Book Reviews of A Darkness More Than Night (Harry Bosch, Bk 7)

A  Darkness More Than Night (Harry Bosch, Bk 7)
A Darkness More Than Night - Harry Bosch, Bk 7
Author: Michael Connelly
ISBN-13: 9780446667906
ISBN-10: 0446667900
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 488
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 306 ratings
Publisher: Warner Vision
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 9
WOW!!! This was a page turner to the end. Retired Profiler McCaleb is called upon to help with a case. Unfortunately, his profile leads to an old crony, Det Bosch, who is currently testifying in a big, Hollywood murder case. The twists and turns this book takes had me up all night--even after I peeked to see 'whodunit'. One of Connelly's best, in my opinion!!!
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Helpful Score: 5
I recommend reading both Bloodwork and The Last Coyote before reading A Darkness More Than Night; Not so much for plot lines but for an introduction to Terry McCaleb and Harry Bosch.

For those reading the Connelly series, this is a neat read as you get to see Bosch and McCaleb collide.

As a standalone book, it's a good plot with a few twists and a bit of action. But you miss what makes this book fun if you haven't gotten to know the characters previously.

4 stars out of 5
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Helpful Score: 5
I didn't even realize this book was part of a series until I was a little way into it. As a stand alone book it was very good and kept me guessing until the end. A great read!
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Helpful Score: 2
Harry Bosch mystery. This time Harry is accused of being the serial killer himself!
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Helpful Score: 2
I love Michael Connelly, and this book was no disappointment. Combining Terry McCaleb and Harry Bosch in this book made it even better.
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Helpful Score: 1
You can't miss with Michael Connely. His books are always tightly written, nicely plotted, with good characters. I am easily annoyed by mediocre writing, so when I can't take another mediocre book, I know I can depend on a Connelly novel.
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Helpful Score: 1
Happily married (to the woman whose sister provided his new heart--see Bloodwork) former FBI profiler Terry McCaleb is brought into a case 'just to have a look' by his old friend Jaye Winston of the Sheriff's office. Of course he can't (in spite of Graciela's protests)just stop there...especially when he determines the prime suspect is another old friend, Harry Bosch! All this and that annoying (but loveable) Buddy Lockridge. Fun read.
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It was a case some cops could live with: the torture killing of a man who spread horrors of his own. Yet one investigator believes the unknown assailant will strike again, and she persuades former criminal profiler Terry McCaleb to leave his quiet life to help her out. In a horrific morass of crime scene details, McCaleb deciphers a message and finds a suspect" a Los Angeles detective named Harry Bosch who has spent too many years looking at too much darkness. But while Bosch mnay have had a good reason to murder a man in a West Hollywood apartment, he has an even better one for staying alive-- and for finding a suspect of his own.
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Exceptional Connelly. He's a cut above the usual mystery/thriller writer, and this one won't disappoint!
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An absorbing read with some good twists!
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The more you read, the more maze-like become Connelly's coils of complication. The more shadowy the mysteries that lurk around McCaleb and Bosch.
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I was disappointed in this entry in the Harry Bosch series. Harry's character seemed underwritten and I didn't particularly care for Terry's character. Will not detract me from moving on to the next in the series.
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Michael Connelly writes great thriller's. Don't miss reading this one It is a "double does of Hero's"Harry Bosch & Terry McCaleb.
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Harry Bosch and Terry McCaleb combine in one great read. Loved it.
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Harry Bosch is up to his neck in a case that has transfixed all of celebrity-mad Los Angeles: a movie director is charged with murdering an actress during sex, and then staging her death to make it look like a suicide. Meanwhile, Terry McCaleb is looking into another murder that just may link to Harry.
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One of the best in this series and that's saying a lot, since the entire series is terrific! The interplay between Harry Bosch and Terry McCaleb is superb!
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Another great Michael Connelly story.
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Another Harry Bosch story, always full of suspense and good.
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Great Harry Bosch story even though the central character at the beginning is Terry McCabe, a former FBI profiler. McCabe has retired but is asked by L.A. County Sheriff's department to look a murder that all the signs of a serial killer. It looks to McCabe that the profile points to Harry!
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Another good Harry Bosch book...
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Book Seven in the Harry Bosch Series. Cross-over with Terry McCaleb from Blood Work. (The book is more fun to read if you've read Blood Work first -- good character continuity.)
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Michael Connelly is a New York Times best selling author with his books "Angels Flight" and "Void Moon."

