Thursday, May 03, 2018

On My Radar: Michael Connelly's Dark Sacred Night

Michael Connelly's first Renée Ballard mystery, The Late Show, was one of my Best Reads last year, so you know I had to be on the lookout for the next book in the series. Well, I found it and did one of my patented Happy Dances when I did.

Here's the information I was able to find:

Available October 30, 2018!


"Renée Ballard is working the night beat again and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours only to find a stranger rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is retired detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. Ballard kicks him out, but then checks into the case herself and it brings a deep tug of empathy and anger.

Bosch is investigating the death of fifteen-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway on the streets of Hollywood who was brutally murdered and her body left in a dumpster like so much trash. Now, Ballard joins forces with Bosch to find out what happened to Daisy and finally bring her killer to justice."

Teaming Ballard with one of my all-time favorite characters, Harry Bosch, could be a stroke of genius, and I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of the book to read what happens. How about you? Did you become a Ballard fan after reading The Late Show? If you did, you must be waiting for Dark Sacred Night, too. 
Hurry up, October! 


  1. It will be interesting to see how these two characters pair up, Cathy. He did that very effectively with other characters, like Mickey Haller. And Connelly is so talented that I'm almost never disappointed in what he does.

  2. Happy Dance in New York, too! Can't wait. Didn't know about this new book but have been waiting for another Renee Ballard since I finished The Late Show.

    Now I'm going to bug the library to get if if they don't have it yet.

    And I'll tell a friend who loves Harry Bosch, and another Happy Dance will happen.

  3. And if the library has it, there goes any productivity out the window for a few days.

    1. If you dance until the library has it at the end of October, you're going to be incredibly fit... and incredibly tired! ;-)


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