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Two kinds of truth

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2017

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Barre, Richard — Connelly and Richard Barre both evoke urban settings where world-weary protagonists wrestle personal demons while chasing down un-righted wrongs and cracking unsolved cases. Is Barre's take less optimistic--or simply more realistic--than Connelly's? Readers will have to decide for themselves. -- Kim Burton
Rankin, Ian — Connelly and Rankin produce gripping stories of investigators whose tenacious, hard-living, hard-working qualities are matched only by their resistance to authority. Their fiercely independent heroes whose obsession with justice comes at great personal cost feature in police Mysteries with complex plots, psychological depth, harsh realism and a touch of wistful poetry. -- Katherine Johnson
Turow, Scott — Connelly's fans might like Scott Turow's novels for their vivid characterizations, complex and provocative plots, investigative details, and realistic dialog, though Turow's are generally lighter in tone. -- Ellen Guerci
Child, Lee — Child's Jack Reacher, with his military background, keen intelligence, and obscure past, is a hero similar to Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch, despite the fact that he lives entirely off the grid and works outside the law. Child's intelligent writing an complex plots will also appeal, as will Reacher's strong moral code. -- Shauna Griffin
Sandford, John, 1944 February 23- — John Sandford rivals Connelly for grim tone and depressing circumstances. Any of Sandford's Suspense and Mystery novels should appeal to Connelly fans for their grit, violence, and fast pace. -- Krista Biggs
Pelecanos, George P. — Fans of Michael 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. -- Victoria Caplinger
Kellerman, Jonathan — Both Kellerman and Connelly set their gritty and suspenseful crime series in a darkly drawn and atmospheric Los Angeles. Investigative techniques, vividly-drawn characters, complex and twisted story lines, and building suspense characterize both series. -- Joyce Saricks
Larsson, Stieg, 1954-2004 — Although Stieg Larsson's intricately plotted, character-driven mysteries are set in Sweden, fans of American crime novelist Michael Connelly will appreciate Larsson's flawed but heroic characters and suspenseful, twist-filled stories. -- Gillian Speace
Eccles, Marjorie — Michael Connelly writes well plotted, gritty, fast-paced mysteries. Readers who enjoy his novels might try Marjorie Eccles, whose mysteries, though historical, share the same dark, atmospheric feel and fast pace. -- Nanci Milone Hill
Billingham, Mark — While Mark Billingham sets his novels in London and Michael Connelly sets his in Los Angeles, both construct intricately plotted police procedurals rife with suspense and menace. Their compelling narratives feature troubled homicide detectives with complicated lives. There's no shortage of atmosphere in either author's gritty tales of seriously antisocial behavior. -- Mike Nilsson
Ellroy, James, 1948- — James Ellroy's hard-hitting, stark prose will appeal to those Connelly fans prepared for truly unblinking explorations of the violent evil that men do under cover of modern L.A. as a bleak, nightmarish cityscape. -- Kim Burton
Chandler, Raymond, 1888-1959 — Hardboiled pioneer Raymond Chandler, whose vision of the ideal private eye could easily be a description of Harry Bosch. Connelly and Chandler have similar tone and atmosphere, as well as the California settings, but their heroes tie them together. Their stoic integrity amidst the squalid seediness of their cities imbues them with pathos and quiet nobility. -- Katherine Johnson

Reader Reviews

Approval Rating: 25% (1/4)
Average Rating: 4.29

★★★★★ A good quality audio book

By j1yuan on Mon, 04 Dec 2017 14:47:20

I have listened to many audio books. Michael Connelly's books are mostly very good. This is a top performer. I highly recommend it.

★★★★★ One of the best Bosch stories yet!

By ~~Luanne~~ on Wed, 15 Nov 2017 10:46:29

Two Kinds of Truth is the 22nd book in Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series. And although I have enjoyed each and every one of those previous books, I have to say that this latest is a stand out for me. Harry is still working as a volunteer cold case detective for the San Fernando Police Department. But when two pharmacists are murdered, Harry is called upon to help out the small three person detective unit. Connelly takes inspiration for this case from current headlines - pill mills, organized crime and addiction. His plotting for this case is absolutely addicting. Now I say 'this case' as there is another. Exiled from the LAPD, Harry has moved on. Bu,t he's pulled back into the past when a convict on death row accuses Harry of framing him - and new evidence seems to prove that. Can Harry prove his innocence? "In his career, he had chased down hundreds of killers and put them in prison. If he was wrong about one, then it would put the lie to everything else." Another fantastic - and clever - plot line. There are some harrowing twists in the solving of this case and I worried about Harry's making it out alive. Harry is run ragged trying to work both the double murder and trying to clear his name. Mickey Haller (The Lincoln Lawyer and Harry's half brother) makes an appearance. I love the crossover appearances. At one point, Harry's age is mentioned - he's over sixty five. (which surprised me as I see him as timeless) Connelly has kept this series moving along in real time both professionally and personally for Harry. Daughter Maddie is also heard from. Harry is an eminently likeable lead character. His tenacity, his doggedness and just who he is have made him one of my favourite detectives. Connelly's supporting cast is always well drawn as well. I have a fondness for Lourdes, the lone female detective in the squad. The origins for a book's title always intrigue me. In this case it's from Harry..."He knew there were two kinds of truth in this world. The truth that was the unalterable bedrock of one's life and mission. And the other, malleable truth of politicians, charlatans, corrupt lawyer, and their clients, bent and molded to serve whatever purpose was at hand." There's no doubt as to Harry's truth. I binge read Two Kinds of Truth and finished it far too quickly - but it was so very, very good! Absolutely recommended! ~~Luanne~~

★★★★★ One of the best.

By Patron68810 on Tue, 07 Nov 2017 13:47:10

A really riveting read. I think that this is one of his best.

★★★★★ Great book

By PLJCPatron189006 on Tue, 07 Nov 2017 07:35:01

I think one of the best reads within Harry Bousch Series. Couldn’t put it down.

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