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The Full List of Michael Connelly Books

Updated 2020

Here is the complete list of books published by Michael Connelly, best-selling American crime fiction writer and executive producer of Bosch, an Amazon Studios original drama series. 

Michael Connelly sold over 74 million copies of his books worldwide and translated into 40 foreign languages.

Who Is Michael Connelly?

Born on July 21, 1956, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Michael Connelly is the second oldest child of Mary Connelly, a homemaker, and W. Michael Connelly, a property developer. He and his family moved to Florida in his pre-teens. 

Connelly initially thought of following in his father’s footsteps. But after seeing his grades go downhill at the University of Florida, he decided to switch majors from building construction to journalism. According to him, his change of heart was inspired by Raymond Chandler’s novel The Last Goodbye movie adaptation. 

After university, Connelly’s writing career began when he worked as a crime reporter and writer in a local newspaper. When the Delta Flight 191 incident happened, he decided to write his own original piece, which earned him a Pulitzer Prize finalist and a new job at Los Angeles Times. 

It was later on when his novel-writing career blossomed when he wrote his first novel, The Black Echo. It received a lot of praise from critics, earning Connelly an Edgar Award for Best First Novel by the Mystery Writers of America. 

The Black Echo introduced its now-famous main character, LAPD Detective Hieronymus Bosch. The success of The Black Echo inspired Conelly to write two more succeeding novels, The Concrete Blonde (1994), and The Last Coyote (1995). 

In the coming years, Connelly would publish more successful novels, earning him a stellar reputation as a crime novel writer. He has received numerous awards for his work, including The Nero Award, The Grand Prix Award, and the Anthony Award.

Michael Connelly Complete Booklist & Summary

Here is the complete list of books written by Michael Connelly, along with a short summary:

1) The Black Echo – 1992 (Book One in the Harry Bosch Series of Michael Connelly)

  • Michael Connelly books 1Book Summary: An LAPD homicide detective must choose between justice and vengeance as he teams up with the FBI in the first novel of the “thrilling” Harry Bosch series (New York Times Book Review).
    For maverick LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch, the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than another anonymous statistic. This one is personal . . . because the murdered man was a fellow Vietnam “tunnel rat” who had fought side by side with him in a hellish underground war. Now Bosch is about to relive the horror of Nam. From a dangerous maze of blind alleys to a daring criminal heist beneath the city, his survival instincts will once again be tested to their limit. Pitted against enemies inside his own department and forced to make the agonizing choice between justice and vengeance, Bosch goes on the hunt for a killer whose true face will shock him.
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2) The Black Ice – 1993 (Book Two in the Harry Bosch Series of Michael Connelly)

  • Michael Connelly books 2Book Summary: When an LAPD narcotics officer is found with a fatal bullet wound and a suicide note, Detective Harry Bosch follows a bloody trail of drug murders across the Mexico border.Working the case, LAPD detective Harry Bosch is reminded of the primal police rule he learned long ago: Don’t look for the facts, but the glue that holds them together. Soon Harry’s making some very dangerous connections, starting with a dead cop and leading to a bloody string of murders that wind from Hollywood Boulevard to the back alleys south of the border. Now this battle-scarred veteran will find himself in the center of a complex and deadly game-one in which he may be the next and likeliest victim.
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3) The Concrete Blonde – 1994 (Book Three in the Harry Bosch Series of Michael Connelly)

  • Michael Connelly books 3Book Summary: Detective Harry Bosch was sure he’d shot the serial killer responsible for a string of murders in LA . . . but now, a new crime makes him question his convictions.
    The Dollmaker was the name of the serial killer who had stalked Los Angeles ruthlessly, leaving grisly calling cards on the faces of his female victims. Now with a single faultless shot, Detective Harry Bosch thinks he has ended the city’s nightmare.But the dead man’s widow is suing Harry and the LAPD for killing the wrong man– an accusation that rings terrifyingly true when a new victim is discovered with the Dollmaker’s macabre signature.So for the second time, Harry must hunt down a death-dealer who is very much alive, before he strikes again. It’s a blood-tracked quest that will take Harry from the hard edges of the L.A. night to the last place he ever wanted to go– the darkness of his own heart.With The Concrete Blonde, Edgar Award-winning author Michael Connelly has hit a whole new level in his career, creating a breathtaking thriller that thrusts you into a blistering courtroom battle– and a desperate search for a sadistic killer.
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4) The Last Coyote – 1995 (Book Four in the Harry Bosch Series of Michael Connelly)

  • Michael Connelly books 4Book Summary: Suspended from his job with the LAPD, Harry Bosch must face the darkest parts of his past to track down his mother’s killer . . . even if it costs him his life.
    Harry Bosch’s life is on the edge. His earthquake-damaged home has been condemned. His girlfriend has left him. He’s drinking too much. And after attacking his commanding officer, he’s even had to turn in his L.A.P.D. detective’s badge. Now, suspended indefinitely pending a psychiatric evaluation, he’s spending his time investigating an unsolved crime from 1961: the brutal slaying of a prostitute who happened to be his own mother.Even after three decades, Harry’s questions generate heat among L.A.’s top politicos. And as the truth begins to emerge, it becomes more and more apparent that someone wants to keep it buried. Someone very powerful…very cunning…and very deadly.Edgar Award-winning author Michael Connelly has created a dark, fast-paced suspense thriller that cuts to the core of Harry Bosch’s character. Once you start it, there’s no turning back.
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5) The Poet – 1996 

  • Michael Connelly books 5Book Summary: FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE HARRY BOSCH AND LINCOLN LAWYER SERIES An electrifying standalone thriller that breaks all the rules! With an introduction by Stephen King.Death is reporter Jack McEvoy’s beat: his calling, his obsession. But this time, death brings McEvoy the story he never wanted to write–and the mystery he desperately needs to solve. A serial killer of unprecedented savagery and cunning is at large. His targets: homicide cops, each haunted by a murder case he couldn’t crack. The killer’s calling card: a quotation from the works of Edgar Allan Poe. His latest victim is McEvoy’s own brother. And his last…may be McEvoy himself.
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6) Trunk Music – 1997 (Book Five in the Harry Bosch Series of Michael Connelly)

