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

Michael Connelly
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Book Description

LAPD Detective Harry Bosch tackles a trio of tough cases in an exclusive eBook containing three compelling short stories.

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: 616 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: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,929 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. BOSCH, the TV series based on Michael's novels, is the most watched original series on Amazon Prime Instant Video and has just been commissioned for a second series. 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
The Reversal
The Drop
The Black Box
The Burning Room

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23 of 24 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Weak sauce 29 Jun. 2012
By Sam Quixote TOP 500 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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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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Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch has been one of my favourite literary characters since i picked up the first of his novels and has maintained the quality (almost - i wasn't as keen on 9 Dragons) throughout the series. With Connelly being taken up with other work, mainly the Micky Haller books and the very decent adaptation to film of the same character, pure Bosch (not just appearances in his half brothers books) books have become rare occurrences so a collection of short stories featuring Bosch, all of which are new to me, is something to look forward to.

The stories serve to fill the gaps in the background and development of the character we know from the full novels, from his first dead body discovered while still a probationer in Uniform to how he discovered a love of Jazz and in particular, the Alto Sax. Each story is set at a different period of his career and in each he appears with a different partner. 'Christmas Even' is a relatively straightforward investigation of a burglary complicated by a dead body where Bosch encyclopedic knowledge serves to provide him with the answer to the puzzle of the burglars death and leads Harry on a rewarding Christmas errand. 'Fathers Day' finds Harry dealing with the death of a young disabled child in suspicious circumstances that has Bosch thinking about his daughter, Maddie, who at this time is still in Hong Kong with her Mother. By far the strongest of the 3 is 'Angle of the Investigation in which Harry finds himself investigating, while in the Open-Unsolved Unit, the murder of a woman, who was his first call out to a DB as a probation uniform officer. It has some of the complexity we expect from a Bosch murder inquiry and a nice twist end.

All in all i would have preferred a full Bosch novel but these 3 great short stories certainly provide a decent fix until the The Drop is released in paperback later this year.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Harry Bosch does his thing 3 times
Three Harry Bosch short stories. Very readable.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Bosch Short Stories
All short stories, plus a short leader to a new book the Drop. Worth the read providing your not expecting too much and not spending too much on it !
Published 12 hours ago by DIL
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Published 4 days ago by Trevor Cowley
5.0 out of 5 stars Always a good read.
Michael Connelly. Always a good read.
Published 15 days ago by Anne G
5.0 out of 5 stars ... - including Angle of Investigation - has been a great read; he's...
I've read some 26 Michael Connelly books over the past few years and each one - including Angle of Investigation - has been a great read; he's an immensely talented author and... Read more
Published 25 days ago by Geoffrey Ainsworth
3.0 out of 5 stars Frustrating read
The stories themselves where good , as always. The concept of having 3 short stories didn't work for me , just as I was getting into the story it ended , leaving me wanting more ,... Read more
Published 27 days ago by Richard Cadman
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by J. A. J. Hyde
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Poor story lines. Just filling pages
Published 1 month ago by MICHAEL K WILLIAMS
5.0 out of 5 stars triple joy!
always a good story from Michael.
Published 2 months ago by georgina houston
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Connelly is a brilliant writer and delivers every time with Bosch
Published 2 months ago by ann banks
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