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Michael Connelly is an American multiple award-winning and bestselling author of mystery and thriller novels.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Connelly attended the University of Florida where his discovery of Raymond Chandler books ignited his passion of becoming a writer.

He went on to work as a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times before finally publishing his debut novel, The Black Echo (1992), which clinched the distinguished Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best First Novel.

His books have been translated into forty languages, selling over seventy-four million copies across the globe.

Connelly currently divides his time between California and Florida.

More about Michael Connelly

Genres: Children's Book, Crime Suspense, Mystery, Non-fiction, Thriller

Born: 1956

United States


Non Series

  • Void Moon (1999)
  • Chasing The Dime (2002)
  • The Safe Man: A Ghost Story Story (2012)
  • Mulholland Dive: Three Short Stories (2012)

Mysterious Profiles

  1. Hieronymus Bosch: A Mysterious Profile (2022)

Children's Books

  1. Filbert Nutberry's Grand Christmas Adventure (2017)


  1. Crime Beat: A Decade of Covering Cops and Killers (2004)
  2. 26 Miles to Boston: The Boston Marathon Experience from Hopkinton to Copley Square (2020)


  1. In the Shadow of the Master (2003)
  2. Murder in Vegas: New Crime Tales of Gambling and Desperation (2005)
  3. Mystery Writers of America Presents The Blue Religion: New Stories about Cops, Criminals, and the Chase (2008)
  4. The Best American Mystery Stories 2009 (2009)
  5. Hook, Line & Sinister: Mysteries to Reel You In (2010)
  6. The Rich and the Dead (2011)
  7. Mystery Writers of America Presents Vengeance (2012)
  8. FaceOff (2014)
  9. The Highway Kind: Tales of Fast Cars, Desperate Drivers, and Dark Roads (2016)
  10. In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper (2016)

Harry Bosch Series

  1. The Black Echo (1992)
  2. The Black Ice (1993)
  3. The Concrete Blonde (1994)
  4. The Last Coyote (1995)
  5. Trunk Music (1997)
  6. Angels Flight (1999)
  7. City Of Bones (2002)
  8. Lost Light (2003)
  9. The Closers (2005)
  10. Echo Park (2006)
  11. The Overlook (2007)
  12. Nine Dragons (2009)
  13. The Drop (2011)
  14. The Black Box (2012)
  15. The Burning Room (2014)
  16. The Crossing (2015)
  17. The Wrong Side Of Goodbye (2016)
  18. Two Kinds Of Truth (2017)

Harry Bosch Short Stories/Novellas

  1. Blue on Black (2010)
  2. Angle of Investigation (2011)
  3. Suicide Run (2011)
  4. Switchblade (2014)

Jack McEvoy Series

  1. The Poet (1996)
  2. The Scarecrow (2009)
  3. Fair Warning (2020)

Mickey Haller Series

  1. The Lincoln Lawyer (2005)
  2. The Brass Verdict (2008)
  3. The Reversal (2010)
  4. The Fifth Witness (2011)
  5. The Gods of Guilt (2013)
  6. The Law of Innocence (2020)

Renée Ballard Series

  1. The Late Show (2017)
  2. Dark Sacred Night (2018)
  3. The Night Fire (2019)
  4. The Dark Hours (2021)
  5. Desert Star (2022)

Terry McCaleb Series

  1. Blood Work (1998)
  2. A Darkness More Than Night (2001)
  3. The Narrows (2004)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

Void Moon

Cassie Black has never looked back ever since she gave up on her life as a criminal after one terrible night.

Now selling Porsches to Hollywood’s elite, she leads a decent life and carefully guards her darkest secret.

But when her secret is threatened, Cassie quickly plunges back into her old life of robbing casino gamblers.

In desperate need of fast money, she identifies her target and perfectly executes the plan.

Everything however changes when she opens his briefcase.

With her arch-enemy back into her life, not even Cassie's skills will be enough to save her.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 1999
ISBN: 978-1478948254
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Chasing The Dime

Despite moving to a new apartment with a new telephone and a new telephone number, Henry Pierce’s new life takes a strange turn after he learns that someone used to own the number that he currently has.

The messages left on his line belong to a woman named Lilly, who seems to be in deep trouble.

And before he knows it, Pierce is drawn into Lilly’s world; one full of escort services, websites, sex, and hidden identities.

Using his skills as a computer entrepreneur, Pierce finds himself on a desperate race to save a woman that he has never met.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2002
ISBN: 978-1409116813
Publisher: Orion
The Safe Man: A Ghost Story Story

Brian Holloway is unmatched when it comes to opening safes.

A safe man just like his father before him, he has never come across a lock he can't break or a box he can't crack.

To him, every job is a little mystery.

So when a famous writer asks him to open a rare, antique safe that came as part of the mansion that he recently purchased, Holloway expects the assignment to be quite effortless.

Although opening it isn’t easy, Holloway needs the money especially with a child now on the way.