  • Michael Connelly books 6Book Summary: Back on the job after an involuntary leave of absence, LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch is ready for a challenge — but a murderous Las Vegas crime ring might prove to be more than he bargained for.It starts with the body of a Hollywood producer in the trunk of a Rolls-Royce, shot twice in the head at close range – what looks like “trunk music,” a Mafia hit. But the LAPD’s organized crime unit is curiously uninterested, and when Harry follows a trail of gambling debts to Las Vegas, the case suddenly becomes more complex – and much more personal.A rekindled romance with an old girlfriend opens new perspectives on the murder, and he begins to glimpse a shocking triangle of corruption and collusion. Yanked off the case, Harry himself is soon the one being investigated. But only a bullet can stop Harry when he’s searching for the truth . . .
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7) 26 Miles to Boston: The Boston Marathon Experience from Hopkinton to Copley Square – 1998

  • Michael Connelly books 7Book Summary: 26 MILES TO BOSTON slips squarely into the running shoes and minds of the athletes as they traverse the 26-mile, 385-yard course of America’s most venerated long-distance race.
    From suburban Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to the center of metropolitan Boston, here are the mile-by-mile sights and sounds experienced by the runners. Interwoven throughout is the colorful history of the men and women of manifold skills who have competed in this preeminent event over the span of more than a century.
    Profusely illustrated with photographs and maps, 26 MILES TO BOSTON is a book for anyone who’s ever wondered what it might be like to run the Boston Marathon.
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8) Blood Work – 1998

  • Michael Connelly books 8Book Summary: From the #1 bestselling author of the Harry Bosch and the Lincoln Lawyer series and who “is the master of the universe in which he lives” (Huffington Post), comes the gripping novel that inspired the film starring Clint Eastwood.When Graciella Rivers steps onto his boat, ex-FBI agent Terrell McCaleb has no idea he’s about to come out of retirement. He’s recuperating from a heart transplant and avoiding anything stressful. But when Graciella tells him the way her sister, Gloria, was murdered, Terry realizes he has no choice. Now the man with the new heart vows to take down a predator without a soul. For Gloria’s killer shatters every rule that McCaleb ever learned in his years with the Bureau-as McCaleb gets no more second chances at life…and just one shot at the truth.*Winner of the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière- International Category
    *Winner of the Macavity Award for Best Mystery Novel
    *Winner of the Anthony Award for Best Novel
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9) Angels Flight – 1998 (Book Six in the Harry Bosch Series of Michael Connelly)

  • Michael Connelly books 9Book Summary: In this “superbly paced” New York Times bestseller (Esquire), LAPD detective Harry Bosch is trying to solve a high-profile lawyer’s murder. But first he must face the public’s suspicion . . . and his darkest fears.
     
    An activist attorney is killed in a cute little L.A. trolley called Angels Flight, far from Harry Bosch’s Hollywood turf. But the case is so explosive — and the dead man’s enemies inside the L.A.P.D. are so numerous — that it falls to Harry to solve it. Now the streets are superheating. Harry’s year-old Vegas marriage is unraveling. And the hunt for a killer is leading Harry to another high-profile L.A. murder case, one where every cop had a motive. The question is, did any have the guts?
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10) Void Moon – 1999

  • Michael Connelly books 10Book Summary: FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE HARRY BOSCH AND THE LINCOLN LAWYER SERIES“A RIVETING, BREATHLESS THRILLER.”–LOS ANGELES TIMESIn L.A. Cassie Black is another beautiful woman in a Porsche: except Cassie just did six years in prison and still has “outlaw juice” flowing in her veins. Now Cassie is returning to her old profession, taking down a money man in Vegas. But the perfect heist goes very wrong, and suddenly Cassie is on the run–with a near-psychotic Vegas “fixer” killing everyone who knew about the job.Between Cassie and the man hunting her are a few last secrets: like who really set up the job, why Cassie had to take the change, and how, in the end, it might all be a matter of the moon…
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11) The Harry Bosch Mysteries – 2000

  • Michael Connelly books 11Book Summary: Could an entire city really burn to the ground?Oscar Starling never wanted to come to Chicago. But then Oscar finds himself not just in the heart of the big city, but in the middle of a terrible fire! No one knows exactly how it began, but one thing is clear: Chicago is like a giant powder keg about to explode.An army of firemen is trying to help, but this fire is a ferocious beast that wants to devour everything in its path, including Oscar! Will Oscar survive one of the most famous and devastating fires in history?Lauren Tarshis brings history’s most exciting and terrifying events to life in this New York Times-bestselling series. Readers will be transported by stories of amazing kids and how they survived!
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12) Two Bagger – 2001

  • Michael Connelly books 12Book Summary: Michael Connelly’s first short, originally published in the anthology Murderer’s Row. With a BONUS short story by Elmore Leonard.
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13) A Darkness More Than Night – 2001 (Book Seven in the Harry Bosch Series of Michael Connelly)

  • Michael Connelly books 13Book Summary: LAPD Detective Harry Bosch crosses paths with FBI profiler Terry McCaleb while investigating the murder of a Hollywood actress.

    Harry Bosch is up to his neck in a case that has transfixed all of celebrity-mad Los Angeles: a movie director is charged with murdering an actress during sex, and then staging her death to make it look like a suicide. Bosch is both the arresting officer and the star witness in a trial that has brought the Hollywood media pack out in full-throated frenzy.

    Meanwhile, Terry McCaleb is enjoying an idyllic retirement on Catalina Island when a visit from an old colleague brings his former world rushing back. It’s a murder, the unreadable kind of murder he specialized in solving back in his FBI days. The investigation has stalled, and the sheriff’s office is asking McCaleb to take a quick look at the murder book to see if he turns up something they’ve missed.

    McCaleb’s first reading of the crime scene leads him to look for a methodical killer with a taste for rituals and revenge. As his quick look accelerates into a full-sprint investigation, the two crimes — his murdered loner and Bosch’s movie director — begin to overlap strangely. With one unsettling revelation after another, they merge, becoming one impossible, terrifying case, involving almost inconceivable calculation. McCaleb believes he has unmasked the most frightening killer ever to cross his sights. But his investigation tangles with Bosch’s lines, and the two men find themselves at odds in the most dangerous investigation of their lives.

