Tag Archives: police-detective stories

Whiskey Sour

Whiskey Sour: A Jack Daniels Mystery © 2004 J.A. Konrath288 pages Somewhere in the city of Chicago is a sexual sadist, and it’s Jack Daniels’s task to bring him down. Jacqueline Daniels is your standard world-weary detective, tough as nails and … Continue reading

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If the Dead Rise Not

If the Dead Rise Not© 2011 Phillip Kerr464 pages             Bernie Gunther would be your standard-issue world-weary detective were it not for the fact that he just killed a Nazi.  Gunther has no love for the … Continue reading

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Field Grey

Field Grey© 2011 Phillip Kerr384 pages Bernie Gunther survived Hitler’s Germany and a Soviet prison camp, so when he’s forcefully detained by the American  Navy on the open seas and interrogated, he’s not too much impressed by their attempt at … Continue reading

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Covert

Covert: My Years Infiltrating the Mob© 2008 Bob Delaney, Dave Scheiber288 pages In the early 1970s, a young and promising New Jersey State Trooper named Bob Delaney was asked to join Project Alpha, a joint police-FBI undercover project intending to … Continue reading

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Cop Hater

Cop Hater© 1956 Ed McBain236 pages The heat is on for Detective Stephen Carella of the 87th precinct and his fellow officers. As a heat wave reduces the city to misery, someone is murdering the precinct’s detectives one by one. The … Continue reading

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City of Bones

City of Bones© 2002 Michael Conelly464 pages High in the Hollywood hills lies the body of  a young boy, buried for two decades, whose bones bear the scars of a lifetime of abuse. When a dog finds the bones, Hieryonymous … Continue reading

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Echo Park

Echo Park© 2006 Michael Connelly405 pages Listen to the first chapter being portrayed in film here.  Harry Bosch may not be the most charismatic, popular, or politically savvy detective in the Los Angeles Police Department, but he takes every case seriously … Continue reading

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The Overlook

The Overlook© 2006/2007 Michael Connelly240 pages In the hills above Madonna’s former Hollywood Mansion, a physicist named Stanley Kent has just been found dead, neatly executed by masked men. The Hollywood detectives are only more than happy to turn the … Continue reading

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The Black Echo

The Black Echo© 1992 Michael Connelly375 pages It’s the week before Memorial Day 1991 in Los Angeles, the city of stars, urban street gangs, and smog — and Detective Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch has been called in on a Sunday to … Continue reading

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