thomas Harris’sRed Dragon andThe Silence of the Lambs .” – Booklist

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Cauces De Maldad

Bosch investiga esta vez la muerta del ex pro filer del FBI. Terry McCaleb (protagonista de Deuda de sangre, libro que fue llevado al cine de la mano de Clint Eastwood). Sus indagaciones le inducen a sospechar que el tristemente famoso asesino en serie conocido como el Poeta -al que se daba por muerto-podría hallarse involucrado en la repentina defunción de McCaleb. Bosch decidirá entonces pedir la ayuda de la agente del FBI Rachel Welling, encargada en su día de la investigación de los crímenes cometidos por el Poeta.

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Chasing the Dime

Harry Pierce has a whole new life new apartment, new telephone, new telephone number. But the first time he checks his messages, he discovers that someone had the number before him. The messages on his line are for a woman named Lilly, and she is in some kind of serious trouble. Pierce is inexorably drawn into Lilly's world, and it's unlike any world he's ever known. It is a night time world of escort services, websites, sex, and secret identities. Pierce tumbles through a hole, abandoning his orderly life in a frantic race to save the life of a woman he has never met. Pierce traces Lilly's last days, but every step into her past takes him deeper into a web of inescapable intricacy and a decision that could cost him everything he owns and holds dear…

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Cielo Azul

"Cielo Azul" – in Dangerous Women (2005); a Harry Bosch and Terry McCaleb story (backstory to A Darkness More than Night)

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City Of Bones

When the bones of a 12-year-old boy are found scattered in the Hollywood Hills, Harry Bosch is drawn into a case that brings up the darkest memories from his own haunted past. The bones have been buried for years, but the cold case doesn't deter Bosch. Unearthing hidden stories, he finds the child's identity and reconstructs his fractured life, determined that he not be forgotten. At the same time, a new love affair with a female cop begins to blossom for Bosch-until a stunningly blown mission leaves Bosch in more personal and professional trouble than ever before in his turbulent career. The investigation races to a shocking conclusion, leaving Bosch on the brink of an unimaginable decision-one that will leave readers breathless and hungry for Michael Connelly's next masterpiece.

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Cmentarzysko

Kiedy pies jednego z mieszkańców okolicy Hollywood Hills znajduje kość, wydaje się, że nie ma w tym nic nadzwyczajnego. Ale właściciel zwierzęcia – emerytowany lekarz – rozpoznaje w zdobyczy pupila ludzkie szczątki. Policja podczas przeszukiwania terenu odkrywa niemal kompletny szkielet chłopca. Badania kryminalistyczne ujawniają, że ofiara została zamordowana kilkanaście lat wcześniej, a za życia była regularnie maltretowana. Detektyw Harry Bosch rozpoczyna śledztwo, by rozwikłać mroczną zagadkę sprzed lat, ale po upływie tak długiego czasu dochodzenie jest niezwykle trudne, a Departament Policji Los Angeles naciska, by jak najszybciej zamknąć sprawę.

Cmentarzysko zostało nagrodzone Anthony Award i Barry Award w kategorii "Najlepsza powieść 2003".

Michael Connelly – nominowany do nagrody Pulitzera amerykański dziennikarz i autor serii kryminałów powiązanych postacią detektywa Harry"ego Boscha, a także opowiadań i reportaży. W Polsce znany m.in. z powieści Krwawa profesja (2000, zekranizowana przez Clinta Eastwooda), Wydział spraw zamkniętych (2005), Muzyka z kufra (2006), Adwokat (2006), Echo Park (2007).

Connelly jest mistrzem w łączeniu kryminalnej intrygi, rozgrywającej się najczęściej w filmowym środowisku Hollywood, z wiarygodnie ukazanym dramatem psychologicznym. Żaden z tych składników nie góruje przy tym nad drugim, a ich połączenie świadczy o silnym wpływie, jaki na Connelly"ego wywarła twórczość Raymonda Chandlera i Rossa Macdonalda.

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Crime Beat: A Decade Of Covering Cops And Killers

From No. 1 bestseller Michael Connelly's first career as a prizewinning crime reporter-the gripping, true stories that inspired and informed his novels. Before he became a novelist, Michael Connelly was a crime reporter, covering the detectives who worked the homicide beat in Florida and Los Angeles. In vivid, hard-hitting articles, Connelly leads the reader past the yellow police tape as he follows the investigators, the victims, their families and friends-and, of course, the killers-to tell the real stories of murder and its aftermath. Connelly's firsthand observations would lend inspiration to his novels, from The Black Echo, which was drawn from a real-life bank heist, to Trunk Music, based on an unsolved case of a man found in the trunk of his Rolls Royce. And the vital details of his best-known characters, both heroes and villains, would be drawn from the cops and killers he reported on: from loner detective Harry Bosch to the manipulative serial killer the Poet. Stranger than fiction and every bit as gripping, these pieces show once again that Michael Connelly is not only a master of his craft, but also one of the great American writers in any form.

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Dangerous Women

DESCRIPTION: From some of the greatest literary minds of our time comes a collection of stories about dangerous women.

With an unprecedented lineup of authors, Mysterious Press proudly presents an extraordinary collection of short stories. Lorenzo Carcaterra, Michael Connelly, John Connolly, Jeffery Deaver, Nelson DeMille, J.A. Jance, Andrew Klavan, Elmore Leonard, Laura Lippman, Ed McBain, Jay McInerney, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, Anne Perry, Ian Rankin, S.J. Rozan, and Thomas H. Cook combine their talents in a collection which is certain to find a large audience eager to read stories by some of the most distinguished names in the genre.

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Deuda De Sangre

Tras dos años a la espera de un donante compatible, Terry McCaleb se recupera de un trasplante de corazón que le ha obligado a cambiar por completo de estilo de vida. Su única meta es reparar el velero en el que se ha retirado y dejar definitivamente atrás sus días como agente del FBI especializado en casos de asesinos en serie. Sin embargo, antes de empezar una nueva vida deberá zanjar un asunto pendiente: resolver el asesinato de Gloria Rivers, la mujer cuyo corazón late en su pecho.

