Book Reviews of Crime Beat : A Decade of Covering Cops and Killers

Crime Beat : A Decade of Covering Cops and Killers
Crime Beat A Decade of Covering Cops and Killers
Author: Michael Connelly
ISBN-13: 9780316153775
ISBN-10: 031615377X
Publication Date: 5/8/2006
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 72 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown
Book Type: Hardcover
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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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I read it. It was OK.
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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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Well written in simple easy to understand. No niceties here, plain sometimes crude and dirty language, but it comes with the police and the teritory. Easy to read
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I didn't really care for this book. I guess I was expecting something more since I have read all Connelly's others.
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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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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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This is a non-fiction collection of newspaper stories written by a grade-A novelist when he was journalist for a variety of big city newspapers. These true crime stories are organized in a creative manner - from the viewpoint of the cops, from the viewpoint of the victims, from the viewpoint of the perpetrators. All display fine writing, with an ability to bring out a variety of sides to the event being reported.
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I was not a big fan. I thought it was slow and not a great story to follow. I would not recommend
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This non-fiction audiobook is by Michael Connelly who has written numerous mystery and suspense thrillers. It tells about several interesting crime stories around the country that he had written about as a crime reporter.
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Overall good. A quick audiobook. From empirical evidence Connelly makes the point that there is no such thing as rehabilitation in our criminal justice system. Very little is done to prevent criminals from commiting more and more dangerous crimes after the system lets them go back into society. A few other additional gems, stories mostly from the 1980's. The latest reference in the book was from 1997.
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Good book
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I really enjoyed this book!
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Awesome book....
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A great read!