Switchblade - Michael Connelly


By Michael Connelly

  • Release Date: 2014-01-14
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 3.5
From 311 Ratings


In this original short story from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch seeks justice for the forgotten

NOTE: This file includes a preview of Michael Connelly's novel The Crossing.

In "Switchblade," an anonymous tip puts Bosch on a case that has remained unsolved for decades, the vicious stabbing of a teenage boy whose body was found in an abandoned Old Hollywood restaurant.

Cold cases are often the toughest: With no body, no murder scene, and no fingerprints, Bosch nevertheless gets lucky when DNA evidence from the murder weapon points to a known killer. But the DA insists that science alone is not enough - he needs the case to be bulletproof before he'll take it to court.

Determined to speak for those who can no longer speak for themselves, Bosch has one chance to wrench a confession out of a cold-blooded killer, or risk letting him walk free for good.

In this gripping, never-before-published story by "master of the crime thriller" (Huffington Post) Michael Connelly, Detective Harry Bosch quenches his thirst for justice and shows why he is "one of the most popular and enduring figures in American crime fiction" (Chicago Tribune).


  • Anticlimactic

    By Chilijean
    I enjoyed reading this book all the way to the end. The ending did not really seem like an ending. It seemed like more of a comma. You are left waiting for the results.
  • Short but good

    By Connelly fan
    I appreciated reading the frustrations of those who bought this expecting more - that helped me set my expectations appropriately. While no doubt a quick read, I still enjoyed seeing the world of Bosch from another angle.
  • Waste

    By johnmelc
    Love Michael Connelly books but will say for the first time this was a waste of money and time. Story started out so well and then ended suddenly. For die hard fans do not buy to be disapointed....
  • Outline for a 30 minute TV episode

    By YaYa2
    I will first admit that when I purchased the book I was so excited to see a new book by Michael Connelly with Bosch that I pre-purchased without realizing it was a short story. My bad. The story was so superficial and predictable. It wasn't even a good short story. It appears to me Connelly is preparing to write for movies and TV. If this is his new focus I will not purchase anymore Connelly books. And I have read every one.
  • Switchblade

    By Robertr2m
    This a tidbit of procedural review mainly designed to get you to read he other book he's hawking. A dirty trick and a waste of money. Pity.
  • Switchblade

    By LRicochet
    Can't believe I just paid money for a 50 page book that's basically an ad for gods of guilt, Connellys new book which I already read. Deceptive marketing!!! Great way to lose fans. I love Connellys books but no longer trust what he's selling.
  • Disappointing

    By Beachside traveler
    Just as I was settling in for a good ole Harry Bosch yarn of struggle, ladies, good to be the winner, it's OVER! WHAAAT! Come oooon !
  • Good short story

    By Curlie Queue
    It is what it is: a snappy short story that holds up just fine on its own but plays even better if you're familiar with the Bosch character.
  • Switchblade

    By SJMysteryReader
    This book is a ripoff! It's not a book. It's not even a short story which takes a lot of discipline. The story stops just as it is getting started, hoping the surprising revel elation just before Connelly stops writing will be enough to convince readers of a good outcome. No such luck. I am a Michael Connelly fan. That's why I bought this "book". I enjoy his books because the characters are compelling, the plots strong and the writing crisp. The thin thread of story here is hardly a plot and the writing is distractingly bad. I am so disappointed, I'm angry.
  • Think twice.3

    By h2osprt
    Buy a burger rather than waste it on this "short" short story. Wait till there is a story to buy. Nuff said. It will take longer to eat your burger then read this ... Whatever.