The Concrete Blonde: Harry Bosch Series, Book 3 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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Detective Harry Bosch was sure he'd shot the serial killer responsible for a string of murders in LA...but now, a new crime makes him question his convictions.
The Dollmaker was the name of the serial killer who had stalked Los Angeles ruthlessly, leaving grisly calling cards on the faces of his female victims. Now with a single faultless shot, Detective Harry Bosch thinks he has ended the city's nightmare.
But the dead man's widow is suing Harry and the LAPD for killing the wrong man - an accusation that rings terrifyingly true when a new victim is discovered with the Dollmaker's macabre signature.
So for the second time, Harry must hunt down a death-dealer who is very much alive, before he strikes again. It's a blood-tracked quest that will take Harry from the hard edges of the L.A. night to the last place he ever wanted to go - the darkness of his own heart.
With The Concrete Blonde, Edgar Award-winning author Michael Connelly has hit a whole new level in his career, creating a breathtaking thriller that thrusts you into a blistering courtroom battle - and a desperate search for a sadistic killer.
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|Listening Length||14 hours and 26 minutes|
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|Audible.com.au Release Date||17 June 2008|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 10,847 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
285 in Police Procedural Mysteries
369 in Crime Thrillers (Audible Books & Originals)
744 in Suspense
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In time, I most probably will read many more of his books. I like to alternate between English and American mystery writers: P.D. James for example, offers an interesting contrast to the more gritty and no nonsense style of Mr. Connelly.
If you haven't read and Harry Bosch before and love a good murder/mystery/thriller give this a try, you won't regret it.
Top reviews from other countries
This one introduces a female lawyer, Honey Chandler into the mix. She is smarter and more hard edged than your average lawyer. There are a few pretty decent misdirections about the killer, and when he is revealed, genuine surprise. I found the courtroom scenes involving and the murder stuff, typical Bosch.
This is superior police procedural stuff - it is pretty deep for that genre. It is not wacky like Ellroy, or self indulgent in any way - just hard boiled. His books hook you in and keep you reading, never a dull moment. Don't expect Shakespeare or even Chandler -expect Connelly.
I found that the Lincoln Lawyer book was the best I’ve ever read, yet there was more great stuff to come. This is book 3 of the Bosch series and is a sterling read as are 1 &2. I’ve got book 4 already and looking forward to progressing the entire series, in order.
Did I say how good this book is - not directly, however I’m sure you get the sentiment - enjoy :)
For me I find it sad that his use of the English Language is Americanised but I guess many of his readers are American. One of the worst for me is the word 'Gotten', there is of course no such word in correct English. The storyline more than makes up for this. I recommend reading the books in the correct order, although they are predominately stand alone books, there is a degree of follow on.
What I liked
- the continuity, so many times in crime series, each new novel seems to have hit the reset button. The protagonist is alone again, old enemies continue their irksome challenge, etc. Here we see that some things are going well for Bosch and an old foe is warming to him
- I guessed most of what would happen but missed the twist in the end... I really enjoyed that.
What I didn't like
- Harry goes it alone again at the end. Sheesh!
- I have a hard time believing Belk could be quite so terrible. I thought he was useless because it helped the plot get to where it needed to be.
- based on that I read, I don't see the jury's finding to be consistent with the case