A little slower than some Connelly books but I liked it nonetheless. Harry Bosch reveals the patience and methodology needed to solve a "cold case" and it was fascinating to read about. Harry's interaction with a rather nasty superior as well as with his teenage daughter were asides that gave the slow-paced novel extra interest. If you're patient, you should really enjoy the book.
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Bosch returns in a fast moving mystery that will keep the reader turning the pages. This installment is missing some of the brooding of previous Bosch novels and I think that helped the story move along at a nice pace. If you are a Harry Bosch fan, you'll not want to miss "The Black Box".
Harry Bosch is back! Harry returns to investigate a crime that dates back twenty years. We start with flashback to the LA Riots when Harry and his partner go to a crime scene where I woman is dead. With so many deaths happening, they cannot commit as much time as they would like, which continued to bother Harry ever since.
The victim is a reporter from Denmark. It is believed she was in town to cover the riots, but there is so much more to her being there and thats what Harry has to find out.
The story flows really well. We also get to see Harry interact with his daughter a bit more then I remember from previous novels, which is good, cause it shows a different side of Harry.
If you have enjoyed the series thus far, then I believe you will enjoy this one.
I am a big fan of Michael Connelly's, and always anticipate being taken on a thrilling winding road when I sit down to read of his books. However, "The Black Box" was a major disappointment. It took me over 100 pages before I could get into it, and I only stuck with it because of my past exciting Connelly experiences and because this was a NYT bestseller (I actually think it received the bestseller nod merely because of Connelly's reputation, and not due to the pages in this book). I
I thoroughly enjoyed this latest Harry Bosch outing. Harry is at the top of his game, regardless of the hassles that his management tries to throw in his path. Isn't that always the case with our favorite renegade detective? I couldn't put this book down.
It's been quite a few months since reading a Harry Bosch novel and I'm glad Tha Black Box came out so I could read another one. This was another solid Harry at his best. Not too much drama which I like. Just solid detective work. Enjoy
Detective Harry Bosch has a new cold case to explore. Twenty years ago, the body of Photo-journalist Anneke Jespersen was found in an alley during the L.A. riots. She had been shot at close range. No weapon was ever found. Now ballistics has matched a bullet from another murder with the bullet that killed Anneke. Both bullets were shot from the same gun. Harry has a tough investigation in front of him with not much to go on. To top it off, while Harry delves into this case, Internal Affairs is investigating him.
Harry has his work cut out for him in this book. Twenty years after the Anneke's murder, he needs to discover what story she was working on that brought her to Los Angeles during the riots. This story captured my attention from the beginning. I had a hard time putting it down. My rating: 4.5 Stars.
Harry Bosch, a Homicide Detective working on unsolved cases, works on an old case of his where a woman was found murdered in an alley during the riots in Los Angeles. This time around, Harry is able to give it his full attention and solve her murder, which takes the reader somewhere you'd never guess. Pretty good book.
This is Harry Boschs 18th foray into murder. This case occurred in 1992, during the LA riots following the not guilty verdict given to the LAPD officers who beat a motorist, Rodney King. The beating was televised, incensing the population.
Within hours of the verdict, South LA erupted into flames. There were so many deaths that detectives were barely able to get to one crime scene before they were called to another.
This case had some unique features. The victim, Anneke Jespersen, was a Danish photo-journalist who was shot execution-style in a dark alley. Why was a white woman in South LA while things were so dangerous? What happened to her film and camera equipment?
Because of the short shrift given to this case, Harry promised the woman that he would look for her murderer in the future. Near the 20th anniversary of Annekes death, Harry is working in the Open-Unsolved Unit. Suddenly, he gets a break; the gun used in her murder has also been used in other murders. Harry goes on the hunt!
The title comes from Harrys partner, David Chu. He once made a comment that every case had a black box. It was the one clue that could help a police detective pry open the case.
At times, during the early part of the story, the pacing seemed to drag a bit. When I thought about it, I realized that it is hard to create a sense of momentum in a case that has been cold for 20 years. In the second part of the book, Michael Connelly hits his stride and things move to a remarkable conclusion.