Little does he know that his skills will open a door that should have remained shut!

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2012
Ebook: B009ZG70H6
Publisher: Orion
Mulholland Dive: Three Short Stories

This book is a collection of three short stories by bestselling author Michael Connelly.

A backroom poker game ends in devastating fashion after a cheater is exposed.

A deadly accident on Mulholland Drive turns out to be part of an ingenious plot. But is it too ingenious?

An obsessed cop tracks down an ex-con whom he is convinced is about to carry out a contract killing.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2012
Ebook: B009E20IB6
Publisher: Orion

Mysterious Profiles

Hieronymus Bosch: A Mysterious Profile

In this short work, Michael Connelly delves into the origins of his famed police detective,—how he faced down the horrors of his childhood (a background story that was based on the life of another renowned crime writer); his past as a tunnel rat in Vietnam; and why jazz is his soundtrack.

Connelly also shares the story of how his character Hieronymus Bosch came to be named after a fifteenth-century Flemish painter, and how his own youthful experiences of fear led to his literary creation. Those who have followed the cases of this tough cop more interested in justice than ambition will find much to enjoy and to ponder in this behind-the-scenes account.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2022
Ebook: B09S3BXBWQ
Publisher: Road

Children's Books

Filbert Nutberry's Grand Christmas Adventure

This book by internationally celebrated author Michael Connelly is a children’s book about a squirrel from the Pacific Northwest who make an impromptu yet remarkable journey to the United States.

On his way there, he crosses paths with some amazing people while also visiting places that he never knew existed, and experiencing things that he never thought he could.

His adventurous journey not only brings him closer to truck driver Dusty Wheeler, who becomes one of his closest friends, but it also takes him to Washington, DC, where his presence ends up bringing good luck to everyone there.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1546216070
Publisher: AuthorHouse


Crime Beat: A Decade of Covering Cops and Killers

Prior to becoming an internationally acclaimed author, Michael Connelly served as a crime reporter covering homicide detectives in Florida and Los Angeles.

In this riveting and fascinating book, Connelly takes readers beyond the yellow police tape as he follows the investigators, the victims, their families and friends, and the killers, in an effort to reveal the real stories of murders and their repercussions.

It is his personal observations during the period that inspired him to write his novels, from The Black Echo (1992), drawn from a bank heist that happened in real life, to Trunk Music (1997), based on the cold case of a man found dead in the trunk of his Rolls Royce.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2004
ISBN: 978-0316012799
Publisher: Back Bay Books
26 Miles to Boston: The Boston Marathon Experience from Hopkinton to Copley Square

This non-fiction book by Michael Connelly takes readers into the minds and running shoes of athletes, as they persevere through the 26-mile, 385-yard course of the most revered long-distance race in America.

From suburban Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to the heart of the Boston metropolitan, this book contains the mile-by-mile sights and sounds experienced by the runners.

Interlaced throughout is the rich history of the men and women of multiple skills who have competed in this distinguished event that has been around for over a century.

Complete with photographs and maps, this book is certainly for anyone who has ever wondered what it feels like to run the Boston Marathon.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-1585748280
Publisher: Lyons Press


In the Shadow of the Master

Not many have written stories as evocative as those by Edgar Allan Poe.

In commemoration of the two hundredth anniversary of Poe's birth are sixteen of his best tales, along with twenty essays from some of the most internationally acclaimed authors of mystery.

In this book, Michael Connelly outlines the inspiration he drew from Poe's poetry while researching one of his books.

Other contributors in the book include:
Jeffery Deaver, Sara Paretsky, T. Jefferson Parker, P.J. Parrish, Joseph Wambaugh, Nelson DeMille, Tess Gerritsen, Sue Grafton, Stephen King, Laura Lippman, Lisa Scottoline, Lawrence Block, and Laurie R. King.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2003
ISBN: 978-0061690402
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Murder in Vegas: New Crime Tales of Gambling and Desperation

Las Vegas: the artificial hub of fulfillment, extravaganza and entertainment.

Sin City is also the gambling capital of America.

Having gone through many reinventions, it’s nearly impossible now to tell what’s real and what isn't.

For the right price, you can get almost anything.

Fortunes are however made and lost on a daily basis.

This engrossing book reveals exactly what happens behind the glitz and glamour of Sin City.

Other contributors include: James Swain, S.J. Rozan, Wendy Hornsby, Michael Collins, T.P Keating, J. Madison Davis, Sue Pike, Joan Richter, Libby Hellmann, Tom Savage, Edward Wellen, K.j.a. Wishnia, Linda Kerslake, John Wessel, Lise McClendon, Ronnie Klaskin, Ruth Cavin, A.B. Robbins , Gay Toltl Kinman, Micki Marz, Rick Mofina, and Jeremiah Healy.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2005
ISBN: 978-0765307408
Publisher: Forge Books
Mystery Writers of America Presents The Blue Religion: New Stories about Cops, Criminals, and the Chase

From smoggy L.A to deep into Idaho, from Hawaii at the start of the twentieth century to the post-Civil War frontier, these fascinating tales follow the dangers and infrequent triumphs of the men and women of the law enforcement who risk their lives to ensure law and order.

