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Publisher Comments:

Private investigator Harry Bosch confronts the most terrifying killer he's ever known — the monster known to millions as the Poet.

FBI agent Rachel Walling finally gets the call she's dreaded for years. The Poet has returned. Years earlier she worked on the famous case tracking the serial killer who wove lines of poetry into his hideous crimes. Rachel has never forgotten the Poet — and apparently he has not forgotten her.

Former LAPD detective Harry Bosch gets a call, too, from an old friend whose husband recently died. The death appeared natural, but this man's ties to the hunt for the Poet make Harry dig deep. What he finds leads him into the most terrifying situation he has ever encountered.

Review:

"[A]n unusually intelligent approach to generating thrills. Connelly is a master and this novel is yet another of his masterpieces." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Connelly knows his forensic evidence and his serial killers, and he is very good on crime-solving techniques and processing — both physical and mental...fans of Harry Bosch undoubtedly will be pleased." John Katzenbach, The Washington Post Book World

Review:

"Expertly juggling the narrative between Bosch's brooding, hard-boiled voice and a broader third-person perspective...Connelly builds tension exponentially through superb use of dramatic irony....This is Connelly at the top of his game." Bill Ott, Booklist (Starred Review)

Review:

"[Connelly's] vision remains rivetingly spare....Although The Narrows is linked by long tentacles to this author's other novels, it works perfectly well on its own....But The Narrows is so enveloping that it may send readers back to the early lives of these characters." Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Review:

"[A]n OK effort that holds the reader to its melodramatic end....The nits to pick here are fairly small, and it remains a pleasure to start a new Connelly offering....But it's time for him to unload something outrageously good again." Sam Allis, The Boston Globe

Review:

"All the flaws of Michael Connelly's writing are on display in The Narrows: the humorlessness, the sentimentality disguised as masculine stoicism, the moralistic attitude toward any vaguely disreputable pleasure....But also on display are Connelly's considerable talents as a plotter....If you haven't tried Connelly, all I can say is that as a storyteller, he's good enough so that even [his bad writing] isn't enough to keep you from turning the pages." Charles Taylor, Salon.com

Review:

"[O]ne of the best crime novelists in the world....Connelly doesn't push the edges of the genre so much as skillfully work in the middle." Jeff Baker, The Oregonian (Portland, OR)

Review:

The Narrows contains all the finely considered elements that mark Connelly as one of the premiere voices working in contemporary crime fiction....Most of The Narrows stands as proof of Connelly's magic." Robin Vidimos, The Denver Post

Review:

"The Narrows is an intelligent, tautly written thriller, and should only serve to heighten Connelly's already exalted stature as one of today's leading crime writers." Peter Robinson, The Toronto Globe and Mail

Synopsis:

Investigating what appears to have been the natural death of the husband of an old friend, LAPD detective Harry Bosch decides to dig deeper, given the man's ties to the hunt for the infamous serial killer, The Poet. What Harry discovers leads him into the most terrifying situation he has ever encountered.

About the Author

Michael Connelly is the author of the bestselling series of Harry Bosch novels, including A Darkness More than Night, City of Bones, and, most recently, Lost Light; and the bestselling novels Chasing the Dime, The Poet, Blood Work, and Void Moon. He lives in Florida.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316155304
Author:
Connelly, Michael
Publisher:
Little Brown and Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Series
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Serial murders
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Los angeles
Subject:
Bosch, Harry
Subject:
Los Angeles River
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Harry Bosch
Series Volume:
10
Publication Date:
May 3, 2004
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.62x6.36x1.32 in. 1.42 lbs.

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Product details 416 pages Little Brown and Company - English 9780316155304 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A]n unusually intelligent approach to generating thrills. Connelly is a master and this novel is yet another of his masterpieces."
"Review" by , "Connelly knows his forensic evidence and his serial killers, and he is very good on crime-solving techniques and processing — both physical and mental...fans of Harry Bosch undoubtedly will be pleased."
"Review" by , "Expertly juggling the narrative between Bosch's brooding, hard-boiled voice and a broader third-person perspective...Connelly builds tension exponentially through superb use of dramatic irony....This is Connelly at the top of his game."
"Review" by , "[Connelly's] vision remains rivetingly spare....Although The Narrows is linked by long tentacles to this author's other novels, it works perfectly well on its own....But The Narrows is so enveloping that it may send readers back to the early lives of these characters."
"Review" by , "[A]n OK effort that holds the reader to its melodramatic end....The nits to pick here are fairly small, and it remains a pleasure to start a new Connelly offering....But it's time for him to unload something outrageously good again."
"Review" by , "All the flaws of Michael Connelly's writing are on display in The Narrows: the humorlessness, the sentimentality disguised as masculine stoicism, the moralistic attitude toward any vaguely disreputable pleasure....But also on display are Connelly's considerable talents as a plotter....If you haven't tried Connelly, all I can say is that as a storyteller, he's good enough so that even [his bad writing] isn't enough to keep you from turning the pages."
"Review" by , "[O]ne of the best crime novelists in the world....Connelly doesn't push the edges of the genre so much as skillfully work in the middle."
"Review" by , The Narrows contains all the finely considered elements that mark Connelly as one of the premiere voices working in contemporary crime fiction....Most of The Narrows stands as proof of Connelly's magic."
"Review" by , "The Narrows is an intelligent, tautly written thriller, and should only serve to heighten Connelly's already exalted stature as one of today's leading crime writers."
"Synopsis" by , Investigating what appears to have been the natural death of the husband of an old friend, LAPD detective Harry Bosch decides to dig deeper, given the man's ties to the hunt for the infamous serial killer, The Poet. What Harry discovers leads him into the most terrifying situation he has ever encountered.
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