Suicide Run: Three Harry Bosch Short Stories (Harry Bosch Universe)
In "Suicide Run," the apparent suicide of a beautiful young starlet turns out to be much more sinister than it seems. In "Cielo Azul," Bosch is haunted by a long-ago closed case -- the murder of a teenage girl who was never identified. As her killer sits on death row, Bosch t...more
Suicide run -
Harry is on night duty when called to a suicide. When everybody has concluded that it is a sure suicide Harry is puzzled about the fact that a suicide note is written with a pencil and there is no pencil to be found. This leads to an interesting outcome. Harry with two familiar names in a case that makes sense but also illustrates Bosch fascination with seemingly details.
This is about a case that has haunted Harry in his career ...more
The book as a whole was relatively short and the four stories that it contains include a number of nice cameos from other Connelly characters; Terry McCaleb (Blood Work & The Narrows) and Mickey Haller (The Lincoln Lawyer & The Brass verdict), which was a very nice touch.
As a small collection of short stories, this was a very quick read, and easy to read in a day. ...more
Think maquette: a small scale model or rough draft of an unfinished architectural work or sculpture. Each of the three stories in "Suicide Run," though not fully realized, gives insight into Connelly's creative and constructive process. Though published previously, we know that they take place in the past simply ...more
I was tempted to give this 5 stars for the last story. Harry is up against a professional poker player in the interrogation room. I loved the ending of that one. The other stories were good.
Sadly I have problems with the narrator. I used to love him, but he has changed. He has trouble pronouncing certain sounds like K and S. It’s stressful to hear him talk. I wonder if he has ill-fitting false teeth. Other than that he is good ...more
Je suis un grand fan de Michael Connelly et un très très grand fan de la nouvelle (en tout genre, mon premier livre étant ...more
A MUST for Bosch fans
Three stories -
A good short story, with an abrupt ending. Not Connolly's best.
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A good short story, with a temporary sidekick for Bosch, "Kimber Gunn". This character has real possibilities, and is a friend of Kizmin Rider.
This short story is a miniature masterpiece, with an exceptional insight into Harry and his world. (see quotations below). Some of Connolly's finest work here, worth the price of the whole book just for this one powerf ...more
I thoroughly enjoyed the collections, which work as paste to adhere many of the 'missing moments' in Bosch's career and lift. For those die-hard C ...more
I’d dare say that this October could be named Michael Connelly, or rather Harry Bosch month, since during it no less than three books starring the legendary cop will see the light of day. Never mind that two of them, this one and Angle of Investigation are just short story collections (both out already in England and Ireland) and can only be acquired as eBooks. (There are three short stories in each of them.) The third one, The Drop, is of course a novel, and it will come out on the 27th of Octo ...more
"Suicide Run" happened while Harry was still partnered with Jerry Edgar. It's about a suicide actress, except that Harry believes it's not the ...more
Overall, it was a pleasure for me to hear (audio version) and I find them comforting, but that's the subgenre not necessarily these stories.
I rated it as three stars. i enjoyed, but could have lived without it as well. I can recommend it to readers seeking heavy procedural for r ...more
If you know Harry Bosch you'll know what to expect, and Michael Connelly delivers.
Reservations would be that Harry needs more room to spread than a short story. The first story concerns Harry and Kizzy Rider tracking down a serial killer through paperwork alone. Great premise, good story but the ending is so abrupt as to cause tyre marks a hundred yards long as the reader comes to a sudden halt.
The strongest of these stor ...more
In one story there is even a nod to Terry McCaleb.
I listened to this on audio narrated by, Len Cariou who is and always will be the voice of Harry Bosch for me, however I have to say Len's age is starting to show in his voice but I wouldn't wan ...more
I particularly liked the second story, told in first person and featuring Terry McCaleb, where you learn some interesting back story about Cielo Azul.
Nothing startling, but always a solid read.
So I browsed the name of the author, Michael Connelly, on amazon.com, found this little col ...more
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