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Harry Bosch series

The Harry Bosch series is a L.A. noir police procedural told through the eyes of homicide detective Harry Bosch. Though the concept of a troubled, reserved, wise-cracking semi-vigilante cop isn't anything new, Connelly's execution is great and I always look forward to listening to another audiobook in this series.

The Amazon video series starring Titus Welliver is also well done. He does a few of the audiobook narrations too and is fantastic.

GoodReads rating: 4 stars - In "The Crossing" Harry traces a seemingly random murder of an officer's wife back to a pair of crooked cops in this procedural. Along the way, we encounter Hollywood plastic surgeons, "dragons", artists with secret lives, a pornography racket, police profilers, and Bosch's angsty daughter Mads. There's never any doubt about the broad outlines of the story or how it's going to end, but Connelly does a wonderful job of teasing out the little details and further developing Bosch's character. The audiobook narration by Titus Welliver (who plays Bosch in the Amazon series) is spot on too.

Max Nova

Max Nova

I love books! My reading theme for 2018 is "Crime and Punishment."

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