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Pursuing a big story in anticipation of his imminent layoff, Los Angeles reporter Jack McEvoy investigates the murder confession of a teen drug dealer and realizes that the youth may be innocent, a discovery that pits him against a killer operating below police radar with an uncanny knowledge of his enemies.
More books by Michael Connelly
1. The Dark Hours
Has a killer lain dormant for years only to strike again on New Year”s Eve? LAPD Detective Renee Ballard and Harry Bosch team up to find justice for an innocent victim in the new thriller from #1 bestselling author Michael Connelly.
2. The Brass Verdict
A superb thriller featuring both Mickey Haller and Harry Bosch from Michael Connelly, No. 1 bestselling author of The Law of Innocence.
3. The Law of Innocence
Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller is back on the job in this heart-stopping thriller from a renowned #1 New York Times bestselling author. “One of the finest legal thrillers of the last decade” —Associated Press On the night he celebrates a big win, defense attorney Mickey Haller is pulled over by police, who find the body of a former client in the trunk of his Lincoln. Haller is immediately charged with murder but can’t post the exorbitant $5 million bail slapped on him by a vindictive judge. Mickey elects to represent himself and is forced to mount his defense from his jail cell in the Twin Towers Correctional Center in downtown Los Angeles. All the while he needs to look over his shoulder—as an officer of the court he is an instant target, and he makes few friends when he reveals a corruption plot within the jail. But the bigger plot is the one against him. Haller knows he’s been framed, whether by a new enemy or an old one. As his trusted team, including his half-brother, Harry Bosch, investigates, Haller must use all his skills in the courtroom to counter the damning evidence against him. Even if he can obtain a not-guilty verdict, Mickey understands that it won’t be enough. In order to be truly exonerated, he must find out who really committed the murder and why. That is the law of innocence. In his highest stakes case yet, the Lincoln Lawyer fights for his life and proves again why he is “a worthy colleague of Atticus Finch . . . in the front of the pack in the legal thriller game” (Los Angeles Times). A CBS The Doctors Book Club Pick A People Book of the Week Selection
4. Fair Warning
The hero of The Poet and The Scarecrow is back in this thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly. Jack McEvoy, the journalist who never backs down, tracks a serial killer who has been operating completely under the radar—until now. Veteran reporter Jack McEvoy has taken down killers before, but when a woman he had a one-night stand with is murdered in a particularly brutal way, McEvoy realizes he might be facing a criminal mind unlike any he”s ever encountered. Jack investigates—against the warnings of the police and his own editor—and makes a shocking discovery that connects the crime to other mysterious deaths across the country. Undetected by law enforcement, a vicious killer has been hunting women, using genetic data to select and stalk his targets. Uncovering the murkiest corners of the dark web, Jack races to find and protect the last source who can lead him to his quarry. But the killer has already chosen his next target, and he”s ready to strike. Terrifying and unputdownable, Fair Warning shows once again why “Michael Connelly has earned his place in the pantheon of great crime fiction writers” (Chicago Sun-Times). A Kirkus Best Book of 2020
5. Nuit sombre et sacrée
En revenant au commissariat d”Hollywood après une mission de son quart de nuit, l”inspectrice Renée Ballard tombe sur un inconnu en train de fouiller dans les meubles à dossiers. L”homme, elle l”apprend, est un certain Harry Bosch, un ancien des Homicides du LAPD qui a repris du service au commissariat de San Fernando, où il travaille sur une affaire qui le ronge depuis des années. D”abord sceptique, Ballard le chasse puis, intriguée, ouvre le dossier qu”il feuilletait… et décide de l”aider. La mort de Daisy Clayton, une fugueuse de quinze ans kidnappée, assassinée, puis jetée dans une benne à ordures, a, c”est vrai, de quoi susciter toute son empathie et sa colère. Retrouver l”individu qui a perpétré ce crime abominable devient vite la mission commune de deux inspecteurs aux caractères bien trempés et qui, peu commodes, ne s”en laissent pas conter par les ruses de l”un et de l”autre pour parvenir à leurs fins.- 4ème de couv.
