Thursday, November 22, 2012

A Cold Case That Warms A Cop's Heart: Janet Maslin's Review of Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch Crime Thriller

Janet Maslin at the New York Times wrote a good review of Michael Connelly's new crime thriller.

The start of “The Black Box” finds Harry Bosch as a street cop on the riot-torn streets of South Central. He is trying to help subdue the Rodney King riots. And he is exceptionally aware of race for two additional reasons. First, Harry is the only white cop in his unit, and his colleagues warn him to be careful. Second, the woman whose corpse Harry finds in an alley was Anneke Jespersen, a Danish blonde, instantly nicknamed “Snow White.” 
The gangbanger neighborhood in which she was killed does not offer up easy answers. Hoods with nicknames like 2 Small and True Story are grilled at first, but the investigation goes nowhere. And then 20 years go by. 
The box of the title is supposed to contain whatever evidence exists in this very cold case. 

You can read the rest of the review via the below link:

You can also read my interview with Michael Connelly via the below link:

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