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Concrete Blonde

by Connelly Michael, Michael Connelly

January 6, 1994 | Hardcover

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The Dollmaker was the name of the serial killer who had stalked Los Angeles ruthlessly, leaving grisly calling cards on the faces of his female victims. Now with a single faultless shot, Detective Harry Bosch thinks he has ended the city''s nightmare.

But the dead man''s widow is suing Harry and the LAPD for killing the wrong man-- an accusation that rings terrifyingly true when a new victim is discovered with the Dollmaker''s macabre signature.

So for the second time, Harry must hunt down a death-dealer who is very much alive, before he strikes again. It''s a blood-tracked quest that will take Harry from the hard edges of the L.A. night to the last place he ever wanted to go-- the darkness of his own heart.

With The Concrete Blonde, Edgar Award-winning author Michael Connelly has hit a whole new level in his career, creating a breathtaking thriller that thrusts you into a blistering courtroom battle-- and a desperate search for a sadistic killer.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 392 pages, 9.53 × 6.42 × 1.24 in

Published: January 6, 1994

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316153834

ISBN - 13: 9780316153836

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Concrete Blonde

by Connelly Michael, Michael Connelly

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 392 pages, 9.53 × 6.42 × 1.24 in

Published: January 6, 1994

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316153834

ISBN - 13: 9780316153836

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The Dollmaker was the name of the serial killer who had stalked Los Angeles ruthlessly, leaving grisly calling cards on the faces of his female victims. Now with a single faultless shot, Detective Harry Bosch thinks he has ended the city''s nightmare.

But the dead man''s widow is suing Harry and the LAPD for killing the wrong man-- an accusation that rings terrifyingly true when a new victim is discovered with the Dollmaker''s macabre signature.

So for the second time, Harry must hunt down a death-dealer who is very much alive, before he strikes again. It''s a blood-tracked quest that will take Harry from the hard edges of the L.A. night to the last place he ever wanted to go-- the darkness of his own heart.

With The Concrete Blonde, Edgar Award-winning author Michael Connelly has hit a whole new level in his career, creating a breathtaking thriller that thrusts you into a blistering courtroom battle-- and a desperate search for a sadistic killer.

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Edgar Award-winner Michael Connelly brings back Detective Harry Bosch in a breathtaking breakthrough novel, a supercharged thriller that thrusts us into a blistering courtroom battle and a desperate search for a killer who should already be dead. Harry Bosch is sure that the man he killed was the sadistic serial murderer known as the Dollmaker, and that the killing was justified. Even if the dead man''s widow wins her civil suit, it''s the city of Los Angeles that will pay. Harry has already been exonerated in an internal investigation. The trial - and Harry''s certainty that he shot the right man - are torn apart when a corpse is discovered beneath the concrete floor of a building that burned during the L.A. riots. It''s the body of a woman, and all indications are that this is another of the Dollmaker''s victims. But the autopsy report is unequivocal: this woman was killed after Harry shot the man he believes was the Dollmaker. Into the L.A. night Harry takes his investigation. By day the trial continues excruciatingly, with the prosecuting attorney focusing on Bosch''s violent past and portraying him as a vigilante murderer protected by his badge. By night he reinvestigates the infamous Dollmaker case, frantically trying to understand where he went wrong - and what he can do to keep this murderer from carrying out his threats to make Harry his next victim.

About the Author

Michael Connelly, Connelly graduated from the University of Florida in 1980 where he majored in journalism and minored in creative writing. After graduation, he worked at newspapers in Daytona Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, specializing in the crime beat. He was writing about the police and crime during the wave of violence that came over South Florida during the "cocaine wars." In 1986, he interviewed survivors of a plane crash with two other reporters and the magazine story subsequently written on the crash was on the short list for the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. This story led to a job as a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times. After three years there, Connelly began writing his first novel. His first novel featured the LAPD Detective Hieronymus Bosch and was titled "The Black Echo" (1992). It was based, in part, on a true crime that occurred in Los Angeles, and "The Black Echo" won the Edgar Award for best first novel by the Mystery Writers of America. He followed up with three more Bosch novels titled "The Black Ice,""The Concrete Blonde," and "The Last Coyote." Afterwards, he published "The Poet" (1996), which featured a newspaper reporter as a protagonist, and "Blood Work" (1998), which was inspired by a friend's heart transplant and the "survivors guilt" that was experienced by his friend for living at the expense of somebody's death. "Angels Flight" (1999) brought back the Bosch series and in "Void Moon" (2000), Connelly introduced a new character,
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Edgar Award-winner Michael Connelly brings back Detective Harry Bosch in a breathtaking breakthrough novel, a supercharged thriller that thrusts us into a blistering courtroom battle and a desperate search for a killer who should already be dead. Harry Bosch is sure that the man he killed was the sadistic serial murderer known as the Dollmaker, and that the killing was justified. Even if the dead man's widow wins her civil suit, it's the city of Los Angeles that will pay. Harry has already been exonerated in an internal investigation. The trial - and Harry's certainty that he shot the right man - are torn apart when a corpse is discovered beneath the concrete floor of a building that burned during the L.A. riots. It's the body of a woman, and all indications are that this is another of the Dollmaker's victims. But the autopsy report is unequivocal: this woman was killed after Harry shot the man he believes was the Dollmaker. Into the L.A. night Harry takes his investigation. By day the trial continues excruciatingly, with the prosecuting attorney focusing on Bosch
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