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Echo Park

Harry Bosch tiene la oportunidad de reabrir un caso en el que trabajó en el pasado y que había quedado sin resolución; se traga del asesinato de Marie Gesto, una joven desaparecida años atrás. Bosch tuvo siempre el presentimiento de que nunca encontrarían con vida a Gesto y cuando las circunstancias le forzaron a cerrar el caso, se quedó con la desagradable sensación de haber dejado escapar al culpable por obviar un detalle de la investigación. Por ello recibe, entre escéptico y aliviado, la confesión de un hombre que alega estar detrás del asesinato de la joven. Las circunstancias que envuelven el caso son atípicas dado el interés de un político por llegar a un pacto con el presunto culpable. Arguye que resultaría beneficioso paa ambas partes: el detenido detallaría qué pasócon otros casos irresolutos cuya autoría se atribuye, evitando así la pena de muerte. A Bosch no le gusta la propuesta, pero no puede reprimir su deseo de cerrar un caso que le ha inquietado durante años.

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EchoPark

Detective Harry Bosch reopens one of his own unsolved cases and comes face to face with a psychotic killer he has been seeking for years. A thrilling new novel by the author of the #1 bestseller The Lincoln Lawyer. In 1995 Marie Gesto disappeared after walking out of a supermarket. Harry Bosch worked the case but couldn't crack it, and the 22-year-old woman was never found. Now Bosch is in the Open-Unsolved Unit, where he still keeps the Gesto file on his desk, when the DA calls. A man accused of two heinous killings is willing to come clean about several others, including the murder of Marie Gesto. Bosch must now take the confession of the man he has sought-and hated-for eleven years. But when Bosch learns that he and his partner missed a clue back in 1995 that could have led them to Gesto's killer-and stopped nine murders that followed-his whole being as a cop begins to crack. Michael Connelly's enthralling new novel pits the detective People magazine calls "one of the most complex crime fighters around" against one of the most sadistic killers he has ever confronted. It confirms that Michael Connelly "is the best writer of suspense fiction working today"

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El eco negro

Harry Bosh, detective de la policia de Los Angeles, es un lobo solitario. Hijo de una prostituta asesinada, fue criado en orfanatos y quedo marcado tras vivir la dura experiencia de Vietnam. Ahora, un caso rutinario de muerte por sobredosis le devuelve inesperadamente al pasado. La victima, Billy Meadows, habia servido en su misma unidad en Vietnam. Ambos habian combatido en la red de pasajes subterraneos del Viet Cong y habian experimentado el horror del eco negrola reverberacion en las tinieblas de su propio panico. Ahora Meadows esta muerto. Pero su rastro parece apuntar a un gran atraco bancario perpetrado a traves de los tuneles de alcantarillado.

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El Inocente

El abogado defensor Michael Haller siempre ha creído que podría identificar la inocencia en los ojos de un cliente. Hasta que asume la defensa de Louis Roulet, un rico heredero detenido por el intento de asesinato de una prostituta. Por una parte, supone defender a alguien presuntamente inocente; por otra, implica unos ingresos desacostumbrados.

Poco a poco, con la ayuda del investigador Raúl Levin y siguiendo su propia intuición, Haller descubre cabos sueltos en el caso Roulet… Puntos oscuros que le llevarán a creer que la culpabilidad tiene múltiples caras.

En El inocente, Michael Connelly, padre de Harry Bosch y referente en la novela negra de calidad, da vida a Michael Haller, un nuevo personaje que dejará huella en el género del thriller.

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El último coyote

La vida de Harry Bosh es un desastre. Su novia le ha abandonado, su casa se halla en un estado ruinoso tras haber sufrido los efectos de un terremoto, y él está bebiendo demasiado. Incluso ha tenido que devolver su placa de policía después de golpear a un superior y haber sido suspendido indefinidamente de su cargo, a la espera de una valoración psiquiátrica. Al principio, Bosch se resiste a al médico asignado por la policía de Los Ángeles, pero finalmente acaba reconociendo que un hecho trágico del pasado continúa interfiriendo en su presente. En 1961, cuando tenía once años, su madre, una prostituta, fue brutalmente asesinada. El caso fue repentinamente cerrado y nadie fue inculpado del crimen. Bosch decide reabrirlo buscando, sino justicia, al menos respuestas que apacigüen la inquietud que le ha embargado durante años.

El último coyote fue la cuarta novela que escribió Michael Connelly y durante diez años permaneció inédita. El hecho de que, con el tiempo, el escritor se haya convertido en un referente del género policiaco actual, así como se trate de una novela que desvela un episodio clave en la vida de Bosch, hacían imperiosa su publicación.

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El Observatorio

Una noche aparece un cadáver en un observatorio de las colinas de Hollywood. Aparentemente, se trata de un asesinato común, por lo que el detective de policía Harry Bosch se hace cargo del caso. No obstante, pronto se descubrirá que la víctima, Stanley Kent, trabajaba en el sector clínico y tenía acceso a sustancias radiactivas. Esto convierte un simple homicidio en un asunto de terrorismo. El FBI toma las riendas y empieza una carrera contrarreloj para encontrar a los culpables, pues saben que tienen sustancias peligrosas en su poder y pueden hacer uso de ellas -y provocar una masacre- en cualquier momento. Rachel Walling, agente del FBI y ex pareja de Harry Bosch, pondrá las cosas muy difíciles al detective, pero éste seguirá su instinto y se dará cuenta de que en este caso absolutamente nada es lo que parece.

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El Poeta

La vida de Jack McEvoy, un periodista especializadoen crímenes atroces, sufre un vuelco cuando muere su hermano, un policía del Departamento de Homicidios. McEvoy decide seguir el rastro de diferentes policías que, como su hermano, presuntamente se suicidaron y dejaron una nota de despedida con una cita de Edgar Allan Poe. En realidad todo apunta a que murieron a manos de un asesino en serie capaz de burlar a los mejores investigadores.

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El Veredicto

El veredicto reúne por primera vez a los hermanos Harry Bosch y Mickey Haller.

Un thriller legal que se ha convertido en la novela más vendida de Connelly en sus más de veinte años de trayectoria como escritor.

Michael Connelly retoma a Mickey Haller en El veredicto. Haller apareció por primera vez en El inocente, novela con la que el autor cambió de temática, ya que hasta entonces, Connelly nunca había escrito un thriller legal. Ese cambio de tercio, que se repite en El veredicto, tiene un valor añadido: en él se revela que Haller es hermano -por parte de padre- de Harry Bosch.

