In "The Reversal," Michael Connelly's offering for this Christmas season, his longtime characters Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller work together on a case arising from a kidnapping and murder in Hancock Park. In the opening scene, noted defense attorney Haller is at lunch with the Los Angeles County DA at Downtown's Water Grill. The book also visits Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Santa Monica Pier, Runyon and Franklin canyons, the El Rey theater and, as usual, includes a stop in the San Fernando Valley, where Connelly was once a police reporter for the Los Angeles Times. "The Reversal" was number one on the LAT bestseller list for three weeks.
Sunday book notes:
- The "100 notable books of 2010" list that will run in next Sunday's New York Times is online now.
- The L.A. Times reviews "Kind of Blue," the first LAPD-based novel by Miles Corwin, who has written two nonfiction books about the department. Connelly, by the way, blurbs that "Corwin is a novelist to watch. This book has character and texture, action and reflection. It’s got it all and I can’t wait for more!"