New Release Books by Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly is the author of The Overlook (2022), The Dark Hours (2021), The Gods of Guilt (2021), The Law of Innocence (2021) and other 256 books.

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The Overlook

release date: Mar 01, 2022
The Overlook
An execution and terrorist threat lie at the heart of this brilliant thirteenth Harry Bosch novel from the award-winning No. 1 bestselling author Michael Connelly

The Dark Hours

release date: Nov 09, 2021
The Dark Hours
Has a killer lain dormant for years only to strike again on New Year''s Eve? LAPD Detective Renee Ballard and Harry Bosch team up to find justice for an innocent victim in the new thriller from #1 bestselling author Michael Connelly.

The Gods of Guilt

release date: Oct 19, 2021
The Gods of Guilt
A haunting case from Michael Connelly, No. 1 bestselling author of The Law of Innocence.

The Law of Innocence

release date: May 13, 2021

The Brass Verdict

release date: Mar 30, 2021
The Brass Verdict
A superb thriller featuring both Mickey Haller and Harry Bosch from Michael Connelly, No. 1 bestselling author of The Law of Innocence.

The Black Echo

release date: Mar 09, 2021
The Black Echo
An LAPD homicide detective must choose between justice and vengeance as he teams up with the FBI in this "thrilling" novel filled with mystery and adventure (New York Times Book Review). u200b 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.

26 Miles to Boston

release date: Feb 25, 2020
26 Miles to Boston
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.

Fair Warning

release date: Jan 01, 2021
Fair Warning
Jack McEvoy is a reporter with a track record in finding killers. But he''s never been accused of being one himself. Jack went on one date with Tina Portrero. The next thing he knows, the police are at his house telling Jack he''s a suspect in her murder. Maybe it''s because he doesn''t like being accused of a crime he didn''t commit. Or maybe it''s because the method of her murder is so chilling that he can''t get it out of his head. But as he uses his journalistic skills to open doors closed to the police, Jack walks a thin line between suspect and detective - between investigation and obsession - on the trail of a killer who knows his victims better than they know themselves...

Dark Sacred Night

release date: Oct 30, 2018
Dark Sacred Night
Harry Bosch teams up with LAPD Detective Renée Ballard to face the unsolved murder of a runaway, and the fight to bring a killer to justice. 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).

Two Kinds of Truth

release date: Oct 31, 2017
Two Kinds of Truth
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. Tense, fast-paced, and fueled by this legendary detective''s unrelenting sense of mission, Two Kinds of Truth is proof positive that "Connelly writes cops better than anyone else in the business" (New York Post). An NPR Best Book of 2017A Times Critics'' Top Book of 2017 A Barnes & Noble Best Book of 2017A South Florida Sun-Sentinel Best Mystery of 2017 An Amazon Book of the Month

Introducing Harry Bosch

release date: Oct 22, 2020
Introducing Harry Bosch
''A superb natural storyteller'' Lee Child The Black Echo LAPD detective Harry Bosch is a loner and a nighthawk. One Sunday he gets a call-out on his pager. A body has been found in a drainage tunnel off Mulholland Drive, Hollywood. At first sight, it looks like a routine drugs overdose case, but the one new puncture wound amid the scars of old tracks leaves Bosch unconvinced. To make matters worse, Harry Bosch recognises the victim. Billy Meadows was a fellow ''tunnel rat'' in Vietnam, running against the VC and the fear they all used to call the Black Echo. Bosch believes he let down Billy Meadows once before, so now he is determined to bring the killer to justice. The Black Ice When a body is found in a hotel room, reporters are soon all over the case: it appears to be a missing LAPD narcotics detective, apparently gone to the bad. The rumours were that he had been selling a new drug called Black Ice that had been infiltrating Los Angeles from the Mexican cartel. The LAPD are quick to declare the death a suicide, but Harry Bosch is not so sure. There are odd mysteries and unexplained details from the crime scene which just don''t add up. Fighting an attraction to the detective''s widow, Bosch starts his own maverick investigation, which soon leads him over the borders and into a dangerous world of shifting identities, police politics and deadly corruption . . . The Concrete Blonde When LAPD detective Harry Bosch shot and killed Norman Church - the ''Dollmaker'' - the police were convinced it marked the end of the search for one of the city''s most bizarre serial killers. But four years later, Norman Church''s widow is taking Bosch to court, accusing him of killing the wrong man. To make matters worse, Bosch has just received a note, eerily reminiscent of the ones the Dollmaker used to taunt him with, giving him a location where a body can be found. Is the Dollmaker still alive? Or is this the work of a vicious copycat killer, determined to repeat the Dollmaker''s grisly feats and destroy Bosch''s career in the process?

