Trunk Music Paperback – 11 Jun 2009
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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.
"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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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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."
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Most enjoyable read,couldn't put it down.One of the best Harry Bosch I have read.Published 8 days ago by margaretcooper
Great character development, good plot and - as ever - good old Harry!Published 18 days ago by Mr. Ray Girling
The fifth novel in Michael Connolly's Harry Bosch series has been reprinted following the successful recent TV adaptation by Amazon. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Steven Aldous
Not quite as good as some of the others in the series.
A little bit too procedural and long winded.