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14) The Concrete Blonde, the Last Coyote, and Trunk Music – 2001

  • Michael Connelly books 14Book Summary: The Concrete BlondeThis high-voltage thriller opens with Homicide Detective Bosch battling charges as the chief defendant in a civil suit against the LAPD. The family of a notorious serial killer whom Bosch shot during an arrest four years ago has accused Bosch of killing the wrong man. This allegation becomes horrifyingly plausible when a new murder occurs with all the hallmarks of the dead slayer’s style.The Last Coyote
    Harry attacked his commanding officer and is suspended indefinitely, pending a psychiatric evaluation. At first he resists the LAPD shrink, but finally recognizes that something is troubling him and has for a long time. In 1961, when Harry was twelve, his mother, a prostitute, was brutally murdered with no one ever accused of the crime.Trunk Music
    Back on the job after an involuntary leave of absence, LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch is ready for a challenge. But his first case is a little more than he bargained for. It starts with the body of a Hollywood producer in the trunk of a Rolls-Royce, shot twice in the head at close range—what looks like “trunk music,” a Mafia hit.
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15) City of Bones – 2002 (Book Eight in the Harry Bosch Series of Michael Connelly)

  • Michael Connelly books 15Book Summary: When a dog unearths evidence of a murder in the Hollywood Hills, Detective Harry Bosch must tackle a cold case that sparks memories he’s tried to forget.
    It’s a cold case, but for Detective Harry Bosch, it stirs up memories of his childhood as an orphan. He can’t let it go. As the investigation takes Bosch deeper into the past, a beautiful rookie cop brings him alive in the present. No official warning can break them apart — or prepare Bosch for the explosions when the case takes a few hard turns. Suddenly all of L.A. is in an uproar, and Bosch, fighting to keep control, is driven to the brink of an unimaginable decision.
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16) Chasing the Dime – 2002

  • Michael Connelly books 16Book Summary: The phone messages waiting for Henry Pierce clearly aren’t for him: “Where is Lilly? This is her number. It’s on the site.” Pierce has just moved into a new apartment, and he’s been “chasing the dime”–doing all it takes so his company comes out first with a scientific breakthrough worth millions. But he can’t get the messages for Lilly out of his head. As Pierce tries to help a woman he has never met, he steps into a world of escorts, websites, sex, and secret passions. A world where his success and expertise mean nothing…and where he becomes the chief suspect in a murder case, trapped in the fight of his life.
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17) Lost Light – 2003 (Book Nine in the Harry Bosch Series of Michael Connelly)

  • Michael Connelly books 17Book Summary: In this New York Times bestseller, retired LAPD detective Harry Bosch wants justice for a murdered production assistant — but without his police badge, can he take down a powerful and ruthless killer?The vision has haunted him for four years — a young woman lying crumpled in death, her hand outstretched in silent supplication. Harry Bosch was taken off the Angella Benton murder case when the production assistant’s death was linked with the violent theft of two million dollars from a movie set. Both files were never closed. Now retired from the L.A.P.D., Bosch is determined to find justice for Angella. Without a badge to open doors and strike fear into the guilty, he’s on his own. And even in the face of an opponent more powerful and ruthless than any he’s ever encountered, Bosch is not backing down.
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18) Crime Beat: A Decade of Covering Cops and Killers – 2004

  • Michael Connelly books 18Book Summary: Before Michael Connelly became a novelist, he was a crime reporter, covering the detectives who worked the homicide beat. In these vivid, hard-hitting pieces, Connelly leads the reader past the yellow police tape as he follows the investigators, the victims, their families and friends–and of, course, the killers–to tell the real stories of murder and its aftermath.
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19) The Narrows – 2004 (Book Ten in the Harry Bosch Series of Michael Connelly)

  • Michael Connelly books 19Book Summary: In the depths of the Nevada desert, FBI agent Rachel Walling and former LAPD Detective Harry Bosch must confront The Poet, a terrifying serial killer who leads them down a dark and twisted path.

    FBI agent Rachel Walling finally gets the call she’s dreaded for years, the one that tells her the Poet has surfaced. She has never forgotten the serial killer who wove lines of poetry in his hideous crimes — and apparently he has not forgotten her.

    Former LAPD detective Harry Bosch gets a call, too — from the widow of an old friend. Her husband’s death seems natural, but his ties to the hunt for the Poet make Bosch dig deep. Arriving at a derelict spot in the California desert where the feds are unearthing bodies, Bosch joins forces with Rachel. Now the two are at odds with the FBI . . . and squarely in the path of the Poet, who will lead them on a wicked ride out of the heat, through the narrows of evil, and into a darkness all his own . . .

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20) The Secret Society of Demolition Writers: Stories – 2005

  • Michael Connelly books 20Book Summary: What would you write if no one knew who you were?In the spirit of the demolition derby, where drivers take heedless risks with reckless abandon, welcome to the first convocation of the Secret Society of Demolition Writers. Here is a one-of-a-kind collection by famous authors writing anonymously–and dangerously. With the usual concerns about reputations and renown cast aside, these twelve daredevils have each contributed an extreme, no-holds-barred unsigned story, each shining as brightly and urgently as hazard lights.Unconventional and unapologeticthis publishing equivalent of a whodunit features an eclectic group of fictional characters, including a delusional schizophrenic narrator, an egg donor with second thoughts about her decision, a pharmacist who forms a weird crush on a woman who beat both of her parents to death, and a little girl who understands that an old safe is the threshold to another, ghostly, world. Equally diverse and surprising are the authors themselves: Aimee Bender, Benjamin Cheever, Michael Connelly, Sebastian Junger, Elizabeth McCracken, Rosie O’Donnell, Chris Offutt, Anna Quindlen, John Burnham Schwartz, Alice Sebold, Lauren Slater, and Marc Parent, the editor of the collection. Never before has such a wide-ranging and talented group of authors been assembled to such explosive and entertaining effect.The Secret Society of Demolition Writers is an intriguing puzzle in itself, but it’s also an important addition to the careers of some of our finest storytellers–even if we never really know who wrote what. Its boundary-smashing fiction offers exhilarating proof that for an artist, withholding your identity can mean gaining your freedom.
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21) The Closers – 2005 (Book Eleven in the Harry Bosch Series of Michael Connelly)

  • Book Summary: In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Detective Harry Bosch joins LA’s elite Open/Unsolved Unit to help piece together the mysterious death of a teenage girl.
    He walked away from the job three years ago. But Harry Bosch cannot resist the call to join the elite Open/Unsolved Unit. His mission: solve murders whose investigations were flawed, stalled, or abandoned to L.A.’s tides of crime. With some people openly rooting for his failure, Harry catches the case of a teenager dragged off to her death on Oat Mountain, and traces the DNA on the murder weapon to a small-time criminal. But something bigger and darker beckons, and Harry must battle to fit all the pieces together. Shaking cages and rattling ghosts, he will push the rules to the limit — and expose the kind of truth that shatters lives, ends careers, and keeps the dead whispering in the night . . .
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22) The Black Echo – 2005

  • Book Summary: An LAPD homicide detective must choose between justice and vengeance as he teams up with the FBI in the first novel of the “thrilling” Harry Bosch series (New York Times Book Review).

