Sunday, October 18, 2009

Nine Dragons - Michael Connelly - Review and Giveaway


I really, really, really (spellcheck keeps telling me to fix that but it's true) - enjoy Michael Connelly's writing. I've read everything he's written and enjoy the books featuring some of his other characters, but Detective Harry Bosch is my hands down favourite. Bosch is back in Nine Dragons.

Harry is called to investigate a shooting at a liquor store in a rough L.A. neighbourhood. The case seems to have gang overtones, so a detective from the Asian Gang Unit is brought in to help. The case is bigger than just south L.A. though with tendrils reaching to the triads in Hong Kong. Hong Kong.....where his daughter lives.

Harry has always operated at the far end of the law, doing what he sees as right and pursuing justice on his terms. His single minded pursuit of justice has, for the most part, worked well for him in the past. But things change with this case. It's gotten personal for one thing. And that may be clouding his judgement. His current partner is no help, he doesn't know if he can trust the gang detective, he doesn't understand the language or customs and he's going way too fast. Mistakes could be very costly.

Harry has always been a flawed character, but in this latest book, we get to see a different side of Harry. One that isn't always sure of himself and a bit more of his personal life. There is a shift in his focus and priorities. It's great that Connelly continues to grow and change Harry, that he isn't a stagnant character, repeatedly doing the same thing.

Break neck action, an intricate plot and some great twists in the ending all add up to an unputdownable read. Really, really, really.

You can become a facebook fan as well.

Want a visual of Nine Dragons? Check out this video!

And thanks to the generosity of Miriam and the Hachette Book Group, I have FIVE! copies of Nine Dragons to giveaway. To be entered, let me know if you've read any of Connelly's books before. Open to both US and Canada, no po boxes please. Closes Wednesday Nov 18th at 6 pm EST. Good luck and check the sidebar for ongoing giveaways!

The other stop on the tour today is at Bookjourney.

161 comments:

Marjorie said...

This book is a great win, count me
in for this giveaway.
I follow by google reader.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

MJ said...

I haven't read any of his books...yet!
I follow

mj.coward[at]gmail.com

ccqdesigns said...

Yes, I have read some of his earlier books and he is a great author, wonderful thrillers, always keeps you guessing, can't wait to read this one!!

rebecca dot cox at charter dot net

Linda said...

I haven't yet read anything by Mr. Connelly, but a good friend keeps recommending his books. I love to win this novel.
lcbrower40(at)gmail(dot)com

chey said...

I haven't read any Micheal Connelly books.

chey127 at hotmail dot com

fredamans said...

I have not read any of Michael Connolly's books yet. Though I think Nine Dragons is a great place to start! ;-)

Thank you for the entry.

freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

christa said...

I love reading thrillers but hadn't read any of his before, so looking forward to reading this book, especially since I was born in Hong Kong!

Sheila (bookjourney) said...

Thanks for the link. It was an enjoyable read wasnt it? I know for me it really hit the spot for what I was wanting to read...

~Jennifer~ said...

I have a whole pile of his books here, but I haven't gotten the change to read them yet.

jennsicurella at verizon dot net

Kaydee said...

I have not read any of his books. I would love to give this one to mr brother!

edmontonjb said...

I have read The Closers and enjoyed it
dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

mindy said...

yes i have and find them very spell binding minsthins at optonline dot net

MoziEsmé said...

Can't remember reading any, but I'd like to!

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

need to line up some winter reading,,thx for contest...
thehighflyer3(at)hotmail(dot)com

Haleyknitz said...

enter me plz!!

haleymathiot at yahoo dot com
i'm a follower

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

clenna said...

I'm reading the Scrarecrow now but that's the first one I've read of his.

I follow
and I subscribe

Clenna at aol dot com

Jasmyn said...

I have not had a chance to read Connelly's books yet, but a couple are on my list to read.

jasmyn9[at]hotmail[dot]com

etirv said...
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etirv said...

Scarecrow was riveting!

Please count me in, I follow!

delilah0180(at)yahoo(dot)com

cstironkat said...

I highly recommend The Scarecrow. Fantastic read.

Stacie said...

I've never read any of his books before.

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I haven't read any of his books (yet!).

karen k
kmkuka(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cheryl F. (The Lucky Ladybug) said...

