The Concrete Blonde

Four years ago, Harry Bosch shot the notorious serial killer called 'the Dollmaker'. Now Harry is accused of killing the wrong man.

Author: Michael Connelly

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1742371620

Category: Bosch, Harry (Fictitious character)

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Four years ago, Harry Bosch shot the notorious serial killer The Dollmaker. Now Harry is accused of killing the wrong man.

The Concrete Blonde

A four-year-old crime has come back to haunt Harry Bosch... From the bestselling author of ECHO PARK.

Author: Michael Connelly

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780752815428

Category: Bosch, Harry (Fictitious character)

Page: 411

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The Dollmaker was the name of the serial killer who had stalked Los Angeles ruthlessly, leaving grisly calling cards on the faces of his victims. Now, with a single faultless shot, Harry Bosch thinks he has ended the city's nightmare. But the dead man's widow is suing Harry and the LAPD for killing the wrong man - an accusation that rings terrifyingly true when a new victim is discovered with the Dollmaker's macabre signature. So, for the second time, Harry must hunt down a death-dealer who is very much alive, before he strikes again. It's a blood-tracked quest that will take Harry from the hard edges of the L.A. night to the last place he ever wanted to go - the darkness of his own heart.

The Concrete Blonde

Author: Zara Hakan

Publisher: Terket ltda

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The Dollmaker was the name of the serial killer who had stalked Los Angeles ruthlessly, leaving grisly calling cards on the faces of his female victims. Now with a single faultless shot, Detective Harry Bosch thinks he has ended the city's nightmare. But the dead man's widow is suing Harry and the LAPD for killing the wrong man-- an accusation that rings terrifyingly true when a new victim is discovered with the Dollmaker's macabre signature. So for the second time, Harry must hunt down a death-dealer who is very much alive, before he strikes again. It's a blood-tracked quest that will take Harry from the hard edges of the L.A. night to the last place he ever wanted to go-- the darkness of his own heart. With The Concrete Blonde, Edgar Award-winning author Michael Connelly has hit a whole new level in his career, creating a breathtaking thriller that thrusts you into a blistering courtroom battle-- and a desperate search for a sadistic killer.

The Harry Bosch Mysteries

Gathered in one fantastic volume, the first three novels in the inimitable Harry Bosch series

Author: Michael Connelly

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781741755633

Category: Bosch, Harry (Fictitious character)

Page: 759

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Contains three Harry Bosch novels. THE BLACK ECHO: A body found in a tunnel off Mulholland Drive looks like a routine drugs overdose case, but one new puncture wound amidst the scars of old tracks leaves LAPD detective Harry Bosch unconvinced. To make matters worse, Bosch recognises the victim: Billy Meadows was a fellow 'tunnel rat' in Vietnam. Bosch believes he let down Billy once before, so now he is determined to bring the killer to justice. THE BLACK ICE: When the body of a missing LAPD narcotics officer is found, rumours soon emerge that he had been selling a new drug called Black Ice from Mexico. The LAPD are quick to declare the death as a suicide, but Bosch is not so sure. Fighting an attraction to the cop's widow, Bosch starts his own maverick investigation, which soon leads him over the borders, and into a dangerous world of shifting identities and deadly corruption. THE CONCRETE BLONDE: When Bosch shot and killed Norman Church, he was convinced it marked the end of the search for one of the city's most bizarre serial killers. But four years later, Church's widow is taking Bosch to court, accusing him of killing the wrong man. To make matters worse, Bosch has just received a note, eerily reminiscent of the ones the killer used to taunt him with. As he battles to clear his name in court, Bosch faces a desperate race against time to find the killer...

Introducing Harry Bosch

Is the Dollmaker still alive? Or is this the work of a vicious copycat killer, determined to repeat the Dollmaker's grisly feats and destroy Bosch's career in the process?

