Like a junkie on a downward spiral, I can not stop listening to Michael Connelly. He writes in clean precision. Every word is meaningful and serves a purpose. So, when I finished with The Crossing last week, I had to pick up the needle and break some skin again.
Angle of Investigation is a set of three short stories, Christmas Even, Father's Day and Angle of Investigation. The first story revolves around the death of burglar who suddenly dies while robbing a pawn shop. The best of the three, you think you know what has happened here but the answer being simple is also woven into a convoluted backstory for Bosch and someone who has altered his life. If you want to dig into a rare glimpse of B's youth, do not miss Christmas Even.
Father's Day is a downright sad and terrible affair_ plot and crafting is too succinct and I felt it was more like a short ... short ... very short story. I only say this because while reading it, I felt so much more could be added, or 'angled' in this way or that. This is my verdict for Angle of Investigation too. B returns to Open Unsolved Unit (cold cases) and zealously tries to find something on a murder that had occurred thirty years ago when, as a patrol man, he finds his first dead body_ the body of a middle aged woman, that strikes a deep personal core as his own mother was met with similar circumstances. He, however, unlike Dexter in his zeal for killing, lives for the high of catching the perpetrators _ the invisible friend of the dead.
Three interesting short stories for fans of Michael Connelly and for a nice lazy afternoon.
Short, sweet and entertaining. Even though these were not novels I still thought they were good. Having read the whole Harry Bosch novel series I rather enjoyed hearing more about Harry and his partners solving cases..
I think I liked how it was 3 different stories into 1 book, but they were written like 3 short cases that Harry worked on in between his big cases so they fit in between the novels that go with the series.
I didn't really have a favorite scene but I just enjoyed the different cases. They picked up in between the different novels of the Harry Bosch series and I actually could connect them to the novels that they fall in between.
Harry Bosch. I just really like the character, the knowledge and excitement that he has been through I could sit and listen to his stories all day long.. (if he was a real person )
I'm not a big fan of short stories but these three captured my attention and got me invested in the story. I thought they possessed enough complexity to stand alone but each could have been a subplot in a novel too.
Michael Connelly is an excellent writer and knows his subject and characters very well. Len Cariou is a great narrator for Harry Bosch books and makes them even more believable.
love the short together, they make the stories great to listen to. hope he will have more. maybe have a free book in the future.
the new part is as good as any Bosch story, just shorter. However the last 40 minutes or so was a clip from another book (The Drop) I've already listened to.