6. The Night Fire
A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW BEST CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR Harry Bosch and LAPD Detective Renée Ballard come together again on the murder case that obsessed Bosch”s mentor, the man who trained him—new from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly Back when Harry Bosch was just a rookie homicide detective, he had an inspiring mentor who taught him to take the work personally and light the fire of relentlessness for every case. Now that mentor, John Jack Thompson, is dead, and his widow gives Bosch a murder book, one that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD twenty years before — the unsolved killing of a troubled young man. Bosch takes the murder book to Detective Renée Ballard and asks her to help him discover what about this crime lit Thompson”s fire all those years ago. As she begins her inqueries — while still working her own cases on the midnight shift — Ballad finds aspects of the initial investigation that just don”t add up. The bond between Bosch and Ballard tightens as they become a formidable investigation team. And they soon arrive at a disturbing question: Did Thompson steal the murder book to work the case in retirement, or to make sure it never got solved? Written with the intense pacing and masterful suspense that have made Michael Connelly “the hard-boiled fiction master of our time” (NPR), The Night Fire continues the unofficial partnership of two fierce detectives determined not to let the fire with burn out.
7. Dark Sacred Night: Free Preview
Harry Bosch teams up with LAPD detective Renée Ballard to solve the murder of a young girl in the new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly. 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. Dark Sacred Night for the first time brings together these two powerhouse detectives in a riveting story that unfolds with furious momentum. And it shows once more why “there”s no doubt Connelly is a master of crime fiction” (Associated Press).
8. Two Kinds of Truth
Harry Bosch discovers two kinds of truth in this gripping work of fiction from #1 New York Times bestselling thriller author Michael Connelly Harry Bosch, exiled from the LAPD, is working cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department when all hands are called out to a local drugstore, where two pharmacists have been murdered in a robbery. Bosch and the tiny town”s three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous, big-business world of prescription drug abuse. To get to the people at the top, Bosch must risk everything and go undercover in the shadowy world of organized pill mills. Meanwhile, an old case from Bosch”s days with the LAPD comes back to haunt him when a long-imprisoned killer claims Harry framed him and seems to have new evidence to prove it. Bosch left the LAPD on bad terms, so his former colleagues are not keen on protecting his reputation. But if this conviction is overturned, every case Bosch ever worked will be called into question. As usual, he must fend for himself as he tries to clear his name and keep a clever killer in prison. The two cases wind around each other like strands of barbed wire. Along the way, Bosch discovers that there are two kinds of truth: the kind that sets you free and the kind that leaves you buried in darkness. An NPR Best Book of 2017 A Times Critics” Top Book of 2017 A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2017A South Florida Sun-Sentinel Best Mystery of 2017 An Amazon Book of the Month
10. Filbert Nutberry’S Grand Christmas Adventure
Filbert Nutberrys Grand Christmas Adventure by Michael Connelly is a childrens story about a squirrel from the Pacific Northwest who takes a very unexpected but fantastic journey all the way across the United States. Along the way, he meets wonderful people while visiting places he never knew existed and experiences things hed never dreamed he could. Filberts journey not only bonds him with the person who becomes one of his dearest friends, truck driver Dusty Wheeler, but it also ultimately lands him in Washington, DC, where his presence turns out to be a fortunate turn of events for everyone there. In the end, what Filbert wants most is for his adventure to end so he can return to his wife and children in Washington state. For readers of this book, however, his adventure is one parents can take with their children over and over again. All the while, children will learn names, locations, and interesting facts about different US states along with other bits of information on culture, history, and the Christmas holiday. This book about the big adventure of a little squirrel has readers both laughing out loud and tearing up, and it is sure to become a holiday or year-round favorite for your family.
11. The Wrong Side of Goodbye
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER #1 USA TODAY BESTSELLER 10 BEST MYSTERIES OF 2016, SEATTLE TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2016, WASHINGTON POST HOW DO YOU SAVE SOMEONE WHO DOESN”T WANT TO BE FOUND? 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 thirty years with the LAPD speak for themselves. Soon one of Southern California”s biggest moguls comes calling. The reclusive billionaire is nearing the end of his life and is haunted by one regret. When he was young, he had a relationship with a Mexican girl, his great love. But soon after becoming pregnant, she disappeared. Did she have the baby? And if so, what happened to it? Desperate to know whether he has an heir, the dying magnate hires Bosch, the only person he can trust. With such a vast fortune at stake, Harry realizes that his mission could be risky not only for himself but for the one he”s seeking. But as he begins to uncover the haunting story–and finds uncanny links to his own past–he knows he cannot rest until he finds the truth. At the same time, unable to leave cop work behind completely, he volunteers as an investigator for a tiny cash-strapped police department and finds himself tracking a serial rapist who is one of the most baffling and dangerous foes he has ever faced. Swift, unpredictable, and thrilling, The Wrong Side of Goodbye shows that Michael Connelly “continues to amaze with his consistent skill and sizzle” (Cleveland Plain Dealer).
