The Closers (Paperback)

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Publisher Grand Central Pub
Mfg Part# 9780446699556
SKU 202797516
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0446699551
Release Date 10/2/2006
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 1T
Author Info
Michael Connelly
Michael Connelly's best-known novels feature Hieronymous "Harry" Bosch, an LAPD detective who is relentless in his efforts to solve cold cases. Connelly feels that crime fiction performs an important function. "The world has become more confusing. It has also become more dangerous," he has said. "These books tend to follow a standard in which justice prevails. This is reassuring. I think we all look at the world and see that bad people often get away. [But] that doesn't happen too often in fiction." Connelly, who was born in Philadelphia, decided to become a crime writer after reading the works of Raymond Chandler as a teen. He earned a degree in journalism, and after being short-listed for a Pulitzer, for a 1986 story about a plane crash that he had written for a Florida newspaper, he was offered a job at the Los Angeles Times, where he remained until the mid-1990s. His first Harry Bosch novel, THE BLACK ECHO (1992), garnered an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America, an organization that Connelly would later head. Since that first outing, Bosch has been the focus of several other books, most of them bestsellers. Connelly's other series protagonist is Mickey Haller, a Los Angeles defense attorney who works out of his car. The character was introduced in THE LINCOLN LAWYER (2005), which was made into a film starring Matthew McConaughey in 2011. That did not mark the first time Connelly's work had been adapted for the big screen, however; in 2002 BLOOD WORK, a 1998 non-series novel about an ex-FBI agent who receives a heart transplant, had been filmed by Clint Eastwood. Besides seeing his characters brought to life by Hollywood, Connelly has also had the distinction of portraying himself in an episode of the ABC-TV series CASTLE.
Praise
"Connelly artfully reclaims the procedural genre. The technical drill in this narrative is as detailed as it gets."
From the Publisher
Annotation The 11th Harry Bosch novel marks the detective's return to the LAPD after nearly three years of retirement, when he joins a unit of "closers" who specialize in using new technology and improved police techniques to find the answers to long-unsolved cases. His first assignment at the Open Unsolved unit involves the 1988 kidnap/murder of 16-year-old Rebecca Verloren. DNA found on the murder weapon proves to be that of a white supremacist, suggesting that Rebecca's biracial heritage may have prompted the killing--a possibility which, curiously enough, was not pursued during the original investigation. In the course of his inquiries, Bosch discovers hints of a police conspiracy, and also learns just how much and how painfully Rebecca's death affected the future course of her parents' lives.
Editors Note Years after the death of a sixteen-year-old girl is ruled a suicide, detective Harry Bosch receives DNA evidence that reopens the case, which involves an investigation of a white supremacist with close ties to the LAPD.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0420
Publisher Warner Books

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