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“THE DROP is one of those Harry Bosch books that starts with a bang and stays strong all the way through.”
- Janet Maslin, New York Times

“Mr. Connelly is superb at building suspense through the accretion of detail.”
- Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal

“In “The Drop,’’ Connelly displays a sure-footed, suspense-fueled, noir novel that will keep readers turning pages into the darkest hours.”
- Chuck Leddy, Boston Globe

“All of Connelly’s considerable strengths are on display: the keen eye for detail and police procedure, lots of local L.A. color, clever plotting, and—most important—the vibrant presence of Harry Bosch.”
- Publishers Weekly * starred review 

“Readers love to root for the antiestablishment, bureaucrat-hating Bosch—there’s some high jingo in every office, after all—but where Connelly really excels is at giving us both sides of the equation. Does Harry’s complete unwillingness to bend cause more harm than it saves? Connelly makes us think about that, even though we’d much rather celebrate Harry’s never-give-an-inch approach to life. Crime fiction with a dose of the ambiguity-sodden real world.”
- Booklist * starred review

“Connelly tightly twists the two cases with conflicting power grabs, plausible procedural barriers, and unexpected snafus to support his credible plot. Furthering his noble cause to root out evil, Bosch exhibits an unshakable and highly respected integrity that will not be swayed from the truth. If Connelly’s engaging plot doesn’t hit you between the eyes, Bosch’s insights and integrity will. Mystery fans as well as general readers will appreciate this engrossing novel.”
- Library Journal

“Most other LAPD officers are eagerly counting the days until retirement; Harry Bosch views that landmark date as if it were the end of the world. More greedy than ever for cases, he’s pleased when he gets two in a single morning. One involves a DNA cold case that threatens to undermine all recent convictions aided by the Regional Crime Laboratory. The other, just as ominous, is a homicide that seems inextricably entangled in internal politics. As usual, Harry is in the midst of the trouble and at the top of the fray. Well-written; strong, memorable characters; a solid entry in a resilient series.”
- Barnes & Noble Editorial Review

“He’s the master of the American crime thriller, and this positively pulses with electri­fying and relentless tension.”
- Peterborough Evening Telegraph  (UK)

“The Drop is Bosch at his complex best, and if anything Connelly weaves a web so tight that the series of revelations at novels end function like a stone skipping across water—and leave enough uncertainty about Harry’s future to make his own drop, or Drop, ambiguous. It’s Connelly at his best, and there aren’t many better.”
- Michael Carlson, Irresistible Targets (UK)

The Drop – a title that resonates in several ways through the 300+ page thriller – is one of Connelly’s best Bosch novels to date, perfectly-paced, intense and compelling. Travelling to the US last month, I read the whole book in one sitting – and that’s the highest praise one can give ANY book. Though it will probably pay-off better to long-term fans of the Bosch novels, it’s an excellent read regardless.”
- John Mosby, ImpactOnline.co (UK)

Michael Connelly is the undisputed master of police procedural thrillers and this latest episode in the colourful life of Harry Bosch is quite literally unputdownable.”
- Independent (Ireland)

“Connelly gives yet another virtuoso performance in how to write crime novels (this is his 24th and one of his most skillful yet).”
- Daily Mail (UK)

“the author’s sure-footed and psychologically incisive writing provides yet another solid, satisfying example of suspenseful and agile storytelling, delivered with his trademark tight style and craftsmanship.”
- Mystery Scene Magazine

“A lesser novelist would have manipulated the cases to connect with each other. Connelly’s more subtle strategy is to allow each case to get to Harry in ways that further define his character. ”
- Nancy Gilson, The Columbus Dispatch

“Bosch is one of the best detectives in crime fiction, and Connelly continues to amaze with his latest effort.”
- Jeff Ayers, Associated Press

“Connelly continues to show why he is one of the best living crime writers in “The Drop.” ”
- Oline H. Cogdill, South Florida Sun-Sentinel

“Master crime writer Connelly gives his favorite detective two cases to solve–and doubles the suspense.”
 – People magazine  4 **** review

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-  Entertainment Weekly magazine 

“Connelly’s aging hero is a flawed, haunted, and unforgettable character; his creator is a master craftsman.”
- Neal Thompson, Amazon.com Editorial Review, Amazon Best Books Of The Month December 2011

“Bosch and his creator, Michael Connelly, are both at their best in The Drop
- Robert Fulford, National Post

“one of Michael Connelly’s best adventures yet. The Drop cements Bosch’s place in the detective hall of fame.”
- JC Patterson,  Rankin Ledger

“this is one of the best books in what is really a classic American crime series.”
- Robin Agnew, AnnArbor.com

The Drop is another winner from Connelly, one of the best crime story writers on the scene today. Each new novel refines his talent and makes its story one to be remembered. So get ready to celebrate. Connelly has a new book and Harry is back. Hallelujah!”
- Jackie K. Cooper, Huffington Post