Michael Connelly ha convertido sus novelas negras, protagonizadas por el detective Harry Bosch, en la mejor y más acerada crónica social de Estados Unidos. Sus hipnóticas tramas están pegadas a la actualidad, poseen un ritmo trepidante, vertiginosos giros argumentales, suspense y humor. Y, por supuesto, cuentan con Harry Bosch, uno de los héroes más atractivos de la ficción criminal contemporánea: un tipo complejo, torturado, amante del jazz y con un largo historial de amores fallidos. Connelly, que trabajó como reportero de sucesos en Los Angeles Times antes de dedicarse a la literatura, es hoy uno de los escritores más leídos y premiados del mundo. Sus novelas ocupan de manera imbatible el primer puesto de las listas de ventas, han sido adaptadas al cine e inspirado álbumes de música. En su última entrega, El veredicto, Bosch deberá enfrentarse a uno de los sucesos más peligrosos de su carrera en un thriller apasionante que mantendrá en vilo al lector hasta la última página.

El abogado Mickey Haller hereda los casos de un compañero, Jerry Vincent, cuando éste aparece asesinado en su coche. Uno de ellos requiere su atención inmediata: la defensa de Walter Elliot, un conocido magnate de cine y dueño de un estudio de Hollywood, acusado de matar a tiros a su esposa y a su presunto amante tras sorprenderlos juntos en una de sus casas, en la playa de Malibú. El suceso, con su llamativo cóctel de fama y sexo, aparece diariamente en los medios de comunicación, que ven el doble homicidio como una réplica del famoso caso de O.J. Simpson. El asesinato del primer abogado de Elliot, Jerry Vincent, aumenta aún más la atención mediática.

Mickey Haller no es nuevo para los lectores de Connelly, pues protagonizó otras de sus grandes novelas, El inocente. Ahora regresa malherido, sentimental y económicamente. El abogado, que no tiene más oficina que su coche, ve en el caso Elliot la posibilidad de rehacer su vida gracias al generoso sueldo que ofrece su cliente. Pero la defensa que ha de elaborar no es fácil: el productor tiene un carácter rudo y antipático y es extremadamente frío, lo que dificulta creerle inocente. El trabajo de Haller se complica aún más cuando el detective Harry Bosch, del Departamento de Policía de Los Ángeles, se interpone en su camino. Bosch, que está investigando el asesinato de Vincent, requiere información sobre los expedientes que éste llevaba. Haller se niega a colaborar, alegando que esa información quebrantaría la confidencialidad que debe a Walter Elliot. Ni el detective Bosch ni sus argumentos inspiran confianza al abogado. “Todo el mundo miente. Los policías mienten. Los abogados mienten. Los testigos mienten. Las víctimas mienten. Un juicio es un concurso de mentiras”, asegura.

Pero los datos que Bosch descubre sobre los últimos días del asesinado Vincent alertan sobre el peligro que corre la vida del propio Haller. Aunque el abogado y el detective desconfían uno del otro y aunque sus intereses son claramente opuestos, ambos unirán sus fuerzas para resolver un caso que promete ser el mayor y más peligroso de sus carreras. Haller y Bosch utilizarán todas las armas a su alcance para descubrir la verdad en una ciudad, Los Ángeles, donde todo el mundo miente.

Connelly es un consumado escritor de novela negra, pero sobre todo es un agudo y mordaz cronista del mundo en el que vivimos. Gran admirador de Raymond Chandler, él mismo ha definido en repetidas ocasiones el espíritu de su literatura: “Todo lo que deseo cabe en una novela negra”. Su último libro, El veredicto, es un plato exquisito: zampe la novela de un bocado, disfrute del duelo entre el detective y el abogado, y aguarde con ansiedad la siguiente entrega de Bosch.

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El Vuelo del Ángel

Las demandas entabladas por el letrado afroamericano Howard Helias contra el Departamento de Policía de los Ángeles, acusándolo de violencia y racismo, lo habían convertido en una celebridad, pero también se había ganado el odio del cuerpo al completo. Su cadáver es hallado en pleno corazón de Los Ángeles dos días antes de que e abra un nuevo y conflictivo proceso. Cuando a Harry Bosch se le asigna la investigación del asesinato sabe de lo delicado del asunto: es muy probable que sean sus compañeros quienes encabecen la lista de sospechosos y es consciente de que cualquier paso en falso podrá desencadenar el caos en la ciudad.

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Hielo negro

Cal Moore, del departamento de narcóticos, fue encontrado en un motel con un tiro en la cabeza cuando estaba investigando sobre una nueva droga de diseño llamada “hielo negro”. Para el detective Harry Bosch, lo importante no son los hechos aislados, sino el hilo conductor que los mantiene unidos. Y sus averiguaciones sobre el sospechoso suicidio de Moore parecen trazar una línea recta entre los traficantes que merodean por Hollywood Boulevard y los callejones más turbios de la frontera de México.

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In The Shadow Of The Master: Classic Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

This anthology was edited by Michael Connelly. His essay is called "Once Upon a Midnight Dreary."

A collection of stories by thriller master Edgar Allan Poe with essays by beloved and bestselling writers, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Poe's birth. Authors involved include Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver, Nelson DeMille, Tess Gerritsen, Sue Grafton, Stephen King, Lisa Scottoline, Laura Lippman, and twelve others.

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Few have crafted stories as haunting as those by Edgar Allan Poe. Collected here to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Poe's birth are sixteen of his best tales accompanied by twenty essays from beloved authors, including T. Jefferson Parker, Lawrence Block, Sara Paretsky, and Joseph Wambaugh, among others, on how Poe has changed their life and work.

Michael Connelly recounts the inspiration he drew from Poe's poetry while researching one of his books. Stephen King reflects on Poe's insight into humanity's dark side in "The Genius of 'The Tell-Tale Heart.'" Jan Burke recalls her childhood terror during late-night reading sessions. Tess Gerritsen, Nelson DeMille, and others remember the classic B-movie adaptations of Poe's tales. And in "The Thief," Laurie R. King complains about how Poe stole all the good ideas… or maybe he just thought of them first.

Powerful and timeless, In the Shadow of the Master is a celebration of one of the greatest literary minds of all time.

The Mystery Writers of America, founded in 1945, is the foremost organization for mystery writers and other professionals dedicated to the field of crime writing.

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Kanał

Agentka FBI, Rachel Walling, dostaje w końcu wiadomość, której obawiała się przez lata – dowiaduje się, że Poeta powrócił. Wiele lat temu pracowała nad tą słynną sprawą, ścigając seryjnego mordercę wplatającego w swe ohydne zbrodnie fragmenty wierszy. Rachel nigdy nie zapomniała Roberta Backusa, zabójcy, który nazywał siebie Poetą – i najwidoczniej on również jej nie zapomniał.

