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The Closers

by Michael Connelly

Little, Brown & Company | May 16, 2005 | Trade Paperback

The Closers is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 10.
The death of a teenage girl almost two decades ago comes back to haunt all of L.A.-and detective Harry Bosch-in this spellbinding new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly. FBI agent Rachel Walling finally gets the call she''s dreaded for years.The Poet has returned.Years earlier she worked on the famous case tracking the serial killer who wove lines of poetry into his hideous crimes. Rachel has never forgotten the Poet-and apparently he has not forgotten her. Former LAPD detective Harry Bosch gets a call, too, from an old friend whose husband recently died.The death appeared natural, but this man''s ties to the hunt for the Poet make Harry dig deep.What he finds leads him into the most terrifying situation he has ever encountered. So begins the most deeply compelling, frightening, and masterful novel Michael Connelly has ever written, placing Harry Bosch squarely in the path of the most ruthless and ingenious murderer in Los Angeles''s history. This spectacularly dramatic and shocking novel will have Michael Connelly''s readers desperately hungry for the next book from ''one of America''s best writers'' (Cleveland Plain Dealer).

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 416 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1.5 in

Published: May 16, 2005

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316734942

ISBN - 13: 9780316734943

Found in: Mystery and Suspense

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, but not my favourite Detective Harry Bosch is back on the force after almost three years of retirement. When he returns, he's put with his old partner Kiz Rider and the two become part of the Open Unsolved unit. Bosch and Rider are lucky because one of the cases they have been assigned just came back with DNA analysis. The murder happened back in 1988, before DNA analysis was common, and in a racially-charged era. Bosch and Rider have to familiarize themselves with the case, start hunting down the leads, and figure out who the murderer was to bring them to justice. Even though there was only one book with Harry retired and off the force, I enjoy him as part of the police much more. There's interaction with him and a partner or boss which adds to the story line. He also seems able to accomplish more when he's part of the force. From the start of this book, I could feel Bosch's excitement to figure out the puzzle of an already existing case. Like all of Connelly's other Bosch books, this one grips you from the start and you can't wait to find out who the murderer is.
Date published: 2012-01-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not His Best Work I am a huge fan of Michael Connelly and usually love his Harry Bosch novels but this one was lacking for me. I found the book slow to start. It would pick up momentum and then get slow again. I figured out the ending too early. There were not the usual twists and turns and elements of surprise that I normally find are in his other books.
Date published: 2011-07-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Harry Bosch returns to the LAPD Harry Bosch is back again with the LAPD after a very short retirement. He is assigned to the elite Open/Unsolved Unit(cold cases) and back with a former partner, Kiz Rider. He has a boss he can actually respect and all is right in the world for awhile. Harry works on a 17 year old case of a teenager pulled from her house and shot. There was tissue found on the murder weapon in which the DNA can now be used. Harry does all the leg work and interviews while Kiz does the technological work, digging through the internet and finding people. When the murder book is not all there Harry's nemesis, former Chief Irving is back on his case or are the tables turned this time? A great mystery with all the twists a reader would want. Harry is in the best place of all and the reader is right there along for the ride
Date published: 2011-05-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Connelly knows his stuff If there is one person in the world who can write a police procedural well, it is Michael Connelly. While I'll admit that it may make the novel slow down a bit at times, I like reading about the trip to the judge's office to get a wiretap, and the development of the plan to catch the murderer. Unfortuneately, I had this book figured out well before the ending, but, to his credit, Connelly created enough red herrings to warrant a second thought or two on my part. If you like crime novels, this book, and for that matter the series featuring Hary Bosch is for you.
Date published: 2010-08-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A bit slow This novel is about a police investigator who joins the elite Open/Unsolved Unit, the mission is to solve murders where the investigations have gone cold and were abandoned by the L.A. police department. His first case is one of a teenager dragged off to her death. Our hero must battle to fit the pieces together and expose the truth that shatters lives. Although this thriller has its slow moments and the plot is somewhat predictable I did like the story and I think you will also enjoy reading it as much as I did.
Date published: 2007-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perhaps The Best This one brings Bosch into focus as far as what drives him. Well told, and a great story line.
Date published: 2007-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Connelly And Bosch Have Done It Again! This is another fine entry in the Harry Bosch series. After taking a couple of novels "off" to work as a private investigator, Harry is back with the LAPD, this time working with cold cases. He and his partner are given the unenviable task of trying to solve a murder from 1987. New technology has provided them with a lead but where this lead takes them is well worth the ride. Connelly once again moves the reader through the tale with deft efficiency. As we learn the facts of the case, we also get to know the victim and her family and see what her tragic murder has done to them. This is a great Michael Connelly novel. Not his best, but darn good. If you like mystery done right, then this one is for you.
Date published: 2006-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome This is the best ever Michael Connelly book. I was unable to figure this one out until the end. The suspense was great!!!
Date published: 2006-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Detective Harry Bosch at his Best This recent novel featuring Harry Bosch kept me guessing to the very end. It's one of my favorite books by Michael Connelly.
Date published: 2005-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Connelly just keeps getting better! After a two year retirement Detective Harry Bosch is back with the LAPD currently assigned to the cold case files. The first case out the of the chute is the killing of a highschool teen 17 years prior. the case is reopened after blood is matched to that found on the murder weapon -- DNA evidence, and the blood belongs to local white supremacist Roland Mackey (of mixed race himself black father white mother). This might all sound like an episode of CSI, but as Connelly always does he deftly takes the reader deeper into the characters and the plot finding meaning beyound just a police procedural who-dun-it. To my mind no one tops Connelly in this genre, and even those who don't normally read thrillers should take a stab at Connelly. This book and A Tourist in the Yucatan have been my favorite thriller reads of 2005! Tourist is a rough little gem, check it out!
Date published: 2005-05-17

