Michael Connelly Writing Styles in The Closers

Michael Connelly
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Limited Omniscient Third-person Point of View

The Closers is written using third-person limited narrative, also known as limited omniscient narrative. This means that the story is told from an "all-knowing" or omniscient viewpoint, yet that knowledge is limited to the thoughts and feelings of one character. In The Closers, the reader is given access to Harry Bosch's thoughts and feelings, even though Bosch is not directly telling the story. Readers know this because the narrator refers to Bosch in the third person ("he") instead of the first person ("I"). The thoughts of other characters in the novel are only revealed through their words or behavior.

It is worth noting that Connelly has also written at least one of his Harry Bosch novels—Lost Light (2003)—as a first-person narrative from Bosch's viewpoint.

Police Procedural

The Closers is an example of a type of mystery novel known as a police procedural...

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