Published: 1994 Series: Harry Bosch
They called him the Dollmaker…
The serial killer who stalked Los Angeles and left a grisly calling card on the faces of his female victims. With a single faultless shot, Detective Harry Bosch thought he had ended the city’s nightmare.
Now, 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.
Now, 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.
It’s hard to believe that this was just the third in the series because I’ve read so many of them (not in order as you can see) and this one seems like it should further down in the list.
I had the audio version of the book and the reader was Dick Hill and he did a superb job. If you follow this blog or are familiar with my pet peeves, you will know how I believe a reader (narrator) can make or break a book. Dick Hill is one who has a natural knack for audiobook work and makes everything I have listened to with him as reader a pleasant experience.
There is a surprise twist near the end that I did not see coming and it was great and I count this as one of my favorite Harry Bosch books.
You really should give it a try.