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“excellent series launch from bestseller Connelly….What follows is classic Connelly: a master class of LAPD internal politics and culture, good old-fashioned detective work, and state-of-the-art forensic science—plus a protagonist who’s smart, relentless, and reflective. Talking about the perpetrator of the assault, Ballard says, “This is big evil out there.” That’s Connelly’s great theme, and, once again, he delivers.”
– Publishers Weekly starred review

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Jane -  I'm preregistered for "The Late Show" and can't wait to read it.  Even though Harry's books are my favorites all his books have been terrific (like "The Poet") and I know the new detective will be a hit too. 
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“Connelly’s special genius has always been his ability to build character like the most literary of novelists while attending to the procedural details of a police investigation with all the focus of an Ed McBain. He does both here, showing us Renée on her surfboard, working out her Bosch-like demons, but also grinding through the minutiae of the case until she achieves that “Holy Grail of detective work,” that moment of knowing she has her man. Many established crime writers have launched new series as their signature heroes age, but few have done it as successfully as Connelly.”
– Booklist starred review

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Jane - As I've read all Michael's books, I've loved how his characters in his non-Busch novels seem to run across Harry in their novels and/or Harry's.  Terry McCaleb, Jack McEvoy, Cassie Black are just a few!! Will there have been a crossing of path's with Harry with Michael's new character?!! I'm just curious - LOL!!
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If you know the characters from the Bosch series then you will recognize some names in THE LATE SHOW. It is the same LAPD, same Los Angeles. 
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AWESOME Jane!!  Can't wait to read it!!
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  I'm  #3 on the waiting list at my local library.  Binged on season 3 of Bosch, was not disappointed!
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"More perhaps than any of Connelly's much-honored other titles, this one reveals why his procedures are the most soulful in the business: because he finds the soul in the smallest procedural details, faithfully executed." 
- Kirkus starred review


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"Connelly tells the story in his typical style, following Ballard around from beginning to end rather than switching point of views and shadowing other characters. He also continues to integrate realistic police investigative tools and forensic science into his stories better than anyone else currently writing in the genre, once again creating an authentic reading experience that’s as entertaining as it is informative. 

Renée Ballard is a smart, strong, and capable new lead character. Connelly’s legion of fans will instantly love her and enjoy the new perspective she brings to the world of cops vs. evil that Connelly has skillfully written about for several decades. 

New character, same outcome. Michael Connelly delivers an unputdownable hit with The Late Show, proving once again that he’s far and away the best crime novelist on the planet."

- The Real Book Spy 
https://therealbookspy.com/2017/06/21/featured-review-the-late-show-by-michael-connelly/


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I just cannot wait for my copy to arrive.  I have every book of Michael's and some of them are signed by him.  I love Harry and while I have enjoyed the tv series, I love the books much more.  Jan Schulman
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"this seamless blend of protagonist and narrator will leave listeners looking for the next installment."
- AudioFile Magazine (audiobook review)

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“The Late Show engages from the first page and never lets go, and Renée Ballard is a character I want to be reunited with as soon as possible. Smartly put together, expertly paced and unpredictable. Just great stuff. To use an oft-repeated word when reviewing Connelly’s work: masterful.”
– Simon McDonald

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"Connelly fans should rejoice about rather than rebel against this new series... ...The Late Show doesn’t disappoint: the pace is brisk, the dialogue snaps, and the procedural details are letter perfect."

- LitHub.com


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“It’s a masterclass in developing a back story without a clumsy, overwhelming info dump and I loved exploring the many facets of Ballard’s personality. …Expect Connelly’s trademark Technicolor locations – but here, the sweeping cityscapes have the welcome addition of beach and waterborne scenes, adding a virtual breath of fresh air amid the smog and vehicle fumes of Los Angeles. Add in snappy characterisation, crisp dialogue and even throw in a fleeting mention of a certain Harry Bosch and you know you’re in for a treat in a book you won’t want to finish.”
– Crime Fiction Lover 5 star review

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"The Late Show—a timely reimagining of the hardboiled detective novel—really is pure gold. ...Equal parts emotional and technical, this masterfully crafted novel owes its magnetic qualities to its offbeat, delightfully flawed heroine."
- iBooks, Best Books of July

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"Her high intelligence, empathy with victims, intuition and ingenuity all add up to a character as sympathetic and interesting as the great Harry Bosch. ...Immensely readable, The Late Show deserves the acclaim of that proverbial phrase: “I could not put it down”." 

