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Book Talk: Connelly, ‘Resurrection Walk’

If you were to ask me, “Who is your favorite author of crime/mystery novels,” I would not be able to give you a single name. I have a list of top-notch writers, and Michael Connelly has been on it for about 30 years. He has never failed to provide a great read, and that certainly includes his most recent offering, “Resurrection Walk” (2023, 403 pages in hardback format).

This one brings two of his best characters together: Mickey Haller (The Lincoln Lawyer) and Hieronymus (Harry) Bosch, the now-retired LAPD homicide detective. There’s also a “cameo” appearance by Renée Ballard, the cold-case expert and strong female protagonist who first appeared in “The Late Show” (2017). If Harry survives, the three characters could carry forward for another 30 years.

This tale opens with Harry reading a letter from a female inmate at the California Institution for Women in Chino, CA. The prose, though poorly written, gets his attention: “Homonyms, he (Harry) thought, ‘I din’t do this and want to higher you to clear me.’” Lucinda Sanz went on to explain that her lawyer told her that “I had to plead guilty or I would get life for killing a law enforcement officer.” That officer was her husband.


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