The Late Show

The Late Show

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Meet Michael Connelly's brand new detective...

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CRIME NEVER SLEEPS.

Los Angeles can be a dangerous city - never more so than in the dead of night. Detective Renee Ballard, once one of the department's young hotshots, now works 'The Late Show', the notorious graveyard shift at the LAPD.

It's a thankless job keeping strange hours in a twilight world of tragedy and violence, handing over her investigations as the sun rises, never getting closure.

Some nights are worse than others. And tonight is the worst yet. Two cases: a brutal assault, and a multiple murder with no suspect.

Ballard knows it is always darkest before dawn. But what she doesn't know is how deep her dual investigation will take her into the dark heart of her city, her department and her past...

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'One of the great crime writers' Daily Mail

'A master of the genre' Stephen King

'Crime thriller writing of the highest order' Guardian

'The consistency of his excellency is remarkable' LA Times

'The greatest living American crime writer' Mirror

'A crime writing genius' Independent on Sunday
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 40mm | 574g
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1409147533
  • 9781409147534
  • 52,309

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The Late Show introduces a terrific female character . . . The pacing is breathless . . . Connelly expertly hides a trail of bread crumbs that leads straight to the denouement, with so much else going on that it's impossible to see where he's heading New York Times
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The Late Show reads like a Bosch novel, as Connelly braids multiple investigations into his plot, driving the story onward ... Ballard is significantly more than a Bosch replacement or clone - an absorbing character on her own terms. Connelly has created yet another potentially iconic tarnished knight of those perennially mean streets * Irish Times * Classy and clever, with a tenacious heroine * Sunday Mirror * 'A characteristically complex tale of murder and police corruption' (Thriller of the Week) * Mail on Sunday * First there was Detective Harry Bosch, then Lincoln lawyer Mickey Haller, and now comes Renee Ballard, ace thriller writer Michael Connelly's first new protagonist in ten years. A nail-bitingly exciting investigation featuring a finely realised new character from one of America's finest contemporary novelists * Irish Independent * The Late Show introduces a terrific female character . . . The pacing is breathless . . . Connelly expertly hides a trail of bread crumbs that leads straight to the denouement, with so much else going on that it's impossible to see where he's heading * New York Times *
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About Michael Connelly

A former police reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Michael Connelly is the internationally bestselling author of the Harry Bosch series, and several other bestsellers including the highly acclaimed legal thriller, The Lincoln Lawyer. The TV series - Bosch - is one of the most watched original series on Amazon Prime and is now in its fourth season. He has been President of the Mystery Writers of America, and his books have been translated into thirty-nine languages. His writing has won awards all over the world, including the Edgar and Anthony Awards, and, most recently, the CWA Diamond Dagger 2018, the highest honour in British crime writing. He spends his time in California and Florida.

To find out more, visit Michael's website or follow him on Twitter of Facebook.

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30,093 ratings
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4 44% (13,202)
3 18% (5,319)
2 3% (934)
1 1% (409)
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