Good Minds Suggest—Michael Connelly's Favorite Gifts for Mystery Lovers

Posted by Goodreads on December 4, 2012
Michael Connelly

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Best-selling mystery writer Michael Connelly channels the all-too-real murderers, crooks, and felons he covered as a crime beat reporter for Fort Lauderdale and Los Angeles newspapers into compelling fiction. Leaving journalism behind after the success of his first book, The Black Echo, the prolific Florida-based author has now penned 25 crime novels. His best-known works are set in the City of Angels, including his long-running series starring L.A. police detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch and a newer series led by Bosch's half brother, L.A. defense attorney Mickey Haller. In Connelly's latest adventure, The Black Box, Bosch investigates a cold case from the 1992 L.A. riots. Connelly recommends his favorite books for softening the most hard-boiled mystery lovers on your gift list this season.

Live by Night by Dennis Lehane
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"Lehane defies expectations as usual. As a writer he really walks his own path. I admire that."


The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
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"I'm in the middle of this, but it is beautiful prose applied to an ugly war. A great book."


The Prophet by Michael Koryta (Goodreads Author)
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"Koryta comes back to the crime novel but with the depth of a seasoned pro. His best book yet."


Tribulations of the Shortcut Man by P.G. Sturges
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"I love the uniqueness of these Shortcut Man books. Sturges has a great take on L.A., too."


Only One Life by Sara Blaedel
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"I am a sucker for the Scandinavian thriller craze, and Blaedel is one of the best I've come across."





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message 1: by Dion (new)

Dion Always interesting to see what an author reads and recommends - especially a forerunner in the business. Thanks.


message 2: by Edward (new)

Edward Artman how is it possible to obtain a review from a published fiction writer?


message 3: by Nathan (new)

Nathan Andor GOOD BOOKS.


message 4: by Suzanne (last edited Dec 13, 2012 02:29PM) (new)

Suzanne Wolanin I'm in the process of reading The Black Box. So far, so excellent. Tell how you like the others. I haven't read any of those yet.


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