Another Amazing Book from Michael Connelly: Oct 25, 2013
THE NARROWS is not the best book to read if this is the reader?s first experience with Michael Connelly. This author, like many others, has an ongoing story about the main and some secondary characters. Please look at the booklist below.
I would recommend reading the books with the double asterisk in order: THE POET > BLOOD WORK > A DARKNESS MORE THAN NIGHT > THE NARROWS. There are so many references to the previous books; most new readers will be aggravated that they do not grasp their significance in the current book.
?The Poet? is back! He?s the diabolical serial murderer that started his career in the FBI; thus, he knows all the tricks and knows how the FBI thinks. Now, Terry McCaleb, an ex-FBI profiler and serial killer expert, has died.
His wife wants Harry Bosch to investigate because the blood work from the autopsy shows that McCaleb did NOT have any of the critical medicines in his blood stream at the time of his death. These medicines helped his transplanted heart to function ? without them, he died.
McCaleb?s business partner and his wife assure Harry that Terry was religious about taking his meds. Terry kept his old files (unsolved cases) and regularly worked them in his spare time. As Harry works his way through those cases, he realizes that Terry was on the Poet?s trail.
This is a taut drama with lots of dead-ends and twists. The pacing is excellent; I had to finish it because I couldn?t put it down. 5 STARS
**1. Blood Work (1998)
**2. A Darkness More Than Night (2000)
1. The Black Echo (1992)
2. The Black Ice (1993)
3. The Concrete Blonde (1994)
4. The Last Coyote (1995)
5. Trunk Music (1996)
6. Angels Flight (1998)
**7. A Darkness More Than Night (2000)
8. City Of Bones (2002)
9. Lost Light (2003)
**10. The Narrows (2004)
**1. The Poet (1995)
2. The Scarecrow (2009)