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The Closers

by Michael Connelly

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 416 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1.5 in

Published: May 16, 2005

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316734942

ISBN - 13: 9780316734943

About the Book

The death of a teenage girl almost two decades ago comes back to haunt all of L.A.--and detective Harry Bosch--in this spellbinding new thriller from "New York Times" bestselling author Michael Connelly.

From the Publisher

The death of a teenage girl almost two decades ago comes back to haunt all of L.A.-and detective Harry Bosch-in this spellbinding new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly. FBI agent Rachel Walling finally gets the call she''s dreaded for years.The Poet has returned.Years earlier she worked on the famous case tracking the serial killer who wove lines of poetry into his hideous crimes. Rachel has never forgotten the Poet-and apparently he has not forgotten her. Former LAPD detective Harry Bosch gets a call, too, from an old friend whose husband recently died.The death appeared natural, but this man''s ties to the hunt for the Poet make Harry dig deep.What he finds leads him into the most terrifying situation he has ever encountered. So begins the most deeply compelling, frightening, and masterful novel Michael Connelly has ever written, placing Harry Bosch squarely in the path of the most ruthless and ingenious murderer in Los Angeles''s history. This spectacularly dramatic and shocking novel will have Michael Connelly''s readers desperately hungry for the next book from ''one of America''s best writers'' (Cleveland Plain Dealer).

About the Author

Michael Connelly (born July 21, 1956, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American author of detective novels, notably those featuring Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch. Bosch, named after the Dutch painter of the same name, is the protagonist of a series of Connelly''s novels. The character is an LAPD detective. The Black Echo, the first book featuring Bosch, won the Mystery Writers of America''s Edgar Award for Best First Novel of 1992. Connelly has written other books outside the Bosch series, including Blood Work, which was made into a 2002 movie directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. In 2006, The Lincoln Lawyer was selected as one of ten books to feature in Richard and Judy''s televised book club. Connelly is a graduate of the University of Florida, where he earned a bachelors degree in journalism. In addition to his books, Connelly has written for television.
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