I have been reading the Harry Bosch series for 20 years and I have enjoyed every book. His first books in the series were called Black Echo and then Black Ice. They are well written police procedurals/thrillers/mysteries. The main character is Harry Bosch, a Vietnam War vet who spends as much time battling police bureaucracies as he does criminals. The novels are set in L.A. and Southern California. There is a level of complexity and detail that is enjoyable, but mainly Connelly is a good storyteller.
12.21 is Dustin Thomason’s second book after his well received debut novel Rule of Four that he co-wrote with his friend Ian Caldwell. 12.21 is a quite timely thriller as the premise is based on a 2012 apocalypse phenomenon.
There is a new player in town! Hardboiled has a great new addition in P.G. Sturges. This is the debut novel of the son of the director, Preston Sturges. The Shortcut Man is an entertaining ride into the sleazy side of L.A.
In the 15th book in Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch series, Connelly returns to familiar ground, leaving behind Nine Dragons' Hong Kong setting, returning to Los Angeles and reuniting readers with Bosch’s original nemesis, Irvin Irving. Irving first appeared in the original Bosch novel, 1992’s