U Harry'ego Boscha również dzwoni telefon. Emerytowany detektyw z policji Los Angeles dowiaduje się od żony dawnego przyjaciela o jego śmierci. Jej przyczyna wydaje się naturalna, lecz przyjaciel miał związek ze sprawą Poety – Harry rozpoczyna więc dogłębne poszukiwania – i wplątuje się przez to w niesamowitą, przerażającą aferę.

Właśnie tak rozpoczyna się najbardziej wciągająca, przejmująca i mistrzowsko napisana ze wszystkich powieści Michaela Connelly'ego. W „Kanale” Harry Bosch sprzymierza się z Rachel Walling, przeciwko FBI; razem podążają tropem najbardziej okrutnego i inteligentnego z morderców jakiego widziało Los Angeles. W pełnym napięcia, ekscytującym pościgu za rozwiązaniem zagadki, Harry Bosch trafia w surowy krajobraz pustyni Mojave, na pełen blasku bulwar Las Vegas, w mroczne zakamarki Los Angeles. Jednocześnie musi odnaleźć się w swej nowej roli, jako ojciec kilkuletniej córki, pogodzić największą miłość swego życia z poczuciem obowiązku i swą głęboką świadomością istnienia zła. Ta niezwykle dramatyczna i wstrząsająca powieść sprawi, że czytelnicy Michaela Connelly'ego z niecierpliwością czekać będą na następny utwór tego jednego z najlepszych amerykańskich pisarzy.

Historia prawdziwie przerażająca, w stylu Thomasa Harrisa, a to wielka pochwała. – Stephen King

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La oscuridad de los sueños

Jack McEvoy tiene los días contados como periodista de sucesos; sus momentos de gloria languidecen y su nombre se baraja en las listas de recortes previstos por Los Angeles Times. Sin embargo, guarda todavía un último cartucho: la redacción de la que pretende que sea la crónica criminal más impactante de su carrera.

Para ese propósito, elige a Alonzo Winslow, un drogadicto de dieciséis años encarcelado tras confesar la autoría del asesinato de una joven hallada estrangulada en el maletero de un coche. Jack quiere escribir acerca de la negligencia y la injusticia social que convirtieron a Winslow en un asesino. Al adentrarse en la historia, descubre que la confesión del chico es falsa y sospecha que es inocente. Tras vincular el asesinato del maletero de Los Ángeles con otro acontecido en Las Vegas, McEvoy se ve ante el reportaje más espectacular de su carrera desde que el Poeta se cruzara con él años atrás.

Una vieja amiga del pasado se une a la investigación; se trata de la agente del FBI, Rachel Walling. Juntos le pisarán los talones a un psicópata que lleva demasiado tiempo actuando a la sombra del radar del FBI y la policía.

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La Rubia de Hormigón

Harry Bosch es juzgado por haber matado, cuatro años antes, a Norman Church, asesino de once mujeres, conocido como El Fabricante de Muñecas. Incumpliendo el reglamento, Bosch no esperó refuerzos y disparó a Church cuando creyó que iba a sacar una pistola oculta bajo la almohada; en realidad, buscaba su peluquín. Por este asunto, el detective fue degradado a Homicidios de Hollywood.

Durante el transcurso del juicio es descubierto el cadáver enterrado en hormigón de una mujer. Todo apunta a que se trata de una antigua víctima de El Fabricante de Muñecas; pero cuando se establece la fecha de su muerte se descarta a Church como su asesino, puesto que entonces ya había fallecido. Este hecho pone en dificultades al detective, pues según la acusación podría haber matado a un hombre inocente. Bosch demuestra que un nuevo asesino en serie, El Discípulo, está imitando a Norman Church.

En el terreno personal, Harry tiene problemas con Sylvia Moore, que le reprocha que la mantenga al margen de sus preocupaciones y pensamientos

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Llamada Perdida

Pierce es un investigador de informática molecular volcado en un estudio que podría revolucionar el mundo de la medicina. Su obsesiva dedicación al trabajo ha repercutido en su vida privada, dando al traste con su relación con Nicole. tras abandonar la vivienda que compartía con ella, Pierce se instala en un nuevo apartamento con vistas a la playa de Santa Mónica. Allí empieza a recibir extrañas llamadas telefónicas de hombres que buscan a una tal Lilly. Movido por la curiosidad, Pierce decide investigar quién es esa mujer y descubre su anuncio en L.A. Darlings, una web donde ofrecía sus servicios como chica de compañía. La obsesión de Pierce le arrastra al oscuro mundo del sexo en Internet, un ámbito desconocido para él y que no tardará en convertirse en una pesadilla.

En Llamada perdida, Connelly sustituye a Harry Bosch – el protagonista que le ha aportado fama mundial – por Henry Pierce, cuya curiosidad sirve de motor para abordar, desde el suspense, dos temas de gran actualidad: el sexo online y las nuevas tecnologías científicas.

«Connelly sabe jugar diabólicamente con los lectores. El resultado es esta novela que cuenta con un suspense al más puro estilo Hitchcock.» – Kirkus Reviews

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Los Angeles Noir

Brand-new stories by: Michael Connelly, Janet Fitch, Susan Straight, Hector Tobar, Patt Morrison, Robert Ferrigno, Gary Phillips, Christopher Rice, Naomi Hirahara, Jim Pascoe, Scott Phillips, Diana Wagman, Lienna Silver, Brian Ascalon Roley, and Denise Hamilton.

Denise Hamilton writes the Eve Diamond series. Her books have been shortlisted for the Edgar, Macavity, Anthony, and Willa Cather awards. The Los Angeles Times named Last Lullaby a Best Book of 2004, and it was also a USA Today Summer Pick and a finalist for a Southern California Booksellers Association 2004 award. Her fourth Eve Diamond novel, Savage Garden, is a Los Angeles Times bestseller and was shortlisted for the Southern California Booksellers Association award for Best Mystery of 2005.