Some of them even risks becoming bad guys themselves.

Contributions are by: James O. Born, Jon L. Breen, John Buentello, Alafair Burke, Jack Fredrickson, Leslie Glass, Diana Hansen-Young, John Harvey, Edward D. Hoch, Laurie R. King, Polly Nelson, T. Jefferson Parker, Peter Robinson, Greg Rucka, Bev Vincent, Persia Walker, Paula L. Woods, and Paul Guyot.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2008
ISBN: 978-0316012652
Publisher: Back Bay Books
The Best American Mystery Stories 2009

Edited by Otto Penzler and guest editor Jeffery Deaver, The Best American Mystery Stories 2009 is part of The Best American Mystery Stories Series.

Contributions are by: N. J. Ayres, Tom Bissell, Alafair Burke, James Lee Burke, Ron Carlson, Michael Connelly, David Corbett, M. M. M. Hayes, Chuck Hogan, Clark Howard, Rob Kantner, Robert McClure, Alice Munro, Joyce Carol Oates, Nic Pizzolatto, Gary Craig Powell, Randy Rohn, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Jonathan Tel, and Vu Tran.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2009
ISBN: 978-0547237503
Publisher: Mariner Books
Hook, Line & Sinister: Mysteries to Reel You In

From the disastrous to the downright hilarious, and many more in between, this anthology is a collection of riveting tales by sixteen of America's most beloved authors of mystery.

Contributions are by: Ridley Pearson, Mark T. Sullivan, Michael Connelly, John Lescoart, Andrew Winer, Dana Stabenow, Don Winslow, Melodie Johnson Howe, James W. Hall, C.J. Box, Victoria Houston, William Beall, Spring Warren, Brian M. Wiprud, William Tapply, and T. Jefferson Parker.

Proceeds from this book will be donated to two charitable groups, Casting For Recovery, which helps women cancer survivors to replenish their body and soul through fly-fishing, and Project Healing Waters, which does the same for veterans.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2010
ISBN: 978-0881509793
Publisher: Countryman Press
The Rich and the Dead

The rich aren’t like the rest of us.

They can do whatever they want, and get whatever they want.

Their immense riches however make them the target of those who would do whatever it takes to become wealthy.

In this fascinating book, bestselling author Nelson DeMille presents twenty original tales by some of the most renowned mystery writers today, as they look into the life (and death) styles of the rich and infamous.

Contributions are by: Nelson DeMille, Ted Bell, Peter Blauner, Karen Catalona, Tim Chapman, Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Frank Cook, David DeLee, Joseph Goodrich, Daniel J. Hale, Roberta Isleib, Harley Jane Kozak, David Morrell, Carolyn Mullen, Twist Phelan, S. J. Rozan, Jonathan Santlofer, Elaine Togneri, and Angela Zeman.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-0446555883
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Mystery Writers of America Presents Vengeance

When a different kind of justice is needed, a new type of avenger must rise to the occasion.

Vengeance is a collection of riveting stories by some of the most beloved mystery writers in the world, exploring the terrible repercussions faced when men and women take the law into their own hands.

Contributions are by: Twist Phelan, Zoë Sharp, Alafair Burke, Jim Fusilli, Dennis Lehane, Rick McMahan, Anne Swardson, Steve Liskow, Brendan DuBois, Michael Niemann, Karin Slaughter, Michelle Gagnon, C.E. Lawrence, Darrell James, Janice Law, Michael Connelly, Mike Cooper, Say Mitchell, Adam Meyer, Orest Stelmach, and Lee Child.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-0857899040
Publisher: Corvus

Edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci, this anthology contains stories which bring together some of the most adored characters from popular thriller series.

Examples of the tales include:
Harry Bosch vs. Patrick Kenzie in “Red Eye,” by Michael Connelly and Dennis Lehane.
Jack Reacher vs. Nick Heller in “Good and Valuable Consideration,” by Lee Child and Joseph Finder.

Other contributions are by:
Linwood Barclay, Heather Graham, Peter James, Raymond Khoury, John Lescroart, Steve Martini, T. Jefferson Parker, Douglas Preston, Ian Rankin, James Rollins, Steve Berry, M.J. Rose, John Sandford, R.L. Stine, F. Paul Wilson, Lincoln Child, Jeffery Deaver, Linda Fairstein, and Lisa Gardner.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1476762074
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
The Highway Kind: Tales of Fast Cars, Desperate Drivers, and Dark Roads

Cars take us into a different world: from the very helm of society to the lowest of barrios.

From swindlers driving muscle cars to hardscrabble kids on the road during the Great Depression; from a deranged salesman on the road to a Mexican drug lord driving an unusual VW Bus, we all share the roads and our cars bring us together.

