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Book Details

Title:   The Dark Hours
Author:   Michael Connelly
Times Read:   1
Last Read:   12.30.21

Other Books Read By This Author (35)
- 9 Dragons
- Angels Flight
- The Black Box
- The Black Echo
- The Black Ice
- Blood Work
- The Brass Verdict
- The Burning Room
- Chasing the Dime
- City of Bones
- The Closers
- The Concrete Blonde
- The Crossing
- Dark Sacred Night
- A Darkness More Than Night
- The Drop
- Echo Park
- Fair Warning
- The Fifth Witness
- The Gods of Guilt
- The Last Coyote
- The Late Show
- The Law of Innocence
- The Lincoln Lawyer
- Lost Light
- The Narrows
- The Night Fire
- The Overlook
- The Poet
- The Reversal
- The Scarecrow
- Trunk Music
- Two Kinds of Truth
- Void Moon
- The Wrong Side of Goodbye

Notes History
Date Read Note
12.30.21 Another year, another Michael Connelly cop mystery. This one deals a bit with the pandemic, defunding stuff / BLM, and night shift detective Ballard's place in that as a good cop doing good work. If there's one thing I appreciate from Connelly other than his consistent plotting and super easy to read prose is that he keeps things in real time. Harry Bosch on the tv show was in Desert Storm or something so he's older but still viable police. Harry Bosch in the books is a Viet Nam vet, gotta be in his mid to late 70s now. For a while it seemed like Connelly struggled to find a reasonable excuse to keep him doing police work (having gone back and forth from a private detective ticket at least once) but he kinda works in the supporting role that he has here. And it seems like a ton of shows and movies are pretending COVID never happened - maybe working on the assumption that things would be back to normal in a year or two - which just serves to remove them further from reality. Connelly's always careful to throw in restaurants and LA points of interest to keep his stories grounded and incorporating changing public opinions and everyone wearing masks is just one more part of that. I do have to wonder how hard it is to realistically portray what's going on while still writing a book about a good cop doing good work but he managed to do it in a believable and satisfying way. It's long been a given that I'll be reading his stuff every year even if some entries don't hit as well as others, but I liked this one pretty good and I'm looking forward to the next.



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