The Late Show

release date: Jul 11, 2017
The Late Show
CRIME NEVER SLEEPS. ''CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR'' Daily Mail ONE OF AMAZON''S BEST MYSTERY/THRILLERS OF THE YEAR * * * * * Detective Renée Ballard works ''The Late Show'', the notorious graveyard shift at the LAPD. It''s thankless work for a once-promising detective, keeping strange hours in a twilight world of crime. Some nights are worse than others. And tonight is the worst yet. Two shocking cases, hours apart: a brutal assault, and a multiple murder with no suspects. Ballard knows it is always darkest before dawn. But what she doesn''t know - yet - is how deep her investigation will take her into the dark heart of her city, the police department and her own past... The Late Show will keep you up all night: it''s time to meet Detective Renée Ballard. * * * * * ''The new novel from America''s greatest living crime writer is a gripping thrill ride that will entrance you and keep you reading until the small hours'' Daily Express ''It has been more than ten years since Connelly, one of the world''s greatest crime writers, last launched a major new character. Superb storytelling - this cements Connelly''s place at the very top of the crime-writing tree'' Daily Mail ''Classy and clever, with a tenacious heroine'' Sunday Mirror ''Connelly achieves an enormous amount in these pages: he creates a new character who immediately leaps into life; and controls a complex, fast-paced plot full of surprises'' Evening Standard ''The Late Show introduces a terrific female character: Detective Renée Ballard. The pacing is breathless ... Ballard has astonishing resourcefulness and bravery - she is complicated and driven'' New York Times ''Although the usual Connelly fingerprints are in evidence here - the real achievement is the creation of his tenacious heroine, Ballard'' Guardian ''Ballard is significantly more than a Bosch replacement or clone - an absorbing character on her own terms. Connelly has created yet another potentially iconic tarnished knight of those perennially mean streets'' Irish Times ''A characteristically complex tale of murder and police corruption'' Mail on Sunday (Thriller of the Week) ''First there was Detective Harry Bosch, then Lincoln lawyer Mickey Haller, and now comes Renee Ballard, ace thriller writer Michael Connelly''s first new protagonist in 10 years. A nail-bitingly exciting investigation featuring a finely realised new character from one of America''s finest contemporary novelists'' Irish Independent

The Late Show -- Free Preview -- The First 5 Chapters

release date: Jun 20, 2017
The Late Show -- Free Preview -- The First 5 Chapters
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--beginning many investigations but finishing none, as each morning she turns everything over to the day shift. A once up-and-coming detective, she''s been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor. But one night she catches two assignments she doesn''t want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Ballard 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 entwine, they pull her closer to her own demons and the reason she won''t give up her job, no matter what the department throws at her.

The Scarecrow

release date: Sep 29, 2020
The Scarecrow
A standalone crime thriller featuring Jack McEvoy, hero of The Poet, from the global bestselling author of Dark Sacred Night.

The Wrong Side of Goodbye

release date: Nov 01, 2016
The Wrong Side of Goodbye
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. At the same time, unable to leave cop work behind completely, he volunteers as an investigator for a tiny cash-strapped police department and finds himself tracking a serial rapist who is one of the most baffling and dangerous foes he has ever faced. 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).

The Crossing

release date: Oct 25, 2016
The Crossing
Harry Bosch crosses the line to team 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 help. A woman has been brutally murdered in her bed and all evidence points to Haller''s client, a former gang member turned family man. Though the murder rap seems ironclad, Mickey is sure it''s a setup. Though it goes against all his instincts, Bosch reluctantly takes the case. The prosecution''s file just has too many holes and he has to find out for himself: if Haller''s client didn''t do it, then who did? With the secret help of his former LAPD partner Lucy Soto, Harry starts digging. Soon his investigation leads him inside the police department, where he realizes that the killer he''s been tracking has also been tracking him.

Blue on Black

release date: Sep 06, 2016
Blue on Black
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!

