Dark Sacred Night

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Allen & Unwin, Oct 29, 2018 - Fiction - 448 pages
Even detectives have a dark side . . .

At the end of a long, dark night detectives Renee Ballard and Harry Bosch cross paths for the first time.

Detective Renee Ballard works the graveyard shift and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours to find a stranger rifling through old files.

The intruder is none other than retired legendary LAPD detective Harry Bosch, hunting for leads in an unsolved case that has got under his skin.

Ballard escorts him out but -- curious to know what he was searching for -- soon becomes obsessed by the murder of Daisy Clayton. Was she the first victim of a serial killer who still stalks the streets?

For Bosch, the case is more than personal: it may be all he has left.

But in a city where crime never sleeps, even detectives have a dark side ...

'Outstanding, complex police procedural ... Bosch and Ballard, both outsiders with complicated pasts, form a perfect partnership in this high spot of Edgar-winner Connelly's long and distinguished career.' --Publishers Weekly (starred review)

'Connelly has created wonderful characters with Bosch and Haller, and Ballard will easily be as beloved. Connelly is a master of crime fiction.' --Associated Press

'Superb crime writing from a master.' --Stephen Loosley, The Australian

'Crime thriller writing of the highest order.' --The Guardian

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User Review  - lbswiener - LibraryThing

Dark Sacred Night is a Los Angeles based murder adventure novel. The time is present day. All of the character situations were believable. There were several cases that were all solved in the end. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - susandennis - LibraryThing

While this is not my favorite Michael Connelly, no book of his deserves less than five stars. I think maybe he's just not got the whole Ballard/Bosch situation in a groove yet. I can wait. Read full review

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About the author (2018)

A former police reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Michael Connelly is the international bestselling author of the Harry Bosch thriller series and the legal thriller series featuring Mickey Haller, as well as several stand-alone bestsellers. His most recent #1 bestseller is Dark Sacred Night, in which the legendary Harry Bosch joins forces with Connelly's newest LAPD protagonist, Detective Renee Ballard.

Michael Connelly's books have sold more than seventy-four million copies worldwide. They have been translated into 40 languages and have won awards all over the world, including the Edgar and Anthony Awards. Michael Connelly has also been awarded the 2018 CWA Diamond Dagger, the highest honour in British crime writing.

Connelly is the executive producer of the successful TV series, Bosch, starring Titus Welliver. Bosch Season 4 is now available on SBS in Australia, with Season 5 to screen in 2019 and Season 6 also going into production.

Michael Connelly's new true crime podcast, Murder Book, will premiere on 28 January, 2019.

Michael Connelly spends his time in California and Florida.

To find out more, head to:
Website: www.michaelconnelly.com.au
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MichaelConnellyBooks
Twitter: @Connellybooks

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