The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly
(A Lincoln Lawyer Novel)

84%

17 Critic Reviews

...an intriguing plot, decent characterisation, excellent writing and an exciting ending.
-Guardian

Synopsis

Things are finally looking up for defense attorney Mickey Haller. After two years of wrong turns, Haller is back in the courtroom. When Hollywood lawyer Jerry Vincent is murdered, Haller inherits his biggest case yet: the defense of Walter Elliott, a prominent studio executive accused of murdering his wife and her lover. But as Haller prepares for the case that could launch him into the big time, he learns that Vincent's killer may be coming for him next.

Enter Harry Bosch. Determined to find Vincent's killer, he is not opposed to using Haller as bait. But as danger mounts and the stakes rise, these two loners realize their only choice is to work together.

Bringing together Michael Connelly's two most popular characters, The Brass Verdict is sure to be his biggest book yet.
 

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 September 18, 2008 by Little, Brown and Company. 408 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Brass Verdict
All: 17 | Positive: 16 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Good

...Connelly brings his two sleuths together in a way that honors them both.

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NY Times

Good
on Oct 12 2008

“The Brass Verdict” has the sneaky metabolism of any Connelly book. It starts slowly, moves calmly, hides pertinent bits of information in plain sight and then abruptly ratchets up its energy for the denouement.

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Guardian

Good
on Nov 01 2008

...an intriguing plot, decent characterisation, excellent writing and an exciting ending.

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Blog Critics

Excellent
on Dec 28 2008

Written in muscular, straightforward prose, it's a sure hit for both Connelly and mystery fans alike...

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AV Club

Above average
on Oct 22 2008

...The Brass Verdict fascinates with its thousand little procedural details, from how a law firm's billing system works to how lawyers skirt the line between clever advocacy and unethical behavior.

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Entertainment Weekly

Good
on Oct 08 2008

Although they present themselves as opposite numbers...they're brothers in more than just name. Each uses the tools of his trade, however unconventionally, to find the truth in Connelly's Los Angeles, where everybody does, indeed, lie.

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The Washington Post

Above average
on Oct 12 2008

Even though the way it ends is just a wee bit contrived, it's still a terrific ride.

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USA Today

Excellent
on Oct 23 2008

It's the character studies of Haller and Bosch that give gold luster to The Brass Verdict. Both are damaged loners which, in this reader's estimation, always make the best protagonists.

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Oregon Live

Good
on Oct 11 2008

When I was done, I wished for another book featuring the two of them, and I bet my wish will come true before too much longer.

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Tampa Bay Times

Excellent
on Nov 15 2008

...Haller may speak to the reader directly, but he's still playing his cards close to his vest. The Brass Verdict keeps twisting with new surprises almost to the very last page.

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Nights and Weekends

Good

The Brass Verdict is yet another chilling page-turner from one of the best crime writers out there.

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Blogger News Network

Good
on Jan 21 2009

...what is here is highly entertaining and a mighty good read. You can’t ask for much more...

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Monsters and Critics

Excellent
on Nov 30 2008

The courtroom drama, a couple of ex-wives and tantalizing hints at police corruption all contribute to this well crafted murder mystery that will leave fans anxiously awaiting more.

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Las Vegas Review Journal

Excellent
on Sep 19 2008

When I read my first Connelly novel, I liked it so much I scoured bookstores — secondhand and new — to find others of his books. Caution: Reading this one might have the same effect on you.

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Gather Books

Good
on Nov 29 2011

I love the characters in this novel; they have a lot of depth. I also enjoy how Connelly ties in characters from his other books...

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The Mystery Site

Above average

Connelly's readers are used to just a little bit better a story, a somewhat tighter narrative, and a tad wee bit more originally written reveal than what is in this one.

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The Mystery Site

Good

Devoted fans and novice mystery readers alike will not be disappointed and will likely hope for and wait with great anticipation of future Mickey Haller / Harry Bosch novels.

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