    For maverick LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch, the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than another anonymous statistic. This one is personal . . . because the murdered man was a fellow Vietnam “tunnel rat” who had fought side by side with him in a hellish underground war. Now Bosch is about to relive the horror of Nam. From a dangerous maze of blind alleys to a daring criminal heist beneath the city, his survival instincts will once again be tested to their limit. Pitted against enemies inside his own department and forced to make the agonizing choice between justice and vengeance, Bosch goes on the hunt for a killer whose true face will shock him.

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23) The Lincoln Lawyer – 2005 (First Book in the Mickey Haller Series of Michael Connelly)

  • Book Summary: The bestselling legal thriller — and CBS TV series — has charismatic defense attorney Mickey Haller taking on a slam-dunk court case involving a Beverly Hills playboy — but as it spirals into a nightmare, he finds himself in a fight for his life.
    Mickey Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car, traveling between the far-flung courthouses of Los Angeles to defend clients of every kind. Bikers, con artists, drunk drivers, drug dealers — they’re all on Mickey Haller’s client list. For him, the law is rarely about guilt or innocence, it’s about negotiation and manipulation. Sometimes it’s even about justice.
    A Beverly Hills playboy arrested for attacking a woman he picked up in a bar chooses Haller to defend him, and Mickey has his first high-paying client in years. It is a defense attorney’s dream, what they call a franchise case. And as the evidence stacks up, Haller comes to believe this may be the easiest case of his career. Then someone close to him is murdered and Haller discovers that his search for innocence has brought him face-to-face with evil as pure as a flame. To escape without being burned, he must deploy every tactic, feint, and instinct in his arsenal — this time to save his own life.
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24) Echo Park – 2006 (Book Twelve in the Harry Bosch Series of Michael Connelly)

  • Book Summary: Just as he’s on the verge of cracking an unsolved case, Detective Harry Bosch discovers an old clue that could have saved lives — and the guilt begins to haunt him.

    In 1993 Marie Gesto disappeared after walking out of a supermarket. Harry Bosch worked the case but couldn’t crack it, and the twenty-two-year-old was never found. Now, more than a decade later, with the Gesto file still on his desk, Bosch gets a call from the District Attorney.

    A man accused of two heinous murders is willing to come clean about several others, including the killing of Marie Gesto. Taking the confession of the man he has sought — and hated — for thirteen years is bad enough. Discovering that he missed a clue back in 1993 that could have stopped nine other murders may just be the straw that breaks Harry Bosch.

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25) The Overlook – 2007 (Book Thirteen in the Harry Bosch Series of Michael Connelly)

  • Book Summary: In his first case with the Homicide Special Squad, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch must follow his instincts to stop a killer who could destroy the entire city — even as the FBI works against him.
    Near Mulholland Drive, Dr. Stanley Kent is found shot twice in the back of the head. It’s the case LAPD detective Harry Bosch has been waiting for, his first since being recruited to the Homicide Special Squad. When he discovers that Kent had access to dangerous radioactive substances, what begins as a routine investigation becomes something darker, more deadly, and frighteningly urgent. Bosch is soon in conflict with not only his superiors but the FBI, which thinks the case is too important for just a cop. Complicating his job even more is the presence of Agent Rachel Walling, his onetime lover. Now guarding one slim advantage, Bosch relentlessly follows his own instincts, hoping they are still sharp enough to find the truth — and a killer who can annihilate an entire city.
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26) The Harry Bosch Novels, Volume 3: A Darkness More Than Night, City of Bones, Lost Light – 2008

  • Book Summary: For the first time in one volume, the three novels that take Harry Bosch through his most perilous cases yet, and to the edge of the abyss.A Darkness More than NightIt was a case some cops could live with: the torture and killing of a man who spread horrors of his own. Former FBI profiler Terry McCaleb is called in to decipher the grisly crime scene. Shockingly, the suspect he pinpoints is LAPD detective Harry Bosch. But while Bosch may have had a good reason to commit murder, he has an even better one for staying alive-and for finding a suspect of his own.City of BonesA dog finds a bone in the Hollywood Hills and unearths a murder committed more than twenty years earlier. It’s a cold case, but Bosch can’t let it go. As the investigation takes him deeper into the past, a beautiful rookie cop brings him alive in the present-until a stunningly blown mission and a brutal showdown leave Bosch on the brink of an unimaginable decision.L
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27) The Brass Verdict – 2008 (Second Book in the Mickey Haller Series of Michael Connelly)

  • Book Summary: Defense attorney Mickey Haller and Detective Harry Bosch must either work together or die as they investigate a Hollywood lawyer’s murder in this “epic page-turner” (Library Journal).

    Things are finally looking up for defense attorney Mickey Haller. After two years of wrong turns, Haller is back in the courtroom. When Hollywood lawyer Jerry Vincent is murdered, Haller inherits his biggest case yet: the defense of Walter Elliott, a prominent studio executive accused of murdering his wife and her lover. But as Haller prepares for the case that could launch him into the big time, he learns that Vincent’s killer may be coming for him next.

    Enter Harry Bosch. Determined to find Vincent’s killer, he is not opposed to using Haller as bait. But as danger mounts and the stakes rise, these two loners realize their only choice is to work together.

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28) The Harry Bosch Novels: The Narrows; The Closers; Echo Park – 2009

  • Book Summary: The Harry Bosch Novels: The Narrows; The Closers; Echo Park
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29) The Crossing – 2009 (Book Eighteen in the Harry Bosch Series of Michael Connelly)

  • Book Summary: In this “tense” thriller and #1 New York Times bestseller, Detective Harry Bosch teams up with Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller to track down a killer who just might find them first (Wall Street Journal).
     

    Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his help. The murder rap against his client seems ironclad, but Mickey is sure it’s a setup. Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch takes the case. With the secret help of his former LAPD partner Lucia Soto, he turns the investigation inside the police department. But as Bosch gets closer to discovering the truth, he makes himself a target.

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30) The Scarecrow: Jack McEvoy Mystery 2 – 2009

  • Book Summary: Forced out of the Los Angeles Times amid the latest budget cuts, newspaperman Jack McEvoy decides to go out with a bang, using his final days at the paper to write the definitive murder story of his career.He focuses on Alonzo Winslow, a 16-year-old drug dealer in jail after confessing to a brutal murder. But as he delves into the story, Jack realizes that Winslow’s so-called confession is bogus. The kid might actually be innocent.Jack is soon running with his biggest story since The Poet made his career years ago. He is tracking a killer who operates completely below police radar–and with perfect knowledge of any move against him. Including Jack’s.Bonus materials include an in-depth interview with the author about writing “The Scarecrow” along with his exciting travel photos-plus a link to an online promotional video and links within the text to a fictitious website based on the novel and a teaser chapter from his next book, “Nine Dragons.”
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31) Nine Dragons – 2009 (Book Fourteen in the Harry Bosch Series of Michael Connelly)T

  • Book Summary: After what seems like a routine murder investigation, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch finds himself in Hong Kong facing the highest-stakes case of his life: bringing his kidnapped daughter home.

    Harry Bosch is assigned a homicide call in South L.A. that takes him to Fortune Liquors, where the Chinese owner has been shot to death behind the counter in an apparent robbery.

    Joined by members of the department’s Asian Crime Unit, Bosch relentlessly investigates the killing and soon identifies a suspect, a Los Angeles member of a Hong Kong triad. But before Harry can close in, he gets the word that his young daughter Maddie, who lives in Hong Kong with her mother, is missing.

    Bosch drops everything to journey across the Pacific to find his daughter. Could her disappearance and the case be connected? With the stakes of the investigation so high and so personal, Bosch is up against the clock in a new city, where nothing is at it seems.

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32) In the Shadow of the Master – 2009

  • Book Summary: “A wonderful treat for the Poe connoisseur, or a perfect introduction to his works.”

    Charlotte Observer

    In the Shadow of the Master is an exceptional collection of classic stories from the lord of literary darkness himself—the inimitable Edgar Allan Poe—accompanied by enthralling essays from twenty of his bestselling acolytes and admirers. With appreciations by Michael Connelly, Stephen King, Lisa Scottoline, Tess Gerritsen, Laura Lippman, Nelson DeMille, Lawrence Block, and thirteen others, In the Shadow of the Master is a must-have for thriller and mystery fans of all ages.

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33) The President’s Team: The 1963 Army-Navy Game and the Assassination of JFK – 2009

  • Book Summary: President John F. Kennedy, a former naval hero and a passionate football fan, was looking forward to watching the Midshipmen take on the Cadets at the annual Army-Navy game on November 30, 1963. “I hope to be on the winning side when the game ends,” he telegrammed the Navy coach on November 20. Two days later, the president was assassinated in Dallas, changing the nation forever.
              Exploring the close relationship between President Kennedy and the Navy football squad of the early 1960s, author Michael Connelly describes how the 1963 Army-Navy game—which was played on December 7 after an initial postponement—served as a welcome distraction for a nation in mourning while provding a opportunity to honor JFK’s memory. Connelly ties together the historic Army-Navy rivalry with the changing political landscape of the 1960s, both at home and overseas. The President’s Team delves into Kennedy’s love of football and the special bond he established with many of the Navy players, including Heisman winner and former Hall of Famer Roger Staubach.
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34) Three Great Novels: The Poet, Blood Work, Void Moon – 2010

  • Book Summary: THE POET Jack McEvoy’s brother, a homicide detective, has just killed himself. Or so it would appear. When Jack, a Rocky Mountain beat reporter, begins to investigate the phenomenon of police suicides, a disturbing pattern emerges, and he soon suspects that a serial murderer is at work. BLOOD WORK Thanks to a heart transplant, former FBI agent Terry McCaleb is enjoying a quiet retirement. And then he learns that the previous owner of his heart was not – as he’d been told – killed in an accident, but murdered. Reactivating his connections and his expertise, McCaleb embarks on a private investigation of his donor’s murder, leading to a killer as audacious as himself. VOID MOON Cassie Black is lured back to robbing casino gamblers by a set-up that is too good to ignore. Soon she finds herself running from a stone cold killer who somehow knows her every move in advance, and who appears to be closing in on Cassie’s most closely guarded secret – the one she will do anything to protect.
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35) The Reversal – 2010 (Third Book in the Mickey Haller Series of Michael Connelly)

  • Book Summary: The stakes have never been higher: when DNA evidence frees a sadistic killer, defense attorney Mickey Haller and LAPD Detective Harry Bosch must put him behind bars before he strikes again.

    Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change stripes and prosecute the high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder. After twenty-four years in prison, convicted killer Jason Jessup has been exonerated by new DNA evidence. Haller is convinced Jessup is guilty, and he takes the case on the condition that he gets to choose his investigator, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch.

    Together, Bosch and Haller set off on a case fraught with political and personal danger. Opposing them is Jessup, now out on bail, a defense attorney who excels at manipulating the media, and a runaway eyewitness reluctant to testify after so many years.

    With the odds and the evidence against them, Bosch and Haller must nail a sadistic killer once and for all. If Bosch is sure of anything, it is that Jason Jessup plans to kill again.

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36) The Fifth Witness – 2011 (Fourth Book in the Mickey Haller Series of Michael Connelly)

  • Book Summary: After taking on a foreclosure case, defense attorney Mickey Haller must prove his client’s innocence — but first he must follow a trail of black market evidence to its sinister end.

    Mickey Haller has fallen on tough times. He expands his business into foreclosure defense, only to see one of his clients accused of killing the banker she blames for trying to take away her home.

    Mickey puts his team into high gear to exonerate Lisa Trammel, even though the evidence and his own suspicions tell him his client is guilty. Soon after he learns that the victim had black market dealings of his own, Haller is assaulted, too — and he’s certain he’s on the right trail.

