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Blood Work by Michael Connelly. 1998 - Orion. For sale is a first edition, first printing. fine used hardback book in a very good dust jacket.

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For sale is a fine hardback copy of the novel, Blood Work by Michael Connelly, published in 1998 by Orion.

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Title Blood Work
Author Michael Connelly
Publisher Orion
Edition First UK edition, first printing
Copyright Year 1998
ISBN 0752812122
Cover Price 16.99
No. Pages 390
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.78

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

The book has black boards and blue lettering. The boards have no knocks or 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 £16.99. It has minor wear to the lower edge.

Overall a fine 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

In Blood Work, Connelly introduces a new character, Terry McCaleb, who was a top man at the FBI until a heart ailment forced his early retirement.  Now he lives a quiet life, nursing his new heart and restoring the boat on which he lives in Los Angeles Harbor.  Although he isn't looking for any excitement, when Graciela Rivers asks him to investigate her sister Gloria's death, her story hooks him immediately: the new heart beating in McCaleb's chest is Gloria's.

As McCaleb investigates the evidence in the case, the suspected randomness of the crime gives way to an unsettling suspicion of a twisted intelligence behind the murder.  Soon McCaleb finds himself on the trail of a killer more horrifying than anything he ever encountered before.

Blood Work won the Grand Prix, the highest honor for a mystery novel in France. It also won the Anthony Award and Macavity Award for Best Novel of 1998.

Reviews of this title


"Connelly is so good... How beautifully he strews the faulty suppositions, the flawed conclusions, the false bottoms."
— New York Daily News

"Fans of Connelly's Harry Bosch novels will feel right at home with this beautifully constructed, powerfully resonating thriller, and newcomers will see right away that all the fuss has been about."
—  Publishers Weekly

"Thrilling, suspenseful and securely anchored in procedure and purpose. Not a false note; deeply satisfying stuff."
— London Literary Review

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