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Crime Beat : A Decade of Covering Cops and Killers
Crime Beat A Decade of Covering Cops and Killers
Author: Michael Connelly
From #1 bestseller Michael Connelly's first career as a prizewinning crime reporter--the gripping, true stories that inspired and informed his novels. Before he became a novelist, Michael Connelly was a crime reporter, covering the detectives who worked the homicide beat in Florida and Los Angeles. In vivid, hard-hitting articles, Connelly leads...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780316153775
ISBN-10: 031615377X
Publication Date: 5/8/2006
Pages: 384
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  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 72 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Crime Beat : A Decade of Covering Cops and Killers on
Helpful Score: 2
I am a huge fan of Michael Connelly's fictional novels. This was an interesting incite into the author behind Harry Bosch's character. That being said, I found it difficult to read. Not because the articles weren't interesting, but because there were many articles, each telling a different story. I found myself putting this book down and reading other books, and returning to this one afterwards.

As I said, Mr. Connelly is a wonderful writer, I love his work and am looking forward to his next fictional novel.
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Helpful Score: 1
Not as good a read as his novels, but an interesting insight into crime reporting.
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reviewed Crime Beat : A Decade of Covering Cops and Killers on + 22 more book reviews
My expectations for this book exceeded it's delivery. Michael Connelly has created a believable,very human character in Harry Bosch, and I was expecting to read about the real Michael Connelly. However this book is a collection of newspaper stories that Mr. connelly apparently wrote during his career as a newspaper reporter.
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unfortunately, this is an unedited reprint of Connelly's newspaper columns about crime stories.
Boring, dull, no cohesiveness.
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Before Michael Connelly became a novelist, he was a crime reporter, covering the detectives who worked the homicide beat. In these vivid, heard-hitting pieces, Connelly leads the reader past the yellow police tape as he follows the investigations, the victims, their families and friends - and, of course, the killers - to tell the real stories of murder and its aftermath.


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