    Despite the danger and uncertainty, Haller mounts the best defense of his career in a trial where the last surprise comes after the verdict is in. Connelly proves again why he “may very well be the best novelist working in the United States today” (San Francisco Chronicle).

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37) Suicide Run: Three Harry Bosch Stories – 2011

  • Book Summary: LAPD Detective Harry Bosch as we’ve never seen him before, in three never-before-collected stories.In “Suicide Run,” the apparent suicide of a beautiful young starlet turns out to be much more sinister than it seems. In “Cielo Azul,” Bosch is haunted by a long-ago closed case — the murder of a teenage girl who was never identified. As her killer sits on death row, Bosch tries one last time to get the answers he has sought for years. In “One Dollar Jackpot,” Bosch works the murder of a professional poker player whose skills have made her more than one enemy.Whether investigating a cold case or fresh blood, Bosch relentlessly pursues his quarry, always on the lookout for the “tell.” In this first collection of Harry Bosch stories, Michael Connelly once again demonstrates that he is the master of “fast-paced, brilliantly plotted crime fiction…. Harry Bosch is back on the case, and not a moment too soon” (Chicago Sun Times).
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38) Angle of Investigation: Three Harry Bosch Stories – 2011

  • Book Summary: LAPD Detective Harry Bosch tackles three tough cases that span a legendary career in this never-before-collected trio of stories.In “Christmas Even,” the case of a burglar killed in mid-heist leads Bosch to retrace a link to his past. In “Father’s Day,” Bosch investigates a young boy’s seemingly accidental death and confronts his own fears as a father. In “Angle of Investigation,” Bosch delves into one of the first homicides he ever worked back as a uniformed rookie patrolman, a case that was left unsolved for decades.Together, these gripping stories span Bosch’s controversial career at the LAPD, and show the evolution of the haunted, legendary investigator he would become. Utterly unputdownable, they are proof that “Connelly never stops doling out the suspense….Once it grabs you in those first few pages, it won’t let go of you” (Boston Globe).
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39) The Drop – 2011 (Book Fifteen in the Harry Bosch Series of Michael Connelly)

  • Book Summary: In his fierce search for a new case, Detective Harry Bosch discovers a killer hiding behind suspicious DNA evidence — and a political conspiracy that could destroy the Los Angeles Police Department.DNA from a 1989 rape and murder matches a 29-year-old convicted rapist. Was he an eight-year-old killer or has something gone terribly wrong in the new Regional Crime Lab? The latter possibility could compromise all of the lab’s DNA cases currently in court.Then Bosch and his partner are called to a death scene fraught with internal politics. Councilman Irvin Irving’s son jumped or was pushed from a window at the Chateau Marmont. Irving, Bosch’s longtime nemesis, has demanded that Harry handle the investigation.Relentlessly pursuing both cases, Bosch makes two chilling discoveries: a killer operating unknown in the city for as many as three decades, and a political conspiracy that goes back into the dark history of the police department.
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40) The Harry Bosch Novels: The Overlook, Nine Dragons, the Drop – 2012

  • Book Summary: The Harry Bosch Novels: The Overlook, Nine Dragons, the Drop
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41) NBA List Jam! The Most Authoritative and Opinionated Rankings – 2012

  • Book Summary: NBA List Jam! is an entertaining and informative collection of 125+ ranked lists that discuss and debate the people, games, events, and ephemera that have made the NBA the spectator sport of choice for millions in North America and beyond.The wide variety of list topics include Greatest Teams, Best Comebacks, Best High School to NBA Stars, Worst Collapses, Best Pure Shooters, Oddest Hairdos, Greatest Players from the Big 5, Top NBA Announcers, Best/Worst Uniforms, and much, much more!Each of the NBA’s 30 teams has one list dedicated to it, contributed by one of that team’s most prominent personalities past or present. The book features big-name guest contributors throughout—players, coaches, media, and more—including Doug Collins, Clark Kellogg, Jeannie Buss, Dan Shaughnessy, Craig Sager, and many more! And the ambitious finale ranks the Top
    100 Players in NBA History.Hoops fans everywhere will have a ball reading and ranting about the best, worst, oddest, funniest, most intense, and most memorable events and moments that have made the NBA a multibillion dollar global enterprise.
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42) Mulholland Dive: Three Stories – 2012

  • Book Summary: Three never-before-collected short stories from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael ConnellyIn “Cahoots,” a backroom poker game turns deadly when a cheater is exposed. In “Mulholland Dive,” a man who deciphers the hidden codes of accident scenes investigates a fatality off L.A.’s most fabled roadway. In “Two-Bagger,” an obsessed cop tails an ex-con he believes is about to carry out a contract killing.Together these gripping, unforgettable stories show that Michael Connelly “knows the workings of the LAPD and the streets of the City of Angels like he knows his own name” (Boston Globe).
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43) The Safe Man – 2012

  • Book Summary: Published for the first time under his own name, a dark and haunting story from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael ConnellyLike his father before him, Brian Holloway is a safe man. That is, his specialty is opening safes. Every job is a little mystery, and he has yet to encounter a lock he can’t break or a box he can’t crack. But the day Holloway gets called in to open a rare, antique safe in a famous author’s library, his skills open a door that should have remained closed.In this haunting and singular story, previously published anonymously, Michael Connelly proves once again that he is “superb at building suspense…. the reader can never be sure what sudden turns the plot may take” (Wall Street Journal).
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44) The Black Box – 2012 (Book Sixteen in the Harry Bosch Series of Michael Connelly)

  • Book Summary: In this “superb” thriller, Detective Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to the unsolved killing of a young female photographer during the 1992 L.A. riots (Wall Street Journal).

    In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved.Now Bosch’s ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence, but something more personal, and connected to a deeper intrigue. Like an investigator combing through the wreckage after a plane crash, Bosch searches for the “black box,” the one piece of evidence that will pull the case together.
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45) The Reversal (Haller 3): A Lincoln Lawyer Case – 2013

  • Book Summary: The stakes have never been higher: when DNA evidence frees a sadistic killer, defense attorney Mickey Haller and LAPD Detective Harry Bosch must put him behind bars before he strikes again.

    Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change stripes and prosecute the high-profile retrial of a brutal child murder. After twenty-four years in prison, convicted killer Jason Jessup has been exonerated by new DNA evidence. Haller is convinced Jessup is guilty, and he takes the case on the condition that he gets to choose his investigator, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch.

    Together, Bosch and Haller set off on a case fraught with political and personal danger. Opposing them is Jessup, now out on bail, a defense attorney who excels at manipulating the media, and a runaway eyewitness reluctant to testify after so many years.

    With the odds and the evidence against them, Bosch and Haller must nail a sadistic killer once and for all. If Bosch is sure of anything, it is that Jason Jessup plans to kill again.

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46) The Gods of Guilt – 2013 (Fifth Book in the Mickey Haller Series of Michael Connelly)

  • Book Summary: Defense attorney Mickey Haller is forced to bend the law until it breaks when he is hired to defend a man accused of killing a prostitute in this novel of courtroom suspense, the “best one yet” (The Washington Post).Mickey Haller gets the text, “Call me ASAP – 187,” and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game.When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life. Far from saving her, Mickey may have been the one who put her in danger.Haunted by the ghosts of his past, Mickey must work tirelessly and bring all his skill to bear on a case that could mean his ultimate redemption or proof of his ultimate guilt. The Gods of Guilt shows once again why “Michael Connelly excels, easily surpassing John Grisham in the building of courtroom suspense” (Los Angeles Times).
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47) 26.2 Miles to Boston: A Journey Into the Heart of the Boston Marathon – 2014

  • Book Summary: 117 years Strong…and Counting!This all-new edition, which follows the Boston Marathon into the 21st century and through the tragedy of the 2013 race, is a colorful and moving portrait of what it feels like to run the world’s oldest annual marathon, escorting the reader through the past, present, and bright future of the race.26.2 Miles to Boston is a rich, vibrant, and inspiring history of the Boston Marathon and of the men and women of varying abilities whose struggles and triumphs have colored this historic event for over a century.From suburban Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to the center of metropolitan Boston, the author takes readers through the mile-by-mile sights, sounds, and traditions that make the race what it is.
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48) Red Eye – 2014

  • Book Summary: In this short story from the thrilling anthology FaceOff, bestselling authors Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly—along with their popular series characters Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch—team up for the first time ever.Harry Bosch finds himself on unfamiliar territory when he arrives at Boston’s Logan airport, on the trail of a fifteen-year-old unsolved murder. Meanwhile, local P.I. Patrick Kenzie is sniffing around the same suspect that Bosch is tracking—but for a totally different reason: the recent disappearance of a seventh grade girl labeled as a runaway by the lead detective in charge of the case. Kenzie isn’t so sure the girl went willingly out of her bedroom window in the middle of the night. When the two veterans meet outside the suspect’s house, each man plays a vital part in solving the other’s crime.For more exciting pairs, check out all eleven short stories in FaceOff!
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49) The Burning Room – 2014 (Book Seventeen in the Harry Bosch Series of Michael Connelly)

  • Book Summary: In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Detective Harry Bosch and his rookie partner investigate a cold case that gets very hot . . . very fast.
     

    In the LAPD’s Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent.

    Now Bosch and rookie Detective Lucia Soto are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case. Beginning with the bullet that’s been lodged for years in the victim’s spine, they must pull new leads from years-old information, which soon reveal that this shooting may have been anything but random.

    In this gripping thriller, Michael Connelly shows once again why Harry Bosch is “one of the greats of crime fiction” (New York Daily News).

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50) The Rag – 2016

  • Book Summary: This is a book that should be read by every American. It is a combination of both fact and fiction. The facts detail what is happened in our country over the past years, and the fiction is what may occur if America continues down the current road. It is a frightening scenario and then a heroic account of how Americans react to the loss of their freedoms. I highly recommend it.
    David Moxley
    CEO
    Americas Web Radio, Inc.1984 meets The Hunger Games meets The Patriot. The Rag takes you on an adventure into what America could become and what makes America great. God fearing patriotic Americans. Men and women willing to pledge their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. A vivid picture of oppression and hopelessness is suddenly infused with heroism and true grit. Get ready to spend a late night with a book you wont be able to put down. Amazing characters, vivid descriptions and…..a must read!
    Pastor Greg Young
    Host of the Nationally Syndicated Radio Show
    Chosen Generation
    www.pastorgregyoung.orgThe Rag is a story of America rising from the ashes of the destruction of its Constitutional Republic and a devastating EMP attack that results in the deaths of millions of Americans and a brutal dictatorship killing many more. It is a tale of ordinary American citizens who form militias that stand up against the oppressive federal government forces and their foreign mercenaries. It is a heroic story of a new American revolution, and the brave men and women who refused to give up their rights and decided to go to war to fight for their God and their Country. It is a tale of epic battles by patriots who are usually outnumbered and out-gunned, but still find ways to win. It also a story of deception and betrayal, and of American people who despite all of these challenges prove that true Americans and the things they believe in can survive despite all odds.
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51) Blue on Black – 2016

  • Book Summary: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly, a short story featuring LAPD Detective Harry Bosch and FBI agent Rachel Walling.
    Two women have gone missing, and LAPD Detective Harry Bosch has a strong suspicion that an avid fisherman named Denninger is the culprit. Bosch needs something stronger than a suspicion to bring Denninger in, but all he has are a handful of photos–prior mug shots and pictures of Denninger posing with his prize fish. It’s not much to go on, and Bosch is running out of time, which is why he calls in FBI agent Rachel Walling. What she sees in these photos could blow his case wide open.
    “Blue on Black” by Michael Connelly is one of 20 short stories within Mulholland Books’s Strand Originals series, featuring thrilling stories by the biggest names in mystery from the Strand Magazine archives. View the full series list at mulhollandbooks.com and listen to them all!
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52) The Wrong Side of Goodbye – 2016 (Book Nineteen in the Harry Bosch Series of Michael Connelly)

  • Book Summary: In this #1 New York Times bestseller, California’s newest private investigator, Detective Harry Bosch, must track down a missing heir while helping a police department connect the dots on a dangerous cold case.

