VJ Books Blog

(John Hutchinson, Nov. 11)

I suppose you might grow tired of hearing how great Michael Connelly’s latest novel is. Every time he releases a new mystery, we tell our customers that this, his latest, is the best he has ever written. I must apologize. None of that was true, because in the recesses of his mind were the seeds of a book called The Brass Verdict. Previous tomes pale by comparison, and the world took notice as it climbed in short order to the top of the NY Times list.

I confess that I don’t have time to read every book that passes through my hands, but I somehow find time to read everything that Michael writes. Nearly two years elapsed since his last book, but it was worth the wait. Brass Verdict brings Mickey Haller (The Lincoln Lawyer) back is an amazing story of betrayal, intrigue and murder. With murder at play, a well-known homicide detective named Harry Bosch takes center stage. Even Jack McElvoy (The Poet) makes an appearance.

Read this book. You won’t be disappointed. I promise.