This book provides a street-level look at modern America, as seen through one of its biggest national obsessions.

Contributions are by: Michael Connelly, George Pelecanos, Diana Gabaldon C.J. Box, Ace Atkins, James Sallis, Joe R. Lansdale, Kelly Braffet, Patterson Hood, Willy Vlautin, Wallace Stroby, Gary Phillips, Luis Alberto Urrea, Sara Gran, and Ben H. Winters.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-0316394864
Publisher: Mulholland Books
In Sunlight or In Shadow: Stories Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper

Edward Hopper is without question the greatest American narrative painter.

His work holds a special place in the hearts of writers and readers.

Although his paintings don’t reveal a story, they rather welcome viewers to find for themselves the untold stories within.

Edited by Lawrence Block, this anthology contains fascinating tales cutting across all genres, written by the very best in storytelling.

Contributions are by: Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Robert Olen Butler, Michael Connelly, Megan Abbott, Craig Ferguson, Nicholas Christopher, Jill D. Block, Joe R. Lansdale, Spider Robinson, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Warren Moore, Jonathan Santlofer, Jeffery Deaver, Lee Child, and Lawrence Block.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1681775593
Publisher: Pegasus Crime

Harry Bosch Series

The Black Echo

LAPD homicide cop Harry Bosch is left devastated after the lifeless remains of Billy Meadows, a man he served with in Vietnam, is discovered in the drainpipe at Mulholland dam.

Reliving the terrors of Vietnam once again, Bosch’s quest to unmask the killer leads him from a dangerous network of dead ends to a fearless criminal heist beneath the city; all of which will test his survival instincts to the core.

Working with a mysterious female FBI agent, and facing adversity from his own department, Bosch must choose between justice and revenge, as he intensifies the search for a killer whose true identity will catch him by surprise.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 1992
ISBN: 978-1538737941
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
The Black Ice

When the dead body of missing LAPD narcotics detective Cal Moore is found in a motel room, with his head in several pieces, the case is officially concluded as a suicide.

But despite the suicide note inside the victim’s back pocket, Harry Bosch isn’t ready to blame the Cal for taking his life away.

If there’s one thing that Harry learnt years ago about being a good cop, it’s that you should never look for the facts, but rather focus on the glue that holds them together.

Striking up some deadly connections, his investigation leads him to a trail of brutal killings from Hollywood Boulevard’s drug bazaar to the dusty back alleys south of the border.

Caught up in a dangerous game, will Harry be the next victim?

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 1993
ISBN: 978-0316120401
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
The Concrete Blonde

Dubbed Dollmaker, the brutal serial killer terrorizes Los Angeles, leaving sickening calling cards on the faces of his female victims.

It however took only one shot for LAPD Detective Harry Bosch to end the nightmare.

But now, the widow of the dead man is suing Harry and the LAPD for taking the life of her innocent husband, an accusation that turns out to be true after a new victim is discovered killed in signature Dollmaker style.

From the hard edges of the L.A. night to the very depths of his own heart, Harry desperately searches for the killer, determined to end the terror once and for all.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 1994
ISBN: 978-1409156161
Publisher: Orion
The Last Coyote

Harry Bosch’s life has become a terrible disaster.

His house has been ruined by an earthquake. His girlfriend broke up with him, and he is beginning to have a drinking problem.

He has even been suspended indefinitely after attacking his commanding officer.

The problem troubling Harry goes back to 1961. When he was just eleven years old, his mother was viciously murdered, with nobody ever accused of the crime.

Overlooking the shameful fact that his mother was a prostitute, Harry reopens the cold case, unveiling a huge cover-up by a powerful figure.

And in his quest to deliver justice, Harry learns that ancient passions never fade, but rather trigger new murders.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 1995
ISBN: 978-1409116899
Publisher: Orion
Trunk Music

When the brutally murdered remains of a Hollywood producer is found in the trunk of his Rolls-Royce, all evidence points to “trunk music”, a hit by the Mafia.

With the LAPD’s organized crime unit uninterested, Harry Bosch follows the clues which quickly prove the Mafia’s involvement.

Something about the case however doesn’t make any sense.

Continuously blindsided, at loggerheads with his seniors, and unable to cope with a passion that ignited in the middle of the case, Harry is completely thrown off balance.

When he however uncovers a devastating scheme, surviving the case will just be as important as solving it.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 1997
ISBN: 978-1409165910
Publisher: Orion
Angels Flight

When the dead body of Howard Elias, a high profile black lawyer, is found on a L.A. trolley called Angels Flight, all city detectives avoid the case like plague.

Murdered on the eve of a landmark hearing, Elias was to represent a black client, Michael Harris, suing the LAPD for violent interrogation tactics that led to the partial loss of his hearing.

Previously absolved of the rape and murder of a twelve-year-old girl, many people, including Detective Harry Bosch, believed that Harris was guilty.

