Ú The Concrete Blonde ✓ Download by ✓ Michael Connelly

Ú The Concrete Blonde ✓ Download by ✓ Michael Connelly 9 10This was the best Bosch story I have read to date It might even be the best Connelly novel or at least on par with The Fifth Witness Each Bosch novel has got better and better so far but it will be a hard act to follow after this The story has two aspects, the law room aspect and the on going serial killer aspect All linked in some way or another and linked together expertly It s easy to see how Connelly was able to hit his stride straight away with The Lincoln Lawyer as the courtroom scenes here zip along with ease and add the dreaded just one chapter syndrome which doesn t bode well late into the night.
Bosch as a character is easily able to hold up the story on his own but it is also the added depth of the surrounding cast which add another layer making it all the engaging Jerry Edgar is a standout character fr Best cop thriller series I ve read, and this is the best book in the series so far What makes this series so great Bosch An intriguing character who Connelly writes very well and builds upon book by book This series is equal parts cop procedural stuff and character driven greatness The latter often gets missed in the genre He s a vulnerable, and therefore, realistic character He makes mistakes and he has a chequered past although not overly so I look forward to grabbing the next book soon Series Recommended for Those looking to check out cop thrillers who don t know where to start.
In This Classic From A New York Times Bestselling Author, Detective Harry Bosch Thought He D Stopped The Serial Killer Known As The Dollmaker Now The Dead Man S Widow Is Suing Harry And The LAPD For Shooting The Wrong Man An Accusation That Rings True When A New Victim Is Discovered With The Dollmaker S Macabre Signature I m giving this five stars because I totally raced through it and enjoyed every minute Harry Bosch is a really captivating main character who always manages to rise above his problems just Much of this book takes place in a court room which is a setting I normally do not much enjoy However this was written so well that even I got drawn in to the awfulness of the process of law The ending was a total surprise to me I was completely unaware of whodunnit until the author let me know Another excellent book by Michael Connelly and I am so glad I still have many to read.
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Crime fiction fans took notice of writer Michael Connelly and his hero detective Hieronymus Harry Bosch after the strong first and second books featuring Bosch, The Black Echo and The Black Ice The two Black books were solid, but also had some sophomoric problems that held them back from being truly exceptional.
Connelly s 1994 Bosch book, and third in the series, shows him writing with confidence and flair this is a writer hitting his stride and stepping up his game Not only was this a riveting page turner and a model for the mystery thriller genre this went a long way to demonstrate some candid and accessible characterization and backstory for the charismatic but complicated protagonist Whereas Black Echo devolved sometimes into kitsch clich and Black Ice may have been overly ambitious, The Co Four years ago, Harry Bosch shot and killed Norman Church who was believed to be the infamous serial killer, The Dollmaker Now, his widow is suing Harry for wrongful death and his career is on the line It gets even complicated when another body is discovered during the trial, supposedly killed by The Dollmaker after Church s death A significant part of the story covers the trial, which really serves as the anchor for all else going on as Harry and the original task force try to investigate the new murder My list of primary suspects changed so much I lost count as there were quite a few surprises, twists and red herrings even Harry gets sidetracked I m still crazy about Harry and this is another fine installment in the series Dick Hill s narration continues to be spot on for Harry and I m grateful there re so many books ahead of me.
I have read mystery thrillers most of my life, but my husband is lukewarm on a lot of detective type books He enjoys fantasy Sci fi horror stuff But, I talked him into reading this one with me as a buddy read The truth is I couldn t remember if I had read this one or not I had not I can t add to the comments and reviews that have already been posted about his novel It was just plain awesome A all the way There is a serial killer, a courtroom drama, Harry s personal life and history all pulled together to make on of the best mystery thrillers ever.
If you haven t read this one or any other Connelly novels , I can t imagine anyone who hasn t , I highly recommend him I would though try to read them in order if you can I didn t, and wish now that I had.

I am really enjoying this series I m only on book three, but I think that the style and no nonsense aspect of the writing, combined with a main character that is both weirdly in tune with himself and his emotions, while still being the stereotypical closed off, masculine type, it s just working for me right now I really loved one scene where, after a separation from his girlfriend, he acknowledges to himself that he can feel his brain separating from her, and that the longer she takes to decide about them, the he will think it s for the best that she is a distraction, she is a weakness, a target This kind of thing is, sure, maybe a bit of toxic masculinity masquerading as practicality but I can also see the true practicality of it, considering what had just happened in the story, and his own sort of protection of her, as well as self protection This sort Four years ago, L A homicide detective, Harry Bosch, was part of a task force hunting a sadistic serial killer known as the Dollmaker The killer preyed on vulnerable women and was blamed for taking the lives of eleven victims Late one night, after the rest of the team had gone home, Bosch took a frantic call from a prostitute who said that she had just escaped from the Dollmaker Harry assumed this was probably just another false lead and decided to meet the woman on his way home, without notifying anyone else.
Upon meeting the victim, though, Bosch concluded that she was credible, especially when she led him back to the small apartment where she said the killer had held her Through the window, Bosch could see a man moving about in the apartment He thought about calling for backup, but realized that the Dollmaker might In book three of the Harry Bosch series, Connelly finally hits his stride The preceding two books frequently referenced the lethal shooting of a serial killer, a career changer that resulted in Harry being transferred out of the glamorous Robbery Homicide Division and into the hinterlands in Hollywood In The Concrete Blonde, the case is being tried in a civil court Harry s refused to plead or settle, and is making do with a lawyer from the D.
A s office against a top notch civil rights attorney, Honey Chandler.
The tale opens with the very scene where it all began, Bosch and a streetwalker informant watching the apartment of a man who is possibly The Dollmaker, a serial killer who rapes and kills his victims, and then garishly applies makeup to their faces Segue into the courtroom, where Harry s trial is about to begin During recess, he gets a call from his l

Michael Connelly

Ú The Concrete Blonde ✓ Download by ✓ Michael Connelly See this thread for information. Michael Connelly decided to become a writer after discovering the books of Raymond Chandler while attending the University of Florida Once he decided on this direction he chose a major in journalism and a minor in creative writing a curriculum in which one of his teachers was novelist Harry Crews After graduating in 1980, Connelly worked at newspapers in Daytona Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, primarily specializing in the crime beat In Fort Lauderdale he wrote about police and crime during the height of the murder and violence wave that rolled over South Florida during the so called cocaine wars In 1986, he and two other reporters spent several months interviewing survivors of a major airline crash They wrote a magazine story on the crash and the survivors which was later short listed for the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing The magazine story also moved Connelly into the upper levels of journalism, landing him a job as a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times, one of the largest papers in the country, and bringing him to the city of which his literary hero, Chandler, had written After three years on the crime beat in L.A., Connelly began writing his first novel to feature LAPD Detective Hieronymus Bosch The novel, The Black Echo, based in part on a true crime that had occurred in Los Angeles, was published in 1992 and won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel by the Mystery Writers of America Connelly has followed that up with 26 novels Fifty eight million copies of Connelly s books have sold worldwide and he has been translated into thirty nine foreign languages He has won the Edgar Award, Anthony Award, Macavity Award, Los Angeles Times Best Mystery Thriller Award, Shamus Award, Dilys Award, Nero Award, Barry Award, Audie Award, Ridley Award, Maltese Falcon Award Japan ,.38 Caliber Award France , Grand Prix Award France , Premio Bancarella Award Italy , and the Pepe Carvalho award Spain.Michael was the President of the Mystery Writers of America organization in 2003 and 2004 In addition to his literary work, Michael is one of the producers and writers of the TV show, Bosch, which is streaming on Prime Instant Video Watch in the USA