Michael Connelly

Starting out as a crime reporter, Michael Connelly's success as a crime novelist is no surprise. He is the author of twenty six acclaimed and bestselling novels. He released his first novel, The Black Echo, in 1992 to critical acclaim. He immediately followed up his first novel with three more featuring protagonist LAPD Detective Harry Bosh.

Connelly has gone on to write both critically acclaimed and popular novels including Blood Work and The Lincoln Lawyer, both of which were adapted into successful films. Over 42 million copies of his books have been sold internationally and translated in 39 languages. He lives in Florida with his family and occasionally appears on the television show, Castle.

Book List in Order: 52 titles

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    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...

  • 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 ...

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    The #1 New York Times–bestselling author brings you into the world of the LAPD’s Harry Bosch, and the history that shaped him.In this short work, Michael Connelly delves into the origins of his famed police detective,—how he faced down the horr...

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    A dangerous killer strikes on New Year’s Eve and LAPD detective Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch must join forces to find justice for the victim in a city scarred by fear and social unrest.There’s chaos in Hollywood at the end of the ...

  • Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller is back in the heartstopping new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly. Defense attorney Mickey Haller is pulled over by police, who find the body of a client in the trunk of his Lincoln. ...

  • Stalwart journalist Jack McEvoy--the hero of The Poet and The Scarecrow--tracks a serial killer who has been operating completely under the radar--until now--in this thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly. Veteran repo...

  • Harry Bosch and LAPD Detective Renée Ballard come together again on the murder case that obsessed Bosch's mentor, the man who trained him---new from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly Back when Harry Bosch was just a rookie...

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    LAPD Detective Renée Ballard teams up with Harry Bosch in the new work of fiction from #1 NYT bestselling author Michael Connelly. Renée Ballard is working the night beat again, and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours only to find a ...

  • Harry Bosch is back as a volunteer working cold cases for the San Fernando Police Department and is called out to a local drug store where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's 3-person detective squad sift through the clues, whi...

  • Introducing Renee Ballard, a fierce young detective fighting to prove herself on the LAPD's toughest beat, from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly. Renee Ballard works the night shift in Hollywood--also known as the Late Show--b...

  • Detective Harry Bosch must track down someone who may never have existed in the new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly. Harry Bosch is California's newest private investigator. He doesn't advertise, he doesn't have...

  • 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 ...

  • Harry Bosch teams up with Lincoln Lawyer Mickey Haller in the new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly. Detective Harry Bosch has retired from the LAPD, but his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller, needs his...

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    The new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly follows Detective Harry Bosch and his new partner as they investigate a recent murder where the trigger was pulled nine years earlier. In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, no...

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    LAPD Detective Harry Bosch seeks justice for the forgotten in this original short story from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly An anonymous tip puts Bosch on a case that has remained unsolved for decades, the vicious stabbing o...

  • Defense attorney Mickey Haller returns with a haunting case in the gripping new thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly. Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immed...

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    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 Cr...

  • 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 sc...

  • 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 lit...

  • in Mystery Writers of America Presents Vengeance

    When a different kind of justice is needed -- swift, effective, and personal -- a new type of avenger must take action. Vengeance features new stories by bestselling crime writers including Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, and Karin Slaugh...

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    Harry Bosch has been given three years before he must retire from the LAPD, and he wants cases more fiercely than ever. In one morning, he gets two. DNA from a 1989 rape and murder matches a 29-year-old convicted rapist. Was he an eight-year-old kil...

  • 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...

  • 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 L...

  • Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller never thought he would cross the aisle and work for the prosecution -- until imprisoned child killer Jason Jessup is granted a retrial based on new DNA evidence. Convinced Jessup is guilty, Haller takes the cas...

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    For many years Detective Harry Bosch has known Fortune Liquors, a small store in tough south L.A. A matchbook he once picked up there had a motto -- Happy is the man who finds refuge in himself -- that guided him through some of his darkest days. Now...

  • Amayehli is a story of America set in the not so distant future. It is a story of the American people who sudddenly find themselves having to fight for the fundamental freedoms that they have always cherished and often taken for granted. It is a stor...

  • Once a hotshot in the newsroom, crime reporter Jack McEvoy is now about to be laid off at the Los Angeles Times. Deciding to use his final work days to write the definitive murder story of his career, he focuses on Alonzo Winslow, an imprisoned sixte...

  • Few have crafted stories as haunting as those by Edgar Allan Poe. Collected here to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Poe's birth are sixteen of his best tales accompanied by twenty essays from beloved authors, including T. Jefferson Parker, Lawre...

  • The novel One Batter, One Pitch is a sequel to An Informal Boston Education, which chronicled the chaotic, frenetic, and hilarious career, social, and romantic missteps of quirky, wisecracking, ballplaying, weightlifting, and beer-drinking young B...


  • in Penguin Book of Crime Stories
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    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....

  • in The Blue Religion

    WHAT IS IT LIKE TO CORNER A MURDERER? TO UNMASK A HIDDEN KILLER? In The Blue Religion, bestselling author Michael Connelly brings together nineteen original stories from some of today's greatest crime writers to reveal the thrills and dangers of b...