Put in charge of the case, Harry must get to the bottom of an explosive case where every LAPD cop is a potential suspect in the killing.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 1999
ISBN: 978-1538762707
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
City Of Bones

Receiving a call on New Year’s Day about a doctor whose dog has just found a human bone, Detective Harry Bosch launches an investigation which leads him to a shallow grave in the Hollywood hills, with the murder proven to have been committed more than two decades earlier.

Digging into the past, he discovers a family destroyed by an absence.

While taking a deeper look into the case, Bosch crosses paths with a rookie cop who sets his soul on fire.

Despite being privy to the challenges of dating a rookie, no form of warning could ever quell the passion between them, or prepare Bosch for the danger that lurks ahead.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2002
ISBN: 978-0446699532
Publisher: Warner Books
Lost Light

Resigning from the LAPD having had enough of their hypocrisy, Harry Bosch quickly gets bored with life as a retiree, having committed his life to delivering justice and assisting the vulnerable.

Before leaving the LAPD, he took the file of a film production assistant murdered on a movie set four years earlier during a $2 million robbery.

Given the post 9/11 rules, the LAPD believes the money was used to finance terrorist activities.

With the killer expected to be released in order to help the feds with their terrorist hunt, forgetting the original murder victim, Bosch  finds himself at odds with his former colleagues and the FBI.

He will catch the killer—with or without a badge.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2003
ISBN: 978-0446699525
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
The Closers

Back in the LAPD three years out after resigning, Harry Bosch is surprised to learn that his department is no longer what it used to be, with the new Police Chief initiating change from top to bottom.

Assigned to the department’s Open-Unsolved Unit which has thousands of cold cases, Harry and his former partner, Kiz Rider, begin by working on a case involving the death of a sixteen-year-old mixed race girl who was allegedly murdered by a white supremacist in 1988.

Meanwhile, Harry’s arch-enemy Deputy Chief Irving, who is now forced to deal with a new “clean” LAPD, is closely monitoring the detective, waiting to unleash vengeance.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2005
ISBN: 978-1409157298
Publisher: Orion
Echo Park

In 1993, Marie Gesto mysteriously vanished after leaving a supermarket in Hollywood. Although Harry Bosch worked on the case, he never really solved it since the 22-year-old woman was never found either dead or alive.

More than a decade later, a man alleged to have committed two brutal murders is willing to confess about other killings in a bid to avoid the death penalty, including the murder of Marie Gesto.

While taking a much closer look at the case, Harry realizes that he and his partner failed to notice a very important clue back in 1993; one that could have prevented the death of the nine other people murdered after Marie.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2006
ISBN: 978-1409156185
Publisher: Orion
The Overlook

Switching from the LAPD’s Open Unsolved Unit to the distinguished Homicide Special squad, Harry Bosch’s first case involves investigating a murder that could have severe repercussions to the nation.

The lifeless remains of a doctor with access to a deadly radioactive substance is found murdered not far from the Mulholland Dam, with huge quantities of radioactive cesium stolen.

With cesium now potentially in the hands of terrorists, panic grips the national security apparatus.

And as the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI attempt to sideline the LAPD from the case that is way above them, Bosch embarks on a bold mission to solve the mystery, and prove everyone wrong.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2007
ISBN: 978-1409157328
Publisher: Orion
Nine Dragons

When Harry Bosch responds to a homicide call in South L.A, he finds the dead body of the Chinese owner of a store killed in a robbery.

And with the help of members of the department’s Asian Crime Unit, it doesn’t take long for Bosch to identify the suspect, a Los Angeles member of a Hong Kong triad.

But before he gets to complete the assignment, Bosch finds himself flying halfway across the world after being informed of the mysteriously disappearance of his young daughter, Maddie, who lives with her mother in Hong Kong.

Could her disappearance be linked to the case that he is investigating?

Any mistake could prove costly…

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2009
ISBN: 978-1409155744
Publisher: Orion
The Drop

Given only three years before retiring from the LAPD, Harry Bosch is going at full throttle.

One morning, he receives two cases.

The first one involves a rape and murder that took place in 1989.

The puzzling part is that DNA collected matches to a 29-year-old convicted rapist.

Did the convict commit the offense when he was eight years old or has a terrible mistake happened in the new Regional Crime Lab?

The second case involves the death of Councilman Irvin Irving’s son.

Did he jump from the Chateau Marmont window or was he pushed?

Endeavoring to solve both cases, Bosch makes two shocking discoveries.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-1538733400
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
The Black Box

Handling a case that has spanned two decades, Harry Bosch connects a bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992 about the murder of a young female photojournalist during the L.A. riots.

Although Bosch was originally in charge of the investigation, it went on to become a cold case after being handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force.

But with the ballistics match indicating that her death was no random act of violence, Bosch won’t rest until he brings the perpetrators to book.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-1455526956
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
The Burning Room

Harry Bosch handles a very queer case at the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit where the victim dies a decade after the crime is committed.