I've read Michael Connelly's books and would LOVE tor ead this new one :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
blog[at]theluckyladybug[dot]org

Anonymous said...

WOULD LOVE TO WIN THIS FOR MY SON

jan816@aol.com

Terri said...

Love to win these! Love Michael Connelly!

Helen said...

I don't know if I have read all of this author's books, but I have read every one of them I could find. He has always been a favorite.

mjmeeks5 said...

I love to read thrillers and I would love to win

NL6369 said...

I have read all of his books,except this one. I love Micheal Connelly, always a goodread

shannons said...

I've read quite a few of them.

jw said...

Connelly is one of my favorite mystery writers.
ptjob111333@yahoo.com
joe h

Mysharona said...

great author

linett said...

Just finished the Closers, he is a great writer, thanks

Connie K. said...

I read him whenever I can. I love his books.

Anonymous said...

i am looking forward to reading this book-
Diane Baum
esldiane@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great story

Sue said...

This book looks SO good. Thanks for the giveaway.

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

Marie said...

I would love to read this!

marielay@gmail.com

abfantom said...

Yes I have read many Michael Connelly books. Most recently I read The Scarecrow.

abfantom at yahoo dot com

Nancy said...

It's been awhile since I have read any of his books. I think the last thing I read by him was the Terry McCaleb series.

Suko said...

I haven't read anything by this author, but would love to! : )

Suko95(at)gmail(dot)com

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mverno said...

i haven't but i would like to soon mverno@roadrunner.com

Pat said...

I love his books!

taterbug said...

I haven't read any of them yet. This sounds like a good one! Thanks for the great giveaway!

cathyandharold at gmail dot com

demmi said...

I do not think I have read any of his books yet con5459(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Haven't read one of his books yet. But, I want to.

cav1129@gmail.com

Shawna said...

Shawna L
weloveourdogs@juno.com

I have not read any before but I hope to soon!! Thanks for this chance to win this book!!!

Rebecca Graham said...

I check Michael Connelly books out at the library as soon as they become available. I liked his book Scarecrow.

Mom said...

I just finished a re-read of "Void Moon". It is one of those that you just cannot put down before you finish it.

Anonymous said...

I have not read any of his books before, but I know he is a great writer. walkerd@primus.ca

David Johnson said...

I haven't read any of his books but it sounds interesting, thanks.

Cindy said...

I haven't read any of his books yet but I have heard that he is a great author! I would love to win a copy of this book. It would be a good way for me to start reading Michael Connelly books.

Cindy
Socmom213ATaolDOTcom

Debbie F said...

Sounds good! thanks!
dcf_beth at verizon dot net

worldsongmom said...

Always a great read - count me in!

flowerchild said...

i have not read any of his books but would love to..thanks


flower_child_23(at)hotmail(dot)com

littlelatina said...

very good author

marthajane said...

I've probably read almost all of the Harry Bosch series. I might have missed some of the early ones. He's one of my favorite detective characters!

Kathy said...

I've read all of the Harry Bosch series and I've read the Poet.
Michael Connelly is one of my favorite authors!
kathydetweiler@gmail.com

chromiumman said...

i've not read any of connelly's books, would love to give this a shot

Nancye said...

I haven't read any of Connelly's book yet. I'd like to!

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Cym Lowell said...

I will admit that I did not read your review! I am getting ready to read this book and did not want any spoilers.

Thanks for linking up!

-CYM

Allison said...

Great review!

I haven't read any of his books yet...but this one especially is on my wishlist!!

Plz enter me!

allisonsattic at gmail dot com

Linda Henderson said...

I have not read any of his books yet but I am always looking for new authors. I would love to win his book.

seriousreader at live dot com

mmentor said...

sign me up

clc408 said...

Love the Harry Bosch books. Hope I'm lucky!

Jaime said...

No, haven't read any YET
copperllama at yahoo dot com

Nicole said...

I would love to read this!!

glenda said...

I LOVE HIS BOOKS AND READ THEM AS SOON AS I CAN AFTER THEY COME OUT.

tawnda said...

not that I know of...

janeh said...

yes - City of Bones, Scarecrow and others

Alicia said...

I've read all of them. Love Michael Connelly.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

bloggyig at gmail dot com

clynsg said...

I don't think I have read any of his work as yet, but I read so much I might have done so some time ago.

clynsg at yahoo.com

Paula said...

