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Trunk Music Paperback – 11 Jun 2009

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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Orion (11 Jun. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1409116948
  • ISBN-13: 978-1409116943
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (284 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 318,472 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The 5th Harry Bosch novel from the award-winning No.1 bestselling author. The murder of a Hollywood producer has all the signs of a Mafia hit but something doesn't add up to Harry Bosch.

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"His best yet!...a jazzy, funky, roller coaster of a book."" "Publishers Weekly""

"Trunk Music is Connelly at his best, skewering the superficial Hollywood society, the hoods, the good guys and bad girls, the bureaucratic tyrants who would rather fill in the right form than get to the truth." "Orlando Sentinel""

"A terrific read...truly one of the year's best entertainments." "Booklist"" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Harry Bosch returns in this novel by Michael Connelly in what reads initially as his most straight forward adventure to date. A body has been discovered abandoned in the boot of a car, execution style. All indicators point towards a mafia-style hit and the victims connections to the seedier side of Las Vegas. However, Bosch knows that it’s the details that break the case and he feels it's going a bit too easily - is Harry right?
Bosch is a very dark character and in 'Trunk Music' I feel he is at his darkest yet. If he is not pointing a gun at someone’s face he is kneeing them in the stomach. Perhaps Connelly has gone a bit too far into this area of Bosch's character as its hard to feel sympathetic to a cop that busts heads - characters with arguably a similar mentality are depicted as White Supremacists!
'Trunk Music' is still a very good novel even with its dark nature. The story follows a more linear path than the earlier books but drops off with twists near the end. The book goes into more detail of how a crime is solved and I found this more technical approach interesting.
Not quite as good as some of the earlier novels in the series but still a worthy addition to the fold.
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By A Customer on 24 Oct. 2000
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This may not be Connelly's best, but the standard he has set is exceptional.
I concede the plot is very complicated and jumpy - but, hey, not all murder investigations are straight forward! I was certainly never lost, and Connelly gently moves towards a solution, even if there are some sideways off-shoots.
The story telling, descriptions and character portraits are as fantastic as ever. Bosch is a detective with plenty left in him, especially since Connelly takes time off with other characters.
The best Connelly I can recommend is "The Poet."
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By O E J TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 30 May 2008
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This is the fifth in the series built around L.A. homicide detective Harry Bosch, in my humble opinion the best of his kind in contemporary crime fiction. This particular episode isn't the best in the series I would concede, but it's still a well-written story and Bosch is such a magnetic and appealing character that his trials and tribulations are always good value for reading money. The essence of the tale is that a man has been found dead in the boot (trunk) of his own car and the murder bears the hallmarks of a mob assassination, as the victim is a known money-launderer for the Mafia with strong connections to Las Vegas organised crime. Immediately, Harry Bosch is assigned to the case to find out who did it and why. There are some twists and surprises on the journey.

There are two good reasons to pick out Trunk Music as landmark reads in the series, and those reasons are both female. First, this is the story that introduces us to Kiz Rider, who will play such a key role in future novels, and then there is Eleanor Wish, who appeared in Connelly's debut novel THE BLACK ECHO as an FBI agent but whose circumstances are very different five years on. The relationship between Wish and Bosch in this novel is appealing and shows a slightly different side to Harry's personality, but we see rather less into the mind of the slightly enigmatic Eleanor. The conclusion of their love affair (within the context of the story) is a little unconvincing, and if anything seems improbable. But this is nit-picking on my part, as the relationship is really just the 'love interest' aspect to a tale that is otherwise focused entirely on the investigation and which develops into another confrontation between Bosch and the Internal Affairs Department.
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By Mrs. K. A. Wheatley TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 29 Mar. 2001
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Harry Bosch is a wonderful anti-hero and although he is bang up to date I get echoes of Raymond Chandler all over the shop here! I love these books. They are bleak, pessimistic, tired and shot through with an ennui for life. They are very much in the vein of James Ellroy as far as setting and mood go. Harry is up against it all roads up and the more complex the plot, the more corruption there is, the more I like it.
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What an author is Michael Connelly. I find his style of writing compulsive, exciting and fast moving. I'm delighted to have commenced at Book 1 of the series as each time I complete a book I conjecture as to whether or not it is the best one I have read.
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This series really goes from strength to strength. The characterisation is excellent and you start to get a feel for what the main characters are going to do ... and they don't disappoint, although the twists and turns never fail to keep you engaged. Slowly working my way through this series and very much looking forward to the next one.
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Yet again Michael Connelly has written a highly believable novel full of suspense and a nice subplot of the human side of the detective and his personal life. Harry Bosch is a brilliant detective but a bit of a maverick. However, he is also a man with normal human feelings and failings and this makes the reader warm to him. As ever with this writer the plot twists through different stages tantalising and intriguing the reader, until all is revealed at the end. This is obviously a detective novel, but the human aspects give it more universal appeal.
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