The Closers

The Closers Detective Harry Bosch is back with the LAPD with the sole mission of closing unsolved cases The murder of a year old girl in is his first file A DNA match makes the case very much alive again

Detective Harry Bosch is back with the LAPD with the sole mission of closing unsolved cases The murder of a 16 year old girl in 1988 is his first file A DNA match makes the case very much alive again, and it turns out to be anything but cold The ripples from this death have destroyed at least two other lives, and everywhere he probes, Bosch finds hot grief, hot rage, anDetective Harry Bosch is back with the LAPD with the sole mission of closing unsolved cases The murder of a 16 year old girl in 1988 is his first file A DNA match makes the case very much alive again, and it turns out to be anything but cold The ripples from this death have destroyed at least two other lives, and everywhere he probes, Bosch finds hot grief, hot rage, and a bottomless well of betrayal and malice.In Los Angeles in 1988, a sixteen year old girl disappeared from her home and was later found dead of a gunshot wound to the chest The death appeared at first to be a suicide but some of the evidence contradicted that scenario, and detectives came to believe this was in fact a murder Despite a by the book investigation, no one was ever charged.Now Detective Harry Bosch is back with the LAPD with the sole mission of closing unsolved cases, and this girl s death is the first he s given A DNA match makes the case very much alive again, and it turns out to be anything but cold The ripples from this death have destroyed at least two other lives, and everywhere he probes, Bosch finds hot grief, hot rage, and a bottomless well of betrayal and malice And it s not just the girl s family and friends whose lives Bosch is stirring up afresh With each new development, Harry Bosch finds increasing resistance from within the police force itself Old enemies are close at hand Even as he pushes relentlessly to find

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  1. Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name See this thread for information Michael Connelly decided to become a writer after discovering the books of Raymond Chandler while attending the University of Florida Once he decided on this direction he chose a major in journalism and a minor in creative writing a curriculum in which one of his teachers was novelist Harry Crews.After graduating in 1980, Connelly worked at newspapers in Daytona Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, primarily specializing in the crime beat In Fort Lauderdale he wrote about police and crime during the height of the murder and violence wave that rolled over South Florida during the so called cocaine wars In 1986, he and two other reporters spent several months interviewing survivors of a major airline crash They wrote a magazine story on the crash and the survivors which was later short listed for the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing The magazine story also moved Connelly into the upper levels of journalism, landing him a job as a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times, one of the largest papers in the country, and bringing him to the city of which his literary hero, Chandler, had written.After three years on the crime beat in L.A Connelly began writing his first novel to feature LAPD Detective Hieronymus Bosch The novel, The Black Echo, based in part on a true crime that had occurred in Los Angeles, was published in 1992 and won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel by the Mystery Writers of America Connelly has followed that up with 26 novels Fifty eight million copies of Connelly s books have sold worldwide and he has been translated into thirty nine foreign languages He has won the Edgar Award, Anthony Award, Macavity Award, Los Angeles Times Best Mystery Thriller Award, Shamus Award, Dilys Award, Nero Award, Barry Award, Audie Award, Ridley Award, Maltese Falcon Award Japan ,.38 Caliber Award France , Grand Prix Award France , Premio Bancarella Award Italy , and the Pepe Carvalho award Spain.Michael was the President of the Mystery Writers of America organization in 2003 and 2004 In addition to his literary work, Michael is one of the producers and writers of the TV show, Bosch, which is streaming on Prime Instant Video Watch in the USA amzn 192NqZE Watch in the UK amzn 1BAHm3Z Watch in Germany amzn 1zQ8T1X He was also one of the creators, writers, and consulting producers of Level 9, a TV show about a task force fighting cyber crime, that ran on UPN in the Fall of 2000 And he can sometimes be seen on the hit TV show Castle playing poker Michael lives with his family in Florida.

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  1. Onvan The Closers Harry Bosch, 11 Harry Bosch Universe, 15 Nevisande Michael Connelly ISBN 446699551 ISBN13 9780446699556 Dar 432 Safhe Saal e Chap 2005

  2. Another enjoyable outing with Harry Bosch 400 and something pages just zoomed past This book was a little slower than some of the earlier ones but I always enjoy police procedurals so it was okay with me Harry seemed a little mellow He tried harder to work as part of a team and apologised nicely to Rider when he failed And although he was still dead set on find the killer he took some of his co workers failings without comment instead of antagonising everyone I enjoyed the fact that he had the [...]

  3. Harry Bosch is back with the LAPD, this time with the Open Unsolved Unit, a new division responsible for closing cold cases He s partnered with Kiz Rider and their first assignment is the 17 year old murder of a 16 year old biracial girl, Rebecca Becky Verloren It should come as no surprise that Harry and Kiz end up opening the proverbial Pandora s box involving old police department politics Oh, how I loved this story I finished it in two road trip sessions and was thrilled that I had no distra [...]

