Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly is arguably the American master of the murder mystery. His Harry (Hieronymus) Bosch detective novels follow the career of this renowned L.A.P.D. homicide detective as he solves complex murder mysteries and battles the bureaucracy of the department. Many of you may remember the Lincoln Lawyer (Mickey Haller) movie starring Matthew McConaughey about an L.A. defense lawyer whose office is his black Lincoln limousine. While I enjoyed the movie, the books are even better. The Jack McEvoy (L.A. Times reporter) and Terry McCaleb (L.A. FBI retired detective) books are other very readable spin-offs from from the Bosch series that explore other leading characters in more depth. (Avoid the Clint Eastwood version of Blood Work – it’s awful.) Sadly, Connelly writes about one book a year, so I’m waiting with bated breath for the next one!

Harry Bosch Books

Black Echo

Harry Bosch #1

Black Ice

Harry Bosch #2

The Concrete Blond

Harry Bosch #3

The Last Coyote

Harry Bosch #4

Trunk Music

Harry Bosch #5

Angels Flight

Harry Bosch #6

A Darkness More Than Night

Harry Bosch #7 (Terry McCaleb #2)

A City of Bones

Harry Bosch #8

Lost Light

Harry Bosch #9

The Narrows

Harry Bosch #10 (Terry McCaleb #3)

The Closers

Harry Bosch #11

Echo Park

Harry Bosch #12

The Overlook

Harry Bosch #13

The Brass Verdict

Harry Bosch #14 (Mickey Haller #2)

Nine Dragons

Harry Bosch #15 (Mickey Haller #3)

The Reversal

Harry Bosch #16 (Mickey Haller #4)

The Fifth Witness

Harry Bosch #17 (Mickey Haller #5)

The Drop

Harry Bosch #18

The Black Box

Harry Bosch #19

The Burning Room

Harry Bosch #20

The Crossing

Harry Bosch #21

Mickey Haller (Lincoln Lawyer) Books

The Lincoln Lawyer

Mickey Haller #1

The Brass Verdict

Mickey Haller #2 (Harry Bosch #14)

Nine Dragons

Mickey Haller #3 (Harry Bosch #15)

The Reversal

Mickey Haller #4 (Harry Bosch #16)

The Fifth Witness

Mickey Haller #5 (Harry Bosch #17)

The Gods of Guilt

Mickey Haller #6

Terry McCaleb Books

Blood Work

Terry McCaleb #1

A Darkness More Than Night

Terry McCaleb #2 (Harry Bosch #7)

The Narrows

Terry McCaleb #3 (Harry Bosch #10)

Jack McEvoy Books

The Poet

Jack McEvoy #1

The Scarecrow

Jack McEvoy #2

Other Books

Chasing the Dime

Crime Beat

(non-fiction)