Michael Connelly is one of my favs. I love his style of writing. Please enter me in this contest.


ryspenc@yahoo.com

jellybelly82158 said...

Sounds great!! Please enter me
jellybelly82158@gmail.com

Nickolay said...

I have never read any of the books before but I have heard good things from the book club

jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

lorf927 said...

I have not read any of his books but they sound great. Thanks.

jason(dot)orf(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

LittleEagle said...

I love this author. sharonaquilino(at)hotmail(dot)com

Alexa Nernberg said...

(alexas50@live.com)

I have not read any of Michael Connelly's books yet. I would like to try reading 9 Dragons and hope that you will enter me in your contest. Thanks very much.

Cindy said...

I haven't read any of Michael Connelly's books...yet but this sounds like a good one to start with! I have always heard that he is a great author.

I am a follower of your blog.

Cindy
Socmom213@aol.com

Renee G said...

Although I love thrillers -- I don't think I've read any of his books before.

rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

Nickolay said...

I have not read any of his books but I do like Thrillers

jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

kathy55439 said...

I haven't read any of his books...yet but have heard great things about him....

mskayz said...

I've read "Blood Work" and would love to read Connelly's newest novel!


khzarrugh (at) gmail (dot) com

Debb said...

I would love to win this book... I like his other books a lot....

debbebennett at yahoo dot com

Deedles said...

I haven't read any Micheal Connelly books.

JoanneR said...

Am a follower. Thank you!
joannereynolds@sbcglobal.net

Deb K said...

Yes, I have read some of his earlier books and he is a great author and I would love to read this one too~Sounds so good!!

deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

Deb K said...

Yes, I have read some of his earlier books and he is a great author and I would love to read this one too~Sounds so good!!

deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

ellie said...

I've heard a lot of good things about his books, but I have yet to read any. This sounds like a good one. Thanks for the giveaway.
eswright18 at gmail dot com

LoveMyCoffee said...

I read his previous book, The Scarecrow. Count me in for this one.

Dutchlvr1(at)aol(dot)com

alexandrea said...

I don't think I have read any of his books though I have heard of him. I used to go through 5 or 6 a week when the library was my best friend though, so I wouldn't be surprised to find out I had!

Erica G said...

I haven't read any of his books...yet.

egreca (at) hotmail {dot} com

vmkids said...

This would be the first one I wuld read

Barb said...

This sounds like a great book. I would love to read it. Please enter me in the giveaway.

I follow your blog.

bstilwell12 at comcast dot net

k-team said...

I haven't read any of his books yet, but my husband is a fan. Thanks!

Margie said...

I have read a couple, but my husband is a true Harry Bosch fan and has read them all. We had Void Moon on CD to listen on an upcoming road trip.

mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

Anonymous said...

I haven't read any of his books yet, but I have heard good things about them. Thanks for the chance to win this book!
pjgirl74 at aol dot com

rockymountain_brown said...

I have read nearly all. Connely is simply a master of detective novels!

heatherzilla said...

I have read Scarecrow. It was a great book and I am eager to read other books by Mr. Connelly. Please include me in the giveaway. Thanks!

heatherzilla(at)care2(dot)com

Carol EL said...

I've read a couple and enjoyed them. jelly15301@gmail.com

Bethie said...

I haven't read any of his books, but I would love to start with this one.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

ktgonyea said...

Count me in :)

11/11/09 :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

sweetjudyblue said...

Yes, I've read Michael Connelly, and I just love Harry Bosch, he is a great character.
Please enter me.
Thank you

Suzanne said...

I am reading "The Lincoln Lawyer" right now and it is good.

bowlinsuzy@yahoo.com

susan said...

I have never read any of his books before, but this book looks great!

desiree kelley said...

great book

Tammy Pereira said...

i have not read any of his books before, but my mother has - who is an avid reader - and recommends him to me.


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autie said...

I haven't read his books but it sounds like something my dad would enjoy.

jjfiji said...

I haven't read any of his books before - but this sounds just right for me. thanks!

jjfiji(at)hotmail(dot)com

Stephanie said...

I have read most of his books and they are very good. I am looking forward to reading this one.

ky2here said...

I've read about 5 of his books and listened to four more on audioCD.

jellybelly82158 said...

sounds like a great read.

Julie S.
jellybelly82158 at gmail dot com

Aisling said...