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Lost Light

Reviewers and readers agree that Michael Connelly is writing at the top of his game, giving us crime fiction of the dark side of Los Angeles and reinventing the form with every book he writes. At the end of CITY OF BONES Bosch quit the LAPD, but he's back in a new role, one that will give him more freedom to pursue the cases that compel him. When he left the LAPD Bosch took a file with him the case of a film production assistant murdered four years earlier during a USD 2 million robbery on a movie set. The LAPD now operating under post 9/11 rules think the stolen money was used to finance a terrorist training camp. Thoughts of the original murder victim are lost in the federal zeal, and when it seems the killer will be set free to aid the feds' terrorist hunt, Bosch quickly runs afoul of both his old colleagues and the FBI.

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Último Recurso

"El jefe de policía estaba sentado detrás de un gran escritorio, firmando papeles. Sin levantar la mirada de su trabajo, le pidió a Bosch que se sentara al otro lado de la mesa. Al cabo de treinta segundos, el jefe firmó su último documento y miró a Bosch. Sonrió. -Quería recibirle y felicitarle por su regreso al departamento."

Tras tres años Harry Bosch vuelve al Departamento de Policía de Los Angeles. Junto con su antigua compañera Kiz Rider forma pareja en la Brigada de Casos Abiertos, unidad de élite creada para intentar aclarar unos ocho mil antiguos casos no resueltos.

El primer caso al que se enfrentan tiene implicaciones racistas y de corrupción policial. Se trata del asesinato de Rebecca Verloren, joven mestiza de dieciséis años asesinada en 1988. El hallazgo de ADN en el revólver empleado en el crimen permite reabrir la investigación muchos años después. El uso de las nuevas tecnologías en la investigación (comparación de ADN, bases de datos, búsquedas en Internet…) es una de las novedades destacables en esta novela, con guiños a CSI incluidos.

En esta novela, Bosch, que echaba de menos la placa, recupera antiguas sensaciones: vuelve a sentirse a gusto trabajando con Kiz, y sufre los habituales encontronazos con Irvin S. Irving que, a pesar de haber sido degradado por el nuevo jefe de policía, se resiste a perder su influencia.

Una trama construida con maestría.

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Luna Funesta

C. Black desea cerrar su historial delictivo para siempre. Trabaja en un concesionario de automóviles de Los Ángeles, pero un hecho inesperado le obliga a jugárselo todo a una carta. Necesita dar un golpe final que le permita realizar el último sueño. Para ello recurre a Leo Renfro, un amigo de los viejos tiempos que le propone participar en un gran robo en Las Vegas. Cassie cree que con su experiencia como ladrona de guante blanco logrará salir airosa de la operación.

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Luz Perdida

Desencantado con el cuerpo de policía de Los Ángeles, Harry Bosch decide abandonarlo tras casi treinta años como miembro del mismo. Sin embargó, desea seguir ejerciendo y retomar aquellos casos que no pudo resolver durante sus años como agente. Uno de ellos es el asesinato de Angella Benton, una joven que trabajaba en unos estudios cinematográficos. Su muerte se produjo días antes del robo de dos millones de dólares que iban a utilizarse durante el rodaje de una película, y Bosch cree que ambos hechos podrían estar relacionados.Si en el ámbito profesional Bosch prefiere ahora actuar por su cuenta, en el terreno personal también es un solitario. El recuerdo de Eleanor, su ex mujer, sigue vivo en su memoria; tanto, que Bosch decidirá visitarla en Las vegas.

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Mas Oscuro Que La Noche

Harry Bosch participa como testigo en un juicio en el que se acusa a un director de cine del asesinato de una actriz. Mientras tanto, Terry McCaleb recibe la vista de una antigua compañera de trabajo que solicita su ayuda en la resolución de un caso difícil. El asesinato que ahora debe investigar es el tipo de homicidio complejo con los que trataba frecuentemente durante sus días en el FBI.

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Mujeres peligrosas

Las mujeres más peligrosas son aquellas que resultan irresistibles. ¿Qué hace peligrosa a una mujer? Su gran belleza, su encanto, su inteligencia, la manera en que se aparta el cabello de los ojos, o el modo de reírse. Puede tener conciencia absoluta de su poder, o desconocerlo por completo. Utilizarlo comoa rma o protegerse detrás de él. La intención y el propósito no aumentan ni disminuyen el poder, y ése es mayor peligro de todos los que son seducidos y sometidos por él.

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Murder in Vegas

An anthology of stories edited by Michael Connelly

Las Vegas. Lost Wages. Sin City. An artificial oasis of pleasure, spectacle, and entertainment, the gambling capital of America has reinvented itself so many times that its doubtful that anyone knows for sure what's real and what isn't in the miles of neon and scorching heat. Las Vegas is considered the ultimate players destination-no matter what your game. Almost anything is available-for a price, mind you, and sometimes losers walk away from the tables with even less than just an empty wallet or purse-sometimes they don't walk away at all.

Now the International Association of Crime Writers and New York Times-bestselling author Michael Connelly have gathered twenty-two crime and mystery stories about the ultimate playground, Las Vegas, and what can happen behind the glitz and glamour. From a gambler who must-must-win at the roulette table to stay alive to a courier who's only mistake was accepting a package with Las Vegas as the final destination, come to the true city that never sleeps, where fortunes are made and lost every day, and where snake-eyes aren't found just on a pair of dice.

Featuring stories by:James Swain, S.J. Rozan, Wendy Hornsby, Michael Collins, T.P Keating, J. Madison Davis, Sue Pike, Joan Richter, Libby Hellmann, Tom Savage, Edward Wellen, K.j.a. Wishnia, Linda Kerslake, John Wessel, Lise McClendon, Ronnie Klaskin, Ruth Cavin, A.B. Robbins, Gay Toltl Kinman, Micki Marz, Rick Mofina, Jeremiah Healy

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Nueve Dragones

Harry Bosch y su compañero Ignacio Ferras investigan el asesinato del señor Li, anciano propietario de Fortune Liquors, una tienda china de licores de Los Ángeles. Las cámaras de seguridad del local invalidan la teoría de atraco y dejan la puerta abierta a que el crimen esté relacionado con una posible extorsión por parte de la mafia china. Bosch, en deuda con Li desde que éste le ayudara durante los disturbios raciales de la ciudad, promete a sus hijos que encontrará al asesino de su padre.

En plena investigación, Bosch recibe la noticia de la desaparición de su hija Maddie. La adolescente vive con su madre, Eleanor Wish -la ex agente del FBI que fuera pareja del investigador-, en Hong Kong. Bosch se teme lo peor: cree que el secuestro podría estar vinculado con el asesinato de Li, por lo que decide marcharse a la ciudad asiática en un intento desesperado por hallar a su hija.

