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Angle of Investigation: Three Harry Bosch Stories | [Michael Connelly]

Angle of Investigation: Three Harry Bosch Stories

LAPD Detective Harry Bosch tackles three tough cases that span a legendary career in this never-before-collected trio of stories. Utterly unputdownable, they are proof that "Connelly never stops doling out the suspense.... Once it grabs you in those first few pages, it won't let go of you" (Boston Globe).
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Publisher's Summary

LAPD Detective Harry Bosch tackles three tough cases that span a legendary career in this never-before-collected trio of stories.

In "Christmas Even", the case of a burglar killed in mid-heist leads Bosch to retrace a link to his past. In "Father's Day", Bosch investigates a young boy's seemingly accidental death and confronts his own fears as a father. In "Angle of Investigation", Bosch delves into one of the first homicides he ever worked back as a uniformed rookie patrolman, a case that was left unsolved for decades.

Together, these gripping stories span Bosch's controversial career at the LAPD, and show the evolution of the haunted, legendary investigator he would become. Utterly unputdownable, they are proof that "Connelly never stops doling out the suspense.... Once it grabs you in those first few pages, it won't let go of you" (Boston Globe).

Impressed? Ace detective Harry Bosch is also on the case in exciting Michael Connelly crime-fiction novels.

©2011 Michael Connelly (P)2011 Hachette

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    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 01-20-13
    Jane Chicago, IL, United States 01-20-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Too short to do anything in depth"

    but good if you’re a Harry Bosch fan.

    Not happy with the first story “Christmas Even.” It was unfinished. Harry knows who did it and how, but he hasn’t proved it.

    “Fathers Day” was complete. Harry investigates and interrogates in a smart way. It was good. “Angle of Investigation” was also good.

    In general I don’t like short stories. These are a way to pass the time, but not enough time to get into them. I would not recommend this unless you’ve already read all of the full length Harry Bosch novels and want more of him.

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    Sadly I have problems with the narrator. I used to love him, but he has changed. He has trouble pronouncing certain sounds like K and S. It’s stressful to hear him talk. I wonder if he has ill-fitting false teeth. Other than that he is good with acting and tone of voice.

    Genre: crime mystery

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Reno, NV, United States 08-26-12
    Mark Reno, NV, United States 08-26-12 Member Since 2012
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    "The best of the two Connelly short story collectio"
    Any additional comments?

    This collection of three one-hour Harry Bosch investigations is a little better than the other one called "Suicide Run" because the point of the stories isn't so much solving the crime but something else going on in Bosch's mind. The first story involves a stolen saxophone that comes up later in, I think, "The Drop" where Harry starts taking sax lessons. He remembers hearing a jazz player at a USO show during Vietnam and then meets him for the first time in this story.The second story has a poignant moment with his daughter at the very end, before that bad thing happens in the "Nine Dragons" novel. And the third story is constructed with that typical Connelly structure where it starts with a case from a long time ago (in fact, Bosch's first case as a patrol officer) and then jumps forward to the case coming up again when he joins the Open Unsolved unit and he and Kiz revisit it.It's fun to meet all of the regular characters in these shorter, more easily solved stories. If you're a Bosch fan, you'll love this collection as a satisfying snack between novels. (Yes, short stories are often unsatisfying but not these ones.)

    As for the narration, Len Cariou's voice is starting to go. It's not as bad as it is in "The Drop," but it's faltering. Still, it's serviceable and I've come to think of him as the voice of Bosch — he just gets Connelly's rhythm — so it's plenty fine.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Rosemary Greenwich, CT, United States 01-09-12
    Rosemary Greenwich, CT, United States 01-09-12 Member Since 2007

    I love the last 150 years of history. Bully Pulpit and the Wilson biography absolute best!

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    "Shortened Harry Bosch"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    This book is a teaser. Makes you hungry for the real unabridged stories.


    What could Michael Connelly have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Dont include a teaser for the next long book. (The Drop) Most of us Bosch fans will buy that on its own. These stories are too short and too pat to be lingered upon which is the joy of following a detective's wandering path.


    Which character – as performed by Len Cariou – was your favorite?

    Always Harry.


    Do you think Angle of Investigation needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    I would not suggest this format. The short time given each does not allow the reader to wonder.


    Any additional comments?

    The Drop is a fine book. This hour long format precludes the reader guessing wrong which is the joy of a good detective writer's work.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lee chapel hill, NC, United States 11-12-11
    Lee chapel hill, NC, United States 11-12-11 Member Since 2012
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    "short and sweet"

    I think these came out for those of us who are going through withdrawal.
    It worked.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    saidah 04-14-15
    saidah 04-14-15 Member Since 2014
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    "A bit boring!!"

    Narrator was terrible. I struggled to finish the book. it was too short. I wish the stories could have been longer

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lee 11-12-11
    Lee 11-12-11 Member Since 2012
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    "short and sweet"

    I think these came out for those of us who are going through withdrawal.
    It worked.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Scott San Tan Valley, AZ, United States 11-05-11
    Scott San Tan Valley, AZ, United States 11-05-11 Member Since 2013

    Professional DJ, MC, KJ, VJ: Game Master, and entertainer for The Party Favers. Personalized music and entertainment. 866.569.1793

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    "Perfect Combination of Author and Narrator, Take 2"

    As I mentioned in my review of Suicide Run, I'm a BIG fan of MC (Author), HB (Character) and LC (Narrator). Another triple play \ triple treat of Harry Bosch in a short format. The price is right for a quick read when you are in between monthly credits. [Smile]

    Can't wait for the new book, previewed at the end of this book. Harry is on the case!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Apozema 06-22-15
    Apozema 06-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Well crafted stories that keep you wanting more"

    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.

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    nija tamarr mckinnis 05-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "ceylon mckinnis hemet, ca"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    F. Hawkins 05-05-15
    F. Hawkins 05-05-15 Member Since 2008

    silentsun

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    "short but good"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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