I haven't read everything Michael Connelly has written (my definition of a "fan"), but I've read several of his books and enjoyed them very much. Would love to win this one.

idahomom said...

I have not read any by Connelly but this one looks like a good read.

cqueen2 said...

i've never read any of Connelly's books before!! but would love to start reading his...thanks

wadesherry@hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

no not yet,,thx for contest...
thehighflyer3(at)hotmail(dot)com

Andria said...

I haven't read any, but this one sounds really interesting.

Karrie said...

A really great sounding book :)

Darcie said...

I love Michael Connelly's books!
dmkayes@gmail.com

Daniel M said...

think i've read something of his, can't remember, but looks like a good one! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

skicat said...

Author is great count me in!

Jenny said...

No, I haven't -- but this one sounds great!

cpsnsamples said...

no..i have never read any of his books, but my daughter in law reads them.....would love to win this for her..



cpsnsamples@aol.com

dreamcleavers said...

dreamcleavers@yahoo.com
i haven't read any of his book, time i do though

Anonymous said...

I have not read Michael Connelly!

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

Angela said...

I have not read any of Mr.Connelly's books yet. Sounds like a good read though.

Veronica said...

This book sounds really interesting, thanks for a great giveaway :)

Terry said...

I have not read any of his books; but, would love to read this one as it sounds very interesting.

hodges179@hughes.net

Summer said...

I haven't read any of his books yet, but this sounds like something I would enjoy!

Hotsnotty2 said...

I haven't read any of his books before, but I'd love to start, thanks for the chance!

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

Melanie said...

I have not read his books, but this one sounds great!


clarkmurdock@yahoo.com

sherri419 said...

Michael is fantastic! Keeps me on the edge of my seat each time I read one of his books!!!! Thanks!

sherri419 at gmail dot com

Gianna said...

Nope, this would be the first one!

CanAmBlond said...

I've read some of the Harry Bosch books, like The Black Ice and The Black Echo.


sasquatch1bmf[at]gmail[dot]com

Ardy22 said...

this looks like it would be a very good read

Mishia said...

I've never read anything of his before.

crystalf said...

I think I may have read some of his books but I'm not sure. I read so many that it's hard to keep up with. lol Thank you!

purango said...

I haven't read any of his books. garrettsambo@aol.com

george ferris said...

I never read any of his books.
littlegeorgie56@yahoo.com

joan ferris said...

No I haven't.
joan ferris
jnferris@aol.com

john ferris said...

Have not read any of his books.
john ferris
guapo1317@live.com

Tiffany819 said...

I haven't read any of his books, but would love to. Thank you!

Tiffanys819 at gmail dot com

susan1215 said...

I haven't read any of his books before.
s2s2(at)comcast(dot)net

yadgirl said...

I haven't read any of Michael Connelly's books before.

dvice said...

I haven't read any before but I'd like to

07violet said...

I haven't read any of his books but I like books that I can't put down so I'd like to read this one

alterna7 at hotmail dot com

souldolphindream said...

his books are wonderful reads that I really enjoy.

souldolphindream@aol.com

FDP 4 Life said...

i have not read any of his works before

lilyk said...

I haven't read any of Connelly's books before.

packerfantimmy said...

I have not read any of Mr. Connelly's books but I am trying to win this for my wonderful wife who has read his books before.
titletowntreasures(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Couture Lady said...

I have not read his books yet, but I would love to read one.

fly18grl21@aol.com

MAC Mom said...

My husband has read his books.
Thanks

jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

Lourdes said...

I haven't read any of his books yet.

Thanks
ladylourdes1@aol.com

Cheer Mom said...

I have enjoyed a few of his books. I would like to read this one too.
Thank you for the chance!

lisaray said...

I love the Harry Bosch books. Glad to learn there's a new one!

twifanheather said...

I have never read Connelly's books before, but I'd love the chance to read one! :)

liliesrnice said...

I've liked Michael Connelly ever since I read Trunk Music. I hope I win!

Betty C said...

This is a new author to me. I'd love to try one of his books.

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I have read a book of his a year ago & it was riviting!
I never guess the ending!

zestywonderland@gmail.com

I would be thrilled to get to read Nine Dragons!

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I follow!

kngmckellar said...

I've never read any of his books yet but would like to.

kngmckellar@hotmail.com