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Pasaje al paraíso

Al detective Harry Bosch, recién incorporado al Departamento de Homicidios de la policía de Los Ángeles tras una baja voluntaria, Ie cae un trabajito rutinario. En el maletero de un Rolls-Royce se ha á encontrado el cuerpo de Tony Aliso, productor de películas porno, con dos tiros en la cabeza. Aunque todo apunta a un ajuste de cuentas entre mafiosos, la División contra el Crimen Organizado (DCO) reacciona de forma extraña ante el caso y deja abiertas las puertas para el perseverante Bosch. El estudio de la escena del crimen y el análisis forense despejan el camino en una investigación más ardua de lo que parecía.

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Punkt widokowy

W punkcie widokowym przy Mulholland Drive patrol policji znajduje zwłoki zastrzelonego mężczyzny. Ofiarą zabójstwa jest doktor Stanley Kent, mający dostęp do niebezpiecznych izotopów promieniotwórczych w większości szpitali w Los Angeles. Prowadząc swoje pierwsze od kilku miesięcy dochodzenie, Harry Bosch odkrywa, że tuż przed śmiercią lekarza skradziono dużą ilość radioaktywnego cezu, który w rękach terrorystów może się stać potężną bronią zagrażającą całemu miastu. W obawie przed zamachem do akcji wkraczają służby federalne. Detektyw nie zamierza rezygnować ze śledztwa, choć wyjaśnienie zagadki morderstwa utrudniają mu agenci FBI przekonani, że sprawa jest zbyt poważna, by mogła sobie z nią poradzić policja Los Andeles.

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Suicide Run: Three Harry Bosch Stories

LAPD Detective Harry Bosch as we've never seen him before, in three never-before-collected stories.

In "Suicide Run," the apparent suicide of a beautiful young starlet turns out to be much more sinister than it seems. In "Cielo Azul," Bosch is haunted by a long-ago closed case – the murder of a teenage girl who was never identified. As her killer sits on death row, Bosch tries one last time to get the answers he has sought for years. In "One Dollar Jackpot," Bosch works the murder of a professional poker player whose skills have made her more than one enemy.

Whether investigating a cold case or fresh blood, Bosch relentlessly pursues his quarry, always on the lookout for the "tell." In this first collection of Harry Bosch stories, Michael Connelly once again demonstrates that he is the master of "fast-paced, brilliantly plotted crime fiction… Harry Bosch is back on the case, and not a moment too soon" (Chicago Sun Times).

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The Best American Mystery Stories 2013

A best-selling novelist and Edgar Award winner, Lisa Scottoline brings her mastery of the thriller genre as well as her wit and heart to this collection of the must-reads in mysteries.

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The Best American Mystery Stories 2015

In his introduction, guest editor James Patterson observes, “I often hear people lamenting the state of Hollywood... If that’s the case, I’ve got one thing to say: read these short stories. You can thank me later.” Patterson has collected a batch of stories that have the sharp tension, drama, and visceral emotion of an Oscar-worthy Hollywood production. Spanning the extremes of human behavior, The Best American Mystery Stories 2015 features characters that must make desperate choices: an imaginative bank-robbing couple, a vengeful high school shooter, a lovesick heiress who will do anything for her man, and many others in “these imaginative, rich, complex tales” worthy of big-screen treatment.

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The Best American Mystery Stories 2018

#1 New York Times best-selling author of the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels, Louise Penny brings her “nerve and skill—as well as heart” (Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post) to selecting the best short mystery and crime fiction of the year.

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The Black Echo

From Kirkus Reviews

Second tense, tightly wound tangle of a case for Hieronymous Bosch (The Black Echo, 1991). This time out, the LAPD homicide cop, who's been exiled to Hollywood Division for his bumptious behavior, sniffs out the bloody trail of the designer drug ``black ice.'' Connelly (who covers crime for the Los Angeles Times) again flexes his knowledge of cop ways-and of cop-novel clich‚s. Cast from the hoary mold of the maverick cop, Bosch pushes his way onto the story's core case-the apparent suicide of a narc-despite warnings by top brass to lay off. Meanwhile, Bosch's boss, a prototypical pencil-pushing bureaucrat hoping to close out a majority of Hollywood 's murder cases by New Year's Day, a week hence, assigns the detective a pile of open cases belonging to a useless drunk, Lou Porter. One of the cases, the slaying of an unidentified Hispanic, seems to tie in to the death of the narc, which Bosch begins to read as murder stemming from the narc's dirty involvement in black ice. When Porter is murdered shortly after Bosch speaks to him, and then the detective's love affair with an ambitious pathologist crashes, Bosch decides to head for Mexico, where clues to all three murders point. There, the well-oiled, ten- gear narrative really picks up speed as Bosch duels with corrupt cops; attends the bullfights; breaks into a fly-breeding lab that's the distribution center for Mexico's black-ice kingpin; and takes part in a raid on the kingpin's ranch that concludes with Bosch waving his jacket like a matador's cape at a killer bull on the rampage. But the kingpin escapes, leading to a not wholly unexpected twist-and to a touching assignation with the dead narc's widow. 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.).

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The Black Ice

The corpse in the hotel room appears to be that of a missing LAPD narcotics officer. Rumours abound that he had crossed selling a new drug called Black Ice from Mexico and the LAPD brass are quick to declare his death aside. But Harry Bosch isn't so sure; prompted by odd, inexplicable details from the crime scene, and attraction to the widow, he begins his own investigation. An investigation that takes him over the border to Mexico and into a dangerous labyrinth of shifting identities and deadly corruption.

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The Blue Religion

From Hawaii at the turn of the twentieth century to the post – Civil War frontier, from smoggy Los Angeles to the woods of Idaho, these gripping stories trace the perils and occasional triumphs of lawmen and women who put themselves in harm's way to face down the bad guys. Some of them even walk the edge of becoming bad guys themselves. In T. Jefferson Parker's "Skinhead Central," an ex-cop and his wife find unexpected menace in the idyllic setting they have chosen for their retirement. In Alafair Burke's "Winning," a female officer who is attacked in the line of duty must protect her own husband from his worst impulses. In Edward D. Hoch's "Friday Night Luck," a wanna-be cop blows his chance at a spot on the force-and breaks his case. In Michael Connelly's "Father's Day," Harry Bosch faces one of his most emotionally trying cases, investigating a young boy's death. The magnificent and never-before-published Connelly story alone is worth the price of admission and-combined with eighteen unexpected tales from crime's modern masters-makes this an unmissable collection.

