Mystery Writers of America Presents The Blue Religion: New Stories about Cops, Criminals, and the Chase

Mystery Writers of America Presents The Blue Religion New Stories about Cops Criminals and the Chase Taking us from smoggy Los Angeles to the woods of Idaho from Hawaii at the turn of the twentieth century to the post Civil War frontier these riveting stories trace the perils and occasional triumph
  • Title: Mystery Writers of America Presents The Blue Religion: New Stories about Cops, Criminals, and the Chase
  • Author: Michael Connelly James O. Born Jon L. Breen John Buentello Alafair Burke Jack Fredrickson Leslie Glass Diana Hansen-Young
  • ISBN: 9780316012515
  • Page: 131
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Mystery Writers of America Presents The Blue Religion: New Stories about Cops, Criminals, and the Chase
    Taking us from smoggy Los Angeles to the woods of Idaho, from Hawaii at the turn of the twentieth century to the post Civil War frontier, these riveting stories trace the perils and occasional triumphs of lawmen and women who put themselves in harm s way to face down the bad guys Some of them even walk the edge of becoming bad guys themselves In T Jefferson Parker s STaking us from smoggy Los Angeles to the woods of Idaho, from Hawaii at the turn of the twentieth century to the post Civil War frontier, these riveting stories trace the perils and occasional triumphs of lawmen and women who put themselves in harm s way to face down the bad guys Some of them even walk the edge of becoming bad guys themselves In T Jefferson Parker s Skinhead Central, an ex cop and his wife find unexpected menace in the idyllic setting they have chosen for their retirement In Alafair Burke s Winning, a female officer who is attacked in the line of duty must protect her own husband from his worst impulses In Michael Connelly s Father s Day, Harry Bosch faces one of his most emotionally trying cases, investigating a young boy s death These are hard hitting, thrilling, and utterly unforgettable stories, from some of the best writers in the mystery world.
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  • Michael Connelly James O. Born Jon L. Breen John Buentello Alafair Burke Jack Fredrickson Leslie Glass Diana Hansen-Young

    Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name See this thread for information Michael Connelly decided to become a writer after discovering the books of Raymond Chandler while attending the University of Florida Once he decided on this direction he chose a major in journalism and a minor in creative writing a curriculum in which one of his teachers was novelist Harry Crews.After graduating in 1980, Connelly worked at newspapers in Daytona Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, primarily specializing in the crime beat In Fort Lauderdale he wrote about police and crime during the height of the murder and violence wave that rolled over South Florida during the so called cocaine wars In 1986, he and two other reporters spent several months interviewing survivors of a major airline crash They wrote a magazine story on the crash and the survivors which was later short listed for the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing The magazine story also moved Connelly into the upper levels of journalism, landing him a job as a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times, one of the largest papers in the country, and bringing him to the city of which his literary hero, Chandler, had written.After three years on the crime beat in L.A Connelly began writing his first novel to feature LAPD Detective Hieronymus Bosch The novel, The Black Echo, based in part on a true crime that had occurred in Los Angeles, was published in 1992 and won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel by the Mystery Writers of America Connelly has followed that up with 26 novels Fifty eight million copies of Connelly s books have sold worldwide and he has been translated into thirty nine foreign languages He has won the Edgar Award, Anthony Award, Macavity Award, Los Angeles Times Best Mystery Thriller Award, Shamus Award, Dilys Award, Nero Award, Barry Award, Audie Award, Ridley Award, Maltese Falcon Award Japan ,.38 Caliber Award France , Grand Prix Award France , Premio Bancarella Award Italy , and the Pepe Carvalho award Spain.Michael was the President of the Mystery Writers of America organization in 2003 and 2004 In addition to his literary work, Michael is one of the producers and writers of the TV show, Bosch, which is streaming on Prime Instant Video Watch in the USA amzn 192NqZE Watch in the UK amzn 1BAHm3Z Watch in Germany amzn 1zQ8T1X He was also one of the creators, writers, and consulting producers of Level 9, a TV show about a task force fighting cyber crime, that ran on UPN in the Fall of 2000 And he can sometimes be seen on the hit TV show Castle playing poker Michael lives with his family in Florida.

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  • The collection of police crime fiction includes Law Order type police procedural such as Persia Walker s Such a Lucky, Pretty Girl to capers such as Bev Vincent s Rule Number One But all the stories are about cops and criminals and the onus and responsibility of the badge And there is even a provocative story by Diana Hansen Young, Oaths, Ohana, and Everything, about the handing over of Hawaii to the United States A great collection for crime fiction fans.


  • Listened to the audio version of this book Pretty good collection of short stories I m usually not a huge fan of short stories, but this collection I did enjoy The highlight for me was Michael Connelly s Father s Day as I have read all of Connelly s works Also liked the fact that since I was listening I could end after a story, and come back to a new one later Didn t need to remember the plot.





  • A few really good Bosch tops as usual , some good and some mediocre ones round off this Cop special anthology.


  • The Blue Religion is a collection of police procedural short stories When I started reading, I knew four authors who contributed to the collection Now, having finished reading, I ve added several authors to my to read list T Jefferson Parker was true to form with his Skinhead Central I found a sly smile on my face as I finished up his story.Alafair Burke s short story Winning was outstanding When I first started the story, I was a bit jolted by the plot I wasn t expecting it But, I loved how she [...]