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    In his first case since he left the LAPDs Open Unsolved Unit for the prestigious Homicide Special squad, Harry Bosch is called out to investigate a murder that may have chilling consequences for national security. A doctor with access to a dangerous ...

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    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 cal...

  • For defense attorney Mickey Haller, the clock is always running. With two ex-wives, four Lincoln Town Cars that he uses as offices, and dozens of guilty clients, he can't afford to miss a trick. When he gets picked by a Beverly Hills rich boy arreste...

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    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 op...

  • Las Vegas. Lost Wages. Sin City. An artificial oasis of pleasure, spectacle, and entertainment, the gambling capital of America has reinvented itself so many times that its doubtful that anyone knows for sure what's real and what isn't in the miles o...

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    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. ...

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    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 viole...

  • 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 fir...

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    On New Year's Day, a dog finds a bone in the Hollywood Hills - and unearths a murder committed more than twenty years earlier. 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...

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    It was a case some cops could live with: the torture killing of a man who spread horrors of his own. Yet one investigator believes the unknown assailant will strike again, and she persuades former criminal profiler Terry McCaleb to leave his quiet li...

  • In 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 perfe...

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    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...

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    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 Glori...

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    Detective Harry Bosch is back on the job and working on the hottest murder investigation in Hollywood. The body of a movie producer has been found stuffed into the trunk of his Rolls, and to Harry the evidence seems to say it all: it's "trunk music",...

  • 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....

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    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, suspende...

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    THEY CALLED HIM THE DOLLMAKER... The serial killer who stalked Los Angeles and left a grisly calling card on the faces of his female victims. With a single faultless shot, Detective Harry Bosch thought he had ended the city's nightmare. Now, th...

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    THE OFFICIAL REPORT SAID SUICIDE. BUT IN A CITY WHERE MURDER IS SPORT, HARRY BOSCH ISN'T READY TO BLAME THE VICTIM. Narcotics officer Cal Moore's orders were to look into the city's latest drug killing. Instead, he ends up in a motel room with his...

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    For LAPD homicide cop Harry Bosch - hero, maverick, nighthawk - the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than another anonymous statistic. This one is personal. The dead man, Billy Meadows, was a fellow Vietnam "tunnel rat" who fought s...

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Complete Series List in Order

Ballard and Bosch

1) Dark Sacred Night (Nov-2018)
2) The Night Fire (Oct-2019)
23) The Dark Hours (Nov-2021)

Detective Renee Ballard

1) The Late Show (Jul-2017)
2) Dark Sacred Night (Nov-2018)
3) The Night Fire (Oct-2019)
4) The Dark Hours (Nov-2021)
5) New Harry Bosch and Renee Ballard Novel (Nov-2022)

A Harry Bosch Novel

1) The Black Echo (Jan-1992)
2) The Black Ice (1993)
3) The Concrete Blonde (Jun-1994)
4) The Last Coyote (Jun-1995)
5) Trunk Music (Jan-1997)
6) Angels Flight (Dec-1998)
7) A Darkness More Than Night (Jan-2001)
8) City of Bones (Apr-2002)
9) Lost Light (Apr-2003)
10) The Narrows (May-2004)
11) The Closers (May-2005)
11.5) Angle of Investigation (May-2008)
12) Echo Park (Oct-2006)
13) The Overlook (Jun-2007)
13.5) Father's Day (Apr-2008)
14) The Brass Verdict (Oct-2008)
15) Nine Dragons (Oct-2009)
16) The Reversal (Oct-2010)
17) The Drop (Nov-2011)
18) The Black Box (Dec-2012)
18.5) Switchblade (Jan-2014)
19) The Burning Room (Nov-2014)
20) The Crossing (Nov-2015)
20.5) Blue on Black (Sep-2016)
21) The Wrong Side of Goodbye (Nov-2016)
22) Two Kinds of Truth (Nov-2017)
23) Dark Sacred Night (Nov-2018)
24) The Night Fire (Oct-2019)

Jack McEvoy

1) The Poet (Jan-1996)
2) The Scarecrow (Jun-2009)
3) Fair Warning (Jun-2020)

Lincoln Lawyer / Mickey Haller

1) The Lincoln Lawyer (Oct-2005)
2) The Brass Verdict (Oct-2008)
3) The Reversal (Oct-2010)
4) The Fifth Witness (Apr-2011)
5) The Gods of Guilt (Dec-2013)
6) The Crossing (Nov-2015)
7) The Law of Innocence (Nov-2020)

Terry McCaleb

1) Blood Work (Mar-1998)
2) A Darkness More Than Night (Jan-2001)

Award-Winning Books by Michael Connelly

The Black Echo
1993 Edgar Allan Poe Award -- First Novel
Blood Work
1999 Anthony Award -- Novel
1999 Macavity Award -- Mystery Novel
The Brass Verdict
2009 Anthony Award -- Novel
City of Bones
2003 Anthony Award -- Novel
The Last Coyote
1996 Dilys Award -- Mystery Novel
The Lincoln Lawyer
2006 Macavity Award -- Mystery Novel
2006 Shamus Award -- P.I. Novel
The Poet
1997 Anthony Award -- Novel
1997 Dilys Award -- Mystery Novel
1997 Nero Wolfe Award -- Novel