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Angle of Investigation
Three Harry Bosch Stories
Michael Connelly

Hachette Audio
November 1, 2011 /ASIN: B0061YWI72 / Unabridged/Run Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes
Mystery/Police Procedural / Holiday: Christmas.

Reviewed by Jo Rogers

Michael Connelly brings three Harry Bosch stories together under one binding with “Christmas Even,” “Fathers’ Day” and “Angle of Investigation.” It also contains an excerpt from Connelly’s recent novel, “The Drop.,” also a Harry Bosch story.

In the first story, Harry Busch and his partner were called to a burglary at the Three Kings Pawn Shop. Owned by a Russian legal immigrant, the shop had been burglarized three times in the last two years. This made the fourth. What made this one different, and caused Burglary to call Homicide in on the case, was the dead body of the burglar inside the pawn shop.

In the second story, “Fathers’ Day,” Bosch and his partner investigate the death of a small handicapped boy on Fathers’ Day. His father forgot and left him in the car for two hours on a hot day.

In the title story, Harry and his partner investigated a cold case from Harry’s past. Harry had only been on the force two days when a lady’s daughter wanted someone to check on her mother. They found her and her dog dead in the bathtub. Her murder was never solved. Harry wanted to try again to solve the crime.

As always, the plots seem simple, until you hit that first twist. All three have sudden turns that keep you listening. The characters are all human, although badly warped in some cases. The plots are swift-moving, not losing your interest, not even for a minute. There’s no sex in them and the violence is far less graphic than in some TV shows. So, latch onto “Angle of Investigation” and listen happily.

Reviews of other titles in this series

The Last Coyote, Trunk Music,
Angels Flight, # 4, 5, 6
(Harry Bosch Vol 2)


A Darkness More Than Night, # 7 [book]  [audio]
City of Bones, # 8 [book]
Lost Light, # 9 [book]  [audio]
The Narrows, # 10 [book]  [audio]
The Closers, # 11   [book]  [audio]
Echo Park, # 12   [book] [audio]
The Overlook, # 13   [book] [audio]
The Brass Verdict, # 14
[audio ]
9 Dragons, # 15 
The Reversal, # 16
[book] [audio]
The Drop, # 17 [book]
Murder and all That Jazz
-Bosch Short Story


The Black Box # 18 [audio]
Angle of Investigation [audio]
The Burning Room # 19 [book 1] [book 2] [audio]
The Crossing
Bosch #20/Haller #6
The Wrong Side of Goodbye [audio]

Reviewed 2012