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The Brass Verdict

Things are finally looking up for defense attorney Mickey Haller. After two years of wrong turns, Haller is back in the courtroom. When Hollywood lawyer Jerry Vincent is murdered, Haller inherits his biggest case yet: the defense of Walter Elliott, a prominent studio executive accused of murdering his wife and her lover. But as Haller prepares for the case that could launch him into the big time, he learns that Vincent’s killer may be coming for him next.

Enter Harry Bosch. Determined to find Vincent’s killer, he is not opposed to using Haller as bait. But as danger mounts and the stakes rise, these two loners realize their only choice is to work together.

Bringing together Michael Connelly’s two most popular characters, The Brass Verdict is sure to be his biggest book yet.

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The Burning Room

In the new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly, Detective Harry Bosch and his rookie partner investigate a cold case that gets very hot… very fast.


In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet ten years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but any other clues are virtually nonexistent. Even a veteran cop would find this one tough going, but Bosch's new partner, Detective Lucia Soto, has no homicide experience. A young star in the department, Soto has been assigned to Bosch so that he can pass on to her his hard-won expertise.

Now Bosch and Soto are tasked with solving a murder that turns out to be highly charged and politically sensitive. Beginning with the bullet that has been lodged for years in the victim's spine, they must pull new leads from years-old evidence, and these soon reveal that the shooting was anything but random.

As their investigation picks up speed, it leads to another unsolved case with even greater stakes: the deaths of several children in a fire that occurred twenty years ago. But when their work starts to threaten careers and lives, Bosch and Soto must decide whether it is worth risking everything to find the truth, or if it's safer to let some secrets stay buried.

In a swiftly-moving novel as relentless and compelling as its hero, Michael Connelly shows once again why Harry Bosch is "one of the most popular and enduring figures in American crime fiction" (Chicago Tribune).

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The Closers

The Closers puts Harry Bosch back in the Los Angelese Police Department, where he was meant to be, and sets him to solving old cases, which is what he always did best, alongside Kiz Rider, who was always the best of the partners fate, and Connolly, gave him. They are working on the death of a bi-racial teenager back in the 1980s, abducted from her bedroom and shot dead. The racial tensions of the time are clearly a factor – the DNA of a known racist is trapped in blood on the gun – but in a Michael Connolly novel, things are never as simple as they seem. And Bosch finds, not to his especial surprise, that he has been asked back into the LAPD as someone's weapon in the dance of departmental politics. The death of Backy Verloren was a tragedy – the investigation of her murder was a series of mistakes that left her father an alcoholic mess and her mother an obsessive trapped in the past, and someone profited by their misery. Connolly is always at his best when Harry is caught up in the problems of other people, rather than his own, and this excellent, twisty police procedural is a snappy return to form.

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The Concrete Blonde

When maverick LAPD Harry Bosch shot and killed Norman Church, the police were convinced it marked the end of the search for the Dollmaker, one of the city's most bizarre serial killers. But now, Church's widow is accusing Bosch of killing the wrong man, and to make things worse, Bosch has just received a taunting message apparently from the Dollmaker.

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The Drop

Harry Bosch has been given three years before he must retire from the LAPD, and he wants cases more fiercely than ever. In one morning, he gets two.

DNA from a 1989 rape and murder matches a 29-year-old convicted rapist. Was he an eight-year-old killer or has something gone terribly wrong in the new Regional Crime Lab? The latter possibility could compromise all of the lab's DNA cases currently in court.

Then Bosch and his partner are called to a death scene fraught with internal politics. Councilman Irvin Irving's son jumped or was pushed from a window at the Chateau Marmont. Irving, Bosch's longtime nemesis, has demanded that Harry handle the investigation.

Relentlessly pursuing both cases, Bosch makes two chilling discoveries: a killer operating unknown in the city for as many as three decades, and a political conspiracy that goes back into the dark history of the police department.

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The Fifth Witness

Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home.

Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too-and he's certain he's on the right trail.

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The Last Coyote

Harry's life is a mess. His new house has been condemned because of earthquake damage. His girlfriend has left him. He's drinking too much. And he's even had to turn in his badge: he attacked his commanding officer and is suspended indefinitely pending a psychiatric evaluation. At first Bosch resists the LAPD shrink, but finally he recognizes that something is troubling him, a force that may have shaped his entire life. In 1961, when Harry was twelve, his mother was brutally murdered. No one was ever even accused of the crime. Harry opens up the decades-old file on the case and is irresistibly drawn into a past he has always avoided. It's clear that the case was fumbled. His mother was a prostitute, and even thirty years later the smell of a coverup is unmistakable. Someone powerful was able to keep the investigating officers away from key suspects. Even as he confronts his own shame about his mother, Harry relentlessly follows up the old evidence, seeking justice or at least understanding. Out of the broken pieces of the case he discerns a trail that leads upward, toward prominent people who lead public lives high in the Hollywood hills. And as he nears his answer, Harry finds that ancient passions don't die. They cause new murders even today. The Last Coyote is that rarest of novels, a moral thriller, a breakneck-paced tale that opens up the heart's most secret wounds. No one who reads it will remain unchanged or forget the passion of Harry Bosch. Before he can get back on the beat, Harry has to convince the LAPD psychiatrist-and more importantly, himself-that he's emotionally up to it.

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New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly delivers his first legal thriller an incendiary tale about a cynical defense attorney whose one remaining spark of integrity may cost him his life.

Mickey Haller has spent all his professional life afraid that he wouldn't recognize innocence if it stood in front of him. Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense pro who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, to defend clients at the bottom of the legal food chain. It's no wonder that he is despised by cops, prosecutors, and even some of his own clients.

From bokers to con artists to drunk drivers and drug dealers, they're all on Mickey Haller's client list. But when a Beverly Hills rich boy is arrested for brutally beating a woman Haller has his first high paying client in years. It's a franchise case and he's sure it will be a slam dunk in the courtroom. For once, he may be defending a client who is actually innocent.

But an investigator is murdered for getting too close to the truth and Haller quickly discovers that his search for innocence has taken him face to face with a kind of evil as pure as a flame. To escape without being burned, Haller must use all of his skills to manipulate a system in which he no longer believes.