Author: Michael Connelly

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1398700991

Category: Fiction

Page: 1360

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'A superb natural storyteller' Lee Child The Black Echo LAPD detective Harry Bosch is a loner and a nighthawk. One Sunday he gets a call-out on his pager. A body has been found in a drainage tunnel off Mulholland Drive, Hollywood. At first sight, it looks like a routine drugs overdose case, but the one new puncture wound amid the scars of old tracks leaves Bosch unconvinced. To make matters worse, Harry Bosch recognises the victim. Billy Meadows was a fellow 'tunnel rat' in Vietnam, running against the VC and the fear they all used to call the Black Echo. Bosch believes he let down Billy Meadows once before, so now he is determined to bring the killer to justice. The Black Ice When a body is found in a hotel room, reporters are soon all over the case: it appears to be a missing LAPD narcotics detective, apparently gone to the bad. The rumours were that he had been selling a new drug called Black Ice that had been infiltrating Los Angeles from the Mexican cartel. The LAPD are quick to declare the death a suicide, but Harry Bosch is not so sure. There are odd mysteries and unexplained details from the crime scene which just don't add up. Fighting an attraction to the detective's widow, Bosch starts his own maverick investigation, which soon leads him over the borders and into a dangerous world of shifting identities, police politics and deadly corruption . . . The Concrete Blonde When LAPD detective Harry Bosch shot and killed Norman Church - the 'Dollmaker' - the police were convinced it marked the end of the search for one of the city's most bizarre serial killers. But four years later, Norman Church's widow is taking Bosch to court, accusing him of killing the wrong man. To make matters worse, Bosch has just received a note, eerily reminiscent of the ones the Dollmaker used to taunt him with, giving him a location where a body can be found. Is the Dollmaker still alive? Or is this the work of a vicious copycat killer, determined to repeat the Dollmaker's grisly feats and destroy Bosch's career in the process?

Writing Genre Fiction

district attorneys and politicians, and come in contact with the general public on a
regular basis.3 In Michael Connelly's The Concrete Blonde (1995), Los Angeles
homicide detective Harry Bosch is charged with killing an allegedly innocent ...

Author: H. Thomas Milhorn

Publisher: Universal-Publishers

ISBN: 1581129181

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 364

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Several years ago, after many years of writing nonfiction, I decided to write a novel-a medical thriller in the mold of Robin Cook, Michael Crichton, and Michael Palmer. The problem was that, although I knew how to write and had received a number of awards for nonfiction works, I didn't know the how to write fiction. So, before putting fingers to keyboard I did a thorough search of the literature, which included reading numerous books and hundreds of website articles. What I discovered was that there simply wasn't one good source from which to learn the craft of writing genre fiction. "Writing Genre Fiction: A Guide to the Craft" is the book I was looking for when I set out on my quest to learn how to write fiction. It is an attempt to share what I learned from my research. It covers the six key elements of genre fiction; the various genres and subgenres; a large number of genre-fiction writing techniques; plot, subplots, and parallel plots; structure; scene and sequel; characterization; dialogue; emotions; and body language. It also covers additional information about copyrighting and plagiarism, where to get ideas, manuscript formatting and revision, and query letters and synopses. In addition, an appendix covers a large number of grammar tips.

Of Sex and Faerie

2 'White' and 'black' speak to racial issues for themselves; 'blonde' might come
from anywhere, but perhaps owes something to Californian Michael Connelly's
third Harry Bosch novel, The Concrete Blonde ( 994), itself drawing partly on two
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Author: John Lennard

Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks

ISBN: 1847601715

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 393

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Taking up where the author's book Of Modern Dragons (2007) left off, these essays continue Lennard's investigation of the praxis of serial reading and the best genre fiction of recent decades, including work by Bill James, Walter Mosley, Lois Mcmaster Bujold, and Ursula K. Le Guin. There are groundbreaking studies of contemporary paranormal romance, and of Hornblower's transition to space, while the final essay deals with the phenomenon and explosive growth of fanfiction, and with the increasingly empowered status of the reader in a digital world. There is an extensive bibliography of genre and critical work, with eight illustrations and many hyperlinks.