Shot by a stray bullet ten years earlier, with the bullet staying lodged in the victim’s spine throughout the period, Bosch finds himself investigating a case with a fresh body but no other evidence.

Paired with a rookie detective with no experience in homicide, Bosch and his new partner must now solve the explosive and politically sensitive case.

And as they take on new leads from old information, the two soon discover that there was nothing random about the shooting.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1538737958
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
The Crossing

Though retired from the LAPD, Detective Harry Bosch returns to action after defense attorney Mickey Haller, who so happens to be his half-brother, requests for his help.

The murder charge against his client seems ironclad, and Mickey has every reason to believe that it’s a setup.

Rather than following his instincts, Bosch decides to take up the case.

Secretly assisted by his former LAPD partner Lucia Soto, Bosch turns the investigation inside the police department.

However, the closer he gets to unveiling the truth, the more he becomes a target.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2015
ISBN: 978-1455524143
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
The Wrong Side Of Goodbye

Harry Bosch is the newest private eye in California.

With no office and no advertisements, his three decades with the LAPD does all the talking for him.

Approached by an elderly billionaire, the secluded man wants Bosch to help dig into a Mexican girl that he fell in love with when he was young.

Although their love was fiery and intense, the girl mysteriously vanished soon after becoming pregnant.

What happened to her? Did she give birth? Does the mogul have an heir?

Launching the investigation, Bosch’s search intensifies when he notices a connection between the the magnate’s case and his own past.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1455524211
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Two Kinds Of Truth

Volunteering to help solve cold cases for the San Fernando police, Harry Bosch’s help is solicited when a young pharmacist is murdered at a local drug store.

Searching for clues with his tiny squad of detectives, they uncover a deadly world of prescription drug abuse.

Meanwhile, an old case that Bosch worked on during his time with the LAPD returns to haunt him when a killer who has been imprisoned for years claims that Harry framed him, even having new proof to support his claims.

Launching a quest to exonerate himself, with his former LAPD colleagues unwilling to protect his reputation, Bosch discovers shocking truths about the two cases.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1455524174
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Harry Bosch Short Stories/Novellas

Blue on Black

When two women mysteriously vanish, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch is convinced that an enthusiastic fisherman named Denninger had something to do with it.

It will however take more than just a mere suspicion to apprehend Denninger, given how the only evidences against him are mug shots and pictures of Denninger posing with his prize fish.

With time not on his side, Bosch enlists the help of FBI agent Rachel Walling.

And what she notices in the photos will blow the case completely open.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2010
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Angle of Investigation

This book is a collection of three short stories that span the legendary career of LAPD Detective Harry Bosch.

A burglar ends up getting killed in the middle of a heist. While carrying out the investigation, Bosch discovers a connection to his own past.

While investigating the accidental death of a young boy, Bosch comes face-to-face with his own fears as a father.

Bosch finds himself looking back into one of the first homicides he worked on as uniformed rookie patrolman; one that has been a cold case for decades.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2011
Ebook: B005I4WBE6
Publisher: Orion
Suicide Run

This book is a collection of three exclusive short stories featuring LAPD Detective Harry Bosch.

A stunning young starlet seemingly takes her life away. Bosch however discovers that the cause of her death was something more sinister.

Bosch is continuously troubled by an old closed case regarding the killing of teenage girl who was never identified. And as the killer awaits the death sentence, Bosch attempts to solve the mystery before it’s too late.

Bosch investigates the murder of professional poker player whose gift made her have enemies aplenty.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2011
Ebook: B005I547ZG
Publisher: Orion

Harry Bosch finds himself with a decades-old cold case after an anonymous tip; one involving the brutal stabbing of a teenage boy whose body was discovered in a deserted Old Hollywood restaurant.

Cold cases are undoubtedly the toughest ones to solve, as there is usually no body, no murder scene, and no fingerprints.

Although he gets some luck with DNA evidence from the murder weapon, the fact that it has been in store for decades simply isn’t enough to take it to court.

Determined not to let a deranged killer walk free for good, Bosch must locate the one witness who doesn't want to be found.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2014
Ebook: B00HRXQ0XE
Publisher: Orion

Jack McEvoy Series

The Poet

Jack McEvoy, a crime reporter for the Rocky Mountain News, has seen all kinds of murder.

But despite being a specialist in death, nothing prepares him for the shock that he receives when he learns that that his only brother has taken his life away.

A homicide detective, Jack’s brother had been troubled by a recent murder mystery that he was unable to solve.

Determined to expel his agony by writing a feature on police suicides, McEvoy makes a terrifying discovery while doing his research; one that makes him the target of a brutal killer who has eluded the best investigators there is.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 1996
ISBN: 978-1409157311
Publisher: Orion
The Scarecrow

Forced to leave the Los Angeles Times due to the recent budget cuts, crime reporter Jack McEvoy decides to put his last days at the paper to good use by writing the ultimate murder story of his career.

Choosing to focus on Alonzo Winslow, a sixteen-year-old drug dealer incarcerated after admitting to viciously raping and murdering one of his crack clients, McEvoy begins working on the piece.

