In what follows, we will give you a few ideas that can help you put the short story “Cielo Azul” by Michael Connelly into perspective. We will focus on literary period, works from the same genre, and works with the same theme.
Works from the same genre
The short story “Cielo Azul” belongs to the crime fiction genre. This genre focuses on the fictionalization of crime and has several subgenres, including detective fiction. In the case of “Cielo Azul”, the detective – who is also the protagonist – needs to follow clues to find the criminal and solve the crime. Although Bosch manages to catch Seguin and send him to prison, he is psychologically haunted by not knowing the identity of the victim.
Works with the same theme
The theme of justice is explored in the short story “The Good Samaritan” by Charles Ardai (Crime in Fiction, p. 85). In the story, destitute people and prostitutes are killed in an apparently random manner and nobody, except a detective, pays enough attention to connect their deaths and find the criminal.