12. The Late Show
#1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly introduces Renee Ballard, a fierce young detective fighting to prove herself on the LAPD”s toughest beat–the Late Show. Renee Ballard works the midnight shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing few, as each morning she turns everything over to the daytime units. It”s a frustrating job for a once up-and-coming detective, but it”s no accident. She”s been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But one night Ballard catches two assignments she doesn”t want to part with. First, a prostitute is brutally beaten and left for dead in a parking lot. All signs point to a crime of premeditation, not passion, by someone with big evil on his mind. Then she sees a young waitress breathe her last after being caught up in a nightclub shooting. Though dubbed a peripheral victim, the waitress buys Ballard a way in, and this time she is determined not to give up at dawn. Against orders and her partner”s wishes, she works both cases by day while maintaining her shift by night. As the investigations intertwine, Ballard is forced to face her own demons and confront a danger she could never have imagined. To find justice for these victims who can”t speak for themselves, she must put not only her career but her life on the line. Propulsive as a jolt of adrenaline and featuring a bold and defiant new heroien, The Late Show is yet more proof that Michael Connelly is “a master of the genre” (Washington Post).
13. The Crossing
Harry Bosch crosses the line to team up with Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller in the new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly. Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. A woman has been brutally murdered in her bed and all evidence points to Haller”s client, a former gang member turned family man. Though the murder rap seems ironclad, Mickey is sure it”s a setup. Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch reluctantly takes the case. The prosecution”s file just has too many holes and he has to find out for himself: if Haller”s client didn”t do it, then who did? With the secret help of his former LAPD partner Lucy Soto, Harry starts digging. Soon his investigation leads him inside the police department, where he realizes that the killer he”s been tracking has also been tracking him.
14. Blue on Black
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly, a short story featuring LAPD Detective Harry Bosch and FBI agent Rachel Walling. 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. “Blue on Black” by Michael Connelly is one of 20 short stories within Mulholland Books”s Strand Originals series, featuring thrilling stories by the biggest names in mystery from the Strand Magazine archives. View the full series list at mulhollandbooks.com and listen to them all!
15. The Rag
“This is a book that should be read by every American. It is a combination of both fact and fiction. The facts detail what is happened in our country over the past years, and the fiction is what may occur if America continues down the current road. It is a frightening scenario and then a heroic account of how Americans react to the loss of their freedoms. I highly recommend it.” -David Moxley CEO America”s Web Radio, Inc. “1984 meets The Hunger Games meets The Patriot. The Rag takes you on an adventure into what America could become and what makes America great. God fearing patriotic Americans. Men and women willing to pledge their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. A vivid picture of oppression and hopelessness is suddenly infused with heroism and true grit. Get ready to spend a late night with a book you wont be able to put down. Amazing characters, vivid descriptions and…..a must read!” -Pastor Greg Young Host of the Nationally Syndicated Radio Show “Chosen Generation” www.pastorgregyoung.org “The Rag” is a story of America rising from the ashes of the destruction of its Constitutional Republic and a devastating EMP attack that results in the deaths of millions of Americans and a brutal dictatorship killing many more. It is a tale of ordinary American citizens who form militias that stand up against the oppressive federal government forces and their foreign mercenaries. It is a heroic story of a new American revolution, and the brave men and women who refused to give up their rights and decided to go to war to fight for their God and their Country. It is a tale of epic battles by patriots who are usually outnumbered and out-gunned, but still find ways to win. It also a story of deception and betrayal, and of American people who despite all of these challenges prove that true Americans and the things they believe in can survive despite all odds.
||by: Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Steve Berry, Lisa Gardner, Jeffery Deaver, Dennis Lehane, John S, ford, Lincoln Child, Joseph Finder, Douglas Preston, Heather Graham, Steve Martini, Linda Fairstein, James Rollins, Linwood Barclay, Ian Rankin, Raymond Khoury, M. J. Rose, R.L. Stine, John Lescroart, Peter James, T. Jefferson Parker, F. Paul Wilson
Release date: Dec 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 384
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In this unprecedented collaboration, twenty-three of the world”s favourite crime writers bring you original, co-written short stories featuring teir much loved series characters.
