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The late show. #1 / Michael Connelly.

Connelly, Michael, 1956- author. (Author).
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  • 6 of 7 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 5 of 5 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316225984
  • ISBN: 0316225983
  • Physical Description: 405, 31 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note: "Introducing Detective Renée Ballard" -- dust jacket cover.
Includes an excerpt from Two kinds of truth.
Summary, etc.: "Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But one night she catches two cases she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn. Against orders and her own partner's wishes, she works both cases by day while maintaining her shift by night. As the cases entwine they pull her closer to her own demons and the reason she won't give up her job no matter what the department throws at her."-- from author website.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 June #1
    *Starred Review* Connelly has been doing much more with his female characters lately: in The Burning Room (2014), his longtime series lead, Harry Bosch, shared screen time with rookie detective Lucia Soto, who emerged as a fully fleshed out, multidimensional character, and in The Wrong Side of Goodbye (2016), Bosch is paired with Bella Lourdes, another young detective who profits from Harry's mentoring while showing she's more than capable of stealing a scene from the veteran. Now, perhaps inevitably, Connelly goes a step further: debuting a new series starring a female detective, Renée Ballard, who has been exiled to the night shift after unsuccessfully challenging the LAPD's old-boy network by bringing sexual-harassment charges against her boss. Chafing at the lot of the "late show" detective, who must launch investigations only to turn them over to the day shift when morning comes, Renée continues to investigate, off the books, two crimes that land on her plate: the beating of a prostitute and the murder of a cocktail waitress. Connelly's special genius has always been his ability to build character like the most literary of novelists while attending to the procedural details of a police investigation with all the focus of anEd McBain. He does both here, showing us Renée on her surfboard, working out her Bosch-like demons, but also grinding through the minutiae of the case until she achieves that "Holy Grail of detective work," that moment of knowing she has her man. Many established crime writers—James Lee Burke, Ian Rankin, Randy Wayne White—have launched new series as their signature heroes age, but few have done it as successfully as Connelly. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The success of Amazon's Bosch TV show has enlarged Connelly's already enormous fan base, making this the perfect moment to launch a new print series. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Michael Connelly is the author of twenty-nine previous novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Wrong Side of Goodbye and The Crossing. His books, which include the Harry Bosch and Lincoln Lawyer series, have sold more than sixty million copies worldwide. Connelly is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels and is the executive producer of Bosch, starring Titus Welliver. He spends his time in California and Florida.

Subject: Women detectives > California > Los Angeles > Fiction.
Policewomen > Fiction.
Sexual harassment in law enforcement > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation.
Sexual harassment in law enforcement.
Women detectives.
California > Los Angeles.
California > Los Angeles > Hollywood.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.

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