An investigater is hot on the trail of an unknown torture-killing murderer, and inlists the help of a former criminal profiler because she believes the killer will strike again.

There are many plot twists and suprises in this one. I couldn't wait to curl up to it each evening....really gives you goose bumps!
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gritty detective story
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I love Harry Bosch books - they are so well written. This one was very interesting as it was told from two different protagonist's points of view that converged near the end of the book. Nice job!
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If the mark of a great book is one you cannot put down, then this one deserves an A+.
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Such a fantastic author. Bosch and McCaleb together? Can't get any better.
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A Harry Bosch novel. Good read.
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A good, quick read, mystery.
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Harry Bosch gets together with Terry McCaleb of Blood Work to solve a crime that threatens both their lives. Jack McEvoy from The Poet plays an integral role. A superb job of bringing together Connelly's intricately woven LA universe.
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I loved this book! Terry McCaleb returns to profile a murderer in a plot that twists and turns with such speed and grace you can't put it down! Wonderful characters and smart dialogue make Connelly one of my favorite authors. A great read!
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Good writer.
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Scary, Strange, and I you like this type YOu will love this..........
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I thought the book was very good. I like Michael Connelly's book's. It was action all the way through and it kept my interest through out the book.
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Didn't actually read.
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Enjoyed, but not as much as others.
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A really good read.
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I have enjoyed all of the Harry Bosch novels and it was a little disconcerting to me that he was seriously being investigated for a murder by a criminal profiler, Terry McCaleb. This book was seen through the eyes of McCaleb, who had worked with Harry years earlier and even though he did not want to believe that Harry was guilty, all of the evidence pointed straight to him.
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I really love Harry Bosch and thought this provided a lot of insyte into the character, Terry Macaled, the character from Blood Work, joins forces with Harry, but suddenly Harry becomes the suspect in a grisly murder and it's up to Tarry to either prove he did it or prove he didn't.
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VERY good read!
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A really fine book. Very different from the usual of this genre. Exciting to read. You'll have to figure out the answer.
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Best Harry Bosch novel so far. As usual some pretty good twists and procedurals.
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Terrific read. But I haven't found a bad Michael Connelly book yet.
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Harry and Terry together, what could be better?
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"The more you read, the more maze-like become Connelly's coils of complication. The more shadowy the mysteries that lurk around McCaleb and Bosch" - Los Angeles Times Book Review
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good one!!
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Very good read...
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Attn Harry Bosch fans -- you should love A Darkness More Than Light. I love Michael Connelly but I'm not a fan of the Bosch novels, so I haven't actually read this (I did read The Concrete Blonde, and that's when I decided I wasn't big on Bosch}. If Bosch is your boyo, tho, then order this novel!
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Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch stories are the best. This book is my favorite of the series so far.
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My husband enjoyed this one.
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GREAT AUTHOR-FAST READ
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Excellent story, couldn't put it down. Characters from two of Connelly's book series, McCaleb and Bosch, are the main characters. Great character development, gripping story.
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really good mystery. another harry bosch, lapd detective story. real surprises and twists in the plot. i like this author. a fast easy read for beach or plane.
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As always Connelly writes a good story. In this book he bring Bosch working with a new retired detective
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Book Description
Terry McCaleb, the retired FBI agent who starred in the bestseller "Blood Work," is asked by the LAPD to help them investigate a series of murders that have them baffled. They are the kind of ritualized killings McCaleb specialized in solving with the FBI, and he is reluctantly drawn from his peaceful new life back into the horror and excitement of tracking down a terrifying homicidal maniac. More horrifying still, the suspect who seems to fit the profile that McCaleb develops is someone he has known and worked with in the past: LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch.