17. The Burning Room
Detective Harry Bosch and his new partner investigate a recent murder where the trigger was pulled nine years earlier. In the LAPD”s Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent. Now Bosch and rookie Detective Lucia Soto are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case. Beginning with the bullet that”s been lodged for years in the victim”s spine, they must pull new leads from years-old information, which soon reveal that this shooting may have been anything but random. In this gripping thriller, Michael Connelly shows once again why Harry Bosch is “one of the greats of crime fiction” (New York Daily News).
18. 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.
19. Echo Park
In 1993 Marie Gesto disappeared after walking out of a supermarket. Harry Bosch worked the case but couldn”t crack it, and the twenty-two-year-old was never found. Now, more than a decade later, with the Gesto file still on his desk, Bosch gets a call from the District Attorney. A man accused of two heinous murders is willing to come clean about several others, including the killing of Marie Gesto. Taking the confession of the man he has sought-and hated-for thirteen years is bad enough. Discovering that he missed a clue back in 1993 that could have stopped nine other murders may just be the straw that breaks Harry Bosch.
20. The Closers
After three years as a PI, Harry Bosch returns to the LAPD. The superb page-turning 11th Bosch novel from the award-winning No.1 bestselling author. BOSCH TV STARTS FEBRUARY 2015. Harry is back, assigned to the LAPD”s Open-Unsolved Unit with his former cop ally and partner, Kizmin Rider. These detectives are the Closers. They are thrown into a politically sensitive and dangerous case when a white supremacist is connected to the 1988 murder of a mixed race girl. The police department has changed, but one thing hasn”t – Harry”s nemesis, Irving. The former Deputy Chief has been pushed from power and given a virtually meaningless new role. Full of vengeance, Irving calls Harry a ”retread”. He watches from the sidelines like an injured bear, hoping Harry will make a mistake…
21. The Poet
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 the story of a lifetime might also be Jack”s ticket to a lonely end.
22. The Concrete Blonde
From the bestselling author of The Lincoln Lawyer and The Gods of Guilt. When LAPD detective Harry Bosch shot and killed Norman Church – the ”Dollmaker” – the police were convinced it marked the end of the search for one of the city”s most bizarre serial killers. But four years later, Norman Church”s widow is taking Bosch to court, accusing him of killing the wrong man. To make matters worse, Bosch has just received a note, eerily reminiscent of the ones the Dollmaker used to taunt him with, giving him a location where a body can be found. Is the Dollmaker still alive? Or is this the work of a vicious copycat killer, determined to repeat the Dollmaker”s grisly feats and destroy Bosch”s career in the process?
23. Red Eye
In this short story from the thrilling anthology FaceOff, bestselling authors Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly—along with their popular series characters Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch—team up for the first time ever. Harry Bosch finds himself on unfamiliar territory when he arrives at Boston’s Logan airport, on the trail of a fifteen-year-old unsolved murder. Meanwhile, local P.I. Patrick Kenzie is sniffing around the same suspect that Bosch is tracking—but for a totally different reason: the recent disappearance of a seventh grade girl labeled as a runaway by the lead detective in charge of the case. Kenzie isn’t so sure the girl went willingly out of her bedroom window in the middle of the night. When the two veterans meet outside the suspect’s house, each man plays a vital part in solving the other’s crime. For more exciting pairs, check out all eleven short stories in FaceOff!
24. Lost Light
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The vision has haunted him for four years–a young woman lying crumpled in death, her hand outstretched in silent supplication. Harry Bosch was taken off the Angella Benton murder case when the production assistant”s death was linked with the violent theft of two million dollars from a movie set. Both files were never closed. Now retired from the L.A.P.D., Bosch is determined to find justice for Angella. Without a badge to open doors and strike fear into the guilty, he”s on his own. And even in the face of an opponent more powerful and ruthless than any he”s ever encountered, Bosch is not backing down.
