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The Drop by Michael Connelly
  

The Drop

Part of the Harry Bosch Series Series
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Selected by Sarah Broadhurst

December 2012 eBook of the Month.

Another compellingly excellent Harry Bosch novel where a 30 year old cold case serial killer and a political conspiracy keep an ageing Harry Bosch more than fully occupied. Any fan of crime fiction needs to have read at least one Michael Connelly book - we at Lovereading have been addicted since 1996 and his consummate novel The Poet. And in case you are wondering DROP stands for Deferred Retirement Option Plan.

If you like Michael Connelly you might also like to read books by Harlan Coben, Jeffery Deaver and John Grisham.

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Synopsis

The Drop by Michael Connelly

When evidence links the brutal murder in 1989 to a convicted rapist named Clayton Pell, the case should be water-tight. Pell's DNA was found on the victim - but he was only eight years old at the time.

This not the only mystery Harry Bosch has to solve. A man jumped - or was pushed - from a window. The victim's father is Councilman Irving, who's been intent on destroying Harry's career for years. Now Irving wants Harry to head up the investigation. Harry uncovers traces of two of the city's deepest secrets: a killer operating for as many as three decades without being detected, and a conspiracy that goes back into the dark history of the police department ...

Reviews

'The brilliant Michael Connelly incorporates his favourite themes in this double helix of a plot. A serial killer and a dark political conspiracy are unearthed by ageing' Harry Bosch THE MIRROR

'Michael Connelly is the undisputed master of police procedural thrillers and this latest episode in the colourful life of Harry Bosch is quite literally unputdownable' IRISH INDEPENDENT

'Connelly gives yet another virtuoso performance in how to write crime novels (this is his 24th and one of his most skilful yet).' -- Carla McKay DAILY MAIL

'The Drop is a return to form for Michael Connelly' MAIL ON SUNDAY

'Connelly is superb at building suspense through the accreditation of detail' WALL STREET JOURNAL (Europe)

About the Author

Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly is a former police reporter for the LOS ANGELES TIMES and the international bestselling author of the Harry Bosch thriller series. He is the author of several standalones, including the highly acclaimed legal thriller, THE LINCOLN LAWYER, which was selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club. BOSCH, the TV series based on Michael's novels, is the most watched original series on Amazon Prime Instant Video and has just been commissioned for a second series. His novel Blood Work was adapted into a film in 2002 with a screenplay by Brian Helgeland and direction by Clint Eastwood, who also played the lead role. Connelly's novel The Lincoln Lawyer was made into a film in 2011, with Matthew McConaughey playing defense lawyer Michael "Mickey" Haller. He occasionally makes guest appearances as himself in the ABC comedy/drama TV series Castle.

His books have been translated into 31 languages and have won awards all over the world, including the EDGAR and ANTHONY AWARDS. Fifty-eight million copies of Connelly’s books have sold worldwide and he has been translated into thirty-nine foreign languages.

Author photo © Wendy Werri

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Book Info

Publication date

6th November 2014

Author

Michael Connelly

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
448 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781409156932

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