By JANET MASLIN, New York Times, Published: November 23, 2011
Harry, the character to whom Mr. Connelly most faithfully returns, has been around so long that his career with the Los Angeles Police Department truly is nearing its end. There have been quasi escapes for him before, but now the clock is really ticking. So when “The Drop” throws him an open 1989 sex-related murder case, Harry jumps at it. And when the accused, Clayton Pell, turns out to have been only 8 when a 19-year-old named Lily Price was murdered, his pulse truly quickens. This looks like a mistake. And if the DNA evidence from another killing wound up in Pell’s file, that might give Harry two mysteries to solve, not one. Away we go.
Full story at New York Times
My review from earlier in the week, and local publishing details here.