25. Mulholland Dive
More chilling crime in the third ebook-only collection of short stories from internationally bestselling author Michael Connelly.
In this original short story from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch seeks justice for the forgotten NOTE: This file includes a preview of Michael Connelly”s novel The Crossing. In “Switchblade,” an anonymous tip puts Bosch on a case that has remained unsolved for decades, the vicious stabbing of a teenage boy whose body was found in an abandoned Old Hollywood restaurant. Cold cases are often the toughest: With no body, no murder scene, and no fingerprints, Bosch nevertheless gets lucky when DNA evidence from the murder weapon points to a known killer. But the DA insists that science alone is not enough – he needs the case to be bulletproof before he”ll take it to court. Determined to speak for those who can no longer speak for themselves, Bosch has one chance to wrench a confession out of a cold-blooded killer, or risk letting him walk free for good. In this gripping, never-before-published story by “master of the crime thriller” (Huffington Post) Michael Connelly, Detective Harry Bosch quenches his thirst for justice and shows why he is “one of the most popular and enduring figures in American crime fiction” (Chicago Tribune).
27. The Gods Of Guilt
Defense attorney Mickey Haller returns with a haunting case in the gripping new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly. Mickey Haller gets the text, “Call me ASAP – 187,” and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life. Far from saving her, Mickey may have been the one who put her in danger. Haunted by the ghosts of his past, Mickey must work tirelessly and bring all his skill to bear on a case that could mean his ultimate redemption or proof of his ultimate guilt. The Gods of Guilt shows once again why “Michael Connelly excels, easily surpassing John Grisham in the building of courtroom suspense” (Los Angeles Times).
28. The Black Ice
Narcotics officer Cal Moore”s orders were to look into the city”s latest drug killing. Instead, he ends up in a motel room with a fatal bullet wound to the head and a suicide note stuffed in his back pocket. Working the case, LAPD detective Harry Bosch is reminded of the primal police rule he learned long ago: Don”t look for the facts, but the glue that holds them together. Soon Harry”s making some very dangerous connections, starting with a dead cop and leading to a bloody string of murders that wind from Hollywood Boulevard to the back alleys south of the border. Now this battle-scarred veteran will find himself in the center of a complex and deadly game-one in which he may be the next and likeliest victim.
29. The Last Coyote
Harry attacked his commanding officer and is suspended indefinitely, pending a psychiatric evaluation. At first he resists the LAPD shrink, but finally recognizes that something is troubling him and has for a long time. In 1961, when Harry was twelve, his mother, a prostitute, was brutally murdered, and no one has ever been accused of the crime. With the spare time a suspension brings, Harry opens up the thirty-year-old file on the case and is irresistibly drawn into a past he has always avoided. It”s clear that the case was fumbled and the smell of a cover-up is unmistakable. Someone powerful was able to divert justice and Harry vows to uncover the truth. As he relentlessly follows the broken pieces of the case, the stirred interest causes new murders and pushes Harry to the edge of his job… and his life.
30. The Black Box
Riveting and relentlessly paced, THE BLACK BOX leads Harry Bosch, “one of the greats of crime fiction” (New York Daily News), into one of his most fraught and perilous cases. In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved. Now Bosch”s ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence, but something more personal, and connected to a deeper intrigue. Like an investigator combing through the wreckage after a plane crash, Bosch searches for the “black box,” the one piece of evidence that will pull the case together.
31. The Safe Man
Published for the first time under his own name, a dark and haunting story from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly Like his father before him, Brian Holloway is a safe man. That is, his specialty is opening safes. Every job is a little mystery, and he has yet to encounter a lock he can”t break or a box he can”t crack. But the day Holloway gets called in to open a rare, antique safe in a famous author”s library, his skills open a door that should have remained closed. In this haunting and singular story, previously published anonymously, Michael Connelly proves once again that he is “superb at building suspense…. the reader can never be sure what sudden turns the plot may take” (Wall Street Journal). [Word count: 11,662]
32. Michael Connelly – The Harry Bosch Collection (ebook)
In a city of a million tales, Detective Bosch reads those written in blood. Fourteen crime novels from bestseller Michael Connelly. ”Connelly is a crime writing genius” Independent on Sunday Contains: THE BLACK ECHO, THE BLACK ICE, THE CONCRETE BLONDE, THE LAST COYOTE, TRUNK MUSIC, ANGELS FLIGHT, A DARKNESS MORE THAN NIGHT, CITY OF BONES, LOST LIGHT, THE NARROWS, THE CLOSERS, ECHO PARK, THE OVERLOOK, NINE DRAGONS
33. 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.
