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Connelly, Michael. ANGELS FLIGHT - Orion 1999

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Angels Flight by Michael Connelly. 1999 - Orion. For sale is a first edition, first printing. very good used hardback book in a very good dust jacket.

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For sale is a very good hardback copy of the novel, Angels Flight by Michael Connelly, published in 1999 by Orion.

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Title Angels Flight
Author Michael Connelly
Publisher Orion
Edition First UK edition, first printing
Copyright Year 1999
ISBN 0752821377
Cover Price 9.99
No. Pages 360
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.72

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by no mention of later editions on the copyright page.

The book has red boards and black lettering. The boards have a slight knock to a corner with no other signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and not excessively toned, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight and square.

The very good dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £9.99. It has a knock to the lower reverse corner matching the one on the boards.

Overall a very good copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.


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Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly decided to become a writer after discovering the books of Raymond Chandler while attending the University of Florida. Connelly worked at newspapers in Daytona Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, primarily specializing in the crime beat.

In 1986 he and two other reporters wrote a magazine story on the crash and the survivors that was later short-listed for the Pulitzer Prize.

After three years Connelly began writing his first novel to feature LAPD Detective Hieronymus Bosch. The novel, won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel by the Mystery Writers of America.

He lives with his family in Florida.



Synopsis of this title

When the body of high profile black lawyer Howard Elias is found inside one of the cars on Angels Flight, a cable railway in downtown Los Angeles, there's not a detective in the city who wants to touch the case.  For Elias specialized in lawsuits alleging police brutality, racism, and corruption, and every LAPD cop is a possible suspect in his killing.

Detective Harry Bosch is put in charge.  Elias's murder occurred on the eve of a major trial: on behalf of black client, Michael Harris, Elias was to bring a civil case against the LAPD for violent interrogation tactics that had caused his client the partial loss of his hearing.  Harris had been acquitted of the rape and murder of a twelve-year-old girl, but many, including Bosch, believe him guilty.  Elias had let it be known that the trial would serve a dual purpose — to target and bring down the guilty cops and to expose the real murderer of the little girl.  Post Rodney King, the 1992 riots, and the trial of O.J. Simpson, the City of Angels is living on its nerves.  To discover the truth Harry must dig deep in his own backyard — except that it's a minefield of suspicion and hate that could detonate in his face.

And as if he didn't have enough on his mind, his happiness with Eleanor Wish looks to be short-lived.  Five cards on the felt are pulling her back to a place where Harry cannot follow, back to herself.

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"As the conscience of a city...Bosch is a wonderful old-fashioned hero who isn't afraid to walk through the flames — and suffer the pain for the rest of us."
 — The New York Times

""Angels Flight" explores the underbelly of the human soul with the usual tight prose and swirling plot twists that Connelly's legions of fans have come to expect. Highly recommended."
— Library Journal

"As usual it is a highly professional, extremely exciting story in which one becomes immersed right from the start. This is Michael Connelly at the very top of his form."
—  Publishing News, London


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