If you like Michael Connelly…
What to read while you are waiting to get your hands on the latest by Michael Connelly
155 holds on 53 copies? Only three copies on the Bestseller Express? The Crossing by Michael Connelly is really popular! What can I read while I’m waiting for it?
In the latest installment of the Bosch series, Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. The murder rap against his client seems ironclad, but Mickey is sure it’s a setup. Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch takes the case. With the secret help of his former LAPD partner Lucia Soto, he turns the investigation inside the police department. But as Bosch gets closer to discovering the truth, he makes himself a target.
Lee Child’s Jack Reacher, with his military background, keen intelligence and obscure past, is a hero similar to Connelly’s Bosch, despite the fact that he lives entirely off the grid and works outside the law. Child’s intelligent writing and complex plots will appeal, as will Reacher’s strong moral code. Start with Killing Floor.
Although many of his books are harsher in tone than Connelly’s, fans will appreciate James Ellroy’s depiction of LA. The Black Dahlia is a good starting point. These mystery writers also provide a strong sense of place: James Lee Burke, Dennis Lehane and Jo Nesbo.
Fans of Connelly’s gritty and intricate mysteries will want to try the hard-boiled fiction of George P. Pelecanos. Both authors feature detectives who are doggedly thorough and relentless in their pursuit of fairness.
John Sandford rivals Connelly for grim tone, depressing circumstances and a fast pace. Start with Rules of Prey, first in the Lucas Davenport series or Dark of the Moon, first in the Virgil Flowers series.
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Source: Novelist : Your Guide to Fiction