Michael Connelly The Harry Bosch Collection ebook

In a city of a million tales, Detective Bosch reads those written in blood. Fourteen crime novels from bestseller Michael Connelly.

Author: Michael Connelly

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409138909

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

View: 105

In a city of a million tales, Detective Bosch reads those written in blood. Fourteen crime novels from bestseller Michael Connelly. 'Connelly is a crime writing genius' Independent on Sunday Contains: THE BLACK ECHO, THE BLACK ICE, THE CONCRETE BLONDE, THE LAST COYOTE, TRUNK MUSIC, ANGELS FLIGHT, A DARKNESS MORE THAN NIGHT, CITY OF BONES, LOST LIGHT, THE NARROWS, THE CLOSERS, ECHO PARK, THE OVERLOOK, NINE DRAGONS

Similes Dictionary

... The Concrete Blonde '19 INGRATITUDE See: PARENTHOOD, SHARPNESS '
19 INHERITANCE See: PAST, THE '19 INJUSTICE See: JUSTICE '19
INNOCENCE See Also: HARMLESSNESS Green as apples —Sumner Locke
Elliott, Signs ...

Author: Elyse Sommer

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 1578594693

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 660

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Whether it invokes hard work or merely a hen-house, a good simile is like a good picture—it's worth a thousand words. Packed with more than 16,000 imaginative, colorful phrases—from “abandoned as a used Kleenex” to “quiet as an eel swimming in oil”—the Similes Dictionary will help any politician, writer, or lover of language find just the right saying, be it original or banal, verbose or succinct. Your thoughts will never be "as tedious as a twice-told tale" or "dry as the Congressional Record." Choose from elegant turns of phrases “as useful as a Swiss army knife” and “varied as expressions of the human face”. Citing more than 2,000 sources—from the Bible, Socrates, Shakespeare, Mark Twain, and H. L. Mencken to popular movies, music, and television shows—the Similes Dictionary covers hundreds of subjects broken into thematic categories that include topics such as virtue, anger, age, ambition, importance, and youth, helping you find the fitting phrase quickly and easily. Perfect for setting the atmosphere, making a point, or helping spin a tale with economy, intelligence, and ingenuity, the vivid comparisons found in this collection will inspire anyone.

Books to Die For

His career received a considerable boost in 1994 when then president Bill
Clinton was photographed with a copy of Connelly's fourth novel, The Concrete
Blonde (1994), under his arm. of the early Californian crime novelists, four may
be ...

Author: John Connolly

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451696582

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 560

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The world’s most beloved mystery writers celebrate their favorite mystery novels in this gorgeously wrought collection, featuring essays by Michael Connelly, Kathy Reichs, Ian Rankin, and more. In the most ambitious anthology of its kind, the world’s leading mystery writers come together to champion the greatest mystery novels ever written. In a series of personal essays that reveal as much about the authors and their own work as they do about the books that they love, over a hundred authors from twenty countries have created a guide that will be indispensable for generations of readers and writers. From Agatha Christie to Lee Child, from Edgar Allan Poe to P. D. James, from Sherlock Holmes to Hannibal Lecter and Philip Marlowe to Lord Peter Wimsey, Books to Die For brings together the best of the mystery world for a feast of reading pleasure, a treasure trove for those new to the genre and for those who believe that there is nothing new left to discover. This is the one essential book for every reader who has ever finished a mystery novel and thought…I want more!

Football Europe and the Press

M. Connelly, The Concrete Blonde (London: Orion, 1994), p. 9. 2. S. Collini, R.
Whatmore and B. Young (eds), History, Religion and Culture: British Intellectual
Life 1750 - 1950 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000), p. 3. 3. R.
Vinen ...

Author: Liz Crolley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135262225

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 210

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This book examines the construction of national, regional, and group identities in the football journalism of five European countries: England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. Notions of the respective national stereotypes are explored in each of the countries studied.

Switchblade

Michael Connelly. The Poet The Last Coyote The Concrete Blonde The Black Ice
The Black Echo.

