24 November 2012

Review: SUICIDE RUN, Michael Connelly

  • Format: Kindle (Amazon)
  • File Size: 422 KB
  • Print Length: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin (October 4, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005SDMDRW
  • source: I bought 
Synopsis (Amazon)

In this first collection of three thrilling Harry Bosch stories, Michael Connelly once again demonstrates that he is the greatest living American crime writer.

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'.

My Take

This short story collection, quickly read, is an excellent reminder of what is so good about the Harry Bosch stories.

SUICIDE RUN is the perfect illustration of the fact that Harry Bosch always picks up more from a crime scene than others do. Great story.

CIELO AZUL is written in the first person, Harry Bosch's point of view. He shows how he never achieves closure if he can't give a murder victim a name. Again a great story.

ONE DOLLAR JACKPOT - this one is more a novella in length and structure. Harry Bosch has a gut feeling about this one but lacks proof. It demonstrates how often his gut feelings are right.

This is a really quick read, if you are looking for one, but still gives you some essential Harry Bosch.

My rating: 4.4


I've also reviewed
THE OVERLOOK
THE BRASS VERDICT
THE CONCRETE BLONDE
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1 comment:

Margot Kinberg said...

Kerrie - ...And this is one I've not (yet) caught up with. Shame on me! Thanks for the reminder.

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