34. Angle Of Investigation
LAPD Detective Harry Bosch tackles three tough cases that span a legendary career in this never-before-collected trio of 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. Utterly unputdownable, they are proof that “Connelly never stops doling out the suspense….Once it grabs you in those first few pages, it won”t let go of you” (Boston Globe).
35. Suicide Run
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).
36. 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. Despite the danger and uncertainty, Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in. Connelly proves again why he “may very well be the best novelist working in the United States today” (San Francisco Chronicle).
In the mid-1970s, the city of Boston entered a period of upheaval on both its historic cobblestone streets and its legendary parquet basketball court. The Boston Celtics’ long dominance of the NBA came to an abrupt end, and the city”s image as a hub of social justice was shaken to its core. When the federal courts declared, in 1974, that the city was in violation of school desegregation rulings and would need to institute a busing program, Boston became deeply polarized. Then, just as the city was struggling to pull itself out of economic and social turmoil, the Boston Celtics drafted a forward from Indiana State named Larry Bird. Upon the arrival of the “Hick from French Lick” to Boston in 1979, the fates of team and city were reborn. Pride, championships, reduced crime, and an economic boom re-emerged in Boston. In Rebound!, author Michael Connelly chronicles these parallel but intertwining worlds. It is an account of a city in financial, moral, and social decline brought back to life by the re-emergence of the Boston Celtics dynasty and the return of hope, purpose, and pride to “Hub of the Universe.” Interviews with city officials, former players, and others on the frontlines provide a fascinating exploration into this tumultuous time.
38. The Reversal
The stakes have never been higher: when DNA evidence frees a sadistic killer, defense attorney Mickey Haller and LAPD Detective Harry Bosch must put him behind bars before he strikes again. 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.
39. Nine 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.
40. The President’s Team
President John F. Kennedy, a former naval hero and a passionate football fan, was looking forward to watching the Midshipmen take on the Cadets at the annual Army-Navy game on November 30, 1963. “I hope to be on the winning side when the game ends,” he telegrammed the Navy coach on November 20. Two days later, the president was assassinated in Dallas, changing the nation forever. Exploring the close relationship between President Kennedy and the Navy football squad of the early 1960s, author Michael Connelly describes how the 1963 Army-Navy game—which was played on December 7 after an initial postponement—served as a welcome distraction for a nation in mourning while provding a opportunity to honor JFK”s memory. Connelly ties together the historic Army-Navy rivalry with the changing political landscape of the 1960s, both at home and overseas. The President”s Team delves into Kennedy”s love of football and the special bond he established with many of the Navy players, including Heisman winner and former Hall of Famer Roger Staubach.
41. In the Shadow of the Master
“A wonderful treat for the Poe connoisseur, or a perfect introduction to his works.” —Charlotte Observer In the Shadow of the Master is an exceptional collection of classic stories from the lord of literary darkness himself—the inimitable Edgar Allan Poe—accompanied by enthralling essays from twenty of his bestselling acolytes and admirers. With appreciations by Michael Connelly, Stephen King, Lisa Scottoline, Tess Gerritsen, Laura Lippman, Nelson DeMille, Lawrence Block, and thirteen others, In the Shadow of the Master is a must-have for thriller and mystery fans of all ages.
42. Trunk Music
The murder of a Hollywood producer has all the signs of a Mafia hit but something doesn”t add up to Harry Bosch.
43. Void Moon
A young woman finds herself caught up in a scam which may cost her the one thing she values more than her life… Cassie Black has been lured back to the criminal profession she gave up – robbing gamblers of their winnings – by a proposition that is just too good to miss. The job goes as planned, except that the target has too much money. It can only mean someone very powerful is going to be very angry indeed. Cassie finds herself on the run from a killer who seems to know her every move in advance. orse still, he is closing in on the one thing Cassie will do anything to protect.
44. City of Bones
When the bones of a 12-year-old boy are found, Harry Bosch is drawn into a case that brings up dark memories.