    Harry Bosch is California’s newest private investigator. He doesn’t advertise, he doesn’t have an office, and he’s picky about who he works for, but it doesn’t matter. His chops from thirty years with the LAPD speak for themselves.Soon one of Southern California’s biggest moguls comes calling. The reclusive billionaire is nearing the end of his life and is haunted by one regret. When he was young, he had a relationship with a Mexican girl, his great love. But soon after becoming pregnant, she disappeared. Did she have the baby? And if so, what happened to it?Desperate to know whether he has an heir, the dying magnate hires Bosch, the only person he can trust. With such a vast fortune at stake, Harry realizes that his mission could be risky not only for himself but for the one he’s seeking. But as he begins to uncover the haunting story–and finds uncanny links to his own past–he knows he cannot rest until he finds the truth.Swift, unpredictable, and thrilling, The Wrong Side of Goodbye shows that Michael Connelly “continues to amaze with his consistent skill and sizzle” (Cleveland Plain Dealer).

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
    #1 USA TODAY BESTSELLER
    10 BEST MYSTERIES OF 2016, SEATTLE TIMES
    NOTABLE BOOK OF 2016, WASHINGTON POST
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53) The Late Show – 2017 

  • Book Summary: In this first installment of the Renée Ballard series, #1 bestselling author Michael Connelly introduces a “complicated and driven” young detective fighting to prove herself on the LAPD’s toughest beat (The New York Times).
     

    Renee Ballard works the midnight shift in Hollywood, beginning many investigations but finishing few, as each morning she turns everything over to the daytime units. It’s a frustrating job for a once up-and-coming detective, but it’s no accident. She’s been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor.

    But one night Ballard catches two assignments she doesn’t want to part with. First, a prostitute is brutally beaten and left for dead in a parking lot. All signs point to a crime of premeditation, not passion, by someone with big evil on his mind. Then she sees a young waitress breathe her last after being caught up in a nightclub shooting. Though dubbed a peripheral victim, the waitress buys Ballard a way in, and this time she is determined not to give up at dawn. Against orders and her partner’s wishes, she works both cases by day while maintaining her shift by night.
    As the investigations intertwine, Ballard is forced to face her own demons and confront a danger she could never have imagined. To find justice for these victims who can’t speak for themselves, she must put not only her career but her life on the line.
    Propulsive as a jolt of adrenaline and featuring a bold and defiant new heroine, The Late Show is yet more proof that Michael Connelly is “a master of the genre” (Washington Post).
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54) Two Kinds of Truth – 2017 (Book Twenty in the Harry Bosch Series of Michael Connelly)

  • Book Summary: Exiled from the LAPD, Harry Bosch must clear his name, uncover a ring of prescription drug abuse, and outwit a clever killer before it’s too late.
     

    Harry Bosch, exiled from the LAPD, is working cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department when all hands are called out to a local drugstore, where two pharmacists have been murdered in a robbery. Bosch and the tiny town’s three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous, big-business world of prescription drug abuse. To get to the people at the top, Bosch must risk everything and go undercover in the shadowy world of organized pill mills.

    Meanwhile, an old case from Bosch’s days with the LAPD comes back to haunt him when a long-imprisoned killer claims Harry framed him and seems to have new evidence to prove it. Bosch left the LAPD on bad terms, so his former colleagues are not keen on protecting his reputation. But if this conviction is overturned, every case Bosch ever worked will be called into question. As usual, he must fend for himself as he tries to clear his name and keep a clever killer in prison.
    The two cases wind around each other like strands of barbed wire. Along the way, Bosch discovers that there are two kinds of truth: the kind that sets you free and the kind that leaves you buried in darkness.
    An NPR Best Book of 2017
    Times Critics’ Top Book of 2017

    A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2017

    South Florida Sun-Sentinel Best Mystery of 2017
    An Amazon Book of the Month

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55) Filbert Nutberry’S Grand Christmas Adventure – 2017

  • Book Summary: Filbert Nutberrys Grand Christmas Adventure by Michael Connelly is a childrens story about a squirrel from the Pacific Northwest who takes a very unexpected but fantastic journey all the way across the United States. Along the way, he meets wonderful people while visiting places he never knew existed and experiences things hed never dreamed he could. Filberts journey not only bonds him with the person who becomes one of his dearest friends, truck driver Dusty Wheeler, but it also ultimately lands him in Washington, DC, where his presence turns out to be a fortunate turn of events for everyone there.In the end, what Filbert wants most is for his adventure to end so he can return to his wife and children in Washington state. For readers of this book, however, his adventure is one parents can take with their children over and over again. All the while, children will learn names, locations, and interesting facts about different US states along with other bits of information on culture, history, and the Christmas holiday. This book about the big adventure of a little squirrel has readers both laughing out loud and tearing up, and it is sure to become a holiday or year-round favorite for your family.
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56) Dark Sacred Night – 2019 (Book Twenty-One in the Harry Bosch Series of Michael Connelly)

  • Book Summary: Harry Bosch teams up with LAPD detective Renée Ballard to solve the murder of a young girl in the new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly.

    Detective Renée Ballard is working the night beat — known in LAPD slang as “the late show” — and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours to find a stranger rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is retired detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin.

    Ballard can’t let him go through department records, but when he leaves, she looks into the case herself and feels a deep tug of empathy and anger. She has never been the kind of cop who leaves the job behind at the end of her shift — and she wants in.
    The murder, unsolved, was of fifteen-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway on the streets of Hollywood who was brutally killed, her body left in a dumpster like so much trash. Now Ballard joins forces with Bosch to find out what happened to Daisy, and to finally bring her killer to justice. Along the way, the two detectives forge a fragile trust, but this new partnership is put to the test when the case takes an unexpected and dangerous turn.
    Dark Sacred Night for the first time brings together these two powerhouse detectives in a riveting story that unfolds with furious momentum. And it shows once more why “there’s no doubt Connelly is a master of crime fiction” (Associated Press).Age Range: Adult
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57) 26 Miles to Boston: A Guide to the World’s Most Famous Marathon – 2020

  • Book Summary: 26 MILES TO BOSTON slips squarely into the running shoes and minds of the athletes as they traverse the 26-mile, 385-yard course of America’s most venerated long-distance race.
    From suburban Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to the center of metropolitan Boston, here are the mile-by-mile sights and sounds experienced by the runners. Interwoven throughout is the colorful history of the men and women of manifold skills who have competed in this preeminent event over the span of more than a century.
    Profusely illustrated with photographs and maps, 26 MILES TO BOSTON is a book for anyone who’s ever wondered what it might be like to run the Boston Marathon.
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