Trunk Music (Harry Bosch #5)
Harry Bosch is back at the LAPD in Homicide after disciplinary leave. But his first case proves to be one of the most difficult.
In the wooded hills overlooking the Hollywood Bowl, he opens the trunk of a white Rolls-Royce and finds a corpse. It looks like a simple case of Trunk Music - the execution style of the Mafia where the victim is shot in his own vehicle - but the...more
As usual, Harry's solid investigative instincts makes the procedurals so interesting, especially when things get dicey. He's heading up a three-person team, intro ...more
Bosch’s cases are always fun, and this book is no exception. I was able to spot a couple of the twists coming a little early, but that was a minor complaint. The characters are strong, both returning and new. A face from Bosch’s past comes back into his life here, and I l ...more
Jerry Edgar and Kizman Rider. I like these two so far. Rider seems to be drawn up as a temp detective and might be moving on to bigger and better things but I hope she decides to stay. Edgar is a man, what can I say. Your typical ma ...more
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Bosch's investigation leads him to a plethora of potential suspects and motiv ...more
[Cross-posted to Knite Writes]
Having finally returned to the homicide table after his involuntary stress leave in The Last Coyote, Harry Bosch is ready to tackle his first real case in months. And it comes quickly: a cop named Powers discovers a body in the trunk of a Rolls Royce off Mulholland Driver. A man shot twice in the back of the head and stuffed in a trunk, a mob-type execution style called “trunk music.”
Harry, his partner Edgar, and Kizmin Rider, a young and promisin ...more
This should definitely be read in order. From what I've read, that's Connelly's publishing order, not just this particular series since other series & characters interact ...more
Teamed with homicide detectives Jerry Edgar ...more
This story is the bases (in part) for the Amazon series.
There were several twist and turns but Harry never takes his eyes off his mission.
Highly recommend the entire series!
Michael Connelly is a well know and very popular author in the mystery/detective and police procedural genres. E ...more
With Bosch, he is being chased as much as he chases -- by his p ...more
I started Connelly with Mickey Haller, The Lincoln Lawyer, and I really enjoy the rag-tag lawyer. He was fun and funny. After I read the third book, I started on the Bosch series in part because he was mentioned and played a part in the Haller series and I knew I was coming to an end of those.
Bosch was not a favorite, by far and I say that in my first reviews of the series. H ...more
"AS HE DROVE along Mulholland Drive toward the Cahuenga Pass, Bosch began to hear the music. It came to him in fragments of strings and errant horn sequences, echoing off the brown summer-dried hills and blurred by the white noise of traffic carrying up from the Hollywood Free ...more
I got suckered: the big, noir-ish ad for the new Bosch series on Amazon caught my eye (it was early, I was waiting for a train, I hadn't yet had coffee, I was vulnerable man!) and a few days later I picked up this paperback at a used bookstore, thinking, "Alright, let's give Bosch a third try, I'm sure that this time I'll get hooked like everybody else, hell, this is book 5, I'm sure Connelly really hits his stride in this one."
Nope. Once again, I finished this book feeling mildly f ...more
Another solid entry into the Harry Bosch canon here. I read a couple of reviews stating that they didn’t engage with the story as much as they had with previous outings but I enjoyed the whole Vegas and Organised Crime angle and showed Bosch as a fish out of water, well not really as he was still doing what he wanted and when he wanted to do it.
Bosch is called to a murder scene which looks straight out of “The Mobster Handbook” which leads Harry and the team to Las Vegas and to engage with t ...more
Like most Michael Connelly novels, the power of Trunk Music is in the details. Whether or not Connelly really knows police work is never in question, his books are so filled with details that you buy into everything he says.
So Bosch and his team--Detectives Edgar and Ryder ...more
Harry is joined by two black detectives, a man named Jerry Edgar and a woman called Kizmin “Kiz” Rider. Rider has been Harry’s partner in other Connelly novels.
Aliso’s widow once acted in several of Aliso’s films but never made a big splash in the movie i ...more
He's back at work and ...more
I was interested throughout. A woman comes into Harry’s life which made him more likeable. I loved Harry’s actions when a mobster kidnapped someone he cared about. It surprised me. This is my second Harry Bosch novel. There are at least 17 in the series. Book 1 had too many unlikeable characters. This (book 5) had several characters I liked or that interested me – i ...more
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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 teache ...more