Is there another mystery author around today as consistently excellent as Michael Connelly? Connelly has been putting out terrific best sellers for more than 20 years now, and THE WRONG SIDE OF GOODBYE shows he's still at the top of his game. It features his most popular (and my favorite) character Harry Bosch, who's no longer with the LAPD. But fear not - Bosch is still working cases as a sort of PI and also a part-timer with a smaller police department. He's trying to solve two cases here - looking for the heir of a dying rich man and also hunting for a serial rapist. Neither case is connected, but Connelly puts the two stories together seamlessly. And the good news at the end (no plot spoiler here) is that it looks like we still have future Bosch books to look forward to! - 5 STARS
R.G. Belsky is an author of crime fiction and a journalist in New York City. His new suspense thriller, BLONDE ICE, was published by Atria in 2016. It follows THE KENNEDY CONNECTION in 2014 and SHOOTING FOR THE STARS in 2015. They are part of a series of books featuring Gil Malloy, a hard-driving newspaper reporter with a penchant for breaking big stories on the front page of the New York Daily News. Belsky himself is a former managing editor at the Daily News and writes about the media from an extensive background in newspapers, magazines and TV/digital news. At the Daily News, he also held the titles of metropolitan editor and deputy national editor. Before that, he was metropolitan editor of the New York Post and news editor at Star magazine. Belsky was most recently the managing editor for news at NBCNews.com – where he worked closely with Nightly News with Brian Williams, the Today show and oversaw all digital news content on the NBCNews website. His previous suspense novels include PLAYING DEAD and LOVERBOY.