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Angle of Investigation: Three Harry Bosch Short Stories

Angle of Investigation: Three Harry Bosch Short Stories [Kindle Edition]

Michael Connelly
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In CHRISTMAS EVEN, the case of a burglar killed in mid-heist leads Bosch to retrace a link to his past. In FATHER'S DAY, Bosch investigates a young boy's seemingly accidental death and confronts his own fears as a father. In ANGLE OF INVESTIGATION, Bosch delves into one of the first homicides he ever worked back as a uniformed rookie patrolman, a case that was left unsolved for decades. Together, these gripping stories span Bosch's controversial career at the LAPD and show the evolution of the haunted, legendary investigator he would become. Utterly unputdownable, they are proof that 'Connelly is a crime writing genius' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 424 KB
  • Print Length: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Orion (11 Oct 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005I4WBE6
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,820 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A former police reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Michael Connelly is the author of Harry Bosch thriller series as well as several stand-alone bestsellers, including the highly acclaimed legal thriller, The Lincoln Lawyer, selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club.
Michael Connelly has been President of the Mystery Writers of America. His books have been translated into 31 languages and have won awards all over the world, including the Edgar and Anthony Awards.
He lives in Tampa, Florida, with his family.

Here are the Harry Bosch novels in series order:

The Black Echo
The Black Ice
The Concrete Blonde
The Last Coyote
Trunk Music
Angels Flight
A Darkness More Than Night
City of Bones
Lost Light
The Narrows
The Closers
Echo Park
The Overlook
The Brass Verdict
Nine Dragons

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read 15 Oct 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I felt that this was a better collection than Suicide Run, but still only 70% of the book was utilised. 30% was, once again given over to advertise his new book The Drop. However the first story was so good it nearly had me in tears. The other two were also very good and gives the reader a real insight into police procedural in Connelly's world.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Three crimes, one Bosch 14 Oct 2011
By Eleanor TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition
"Angle of Investigation" contains three Harry Bosch stories (summarized below). Like Suicide Run: Three Harry Bosch Stories, one is a police procedural, one showcases Harry's interrogation skills, and one focuses more on Harry than the crime. The latter, 'Christmas Even', is the most emotionally developed, just managing not to tip over into mawkishness; the other two were very enjoyable, perfect reading for a lunch break. As with "Suicide Run" a quarter of the book consists of a sample of Connelly's upcoming novel "The Drop".

'Christmas Even' - a burglar is found dead in a pawnshop, first published in Murder...and All That Jazz.

'Father's Day' - Harry investigates whether a baby's death is a result of negligence or cold-blooded murder, first published in The Blue Religion: A Mystery Writers of America Anthology.

'Angle of Investigation' - Harry investigates a cold case from his first days as a cop, first published in Plots With Guns.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent short stories 25 Oct 2011
By Maria
Format:Kindle Edition
Once again we have Harry Bosch in short story form. All were different, from one that happened on his first day as a cop & he followed up as a cold case, one a dead thief, & a very sad one about a baby death. The writer has included an intro to his latest book, too. With or without this , this is still excellent value for money.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great stories 26 Oct 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This short story collection that came out only as an eBook is better than Suicide Run, which I reviewed recently, since not only the stories are more interesting but also because it gives the reader a chance to get to know better Connelly's detective Bosch.
In Christmas Even Bosch and his partner Jerry Edgar are called to investigate a not so common death. The scene of the crime, if ever there was one, is a pawnshop that belongs to a man of Russian origins. According to him his shop has been victimized by a burglar three times in the past and he's quite certain that the dead man was behind those crimes. How did he get in though and what was it that killed him? Harry will get the answers to these questions with no difficulty at all. But now, and most importantly, he also has to find out who killed him. It's Christmas Eve. All his colleagues are in a hurry to call it a day and go home, but he knows that he will never get peace of mind if he doesn't solve the riddle. So he'll start wandering from one place to the next, arresting people and posing questions until he reaches his goal. At the same time, the accidental recovery of a stolen saxophone will bring back to him memories from the Vietnam War and that's exactly when one will be able to take a better look into his psyche.
The story in Father's Day somehow reminds us of an episode of CSI Miami in which something similar has happened. A fifteen month old boy is found dead in his father's car. The cause of death is heatstroke and now it falls to Bosch and his partner Ignatio Ferras to discover whether it was an accident or rule it a crime. The child was handicapped and in cases like this no one can be certain about anything.
Bosch takes a journey into the past in Angle of Investigation.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Weak sauce 29 Jun 2012
By Sam Quixote TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is a small collection of three short stories featuring Harry Bosch: Christmas Even, Father's Day, and Angle of Investigation.

The first story is about a burglary in a pawn shop and a stolen saxophone belonging to a jazz legend. It's pretty damn boring with Bosch and co. going through the motions, like all police procedurals, followed by a sentimental yet dull reminiscence of Bosch's army days.

The second is better with a disabled child being murdered by his selfish parents, and the third story is the best with Bosch bringing closure to a 33-year old case of a murdered middle aged woman, however both of these stories end too easily with the murderer(s) giving up as soon as Bosch guesses they're guilty. I know these are short stories so the need is to bring closure to them fairly quickly but it just felt really false.

Michael Connelly is a sometimes brilliant novelist but this brief collection shows his limitations as a short story writer. Also the e-book only takes up about two thirds of it, the last third is an excerpt from "The Drop".
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Suicide Run: Three Harry Bosch Stories - should read 'Suicide Run: Three Harry Bosch very short Stories' - I finished all 3 on train journey into work yesterday (40 mins). They were well written, but could all have been a bit longer or even developed into full length books. They really seemed to be samplers to me and probably aimed at non readers of Michael Connelly rather than MC/Harry Bosch diehards (like me).

Have also just read today, on the train journey into work, his other short story book Angle of Investigation: Three Harry Bosch Short Stories which again well written but could have been developed further.

At .99p I suppose to complete your MC collection both are worth the expense!

Another thing both finished before the 100%. Suicide Run finished on 72% and Angle of Investigation finished on 67%. There then followed a review/sample of The Drop which took up more percentage than any one of the short stories!
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