But as he takes a closer look at the story, he realizes that Winslow's confession is as deceptive as they come.

Why would an innocent kid just throw their life away?

Determined to unveil the truth, McEvoy finds himself searching for a killer who knows his every move.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2009
ISBN: 978-1478948292
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Fair Warning

He may have hunted down killers before, but when a woman he had a one-night stand with is brutally murdered, veteran reporter Jack McEvoy realizes he that he may be going up against his most deranged killer yet.

Despite being cautioned by his editor and the police, McEvoy launches an investigation into the case; one that leads him to a shocking discovery.

A ruthless killer, completely under the radar of the police, has been targeting women using genetic data shared by the victims themselves to pick and stalk his targets.

Will he be able to stop the killer before he strikes again?

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-1538736333
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Mickey Haller Series

The Lincoln Lawyer

Mickey Haller is a criminal defense attorney who primarily works from the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car, as he travels to courthouses all over L.A to defend all kinds of clients.

To him, law isn’t about guilt or innocence, but rather about negotiation and manipulation.

Approached by a Beverly Hills ladies' man apprehended for assaulting a woman he met in a bar, Mickey gladly accepts the case which could very well be his easiest and most rewarding one in recent years.

When someone dear to him is however murdered, Haller learns that this time round he won’t just be working to save his client, but also his own life.

The Lincoln Lawyer
Director: Brad Furman
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, William H. Macy, Bryan Cranston, John Leguizamo, Michael Pena, Trace Adkins, Katherine Moennig
Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2005
ISBN: 978-1538751510
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
The Brass Verdict

Defense attorney Mickey Haller is raring to get back to work after enduring two years of terrible luck.

So when a lawyer, Jerry Vincent, is murdered, it becomes a blessing in disguise for Haller who ends up taking arguably the most important case of his career; one involving Walter Elliott.

A renowned studio exec on trial for the killing of his wife and her lover, victory in the Elliott case could catapult Haller to fame and success.

When Vincent’s killer however begins targeting him, Haller realizes that his only chance of catching the killer lies in joining forces with LAPD Detective, Harry Bosch.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2008
ISBN: 978-1455536511
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
The Reversal

When convicted killer Jason Jessup, who has been behind bars for 24 years, is exonerated thanks to new DNA evidence, defense attorney Mickey Haller switches to the prosecution side, convinced that Jessup is guilty.

Enlisting the help of LAPD Detective Harry Bosch, the two embark on solving a case full of political intrigue and personal risk.

Out on bail, Jessup is being defended by an experienced attorney accustomed to manipulating the media, while the runaway eyewitness is unwilling to testify.

Will Haller and Bosch manage to put away the deranged killer for good?

Because if Jessup killed before, what could stop him from doing it again?

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2010
ISBN: 978-1455536504
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
The Fifth Witness

Times have been rough for defense attorney Mickey Haller, so much that his biggest priority isn’t keeping clients out of jail, but rather keeping a roof over his heads.

When Lisa Trammel, one of his clients, is accused of murdering a high ranking bank employee whom she blames of attempting to take away her home, Haller assigns his team with the responsibility of clearing Lisa’s name despite the odds being heavily stacked against them.

When Haller ends up being attacked after discovering that the victim was involved in black market dealings, he knows that he is closer to uncovering the truth.

But by the time the verdict is made, Haller’s world will have turned on its head.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-1455536498
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
The Gods of Guilt

 “Call me ASAP — 187”

The California penal code for murder immediately comes to mind the moment defense attorney Mickey Haller receives the text.

Given how murder cases are the most rewarding due to the high stakes involved, Mickey knows that he has to be at his blistering best.

The case however takes a personal turn after he discovers that the victim was his former client—a sex worker he thought that he had rescued from the trade.

Instead of saving her, Mickey could very well have been the one who put her life at risk.

Will he earn redemption from the case, or prove his ultimate guilt?

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2013
ISBN: 978-1409128731
Publisher: Orion
The Law of Innocence

Pulled over by police, defense attorney Mickey Haller is shocking when the lifeless remains of a client are discovered in the trunk of his Lincoln.

Charged with murder, he is unable to raise the $5 million bail given to him b y a vengeful judge.

Opting to defend himself, Mickey ends up strategizing while incarcerated in the Twin Towers Correctional Center in downtown L.A, all while looking over his shoulder having become an immediate target.

Enlisting the help of LAPD Detective Harry Bosch to help unmask the person trying to ruin his life, Mickey has to prove to the judge and jury that someone is out to ruin his good name.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2020
ISBN: 978-1538752548
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Renée Ballard Series

The Late Show

Working the night shifts in Hollywood, LAPD Detective Renée Ballard never gets to finish any of her cases, as she is usually forced to surrender them to the day shift detectives.

Once a promising detective, her recent role is to serve as punishment for filing a sexual harassment complaint against her superior.

