Echo Park by Michael Connelly
(Harry Bosch)

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In 1995, Marie Gesto disappeared after walking out of a supermarket in Hollywood. Harry Bosch worked the case but couldn't crack it, and the 22-year-old woman never turned up, dead or alive. Now Bosch is in the Open-Unsolved Unit, where he still keeps the Gesto file on his desk, when he gets a call from the DA. A man accused of two heinous killings is willing to come clean about several other murders, including the killing of Marie Gesto. Bosch must now take Raynard Waits's confession and get close to the man he has sought - and hated - for eleven years. But when Bosch learns that he and his partner missed a clue back in 1995 that could have led them to Gesto's killer - and that would have stopped nine murders that followed - he begins to crack.
Michael Connelly's suspenseful new novel pits the detective People magazine calls "one of the most complex crime fighters around" against one of the most sadistic killers he has ever confronted. It confirms that Michael Connelly "is the best writer of suspense fiction working today" (Richmond Times-Dispatch).
 

About Michael Connelly

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Michael Connelly is the author of the recent #1 New York Times bestsellers The Drop, The Fifth Witness, The Reversal, The Scarecrow, The Brass Verdict, and The Lincoln Lawyer, as well as the bestselling Harry Bosch series of novels. He is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels. He spends his time in California and Florida.
 
Published October 9, 2006 by Little, Brown and Company. 417 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Political & Social Sciences, Crime, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction

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Harry Bosch, back with the LAPD in the Open-Unresolved Unit (The Closers, 2005), wrestles with a teasing case from his salad days in Hollywood homicide.

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Publishers Weekly

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No matter how much critics and readers love him, Connelly's Harry Bosch is definitely a downer. To catch the spirit of the popular series without sending listeners leaping out of their windows

Jan 29 2007 | Read Full Review of Echo Park (Harry Bosch)

The New York Times

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The cases of Michael Connelly’s Los Angeles detective can become self-help exercises in his personal psychodrama.

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The New York Times

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Michael Connelly has woven entirely unsurprising elements into a surprisingly suspense-filled story.

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Publishers Weekly

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Paired with beautiful FBI agent Eleanor Wish, Harry makes sense of the Vietnam connection to the bank job--a discovery that puts them both in danger from deadly ex-Marines and a powerful insider from either the LAPD or the FBI itself.

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police procedural with this original and eminently authentic first novel, featuring Hieronymus (aka Harry) Bosch, a former hero cop exiled to the small-time Beverly Hills force.

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Cariou can also do Connelly's normal, only semidepressed supporting characters with grace and depth: Harry's female partner, other cops with mixed motives, crooked lawyers, on-the-make politicians, even a convicted serial killer trying to escape the death penalty by reopening one of Bosch's old w...

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BC Books

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Readers of Michael Connelly’s Hieronymus [Harry] Bosch series will be happy that the 12th in the series Echo Park has now been released in soft cover.

Oct 10 2007 | Read Full Review of Echo Park (Harry Bosch)

BC Books

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In one plot twist Bosch realizes that the serial killer apparently contacted his partner, but his call was not returned.

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Book Reporter

So when O'Shea's office approaches Harry with a deal involving a suspect who claims to have murdered the Gesto woman --- plus a long list of others --- Harry eyes it with suspicion and distaste.

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Entertainment Weekly

A hard-boiled affair built around a wisp of a plot, the 12th Bosch book finds the detective obsessed with an old murder case and doubting the man who has confessed to the killing.

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Suite 101

With two other unsolved murders and racial tension rising, is this town still a safe haven?

Dec 03 2006 | Read Full Review of Echo Park (Harry Bosch)

Reviewing the Evidence

Connelly's last book may have been the excellent THE LINCOLN LAWYER (and I for one was amongst those that enjoyed the book immensely) but many of us were wondering when we would see the return of Harry Bosch, last seen in THE CLOSERS.

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Gather Books

Information has come up about an old case that Harry Bosch worked years ago.

Jul 13 2011 | Read Full Review of Echo Park (Harry Bosch)

Nights and Weekends

Connelly doesn’t waste time with a lot of build-up before jumping right into the story—but even if you’ve never read a Harry Bosch book before, you’ll have no problem keeping up.

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Bookmarks Magazine

As in previous installments, both character and plot drive Echo Park: Harry’s passion for the case and his guilt at having not found the killer before more murders occurred create a flawed, convincing hero.

Aug 21 2007 | Read Full Review of Echo Park (Harry Bosch)

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Michael Connelly has done it again, proving with his latest novel, Echo Park, that he is one of the ...

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The Mystery Site

The Brass Verdict - A Mickey Haller / Harry Bosch Mystery: 20th Connelly mystery brings Mickey Haller and Harry Bosch together with a bang (from a revolver) The Black Ice - A Harry Bosch Mystery: Second in the series.

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TimesUnion.com

Connelly succeeds once again with his latest Detective Harry Bosch thriller, the second one to feature the L.A.

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Michael Connelly kicks ass in Echo Park, the latest mystery novel starring Detective Harry Bosch.

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