More than ever, books make the best gifts during this season that celebrates sharing. I won’t provide a Top Ten list, only a couple of books. Of course, the books published by the BAP community make wonderful choices. Additionally, here are two books you can both read and give with pleasure:
The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly. Connelly is to my mind in serious competition for the best mystery writer around (with Robert Crais, among others), and this book is a double pleasure because it includes the “Lincoln Lawyer” Mickey Haller and Connelly’s great creation, the LAPD Detective Harry Bosch. The book provides extraordinary insights into the legal mind at work. If it’s somewhat overplotted, it still is brilliantly executed. For those of us who love the Bosch novels, this book allows us to see him from the outside.