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Echo Park (Harry Bosch Series)
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'Connelly has produced another blindingly good plot which, mixed with spellbinding action, takes us deep into a corrupt world ? This is crime thriller writing of the highest order' Guardian. Michael Connelly's previous book, The Lincoln Lawyer, was a Richard & Judy's Book Club selection. Connelly has won or been nominated for all the major crime writing awards, including the Edgar and the CWA Gold Dagger. Major movie deals are in place for all Connelly's novels - rights for The Lincoln Lawyer have been sold to the producers of Oscar-winning Million Dollar Baby for a seven-figure sum. In addition to being a No.1 bestselling author in hardback and paperback, he always receives excellent reviews: 'Michael Connelly is justly regarded as one of the world's finest crime writers' Mail on Sunday. 'Expert, exciting and absorbing. Connelly writes the kind of book that dares you to put it down. Chances are that you won't. Too much is likely to happen while you leave it unattended' Literary Review. 'Great entertainment, from a true master' Daily Mirror.

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A former police reporter for the LA Times, Michael Connelly is the bestselling author of the Harry Bosch thrillers. His books have been translated into thirty-five languages and have won awards internationally, including the Edgar and Anthony. He lives in Florida with his family. To find out more, visit www.michaelconnelly.co.uk

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Bestseller Connelly's compelling 12th Harry Bosch novel (after 2005's The Closers) offers some new wrinkles on a familiar theme the aging detective haunted by the one who got away. In Bosch's case, the elusive quarry is the man who abducted a 22-year-old equestrian, Marie Gesto, in 1993. Having returned to active duty as a member of the LAPD Open-Unsolved Unit, Bosch repeatedly pulls the file to see if he can discover something new and give some small solace to the victim's parents. When a chance police stop of a suspicious vehicle nets serial killer Raynard Waits, who's carrying body parts in his van, Bosch assesses the murderer's claim that he was responsible for killing Gesto, too. The weary and cynical detective soon suspects that Waits is trying to barter information for a reduced sentence of life imprisonment. Political motivations connected with the upcoming DA election also cloud the investigation. Smooth prose and plausible characters even the secondary figures elevate this several notches above the standard cop vs. serial-killer thriller. Author tour. (Oct.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

After an accused serial killer confesses to a long-ago murder that Harry Bosch couldn't crack, Harry realizes he missed a vital clue that might have put the man behind bars and saved lives. Not a good feeling. With a seven-city tour. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Connelly's plots are never straightforward, and he keeps us guessing until the exciting and bitter conclusion to this latest episode in a splendid series * SUNDAY TELEGRAPH *
Connelly has produced another blindingly good plot which, mixed with spellbinding action, takes us deep into a corrupt world. Not for the first time do we discover that there is a very fine line indeed between criminals and the police. This is crime thriller writing of the highest order * GUARDIAN *
Admirers of Connelly's Bosch novels will know that his depiction of his dedicated hero always has the ring of authenticity. And, amid the excitements of his vertiginous plot, Connelly takes the time to consider whether Harry's determination to get his man is worth the sacrifices he makes * DAILY TELEGRAPH *
This is Connelly doing what he does best: delivering a beautifully structured, richly atmospheric crime novel * THE EXPRESS *

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