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The Quilty Reader

Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.

Hieronymus Bosch #2

The Black Ice - Michael Connelly

I listened to this as an audiobook. The narrator was fine, although I think that someone else might do a better job.


One of the things that mysteries do better than just about any other genre, in my opinion, is really take a setting, in this case LA and Mexicali, and use elements of location to become nearly a character in the novel. Connelly is one of the best - his understanding of big city police politics and his knowledge of LA makes for compelling stories even without the added angst of corruption and drugs and murder.


Overall, this was a great story, with a really terrific ending. I can't help picturing Titus Welliver as Bosch, which works really well to visualize the events within the story. And if you've not yet caught the amazon prime series, I highly recommend it.