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"“The Late Show” introduces a terrific female character: Detective Renée Ballard. ...this new star is a beauty."

- Janet Maslin, New York Times


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Welcome to the fray, Renee; Thank You for bringing Justice Home.
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““The Late Show” marks another milestone for best-selling author Michael Connelly — the launch of a terrific new series with a female lead. Det. Renée Ballard is a formidable character, an insightful and tenacious investigator with an unusual background and a sturdy personality to carry a series. …Connelly has achieved success as one of the top mystery writers by continuing to keep his storytelling fresh. In “The Late Show,” he delivers an exciting police procedural with a unique character.”
– Oline Cogdill, SouthFlorida.com

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“The Late Show engages from the first page and never lets go, and Renée Ballard is a character I want to be reunited with as soon as possible. Smartly put together, expertly paced and unpredictable. Just great stuff." - Potts Point Bookshop

"Michael Connelly is a master storyteller and The Late Show is exactly the kind of deftly plotted, expertly paced, utterly gripping novel that I’ve come to expect." Booktopia


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"A few weeks ago, a friend who's an avid crime fiction fan asked if I had read Michael Connelly's new book, The Late Show, yet. He was worried that Connelly might be spreading himself thin by introducing a new main character instead of writing another novel about Harry Bosch or Mickey Haller. Oh, please do not worry, Connelly fans. If anything, the invention of Los Angeles Police Detective Renée Ballard has given him a big juicy shot of energy."
- Colette Bancroft, TampaBay.com


"Tension pulses off the pages in a perfectly executed crime classic."
- Peterborough Telegraph (UK)

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“In Renée Ballard, Connelly has created yet another potentially iconic tarnished knight of those perennially mean streets, a woman who understands, as her psychiatrist warns, that “if you go into darkness, the darkness goes into you”, but will stare defiantly down the abyss nonetheless.”
– Declan Burke, Irish Times


"Through describing the detective’s step-by-step movements and dispensing information about her background only on a need-to-know basis, the author creates a bond between reader and protagonist akin to the one Renée shares with “her” victims; and the excited satisfaction we feel at Ballard’s success seems as intense as the vindicating joy experienced by this intriguing new heroine."
- Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal

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“Writing about the instantly appealing police Detective Renee Ballard also recharges Connelly, who has never been in better form.”
– Lloyd Sachs, Chicago Tribune

“THE LATE SHOW stands as an outstanding stand alone, however readers will be glad to hear that Connelly intends to have Ballard return, and, no doubt, somewhere along the way there will be an intersection with either or bother Bosch and Haller.”
– Sydney Arts Guide

“A brilliant start to a new series from a true master of the craft.”
– Crime Watch (New Zealand)

“My bet is you will love this bruised, but tough-as-nails detective much as you do the crusty Bosch. …Connelly is one of the best with police procedurals, insider cop-talk repartee and plot-twisting surprises. With “The Late Show,” he hits the mark again.”
– WBUR.org

“Classy and clever, with a tenacious heroine.”
– Sunday Mirror (UK)

“Gritty and gripping”
– Sunday Sport (UK)



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Wow! Just finished listening to The Late Show!

25 years or so since his first book, I don't know how MC does it! Fantastic! Loved it and am really looking forward to future stories with Renee.

I honestly didn't know what to expect but MC has delivered yet again!
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"Connelly has created wonderful characters with Bosch and Haller, but Ballard is a force that with just one novel will easily be as beloved. There’s no doubt Connelly is a master of crime fiction, and “The Late Show” cements that reputation."
- Jeff Ayers, Associated Press

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