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Best Michael Connelly Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

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1. Dark Sacred Night (A Ballard and Bosch Novel) (2019)

Best Michael Connelly Books that Should be on Your BookshelfDetective 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…
Author(s): Michael Connelly

2. The Poet (2017)

Best Michael Connelly Books that Should be on Your BookshelfDeath 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….
Author(s): Michael Connelly

3. City of Bones (A Harry Bosch Novel) (2014)

Best Michael Connelly Books that Should be on Your BookshelfIt’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….
Author(s): Michael Connelly

4. Two Kinds of Truth (A Harry Bosch Novel) (2018)

Best Michael Connelly Books that Should be on Your BookshelfHarry 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…
Author(s): Michael Connelly

5. The Black Box (Harry Bosch) (2013)

Best Michael Connelly Books that Should be on Your BookshelfIn 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….
Author(s): Michael Connelly

6. The Black Echo (A Harry Bosch Novel) (2017)

Best Michael Connelly Books that Should be on Your BookshelfFor 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…
Author(s): Michael Connelly

7. The Fifth Witness (A Lincoln Lawyer Novel) (2016)

Best Michael Connelly Books that Should be on Your BookshelfMickey 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…
Author(s): Michael Connelly

8. The Late Show (2018)

Best Michael Connelly Books that Should be on Your BookshelfRenee 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…
Author(s): Michael Connelly

9. Void Moon (2017)

Best Michael Connelly Books that Should be on Your BookshelfFROM 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…
Author(s): Michael Connelly

10. The Closers (Harry Bosch) (2014)

Best Michael Connelly Books that Should be on Your BookshelfHe 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…
Author(s): Michael Connelly

11. The Last Coyote (A Harry Bosch Novel) (2013)

Best Michael Connelly Books that Should be on Your BookshelfHarry 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, and no one has ever been accused of the crime.With the spare time a suspension brings, Harry opens up the thirty-year-old file on the case and is irresistibly drawn into a past he has always avoided. It’s clear that the case was fumbled and the smell of a cover-up is…
Author(s): Michael Connelly

12. The Reversal (A Lincoln Lawyer Novel) (2016)

Best Michael Connelly Books that Should be on Your BookshelfLongtime 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…
Author(s): Michael Connelly

13. The Concrete Blonde (A Harry Bosch Novel) (2013)

Best Michael Connelly Books that Should be on Your BookshelfThey call him the Dollmaker, a serial killer who stalks Los Angeles and leaves a grisly calling card on the faces of his female victims. When a suspect is shot by Detective Harry Bosch, everyone believes the city’s nightmare is over. But then the dead man’s widow sues Harry and the LAPD for killing the wrong man–an accusation that rings terrifyingly true when a new corpse is found with the Dollmaker’s macabre signature. Now, for the second time, Harry must hunt down a ruthless death-dealer before he strikes again. Careening through a blood-tracked quest, Harry will go from the hard edges of the L.A. night to the last…
Author(s): Michael Connelly

14. A Darkness More Than Night (A Harry Bosch Novel) (2014)

Best Michael Connelly Books that Should be on Your BookshelfHarry 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…
Author(s): Michael Connelly

15. The Drop (A Harry Bosch Novel) (2012)

Best Michael Connelly Books that Should be on Your BookshelfDNA 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…
Author(s): Michael Connelly

Best Michael Connelly Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

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26.2 Miles to Boston: A Journey into the Heart of the Boston Marathon

Author(s): Michael Connelly
Publisher: Lyons Press, Year: 2014, Size: 9 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1173394

The Black Echo

Author(s): Michael Connelly
Publisher: The Orion Publishing Group Ltd, Year: 2014, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2363224

The Safe Man: A Ghost Story

Author(s): Michael Connelly
Publisher: Orion, Year: 2012, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1046796

The Reversal

Author(s): Michael Connelly
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, Year: 2010, Size: 472 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 425499

The Scarecrow

Author(s): Michael Connelly
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing, Year: 2010, Size: 273 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 445188

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