One night, she finds herself drawn to two cases that she simply has to solve.

The first one involves a prostitute who was beaten within an inch of her life in a parking lot, while the other is about a young woman brutally murdered in a fierce nightclub exchange.

In too deep, Ballard won’t rest until both cases are solved.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1455524235
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Dark Sacred Night

Working long hours again, LAPD Detective Renée Ballard shows up at the Hollywood Station in the early hours, only to find a stranger going through the old file cabinets.

The trespasser turns out to be retired LAPD detective Harry Bosch, who is struggling to solve a cold case that is giving his sleepless nights.

Although Ballard kicks him out, she too is overcome by a wave of empathy and fury upon going through the file.

A fifteen-year-old girl named Daisy Clayton was viciously murdered before being disposed off in a dumpster.

And Bosch and Ballard won’t rest until they catch the killer.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1538731758
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
The Night Fire

Back when Harry Bosch was a rookie homicide detective, his mentor John Jack Thompson took him under his wings, helping Bosch become the great detective that he was.

But when Thompson dies, his widow hands Bosch a murder book that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD two decades earlier.

The book contains a cold case regarding the murder of a troubled young man in an alley used by drug dealers.

Joining forces once again, Harry Bosch Renée Ballard endeavor to solve the case.

However, the more they investigate, the more they start asking themselves one question: Did Thompson steal the murder book in order to work on the case while in retirement, or to ensure it’s never solved?

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2019
ISBN: 978-1538733721
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
The Dark Hours

New Year’s Eve in Hollywood can only mean one thing; partygoers will be shooting their guns into the air in celebration.

As reports start streaming in about broken windshields and other forms of damages, LAPD Detective Renée Ballard is summoned to a scene where a dedicated owner of an auto shop has been brutally killed by a bullet in a street party.

But from Ballard’s assessment, the fatal bullet couldn’t have fallen from the sky.

As her investigation leads her to another unsolved death, Ballard knows that she will need to join forces with Harry Bosch if she is to catch a killer on the loose.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2021
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Desert Star

LAPD detective Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch work together to hunt the killer who is Bosch’s “white whale”—a man responsible for the murder of an entire family.

A year has passed since LAPD detective Renée Ballard quit the force in the face of misogyny, demoralization, and endless red tape. Yet, after the chief of police himself tells her she can write her ticket within the department, Ballard takes back her badge, leaving “the Late Show” to rebuild the cold case unit at the elite Robbery-Homicide Division.

For years, Harry Bosch has been working a case that haunts him but that he hasn’t been able to crack—the murder of an entire family by a psychopath who still walks free. Ballard makes Bosch an offer: come work with her as a volunteer investigator in the new Open-Unsolved Unit, and he can pursue his “white whale” with the resources of the LAPD behind him.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2022
Ebook: B09QKSLPN9
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Terry McCaleb Series

Blood Work

Terry McCaleb was a leading man at the FBI until he was forced into early retirement due to a heart complication.

Quietly living on a boathouse in the Los Angeles Harbor while nursing his new heart, he finally receives some thrill in his life when Graciela Rivers asks him to investigate the death of her sister, Gloria.

Upon digging for details, he shockingly learns that the new heart beating in his chest actually belongs to Gloria.

Determined to get to the bottom of the mystery, McCaleb finds himself chasing after the most terrifying killer he has ever encountered.

Blood Work
Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Daniels, Anjelica Huston, Wanda De Jesus, Tina Lifford, Paul Rodriguez, Dylan Walsh, Mason Lucero, Gerry Becker, Rick Hoffman, Alix Koromzay
Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 1998
ISBN: 978-1478948322
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
A Darkness More Than Night

A Hollywood movie director is charged with murdering an actress during sex, before making it seem like a suicide.

And Harry Bosch is both the arresting officer and the star witness in the case that causes huge media frenzy.

Elsewhere, Terry McCaleb's retirement on an island paradise is cut short after a visit from a former colleague. Having hit a brick wall with a murder case, the sheriff’s office enlists the help of the former FBI profiler.

While looking into the murder, McCaleb notices a connection between his investigation and Bosch’s movie director case.

And when the two investigations interweave, Bosch and McCaleb find themselves clashing in the deadliest investigation of their lives.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2001
ISBN: 978-1409156062
Publisher: Orion
The Narrows

For years, FBI agent Rachel Walling has feared receiving the call.

That dreaded day finally comes when she is informed that the Poet, a deranged serial killer who wove lines of poetry into his hideous crimes, has surfaced.

Rachel hasn’t forgotten about the killer, having spent a lot of time tracking him down. Neither has the killer forgotten about her…

Harry Bosch also receives a call, albeit from an old friend who recently lost her husband.

Although the death seemed natural, the victim’s connection to the search for the Poet prompts the former LAPD detective to launch an investigation that leads him into a horrifying and mysterious world.

Author: Michael Connelly
First Release: 2004
ISBN: 978-1409157335
Publisher: Orion