My Review
This book was not your typical Harry Bosch novel as Terry McCaleb was the retired FBI agent and Harry Bosch was the main suspect. It was a little slow to take off but once it did, it was a page-turner to the very end. Connelly is very good at developing characters, both good and bad, that are very intriguing and ones you'll feel are very real. I need to go back and read Blood Work as that's the book that introduces Terry McCaleb, a character which I like very much. This plot was very enjoyable and not too complicated. A pretty easy, straight forward read which I'm sure you'll enjoy if you're a Harry Bosch fan.
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Excellent book! Bosch is profiled as the bad guy and eventually hires McCaleb, the profiler, to find out what he "missed" during his examination of the case. Lots of surprising twists and intrigue in this one.
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Former Criminal Profiler Terry McCaleb is asked by the Sheriff's Department to look into a case that has grown cold. As Terry reads the file, he builds a profile of the perpetrator. As the picture in his mind becomes clearer, his suspect is none other than Los Angeles Homicide Detective Harry Bosch. Bosch knew the murder victim and had actually spoke to him the night of the murder. Did he follow the victim home? Would a decorated policeman stoop to cold-blooded murder? Or is Harry being set up?

This is an interesting merger of two of Michael Connelly's heroes. Terry McCaleb was introduced to us in "Blood Work". Harry Bosch has had six previous books in his series. I thought the story was interesting, but there seemed to be a lot of filler in this book. It began to drag a bit in the middle. I did like the ending, though it was rather obvious who was behind the murder. My rating: 4 Stars.
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It was a case some cops could live with: the torture killing of a man who spread horrors of his own. Yet one investigator believes the unknown assailant will strike again, and she presuades former criminal profiler Terry McCaleb to leave his quiet life to help her out. In a horrific morass of crime scene details, McCaleb deciphers a message and finds a suspect: a Los Angeles detective named Harry Bosch who has spent too many years looking at too much darkness. But while Bosch may have had a good reason to murder a man in a West Hollywood apartment, he has an even better one for staying alive - and for finding a suspect of his own.
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It was a case some cops could live with: the torture killing of a man who spread horrors of his own. Yet one investigator believes the unknown assailant will strike again, and she persuades former criminal profiler Terry McCaleb to leave his quiet life to help her out. In a horrific morass of crime scene details, McCaleb deciphers a message and finds a suspect: a Los Angeles detective named Harry Bosch who has spent too many years looking at too much darkness. But while Bosch may have had a good reason to murder a man in a West Hollywood apartment, he has an even better one for staying alive--and for finding a suspect of his own.
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A darkness more than night. It was a case some cops could live with: the torture killing of a man who spread horrors of his own. Yet one investigator believes the unknown assailant will strike again, and she persuades former criminal profiler Terry McCaleb to leave his quiet life to help her out. In a horrific morass of crime scene details, McCaleb deciphers a message and finds a suspect: a Los Angeles detective named Harry Bosch who has spent too many years looking at too much darkness. But while Bosch may have had a good reason to murder a man in a West Hollywood apartment, he has an even better one for staying alive---and for finding a suspect of his own.
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It was a case some cops could live with: the torture killing of a man who had spread horrors of his own when he was alive. Yet one investigator believes the unknown assailant will strike again and she persuades former criminal porfiler Terry McCaleb to leave his quiet life to help her out. In a horrific morass of crime scne details, McCaleb deciphers a message and finds a suspect: a Los Angeles Detective named Harry Bosch who has spent too many years looking at too much darkness. But while Bosch may have had reasons to murder the man in a West Hollywood apartment,he has an even better reason for staying alive--and for finding a suspect of his own.
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Can Michael Connelly even write a bad book. I love Harry Bosch.