  • This book is a pretty good book in my opinion This book is pretty much made up of different stories by different authors involving cops Most of this book tells about the day in the life of a cop pretty much I will give you a brief summary of some of these stories One of the stories is called Sack o woe This story involves helping sex offenders get themselves back on their feet Next, their is a story called Such a Lucky Pretty Girl, this one is about a girl that s murdered Another story in the bo [...]


  • This is a collection of short stories focused on the cops feelings and emotions while on the job or after they retired Interesting exploration of the human nature from a law enforcement participant point of view, how are they affected by those cases are working on, how is their family affected, how they cope with the tragical or ugliness of the situations they need to face.Some stories are better than others, some are interesting and captivating than others and some are moving than others, but [...]


  • I finally had an ah ha moment I was never really able to enjoy short stories because I read so quickly that I always ran out of story before I was ready.My ah ha moment came when I decided to put this book in the smallest room in the house where I spend time shaving than I do reading This way I read very little at a time and am able to absorb and enjoy the stories With this being a collection of short stories from various authors I enjoyed some stories than others.


  • In any collection of short stories, in any genre, I expect a mixed level of story appeal, and this collection is no exception There were some stories that I really got into and were over too soon, some that touched me, and others that left me wanting to read by the author or learn about a place, event or time in history then, of course, there were some i probably couldn t tell you what they were about 10 minutes after reading Overall, it is a worthwhile read for those readers interested in the [...]


  • Nice variety of police themed short stories Great training for aspiring writers to study differences in style, voice, storytelling, etc from some well known writers.What I admired most was each writer s ability to tell a complete story with amazing depth and detail It seemed that not one word was wasted, and many sentences did double or triple duty, sometimes covering setting, characterization, and plot advancement in ten or twenty words.


  • This book is a collection of short stories are all about police men and women Michael Connelly is the editor of this collection of Mystery Writers of America The writers represented have a well document history of mystery writing As much as I enjoy reading Michael Connelly s books this collection was not one of my favorites At best, it was a mixed blessing I would however recommend to anyone who is a lover of the genre.


  • You know, when you pick up a book of short stories by various writers, you expect to really like some of them, find some of them pretty interesting and others just so so I was very pleased by all of the writers in this collection I had only previously read Michael Connelly and T Jefferson Parker, but every single one of these writers had an interesting tale to tell and a style of writing that I really enjoyed I highly recommend to anyone who likes stories about cops


  • It was difficult for me to give this book a third star but the inclusion of 3 or 4 at the most good stories along with most that were so so at best kept me from giving only 2 The last story which was by Connelly and featured his well known Harry Bosch was the best Overall this wasn t that bad of a book but there are better choices and better anthologies.


  • Mixed bag Only two or three of the stories are truly memorable Serial Killer , Skinhead Central , the Bosch story, and the wonderful one about the plastic badge , some of the rest read like uninspired creative writing exercises The Bosch story sticks in my head mostly because of the premise, not because of the execution Bosch works much better in long form.


  • Short stories are good sometimeske bite size pieces of a book This book of short stories was excellent I was amazed by how different all of the crime stories could be The editor chose stories with a wide variety of settings, time periods, and narrative voices It s a good read if you are in the mood for some crime mystery


  • This is a compilation of stories that tell the challenges and emotional stress of policemen I could have easily not read some, but did have favorites The Fool, Contact and Cover, Rule 1, The Price of Love, Father s Day, and especially A Certain Recollection, about a retired officer with Alzheimer s.


  • A few are really good favorite Father s Day by Michael Connellye I Love Harry Bosch and because it was a great short story some are so,so It was an all around entertaining group of short stories and a satisfying read.


  • Picked this up at the LA Times Festival of Books, and got to meet a few of the authors that have contributed to it Michael Connelly and T Jefferson Parker Looks like a good book of short stories I will read through over the summer.


  • Read for the Tracy story from A Fistful of Rain Fucking terrible yet unsurprising plot I loved her all the for taking care of shit in the only way that seemed viable.


  • Most of these stories run about 20 pages in length, therefore the authors do not really have enough time to create well developed characters, or plots with twists and turns Even so, I enjoyed most of these stories, which I would term as light reading.


  • I think it s absolutely the best anthology of mystery crime stories I ve ever read.Great theme too all the stories are looking at the process from the pov of what it s doing to the cop s involved.


  • Though there are a few stand out stories in The Blue Religion, I can t say that there s a single dud So if you re a fan of crime fiction, this character driven collection is definitely a must read For the full review, see nightsandweekends arti


  • Excellent short story collection about cops, crimes and the triumphs and burdens they carry I especially enjoyed the story about the homeless man who was a Good Samaritan and What A Wonderful World Father s Day was also good.


  • Short Stories Recorded An anthology of nineteen tales set in various regions and historical periods includes T Jefferson Parker s Skinhead Central, Alafair Burke s Winning, Michael Connelly s Father s Day, and works by Edward D Hoch, Laurie R King, and other notable authors.


  • A solid collection with hits than misses Standout stories included Skinhead Central by T Jefferson Parker Sack o Woe by John Harvey Serial Killer by Jon L Breen A Certain Recollection by John Buentello The Fool by Laurie R King and Father s Day by Michael Connelly.




  • I ve read a previous compilation from the mystery writers it was head shoulders better than this one Ultimately forgettable.


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