Dark Sacred Night Mysterious Book Report No. 363 by John Dwaine McKenna After twenty novels, Michael Connelly’s lonesome, jazz-loving and gifted Los Angeles Police Department Detective Harry Bosch is the most iconic and well-known sleuth in all of modern crime fiction. When the average lifespan of a serial character is about four books before the plots become repetitive and the character formulaic, it’s a testament to Mr. Connelly’s gifted
The Crossing by Michael Connelly Little, Brown and Company/Hachette Book Group, $28.00, 388 pages, ISBN 978-0-316-22588-5 It’s no secret that Michael Connelly is widely considered to be one of the finest crime writers working in America today. With twenty-seven novels and sixty million copies sold worldwide he could arguably be called one of the top ten best-ever mystery and thriller authors in the world because, as my friend Dwight—a
The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly Little Brown, $28.00, 387 pages, ISBN 978-0-316-06951-9 The Mysterious Book Report this week is another by the prolific best seller, Michael Connelly, everybody’s favorite mystery writer. That’s because he’s able to regularly turn out original works that Just Get It, in the words of one of my favorite cop buddys. The Gods of Guilt, by Michael Connelly is a courtroom drama featuring
The Black Box by Michael Connelly Little, Brown, $27.99, 403 pages, ISBN 978-0-316-06943-4 The Black Box by Michael Connelly, is another chapter in the continuing story of one of the best tough guys to ever come along in crime fiction, Detective Sergeant Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch of the Los Angeles Police Department. He’s past mandatory retirement age and still on active duty thanks to a five year extension called the
The Drop By Michael Connelly Little brown & Co, $27.99, 388 pages, ISBN 978-0-316-06941-0 The Drop is the kind of novel other writers wish they could write. Although it is his 27th, most of which have featured the hard-driving Los Angeles detective Heironymous “Harry” Bosch, each and every one stands on its own. The character remains fresh. By that I mean Connelly’s plots are always new, and never formulaic.