Author: Michael Connelly

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409152820

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 612

A Harry Bosch short story from bestselling crime writer Michael Connelly. Also includes an extract from The Gods of Guilt. BOSCH TV STARTS FEBRUARY 2015! When the department's sorter takes a call from an anonymous witness to a cold case murder, she takes it straight to Harry Bosch who finds the accused in San Quentin. He's locked away for a different murder but only a few months away from a parole hearing which is likely to see him walking free. New methods find DNA on the murder weapon but having sat in an archive for 20 years, it's not strong enough to take to court. To keep him behind bars, Bosch has no choice but to find the witness who doesn't want to be found.

The Last Coyote

L.A.P.D. detective Harry Bosch's personal and financial life is crumbling as he continues his three-decade search for his mother's murderer, but things really heat up when evidence begins to surface and his own life is threatened by someone ...

Author: Michael Connelly

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312958459

Category: Fiction

Page: 406

View: 564

L.A.P.D. detective Harry Bosch's personal and financial life is crumbling as he continues his three-decade search for his mother's murderer, but things really heat up when evidence begins to surface and his own life is threatened by someone very powerful, cunning, and deadly. Reprint. NYT. LJ.

The Harry Bosch Mysteries

Connelly s great series detective, the maverick Harry Bosch, is introduced in these first three novels of the series, collected into one convenient volume.

Author: Michael Connelly

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780752838557

Category: Bosch, Harry (Fictitious character)

Page: 759

View: 139

Connelly s great series detective, the maverick Harry Bosch, is introduced in these first three novels of the series, collected into one convenient volume.

The Rough Guide to Rock

Keith Prewer THE COMSAT ANGELS CONCRETE BLONDE Formed Los
Angeles , California , 1985 ; split 1993 ; re - formed 1997 . ohnette Napolitano ,
the driving force behind Formed Sheffield , England , 1978 ; disbanded 1996 .
Sheffield ...

Author: Peter Buckley

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781843531050

Category: Music

Page: 1225

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Compiles career biographies of over 1,200 artists and rock music reviews written by fans covering every phase of rock from R&B through punk and rap.

The Plutonium Blonde

“Let's start with the concrete stuff,” I said. “BB's grandmother was a dancer at a
club called the Nexus 6. Find me whatever you can on her and that club.” “Check.
And meanwhile?” “Meanwhile, we ask ourselves the big question.” “You mean ...

Author: John Zakour

Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.

ISBN: 1625670486

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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A private detective searches for a plutonium-powered android in this “surprisingly clever” sci-fi noir that “spoofs the genre and everything else in sight” (Science Fiction Chronicle). Zachary Nixon Johnson is the last private eye on earth—and in the pop culture-crazed world of 2057, that makes him a bit of a celebrity. It also makes him a magnet for trouble. But when the famous BB Starr, a former exotic dancer who is now the CEO of the world’s largest corporation, hires him to find her illegal, plutonium-powered, psychotic android clone, Zach knows that his life is about to get even weirder. Once Zach starts investigating, his life is suddenly filled with unwanted publicity and unexplained assassination attempts. Not only is this case more trouble than it’s worth, but the mystery of the missing android is deeper than he thought. Together with his beautiful, kick-boxing surgeon girlfriend Electra, his genius inventor tech expert Randy, and his holographic, sentient super-computer sidekick HARV, Zach must find a way to unravel the mystery, find the missing android, and quite possibly save all humanity from total destruction.

Deep Thoughts From a Hollywood Blonde

Once you get through the gate, slow down, so you can find your designated
parking spot, which you'll recognize by the chipped number spraypainted onto
one of the concrete parking blocks that neatly divide up the broken asphalt.
Remember ...