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The Narrows

From Publishers Weekly

There's a gravitas to the mystery/thrillers of Michael Connelly, a bedrock commitment to the value of human life and the need for law enforcement pros to defend that value, that sets his work apart and above that of many of his contemporaries. That gravitas is in full force in Connelly's newest, and as nearly always in the work of this talented writer, it supports a dynamite plot, fully flowered characters and a meticulous attention to the details of investigative procedure.There are also some nifty hooks to this new Connelly: it features his most popular series character, retired L.A. homicide cop Harry Bosch, but it's also a sequel to his first stand-alone, The Poet (1996), and is only his second novel (along with The Poet) to be written in both first and third person. The first-person sections are narrated by Bosch, who agrees as a favor to the widow to investigate the death of Bosch's erstwhile colleague and friend Terry McCaleb (of Blood Work and A Darkness More Than Night). Bosch's digging brings him into contact with Rachel Walling, the FBI agent heroine of The Poet, and the third-person narrative concerns mostly her. Though generally presumed dead, the Poet-the serial killer who was a highly placed Fed and Walling's mentor-is alive and killing anew, with, we soon learn, McCaleb among his victims and his sights now set on Walling. The story shuttles between Bosch's California and the Nevada desert, where the Poet has buried his victims to lure Walling. The suspense is steady throughout but, until a breathtaking climactic chase, arises more from Bosch and Walling's patient and inspired following of clues and dealing with bureaucratic obstacles than from slash-and-dash: an unusually intelligent approach to generating thrills. Connelly is a master and this novel is yet another of his masterpieces.

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The Overlook

In his first case since he left the LAPD’s Open Unsolved Unit for the prestigious Homicide Special squad, Harry Bosch is called out to investigate a murder that may have chilling consequences for national security. A doctor with access to a dangerous radioactive substance is found murdered in the trunk of his car. Retracing his steps, Harry learns that a large quantity of radioactive cesium was stolen shortly before the doctor’s death. With the cesium in unknown hands, Harry fears the murder could be part of a terrorist plot to poison a major American city. Soon, Bosch is in a race against time, not only against the culprits, but also against the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI (in the form of Harry’s one-time lover Rachel Walling), who are convinced that this case is too important for the likes of the LAPD. It is Bosch’s job to prove all of them wrong.

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The Poet

Anthony Awards

The apparent suicide of his policeman brother sets Denver crime reporter Jack McEvoy on edge. Surprise at the circumstances of his brother's death prompts Jack to look into a whole series of police suicides and puts him on the trail of a cop killer whose victims are selected all too carefully. Not only that, but they all leave suicide notes drawn from the poems of writer Edgar Allan Poe in their wake. More frightening still the killer appears to know that Jack is getting nearer and nearer. An investigation that looks like being the story of a lifetime, might also be Jack's ticket to a lonely end.

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The Reversal

Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change stripes and prosecute the high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder. After 24 years in prison, convicted killer Jason Jessup has been exonerated by new DNA evidence. Haller is convinced Jessup is guilty, and he takes the case on the condition that he gets to choose his investigator, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch.

Together, Bosch and Haller set off on a case fraught with political and personal danger. Opposing them is Jessup, now out on bail, a defense attorney who excels at manipulating the media, and a runaway eyewitness reluctant to testify after so many years.

With the odds and the evidence against them, Bosch and Haller must nail a sadistic killer once and for all. If Bosch is sure of anything, it is that Jason Jessup plans to kill again.

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The Scarecrow

Jack McEvoy is at the end of the line as a crime reporter. Forced to take a buy-out from the LA Times as the newspaper grapples with dwindling readership and revenues, he's got 30 days left on the job. His last assignment? Training his replacement, a low cost reporter just out of J-school who couldn't find the police station if it was right next store to the Times, which it is. But Jack has other plans for his exit. He is going to go out with a bang – a final story that will win the newspaper journalism's highest honor – a Pulitzer prize. Jack focuses on Alonzo Winslow, a 16-year-old drug dealer from the projects who has confessed to police that he brutally raped and strangled one of his crack clients. Jack convinces Alonzo's mother to cooperate with his investigation into the possibility of her son's innocence. But she has fallen for the oldest reporter's trick in the book. Jack's real intention is to use his access to report and write a story that explains how societal dysfunction and neglect created a 16-year-old killer. But as Jack delves into the story he soon realizes that Alonzo's so-called confession is bogus, and Jack is soon off and running on the biggest story he's had since The Poet crossed his path twelve years before.

This time Jack is onto a killer who has worked completely below police and FBI radar. His investigation leads him into the digital world of data collocation services where server farms are watched over by techs who liken themselves to scarecrows – keeping the birds of prey off their clients' data. But Jack inadvertently set off a digital tripwire and the killer – the Scarecrow – knows he's coming.

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The Wrong Side of Goodbye

Unstoppable detective Harry Bosch returns in a new thriller from New York Times best-selling author Michael Connelly.

Harry Bosch is California's newest private investigator. He doesn't advertise, he doesn't have an office, and he's picky about who he works for, but it doesn't matter. His chops from 30 years with the LAPD speak for themselves.

Soon one of Southern California's biggest moguls comes calling. The reclusive billionaire has less than six months to live and a lifetime of regrets. He hires Bosch to find out whether he has an heir. Using all of his cold-case skills, Bosch pieces together a 65-year-old mystery and finds out that the case is not as simple – or as cold – as he thought.

Swift, unpredictable, and thrilling, The Wrong Side of Goodbye proves once again that "Connelly is still very much in his prime" (Washington Post).

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Trunk Music

A corpse from a Mafia hit left in the boot of his own car – commonly known as 'trunk music'. Detective Hieronymous Bosch investigates – his first case since returning to homicide Division. Tony Aliso (deceased) was a minor film producer churning out straight-to-video soft porn and making more money than he should out of it. Harry suspects that one of the Mob realised how much Tony was skimming off the top in the laundering service he provided. The investigation takes Hieronymous (AKA Harry) to Las Vegas and face-to-face with an ex-lover.

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USA Noir: Best of the Akashic Noir Series

The best USA-based stories in the Akashic noir series, compiled into one volume and edited by Johnny Temple!

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Void Moon

Cassie Black is lured back to a profession she'd left behind – robbing casino gamblers of their winnings – by a set up that looks too good to ignore. However, this one gambler has too much money, which means too much power and soon Cassie is running from a stone-cold killer.

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