The Lincoln Lawyer Collection

release date: Jun 11, 2020
The Lincoln Lawyer Collection
''A superb natural storyteller'' Lee Child The Lincoln Lawyer There is no client as scary as an innocent man... Mickey is a Lincoln Lawyer - a criminal defence attorney operating out of the back of his car, a Lincoln - taking whatever cases the system throws at him. He''s been a defence lawyer for a long time, and he knows just how to work the legal system. When a Beverly Hills rich boy is arrested for brutally beating a woman, Haller gets his first high-paying client in years. The evidence mounts on the defence''s side, and Haller might even be in the rare position of defending a client who is actually innocent. But then the case starts to fall apart. And neither the suspect nor the victim are quite who they seem, and Haller quickly discovers that when you swim with the sharks, you might just end up as prey... The Brass Verdict Mickey Haller returns, and this time, Bosch is on the case too... Defence lawyer Mickey Haller has had some problems, but now he''s put all that behind him and is ready to resume his career. Then another lawyer, Vincent, dies, and Haller gets an unexpected windfall: he inherits all Vincent''s clients, putting his stalled career back on track at a stroke. Not only that, but Vincent had taken on a high-profile and potentially lucrative murder case. It''ll be a trial that promises big fees and an even bigger place in the media spotlight - and if Mickey can win against the odds, he''ll really be back in the big leagues. The only problem is the detective handling the case - a certain Harry Bosch - is convinced the killer must be one of Vincent''s clients. Suddenly Mickey is faced with the biggest challenge of his career: how to defend a client successfully who might just be planning to murder him. The Reversal Mickey Haller and Harry Bosch together take on a seemingly unwinnable case... When defence lawyer Mickey Haller is invited by the Los Angeles County District Attorney to prosecute a case for him, he knows something strange is going on. Mickey''s one of the best American legal brains in the business, and to switch sides likes this would be akin to asking a fox to guard the hen-house. But the high-profile case of Jason Jessup, a convicted child killer who spent almost 25 years on death row before DNA evidence freed him, is an intriguing one... Eager for the publicity and drawn to the challenge, Mickey takes the case, with LAPD Detective Harry Bosch on board as his lead investigator. But as a new trial date is set, it starts to look like he''s been set up. Mickey and Harry are going to have to dig deep into the past and find the truth about what really happened to the victim all those years ago in this nail-biting courtroom drama.

The Rag

release date: Jul 08, 2016
The Rag
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.org The 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.

The Poet Collection

release date: May 14, 2020
The Poet Collection
''The pre-eminent detective novelist of his generation'' Ian Rankin The Poet Meet the cunning, poetry-quoting serial killer of unprecedented savagery executing one homicide cop after another . . . The apparent suicide of his policeman brother sets Denver crime reporter Jack McEvoy on edge. Surprise at the circumstances of his brother''s death prompts Jack to look into a whole series of police suicides, and puts him on the trail of a cop killer whose victims are selected all too carefully. Not only that, but they all leave suicide notes drawn from the poems of writer Edgar Allan Poe in their wake. More frightening still, the killer appears to know that Jack is getting nearer and nearer. An investigation that looks like the story of a lifetime might also be Jack''s ticket to a lonely end... The Narrows He''s back . . . Private investigator Harry Bosch confronts a villain who''s long been in hiding - a fiend known as The Poet. Former FBI agent Rachel Walling is working a dead-end stint in South Dakota when she gets the call she''s been dreading for four years. The Poet is back. He has not forgotten Rachel. And he has a special present for her. Harry Bosch is adjusting to life in Las Vegas as a private investigator and a new father. He gets a call, too, from the widow of a friend who died recently. Previously in his FBI career, the friend worked on the famous case tracking the killer known as The Poet. This fact alone makes elements of his death doubly suspicious. Now Harry Bosch is heading straight into the path of the most ruthless and inventive murderer he has ever encountered. . . The Scarecrow Jack McEvoy returns with a story he just can''t let go of... Jack McEvoy is at the end of the line as a crime reporter. Forced to take a buy-out from the Los Angeles Times, he''s got 30 days left on the job. His last assignment? Training his replacement, a low-cost reporter just out of J-school. But Jack has other plans for his exit. He is going to go out with a bang: a final story that will win the newspaper journalism''s highest honour - a Pulitzer Prize. Jack focuses on Alonzo Winslow, a sixteen-year-old drug dealer from the projects who has confessed to police that he brutally raped and strangled one of his crack clients. But as Jack delves into the story he soon realises that Alonzo''s so-called confession is bogus. The investigation leads him to a serial killer known as The Scarecrow, who has worked completely below the police and FBI radar. Jack is soon off on the crime beat and running on the biggest story he''s had since The Poet crossed his path twelve years before - but The Scarecrow knows he''s coming . . .

The Night Fire

release date: Oct 22, 2019
The Night Fire
A FINALIST FOR THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW BEST CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR A CrimeReads Best Crime Novel Notable selection 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 homicide detective, he had an inspiring mentor who taught him to take the work personally and light the fire of relentlessness for every case. Now that mentor, John Jack Thompson, is dead, and his widow gives Bosch a murder book, one that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD twenty years before -- the unsolved killing of a troubled young man. Bosch takes the murder book to Detective Renée Ballard and asks her to help him discover what about this crime lit Thompson''s fire all those years ago. As she begins her inqueries -- while still working her own cases on the midnight shift -- Ballad finds aspects of the initial investigation that just don''t add up. The bond between Bosch and Ballard tightens as they become a formidable investigation team. And they soon arrive at a disturbing question: Did Thompson steal the murder book to work the case in retirement, or to make sure it never got solved? Written with the intense pacing and masterful suspense that have made Michael Connelly "the hard-boiled fiction master of our time" (NPR), The Night Fire continues the unofficial partnership of two fierce detectives determined not to let the fire with burn out.
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