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The Closers (Harry Bosch, Bk 11)
The Closers - Harry Bosch, Bk 11
Author: Michael Connelly
The death of a teenage girl almost two decades ago comes back to haunt all of L.A. - and detective Harry Bosch. — In Los Angeles in 1998, a 16 year old girl who had disappeared from her home was later found dead with a single gunshot wound to the chest. The death appeared at first to be a suicide, and although detectives on the case found clues t...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780446616447
ISBN-10: 0446616443
Publication Date: 2/2006
Pages: 464
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 463 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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gigi avatar reviewed The Closers (Harry Bosch, Bk 11) on + 355 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
A good, behind-the-scenes look at the details involved in solving cold cases.
reviewed The Closers (Harry Bosch, Bk 11) on + 17 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Maybe Connelly is tired of the Harry Bosch series. The Closers fails to deliver the punch of earlier books in this series. It was much more a police proceedural rather than an action book; the plot though interesting was easy to see through to the killer. I had the feeling that Connelly dashed this one off so he could move on to other things.
Nevertheless, Bosch fans will want to read this. Harry's back after three years of retirement (and a failed marriage). He's paired with Kiz Rider, but Edgar is on his own with Hollywood Division. We also see Harry's nemesis Chief Irvin S. Irving. In short Connelly delivers, but fails to hit a knock-out punch.
trekie70 avatar reviewed The Closers (Harry Bosch, Bk 11) on + 291 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I thoroughly enjoyed this book-if you like his others, you will like this one.
reviewed The Closers (Harry Bosch, Bk 11) on + 159 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is yet another great read about Detective Harry Bosch, who has rejoined the force after 3 years of retirement. He is assigned to the Open/Unsolved Unit where he investigates a 17-year-old murder of a 16-year-old girl. He is re-partnered with his former partner Kiz Rider. Michael Connelly continues to write engrossing stories that are tough to put down. I'm looking forward to reading his next one, "The Lincoln Lawyer" which I've already obtained through PBS! Paul C.
reviewed The Closers (Harry Bosch, Bk 11) on + 244 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Harry Bosch is always entertaining! Highly recommend all in the series. Helps to read in order!
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Tunerlady avatar reviewed The Closers (Harry Bosch, Bk 11) on + 556 more book reviews
Loved this one! Harry's back at the police force working in cold cases with his old partner, Kiz. Love those two together! Great read!
reviewed The Closers (Harry Bosch, Bk 11) on + 219 more book reviews
Great Read !!!!
reviewed The Closers (Harry Bosch, Bk 11) on + 15 more book reviews
Was a good book. Well written and a quick read, always making you wonder what will happen next. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys suspense and detective books.
reviewed The Closers (Harry Bosch, Bk 11) on + 2905 more book reviews
Like the characters, good read--does get a little bogged down a time or two and repeats some but overall, a good book
reviewed The Closers (Harry Bosch, Bk 11) on + 6 more book reviews
Connelly seldom disappoints and he came through again with The Closers. He's got me hooked!
socal92054 avatar reviewed The Closers (Harry Bosch, Bk 11) on + 6 more book reviews
The death of a teenaged girl almost two decades ago comes back to haunt LA and Detective Harry Bosch in this spellbinding thriller. In LA 1988, a sixteen yr old girl disappeared from her home and was later found dead of a gunshot wound to the chest. The death appeared to be a suicide - but some of the evidence contradicted that scenario and detectives came to believe this was in fact a murder.
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I will be reading more awesome book...
reviewed The Closers (Harry Bosch, Bk 11) on + 69 more book reviews
enjoyed reading this book
jjares avatar reviewed The Closers (Harry Bosch, Bk 11) on + 2508 more book reviews
This is a perfectly plotted police procedural starring Harry Bosch and Kiz Rider. LAPD has allowed Harry to come out of retirement and join the Open Unsolved Unit with Kiz, his former partner. Right out of the box, they latch onto a 17-year-old murder of a young biracial girl (with a single gunshot to the chest).

The new police chief admonishes the two detectives that procedures and detectives are much more skilled now than earlier. There were errors made in the past, and the chief tells them to avoid these and bring resolution to any cases they can. When viewing the murder book, the detectives notice that the detectives of the time were pushed to avoid treating the case as a racially-motivated murder (because of the racially-tense times in LA during that era). When a case has interference by the upper echelon, officers call the case having "high jingo." The two detectives realize that the case was not resolved because of this interference. Before long, they realize that Harry's nemesis, Deputy Chief Irvin Irving, was the cause of the 'high jingo.'

The case takes less than a week but the story is dense with the explanation of the way police work. I found it to be fascinating; others might not be so keen on in-depth explanations of procedures. I think this is an exceptionally fine book. Enjoy.
reviewed The Closers (Harry Bosch, Bk 11) on + 9 more book reviews
Easy read but not the best connelly novel!
jandee avatar reviewed The Closers (Harry Bosch, Bk 11) on + 14 more book reviews
True Harry Bosch all the way! Still bold, still sassy.
loverofnature2008 avatar reviewed The Closers (Harry Bosch, Bk 11) on + 11 more book reviews
Another page turner.... great read for those who like mysteries
reviewed The Closers (Harry Bosch, Bk 11) on
An excellent book, well written and follows locala procedures,..fairly well.

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