45. The Harry Bosch Mysteries
Contains three Harry Bosch novels. THE BLACK ECHO: A body found in a tunnel off Mulholland Drive looks like a routine drugs overdose case, but one new puncture wound amidst the scars of old tracks leaves LAPD detective Harry Bosch unconvinced. To make matters worse, Bosch recognises the victim: Billy Meadows was a fellow ”tunnel rat” in Vietnam. Bosch believes he let down Billy once before, so now he is determined to bring the killer to justice. THE BLACK ICE: When the body of a missing LAPD narcotics officer is found, rumours soon emerge that he had been selling a new drug called Black Ice from Mexico. The LAPD are quick to declare the death as a suicide, but Bosch is not so sure. Fighting an attraction to the cop”s widow, Bosch starts his own maverick investigation, which soon leads him over the borders, and into a dangerous world of shifting identities and deadly corruption. THE CONCRETE BLONDE: When Bosch shot and killed Norman Church, he was convinced it marked the end of the search for one of the city”s most bizarre serial killers. But four years later, Church”s widow is taking Bosch to court, accusing him of killing the wrong man. To make matters worse, Bosch has just received a note, eerily reminiscent of the ones the killer used to taunt him with. As he battles to clear his name in court, Bosch faces a desperate race against time to find the killer…
46. Crime Beat
From #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.
47. Narrative Inquiry
“The literature on narrative inquiry has been, until now, widely scattered and theoretically incomplete. Clandinin and Connelly have created a major tour de force. This book is lucid, fluid, beautifully argued, and rich in examples. Students will find a wealth of arguments to support their research, and teaching faculty will find everything they need to teach narrative inquiry theory and methods.”–Yvonna S. Lincoln, professor, Department of Educational Administration, Texas A&M University Understanding experience as lived and told stories–also known as narrative inquiry–has gained popularity and credence in qualitative research. Unlike more traditional methods, narrative inquiry successfully captures personal and human dimensions that cannot be quantified into dry facts and numerical data. In this definitive guide, Jean Clandinin and Michael Connelly draw from more than twenty years of field experience to show how narrative inquiry can be used in educational and social science research. Tracing the origins of narrative inquiry in the social sciences, they offer new and practical ideas for conducting fieldwork, composing field notes, and conveying research results. Throughout the book, stories and examples reveal a wide range of narrative methods. Engaging and easy to read, Narrative Inquiry is a practical resource from experts who have long pioneered the use of narrative in qualitative research.
48. The Narrows
FBI agent Rachel Walling finally gets the call she”s dreaded for years, the one that tells her the Poet has surfaced. She has never forgotten the serial killer who wove lines of poetry in his hideous crimes–and apparently he has not forgotten her. Former LAPD detective Harry Bosch gets a call, too–from the widow of an old friend. Her husband”s death seems natural, but his ties to the hunt for the Poet make Bosch dig deep. Arriving at a derelict spot in the California desert where the feds are unearthing bodies, Bosch joins forces with Rachel. Now the two are at odds with the FBI…and squarely in the path of the Poet, who will lead them on a wicked ride out of the heat, through the narrows of evil, and into a darkness all his own…
49. Three Great Novels
A DARKNESS MORE THAN NIGHT: Terry McCaleb”s enforced quiet lifestyle is a far cry from the excitement of his former role as an FBI profiler. But when a small-time criminal is found dead, McCaleb becomes embroiled in a disturbing and complex case leading him to cross the path of Harry Bosch. CITY OF BONES: When the bones of a 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. Unearthing hidden stories, he finds the child”s identity and begins to reconstruct his fractured life. CHASING THE DIME: Henry Pierce has just moved into a new apartment but the first time he checks his phone messages, he discovers that someone had the number before him. The messages are for a woman named Lilly, and Pierce is quickly drawn into Lilly”s night-time world of escort services, websites, sex and secret identities.