  4. Harry Bosch is back with the LAPD as part of the Open Unsolved Unit His first case is about the murder of a biracial teenager seventeen years ago The case has been reopened because the DNA found on the murder weapon has now been analyzed and a match has been found Harry and his partner, Kizman Rider, start weeding through the evidence, trying to put the pieces together.It s nice to see Harry back with the police department again He s trying very hard to be a team player and not cut his partner o [...]

  5. Connelly Back To His Old SelfBosch and Connelly are back in top form in the Closers Harry is back on the force and Connelly is back to writing Bosch in closely held third person point of view For me, the point of view impacts the experience of Bosch considerably For several novels now, Harry has been retired from the Police force and also written in the first person by Connelly There is something lost in the brooding loner Bosch the man on a mission, his credo everyone counts or no one counts wh [...]

  6. I sometimes take a break from serious literature to read some genre fiction After reading Julia Keller s review of Michael Connelly s most recent novel I decided to try one of his earlier works, The Closers, featuring Detective Harry Bosch.I was not disappointed as the novel was tightly woven, suspenseful story of crime and detection In it Detective Harry Bosch is brought out of retirement by a new chief of police and assigned to a new division called Open Unsolved basically a cold case division [...]

  7. Harry is back on the force working cold cases This case is reopened since DNA evidence is now available While DNA is conclusive in most TV shows, it isn t in real life since it can now be read from such tiny, old samples Often it is just evidence that someone interacted at some point good data, but certainly not the whole story Harry makes this clear as he follows a typically twisty tale.I almost knocked this down to 3 stars because it was pretty much just a police procedural, but dealing with a [...]

  8. 7.5 10Bosch is back Well he never really went away in literature terms but he s back in terms of the LAPD Working on the cold case unit, Bosch and his partner, Kiz Rider, are tasked with finding out who murdered a teenage girl 17 years beforehand Quite a monumental task you would think, but advances in technology and policing means it s worth another crack when a hit on a blood sample links this case to some new information.What could be seen as a slow, procedural style book still manages to hav [...]

  9. It s been awhile since I read a Connelly book What took me so long to come back to this series I love Harry Bosch Great story, excellent characters and a nice twist at the end Welcome back in to my life Mr Connelly

  10. Too slow moving Not as good as other books in the seriesVIEWER S OPINION This is one of the weaker books in the Harry Bosch series If you want to read just a few of them, skip this one Me, I intend to read them all, and I m glad I read it I did it as an audiobook, keeping me company while I was doing other things, so I didn t mind the slowness As a mystery it was average and slow at times Nothing special was done during the investigation, kind of plodding along But there was one neat scene Bosch [...]

  11. Another super read in the Harry Bosch series as he continues his mission in life About the time I reached the final third of the book, all other activities went out the window Nothing could be done until the book was finished.

  12. I think this might have been the best Bosch I ve read since The Concrete Blonde, which is really saying something because that book was a motherfucker I m sure it had something to do with the fact that in this one Bosch is on the LAPD s Open Unsolved unit which deals with crimes that in some circumstances were committed decades ago I m obsessed with unresolved crimes and mysteries, especially ones where the victim was never even identified if you want a really fucking bad case of the heebie jeeb [...]

  13. Description He walked away from the job three years ago But Harry Bosch cannot resist the call to join the elite Open Unsolved Unit His mission solve murders whose investigations were flawed, stalled, or abandoned to L.A s tides of crime With some people openly rooting for his failure, Harry catches the case of a teenager dragged off to her death on Oat Mountain, and traces the DNA on the murder weapon to a small time criminal But something bigger and darker beckons, and Harry must battle to fit [...]

  14. Is it me or is Harry Bosch s series turning into a police procedural genre The only police procedural book that I know of is Ed McBain s 87th Precinct series However, I haven t read any so I don t know how they compare The bottom line is that in my opinion, the storyline here is pretty thin unless you enjoy an overload of police procedures If some of my friends who read what I read which is most, by the way can you clue me in I hate to put down this series but I do know it will be a number of mo [...]

  15. RATING 4.5PROTAGONIST Harry BoschSETTING Los AngelesSERIES 11 of 18RATING 4.5WHY After 3 years of retirement, Harry Bosch has returned to the LAPD as a detective in the Open Unsolved cold case department, with Kiz Rider as his partner Their first case involves the murder of a teenage girl 17 years earlier It s a different kind of investigation for Harry, and he sometimes struggles with how to conduct it Finding links that suggest interference by the LAPD of the time doesn t help, and he also fin [...]

  16. So this was the last Harry Bosch book I read this past weekend We have Harry reunited with Kiz and now they are both working in the Open Unsolved Unit in the LAPD think Cold Case Kiz pulled some strings and got Harry back with her and now the former partners are teaming up to figure out who was behind the murder of a young 17 year old girl in 1988 This book has a little bit of everything You have Harry finally happy again because he is doing what he does best, closing cases He has Kiz back by hi [...]

