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Coming out on Tuesday, 29 October, in the UK and Ireland. 

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""He has created another novel that feels authentic on every level, and the underlying theme of mortality running through the narrative makes everything in the story more urgent."

- Jeff Ayers, Associated Press

https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/review-bosch-ballard-combine-forces-night-fire-66439042?fbclid=IwAR1oFvs79ry0X6IClkWByshKrtNM0-AK2KoD9VPdjSDIfbq4Ia4YeZCqDZY


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Michael Connelly talks about ‘The Night Fire,’ two new books and living with the same character for 27 years


https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/books/story/2019-10-22/book-club-interview-best-selling-author-michael-connelly

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"Author Michael Connelly expertly entwines these storylines, and several others, like a master weaver until there’s no way you want to put the book down."

- CrimeFictionLover.com
https://crimefictionlover.com/2019/10/the-night-fire/


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Coming out on Tuesday, 29 October, in the UK and Ireland. 

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So happy to see the dedication to Titus Welliver in this new book, for bringing Bosch to life.  Until the Amazon series, I always envisioned that Harry Bosch looked like Michael Connelly himself based on the book jacket photos.  So initially, I was unsure if Titus was REALLY Bosch, but now, I have him firmly fixed in my imagination when I read a Bosch book!!  Thanks to Michael and to Titus -- long live Harry Bosch!
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Amazing news! Thank you, readers and booksellers, for your continued support and enthusiasm, year after year, book after book. It’s overwhelming and truly appreciated.

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#1 on the New York Times Hardcover and Print and eBook Combined Lists! Thank you, readers!

https://www.nytimes.com/books/best-sellers/hardcover-fiction/

https://www.nytimes.com/books/best-sellers/combined-print-and-e-book-fiction/

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Hey all...so I received my "signed" copy of The Night Fire...the only thing remotely looking like an autograph just looks suspiciously like the same initials as the place I ordered it from...V J...Is that the signature?  I can't read through all of this because I haven't had the pleasure of reading my book yet...Just curious....Thanks!
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Andrea,
Michael's signature is basically a scrawl of his initials. You can sometimes make out the M and sometimes the C and sometimes the Y.  know for a fact that VJ books got signed books from the publisher. I am sure you got the real thing.

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Lol, ok thank you for clarifying Jane...I know he signs millions of books, and there's no way he could spend the time to fully sign all his books...
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‪Signed copies of THE NIGHT FIRE will be available at Barnes & Noble stores and online starting this Saturday, 11/16. Limited supplies! Online here: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/h/signed-editions-books
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USA & Canada eBook Deal! - THE NIGHT FIRE eBook is $4.99 today only, 12/26! Ballard and Bosch come together again on the murder case that obsessed Bosch’s mentor.
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Thrilled to see THE NIGHT FIRE on the nominee list in the Mystery/Thriller category of the LA Times Book Prize, along with wonderful books by Laura LippmanAttica Locke, Steph Cha and Jane Harper.

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/books/story/2020-02-19/los-angeles-times-book-prizes-2019-finalists?fbclid=IwAR114QdHyu2T0O9KzLrgP8Fv49wv_iQ3h5THj-q-eN4nSt9MVniFBw_miUQ

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THE NIGHT FIRE (2019) will be coming out in paperback in the USA and Canada on April 14, and in the UK and Ireland on 16 April. Harry Bosch and Renée Ballard investigate a murder case that obsessed Bosch’s mentor. You can pre-order it now & have it delivered. 

https://www.michaelconnelly.com/writing/the-night-fire/

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THE NIGHT FIRE (2019) is now available in trade paperback in the USA & Canada. Harry Bosch and LAPD Detective Renée Ballard come together again on the murder case that obsessed Bosch’s mentor.

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THE NIGHT FIRE (2019) is now available in mass market paperback in the UK and Ireland. 
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So happy to see the dedication to Titus Welliver in this new book, for bringing Bosch to life.  Until the Amazon series, I always envisioned that Harry Bosch looked like Michael Connelly himself based on the book jacket photos.  So initially, I was unsure if Titus was REALLY Bosch, but now, I have him firmly fixed in my imagination when I read a Bosch book!!  Thanks to Michael and to Titus -- long live Harry Bosch!
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I almost didn't continue watching the episodes, because that's not how I "imagined" how Bosch looked...you know how you imagine characters in a book...But I pushed-on, and am glad I did...so now when I read one of his books, I picture Titus as the character...I just finished the book!  It was excellent!!  As expected.. 😉
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I'd love to have a response from The Man about a matter than, as a fellow thriller writer, bothers me about THE NIGHT FIRE. 

Chapters 15 and 16 discuss the suicide of an 11-year-old girl. They end on a note of mystery, with a hint that the parents know more than they are admitting.

This is the first mention of the girl suicide. Having just completed reading the book, I am wondering what I have overlooked, in that the girl suicide seems never to be mentioned again.

Have I missed a further reference? If not, please, what is this brief teaser doing in a story to which it is otherwise totally unrelated? No editor of mine would let me get away with that. What, please, have I missed?
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There was no mystery there--just a sad story. A young girl committed suicide. Ballard confirmed it.  It was simply a very sad scene and a reflection of the kind of thing Ballard has to deal with in her job. The aftermath.
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Thank you, Jane. But, for heaven's sake, what was it DOING in a story the rest of which had no relevance to it?
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Well, just showing incidents that happen daily, along with the main storyline here...
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OK, thanks. I get that much. But, as a published thriller writer, I cannot think of a single editor who would let me get away with it. I'm sorry. I am a real fan of Michael Connelly and shall continue to read everything he writes - apart from anything else, I learn from him. 

But to drop an isolated, disconnected incident into a narrative that's about something else altogether is, I believe, a blunder. I am sorry to have to come to that conclusion because MC has led me to have very high expectations of his writing. 

It's not a device I would even want to try, even if my editor would let me get away with it.

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We always see the cases Ballard deals with on her nightly shift in addition to the main case she is working on. This has happened in all 3 books Ballard has appeared in.
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