Author: Jennie Garth

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101630671

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 375

Beverly Hills, 90210's Jennie Garth shares her life experiences both on screen and off in this humorous and heartwarming memoir... “Revealing myself in these pages has been at times terrifying, but also one of the most liberating experiences of my life.…” In this candid and intimate memoir, Jennie Garth explores the highs and lows of her life, both in front of the camera and behind closed doors, revealing the joys and sorrows, successes and failures that have made her one unforgettable Hollywood blonde. From her rise to fame as a golden-haired teen beauty, to redefining herself as a single working mother, Jennie Garth has defied the odds and thrived in a town that can be more than a little tough on its blondes. Since Jennie landed in Hollywood at just sixteen, she has built an enduring career as a television and film actress, producer, and director, beginning with her iconic turn as Kelly Taylor on Aaron Spelling’s smash hit Beverly Hills, 90210, a show that ran for a decade and that cemented Jennie’s place in American pop culture. Recently, Jennie found herself facing her forties from a place she never expected to be in: newly single, in demand again as an actress after years spent focusing on her family, and all over the tabloids. With candor and a bawdy sense of humor, this is the real Jennie Garth—smart, funny, and stronger than she ever realized.

Chester White Journal

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Behind the Boards II

CHAPTER 11 Bloodletting—Chris Tsangarides Concrete Blonde emerged in a
time theLATimesdeclared“anera when rock music could be both primal and
experimental,flamboyantand expressive, beautiful and emotional,” one that with ...

Author: Jake Brown

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1480392588

Category: Music

Page: 400

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(Music Pro Guide Books & DVDs). The initial volume of Behind the Boards was the first definitive rock-record producer's anthology of its kind, taking music fans and those interested in sound recording inside the studio to experience the creation of life-changing music! Behind the Boards II: The Making of Rock 'n' Roll's Greatest Records Revealed takes fans inside the creation of still more legendary rock gems, including "Hotel California" by the Eagles; "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" by the Clash; "Rocketman" by Elton John; "Ziggy Stardust" by David Bowie; "Start Me Up" by the Rolling Stones; "The Thrill Is Gone" by B.B. King; "Take a Walk on the Wild Side" by Lou Reed; such Beatles classics as "I Am the Walrus," "Helter Skelter," and "Give Peace a Chance"; as well as still more hits by Def Leppard, Billy Idol, Stevie Ray Vaughan, George Thorogood, the Police, Jackson Browne, Survivor, Foo Fighters, the Stone Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, Heart, Joe Satriani, Rick Derringer, Peter Frampton, Huey Lewis & the News, Tool, Jon Bon Jovi, Daughtry, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Lenny Kravitz, Tracy Chapman, Steve Miller, Simple Minds, Foreigner, and many more!

The Keeper Kael Jai Book Two

Spikes all over the ulbinium ball shot out in every direction, each spike locking
into position about sixteen inches from the surface of the ball as the xath
embedded itself into the concrete. Her long, white-blonde hair was braided in
multiple ...

Author: E.J. Deen

Publisher: Bad Rabbit Publications

ISBN: 1500657913

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

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Hardcore Fan Version. Includes Trinooran Language. The Kael Jai series continues with the second book and follows Sylph, The Keeper, as he journeys to Earth to help save their human friends from a new threat. Kael Jai finds himself in the fight of his life when an unknown enemy begins invading his dreams. The device he left on Earth suddenly begins to send out a signal, and he urges Sylph to journey to Earth to protect Eva and Sam. But when Sylph arrives, he is stunned to realize that he is not alone on Earth, and the enemy he must fight has no name and no face. Incapacitated by a tech-virus, he is fighting not only to save Eva and Sam but to save himself and all that he holds dear. Blurring the lines between First Contact, Space Fleet, Hard Science Fiction, Alien Invasion, Technothrillers, Genetic Engineering, Paranormal & Urban, Metaphysical & Visionary, Cyberpunk, Adventure, Alien, Artificial Intelligence, Aliens, Mutants, Psychics, Robots, Mystery, Romance, Metaphysical, Thor, Superhero, Sword, Invasion, Contact, Empire, Genes, Fleet, Extraterrestrial, Action, and Young Adult.