50. The Harry Bosch Novels: Volume 2
The Last Coyote: LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch is suspended from the force for attacking his commanding officer. Unable to remain idle, he investigates the long-unsolved murder of a Hollywood prostitute. Trunk Music: Harry returns to the force to investigate the murder of a movie producer with Mafia ties. Up against both the LAPD”s organized crime unit and the mob, Harry follows the money trail to Las Vegas, where the case becomes personal. Angels Flight: The murder of a prominent African-American attorney who made his career suing the police for racism and brutality means that Harry”s friends and associates have become suspects; and he must work closely with longtime enemies suspicious of his maverick ways to investigate them. Together for the first time, these three chilling, pulse-pounding novels chart the volatile, breakneck career of the sleuth the New York Post calls “the quintessential mystery book hero” and prove that “Michael Connelly”s Harry Bosch novels are the most impressive body of work by any writer of crime thrillers now active” (Washington Post).
51. Chasing the Dime
The phone messages waiting for Henry Pierce clearly aren”t for him: “Where is Lilly? This is her number. It”s on the site.” Pierce has just moved into a new apartment, and he”s been “chasing the dime”–doing all it takes so his company comes out first with a scientific breakthrough worth millions. But he can”t get the messages for Lilly out of his head. As Pierce tries to help a woman he has never met, he steps into a world of escorts, websites, sex, and secret passions. A world where his success and expertise mean nothing…and where he becomes the chief suspect in a murder case, trapped in the fight of his life.
52. Wonderland avenue
L”inspecteur Harry Bosch surveille l”enlèvement des deux premiers cadavres de l”année lorsqu”on l”informe qu”un humérus d”enfant vient d”être retrouvé sur les hauteurs de Hollywood. Qui plus est, l”ossement porte des traces laissant entendre qu”il y aurait eu mauvais traitements répétés. Horrifié par la nouvelle – il n”y a rien de plus éprouvant que d”enquêter sur la mort d”un enfant -, Harry Bosch se rend sur les lieux et s”aperçoit que l”enfant semble avoir été tout à la fois victime d”un assassinat prémédité et, contradiction majeure, enterré à la va-vite. Et pour corser la difficulté, l”affaire remonterait à une vingtaine d”années. La tâche qui l”attend pourrait devenir désespérante au possible, si Harry Bosch ne faisait pas alors la rencontre d”une jeune recrue éperdue d”admiration pour lui… [Source : 4e de couv.]
53. The Black Echo
An LAPD homicide detective must choose between justice and vengeance as he teams up with the FBI in this “thrilling” novel filled with mystery and adventure (New York Times Book Review). For maverick LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch, the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than another anonymous statistic. This one is personal . . . because the murdered man was a fellow Vietnam “tunnel rat” who had fought side by side with him in a hellish underground war. Now Bosch is about to relive the horror of Nam. From a dangerous maze of blind alleys to a daring criminal heist beneath the city, his survival instincts will once again be tested to their limit. Pitted against enemies inside his own department and forced to make the agonizing choice between justice and vengeance, Bosch goes on the hunt for a killer whose true face will shock him.
54. A Darkness More Than Night
LAPD Detective Harry Bosch crosses paths with FBI profiler Terry McCaleb while investigating the murder of a Hollywood actress. Harry Bosch is up to his neck in a case that has transfixed all of celebrity-mad Los Angeles: a movie director is charged with murdering an actress during sex, and then staging her death to make it look like a suicide. Bosch is both the arresting officer and the star witness in a trial that has brought the Hollywood media pack out in full-throated frenzy. Meanwhile, Terry McCaleb is enjoying an idyllic retirement on Catalina Island when a visit from an old colleague brings his former world rushing back. It”s a murder, the unreadable kind of murder he specialized in solving back in his FBI days. The investigation has stalled, and the sheriff”s office is asking McCaleb to take a quick look at the murder book to see if he turns up something they”ve missed. McCaleb”s first reading of the crime scene leads him to look for a methodical killer with a taste for rituals and revenge. As his quick look accelerates into a full-sprint investigation, the two crimes — his murdered loner and Bosch”s movie director — begin to overlap strangely. With one unsettling revelation after another, they merge, becoming one impossible, terrifying case, involving almost inconceivable calculation. McCaleb believes he has unmasked the most frightening killer ever to cross his sights. But his investigation tangles with Bosch”s lines, and the two men find themselves at odds in the most dangerous investigation of their lives.
55. Shaping a Professional Identity
This volume extends the authors” work on “”personal practical knowledge”” as the way through which teachers hone their craft – “”Teachers” Professional Knowledge Landscapes””. They examine the question of how professional identities are formed.
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