The late show / Michael Connelly.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Renée Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing none as each morning she turns her cases over to day shift detectives. A once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But one night she catches two cases she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard is determined not to give up at dawn. Against orders and her own partner's wishes, she works both cases by day while maintaining her shift by night. As the cases entwine they pull her closer to her own demons and the reason she won't give up her job no matter what the department throws at her."-- from author website.
    • Notes:
      Includes an excerpt from Two kinds of truth.
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    • ABNT:
      CONNELLY, M. The late show. First edition. [s. l.]: Little, Brown and Company, 2017. ISBN 9780316225984. Disponível em: Acesso em: 22 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Connelly M. The Late Show. First edition. Little, Brown and Company; 2017. Accessed February 22, 2020.
    • APA:
      Connelly, M. (2017). The late show (First edition.). Little, Brown and Company.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Connelly, Michael. 2017. The Late Show. First edition. Renee Ballard: [Bk. 1]. Little, Brown and Company.
    • Harvard:
      Connelly, M. (2017) The late show. First edition. Little, Brown and Company (Renee Ballard: [bk. 1]). Available at: (Accessed: 22 February 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Connelly, M 2017, The late show, First edition., Renee Ballard: [bk. 1], Little, Brown and Company, viewed 22 February 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Connelly, Michael. The Late Show. First edition., Little, Brown and Company, 2017. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Connelly, Michael. The Late Show. First edition. Renee Ballard: [Bk. 1]. Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Connelly M. The late show [Internet]. First edition. Little, Brown and Company; 2017 [cited 2020 Feb 22]. (Renee Ballard: [bk. 1]). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2017 June #1

*Starred Review* Connelly has been doing much more with his female characters lately: in The Burning Room (2014), his longtime series lead, Harry Bosch, shared screen time with rookie detective Lucia Soto, who emerged as a fully fleshed out, multidimensional character, and in The Wrong Side of Goodbye (2016), Bosch is paired with Bella Lourdes, another young detective who profits from Harry's mentoring while showing she's more than capable of stealing a scene from the veteran. Now, perhaps inevitably, Connelly goes a step further: debuting a new series starring a female detective, Renée Ballard, who has been exiled to the night shift after unsuccessfully challenging the LAPD's old-boy network by bringing sexual-harassment charges against her boss. Chafing at the lot of the "late show" detective, who must launch investigations only to turn them over to the day shift when morning comes, Renée continues to investigate, off the books, two crimes that land on her plate: the beating of a prostitute and the murder of a cocktail waitress. Connelly's special genius has always been his ability to build character like the most literary of novelists while attending to the procedural details of a police investigation with all the focus of anEd McBain. He does both here, showing us Renée on her surfboard, working out her Bosch-like demons, but also grinding through the minutiae of the case until she achieves that "Holy Grail of detective work," that moment of knowing she has her man. Many established crime writers—James Lee Burke, Ian Rankin, Randy Wayne White—have launched new series as their signature heroes age, but few have done it as successfully as Connelly. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The success of Amazon's Bosch TV show has enlarged Connelly's already enormous fan base, making this the perfect moment to launch a new print series. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.