Good Minds Suggest—Michael Connelly's Favorite Gifts for Mystery LoversPosted by Goodreads on December 4, 2012
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
"Lehane defies expectations as usual. As a writer he really walks his own path. I admire that."
The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers
"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)
"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
"I love the uniqueness of these Shortcut Man books. Sturges has a great take on L.A., too."
Only One Life by Sara Blaedel
"I am a sucker for the Scandinavian thriller craze, and Blaedel is one of the best I've come across."
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