The Closers (Harry Bosch Series #11)

The Closers (Harry Bosch Series #11)

by Michael Connelly

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In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Detective Harry Bosch joins LA's elite Open/Unsolved Unit to help piece together the mysterious death of a teenage girl.

He walked away from the job three years ago. But Harry Bosch cannot resist the call to join the elite Open/Unsolved Unit. His mission: solve murders whose investigations were flawed, stalled, or abandoned to L.A.'s tides of crime. With some people openly rooting for his failure, Harry catches the case of a teenager dragged off to her death on Oat Mountain, and traces the DNA on the murder weapon to a small-time criminal. But something bigger and darker beckons, and Harry must battle to fit all the pieces together. Shaking cages and rattling ghosts, he will push the rules to the limit — and expose the kind of truth that shatters lives, ends careers, and keeps the dead whispering in the night . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455550715
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 12/16/2014
Series: Harry Bosch Series , #11
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 30,392
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Michael Connelly is the author of the recent #1 New York Times bestsellers The Drop, The Fifth Witness, The Reversal, The Scarecrow, The Brass Verdict, and The Lincoln Lawyer, as well as the bestselling Harry Bosch series of novels. He is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels. He spends his time in California and Florida.


Sarasota, Florida

Date of Birth:

July 21, 1956

Place of Birth:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


B.A. in Journalism, University of Florida, 1980

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Closers (Harry Bosch Series #11) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 260 reviews.
SwanNC More than 1 year ago
I am hooked on Connelly's books, all of them but especially the Harry Bosch series. I just think he's the ultimate detective and I read everything I can about him. Connelly is the ultimate author, a master writer and I think the greatest. I love all of his books - so far and I am on #17. You won't be disappointed!!
dj108 More than 1 year ago
Harry's new assignment is a good one, he does not disappoint in this book. I have enjoyed every Michael Connelly book I have ever read. The author is great, the character is human and interesting. I love these books.
SSinCO More than 1 year ago
I am currently reading all of Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series in order, and I LOVE them. I am a big mystery/detective story fan, and I have tried so many different series from different authors, but I finally found the one for me! What can I say? I often find myself not really liking the main characters in novels, but I truly like Harry; he is a good guy - not perfect, but he works hard, isn't a womanizer, and isn't overly macho. All of the stories are well-written, realistic, contain surprises and twists, and keep me hooked until the very end. My favorites have been The Black Echo (#1), The Concrete Blonde (#3), Trunk Music (#5), City of Bones (#8), The Narrows (#10), although again - I enjoyed all of them. If you like detective mystery novels, you won't be disappointed with Michael Connelly and Harry Bosch.
Abilene333 More than 1 year ago
This is one of his best books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Harry is the cop I want in my corner when I need help! He is a dog with a bone. I wish I had read the series in order, but have read about 8 of them, helter-skelter. It doesn't really matter much, though, as each story is independent of the ones before it, and all are entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book. Harry is someone you get to know and care about. Can't wait for the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This character never grows old.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pleasant, "getch ya reading" Try it
Cylee1 More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. All the Harry Bosch books are wonderful reads. I can't wait for the next one. Once I start reading a Michael Connelly book I can't put it down which is a problem. I read them so fast I'm sorry when I'm finished.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
DPAULFENTON More than 1 year ago
Good series. If you know LA this is for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all of the Michael Connelly books. I have read most of the Harry Bosch series and love all of them.
The-Eagle More than 1 year ago
My biggest problem with the 'Harry Bosch' series is that I have failed to keep up with the titles that I have read in this series by Michael Connelly. The psyche of Harry Bosch plays out with more than a shallow solving of various murders & other heinous crimes. If you like police mysteries - - read the LAPD Detective 'Harry Bosch' series! It's worth your time & effort.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Harry Bosch is assigned a "cold case" and he is determined to find the killer. Investigating every lead, every mis-lead, hunting for the truth. And like all of Connelly's books the twist and turns keep you riveted until the end.
smittiBS More than 1 year ago
Excellent .....a Must Read !!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the cases but not as much as i love seeing Harry in action.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
Harry Bosch has returned to the LAPD, joining the Open/Unsolved Unit that has recently been established and partnering again with Kiz Rider. His first day back, they are given a new DNA hit on a cold case from 1988 to work. The case involved a sixteen-year-old girl that was murdered that summer, and the DNA was recovered from the gun that killed her. The match takes them to a petty criminal who has never been arrested for murder or come close to committing murder. Naturally, this make Bosch and Kiz question whether their suspect is guilty. If he isn’t, will he lead them to the killer? This book started a bit slowly as we were introduced to all the players from the original investigation as Bosch and Kiz work on getting up to speed on the case and see if they can figure out how the DNA results fit. However, rest assured, there are still plenty of twists coming before the book is over, and fans of author Michael Connelly won’t be disappointed in how things unravel by the time the book ends. Bosch is still a fantastic lead character, and I enjoyed getting to spend time with Kiz again. Several other regular players pop in. Since this book takes place 17 years after the murder took place, it allows us to see how murder impacts those left behind, especially when they have no idea what happened. This adds a complexity to the book I enjoyed, and it left me wondering how these events impacted the new characters if it did at all. As always, Michael Connelly proves why he has so many fans.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another 5 stars.
Mahuenga More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite Harry Bosch novels. The story has a major unseen twist and you see Harry not as sharp as usual.
Georg.Miggel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
After all my praise for Connelly I have now to correct myself a little bit. Admittedly the plot of ¿The Closers¿ is good. As always Connelly knows how to lead the reader through the story, build up a lot of suspense and the end was really surprising and satisfying to me. But the middle part of the book has its length. It takes page after page to describe how they set the trap (telephone bugs, false tattoos, choosing of the right car, etc.) before the action begins. And, no, ¿Reichert¿ is not the German word for ¿The Reich¿s heart¿. (But ¿Verloren¿ is the German word for ¿lost¿). But this is not my point: I really liked ¿The Brass Verdict¿, but what bothered me was Connelly¿s undisguised sympathy for self-justice and the capital punishment. In ¿The Closers¿ it gets worse. Bosch seems to think that dead is not punishment enough for a criminal. What would he prefer? Torturing? Stoning to death? Bury alive? Read this: ¿A dull thud hit Bosch in the stomach. He had started liking Richard Ross Jr. for the Verloren killing. ¿ But now he was dead. Could their investigation be leading them to such a dead end? Would they end up going back to Rebecca Verloren¿s parents and telling them their long-dead daughter had been taken from them by someone who also was long dead? What kind of justice would that be?¿ (p. 233)
co_coyote on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Michael Connelly is another writer I love to read on airplanes or on vacations. I like his slightly flawed characters, and his books hold my attention. I have a stack of Connelly books I'm planning to take to the beach in a couple of weeks.
bookczuk on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Bosch is back, out of retirement, and pulling unsolved cases out of retirement. After 11 books, it's like running into an old friend on the street and catching up with life. Some nice twists, and, as always, I appreciate the jazz interludes on the audio version. Let's hear it for cold cases getting closed.
bbuchan on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Connelly delivers on another fast paced and smart Harry Bosch novel. In this round Bosch has been assigned to the Open-Unsolved Unit and is teamed up with his old no-nonsense partner, police woman Kiz Rider. They embark on an unsolved seventeen year old murder of a young girl, taken from her bedroom, shot through the chest, and dumped in a nearby field. The investigation seems to be given new life with the identification of a crime scene DNA sample, however, the person it matches doesn't seem to have anything to do with the case. The case unravels into a fast-paced mystery thriller.