  17. Bosch knew the dawn had nothing on the dusk Dawn always came up ugly, as if the sun was clumsy and in a hurry The dusk was smoother, the moon graceful Maybe it was because the moon was patient In life and nature, Bosch thought, darkness always waits.Harry Bosch returns to LAPD after three years in retirement to find a new chief has been appointed who is ridding the department of corruption and restoring its image in the eyes of the public Bosch is paired with former partner, Kiz Rider in the O [...]

  18. What were the odds After three years of retirement, Harry Bosch has rejoined the LAPD in the newly formed cold cases unit He has persuaded his old partner Kiz Rider to swap an administrative position in the police chief s office for hands on work as his partner Their first case has languished for 17 years In 1988 a sixteen year old girl was tasered, abducted from her home, and murdered in the nearby hilly terrain of Oak Mountain Their investigation will unearth departmental secrets involving the [...]

  19. I really enjoy Mr Connelly s books, mostly because of what they have and also because of what they don t, that is explicit sex, excessive foul language and gory violence What they do have is intelligent plotting, surprises and interesting characters I ve never been in the police and fortunately haven t had to have many dealings with the law, but Mr Connelly seems to know what he s writing about The Closers is one of his books featuring Harry Bosch, who has just come out of retirement to join the [...]

  20. In this novel, Michael Connelly tries to reinvent his character Harry Bosch by having him return to the unsolved crimes division after having retired from the LAPD, finding out that his life isn t the same after leaving the police force His first case is an unsolved murder of a 16 year old girl after new DNA evidence links the murder weapon to a suspect in the case When Bosch begins to dig into the case, he finds many things that don t add up, including links to hate crimes What Bosch finds is a [...]

  21. THE CLOSERS Police Procedural Los Angeles Cont VGConnelly, Michael 15th bookLittle Brown, 2005 HardcoverHarry Bosch has rejoined the police force after 3 year s retirement He s back with his partner, Kiz Rider, on the Open Unsolved, formerly Cold Case, Squad Their first case is that a young woman in 1968 who was taken from her home and murdered Now there s a break in the case thanks to advances in technology a DNA match It s nice to see Connelly back writing a very good police procedural, and to [...]

  22. What a nice change from the last book I love this author and I think I m in love with Harry Bosch This book was signed Harry is back on the beat and all is right in the world by Michael Connelly when I met him at his book signing in Greensboro Harry IS back in the Open Unsolved department He is back with his partner Kit Their first case is 17 years old It s recently been reopened because they have DNA and found a match It doesn t take long for Harry to get back into his investigative mode This w [...]

  23. The Closers by Michael Connelly is the 11th book in the Harry Bosch series.Harry returns to the LAPD and is assigned to the open unsolved cases unit with his old partner Kiz Rider They are assigned an old case from the 1980s involving the abduction and murder of a teenage girl Harry is back where he belongs and is as sharp as ever but when things go wrong he begins to doubt himself This book moved a lot slower for me with Harry seeming to need to explain his thoughts and actions every step of th [...]

  24. This installment of Harry Bosch is one of the best ones I ve come across I love a good murder mystery Harry is back with his badge after 3 years retirement, running with a cold case and with limited clues This particular one reminded me just how flawed our system can get Just because there is DNA doesn t always mean that person is a killer A young girl is stunned, swept away from her house, carried up a hill, shot and positioned to make it look like a suicide, and why Read this one, it ll be the [...]

  25. 5 stars Another awesome installment in this series Harry Bosch is awesome and a lot happened in this book Wow wow wow I loved it and can t wait for the next book.

  26. When I last encountered Hieronymous Harry Bosch, he had left the LAPD and was working as a private detective But after three years away from the force, he misses it and when he learns that certain personnel would no longer be there to torment him and that the new police chief is open to his returning, he decides to go back The decider is that he will be able to work with his former partner Kizmir Rider in a new unit called Open Unsolved These are old murder cases that have grown cold but are not [...]

  27. In this addition to the Harry Bosch series, Harry is called out of a 3 year retirement to work with his former partner, Kizmin Rider on the newly formed Open Unsolved Squad of LAPD The case assigned to Bosch and Rider concerns the murder of a teenager who d been carried from her bedroom during the night and murdered not far from her home The murder had originally been staged as a suicide, but even after that conclusion was ruled out, there never was a firm suspect or solution to the case.17 year [...]

  28. The Closers4.5 StarsHarry Bosch is back on the force and together with his new old partner, Kiz Ryder, investigates the unsolved murder of a teenage girl taken from her home The case takes an unexpected turn when the evidence suggests a connection to white supremacists and the possibility that the LAPD, specifically Bosch s nemesis, Chief Irving, may have been involved in a cover up The Closers is one of Connelly s better installments in the Harry Bosch series as the writing is succinct, the plo [...]

  29. After all my praise for Connelly I have now to correct myself a little bit Admittedly the plot of The Closers is good As always Connelly knows how to lead the reader through the story, build up a lot of suspense and the end was really surprising and satisfying to me But the middle part of the book has its length It takes page after page to describe how they set the trap telephone bugs, false tattoos, choosing of the right car, etc before the action begins And, no, Reichert is not the German word [...]

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