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The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly
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Mar 20, 2010

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bookshelves: crime, 2012, audio-book
Read from January 02 to 09, 2012

Having recently finished The Drop, it was interesting going right back almost to the beginning of the Bosch series with The Concrete Blonde. The most striking differences were those of investigative techniques. The novel was published in 1994, before mobile phones and DNA, and before computers were routinely used. The story begins when Harry shoots and kills a suspected serial killer, dubbed the Dollmaker. The killer's widow sues Bosch some years later and the book follows the progress of the civil claim in court. On the day the case starts an anonymous author sends Harry a note, telling him the hiding place of a body. The note and and the injuries inflicted on the victims bear all the hallmarks of the Dollmaker.

I enjoyed this story. Connelly is a consistently pleasing writer of crime fiction and Harry Bosch is a likable character. he hasn't changed much since 1994, except he doesn't swear as much now and he listens to more music.

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message 1: by Sarahc (new)

Sarahc i'm a bit worried about the daughter angle, he chops somebody on the collar bone and then rings home and asks if she has done her homework. Oh and teaching her to handle a gun ( yuk!)

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