Michael Connelly

Pre-eminent Writer of Top Crime Fiction Thrillers

Michael Connelly will release his latest Mickey Haller novel: "THE GODS OF GUILT" 21st November (UK); 28th November (Aust & NZ) 2nd December (USA & Canada)

Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," the California penal code for murder.

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

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 photojournalist during the L.A. riots.

Will be released in hardcover, eBook, audiobook, and in large print in the USA and Canada on November 26, 2012, and in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand in November.

Go to Connelly's website for an excerpt from the new Harry Bosch novel "The Drop"

The Drop now available in the UK and Ireland, in Australia and New Zealand, and in the USA and Canada.

Connelly's "The Reversal" - what an offering we are given!

Mickey Haller (The Lincoln Lawyer) teams up with Harry Bosch to prosecute a brutal child murder.

Go to Michael Connelly's site for more information

Out now - Nine Dragons: the new Harry Bosch novel

"The Scarecrow" featuring Jack McEvoy

Released in October 2008, Michael Connelly’s Book, Brass Verdict, is all his fans could desire ….. a teaming up of Harry Bosch with Mickey Haller from The Lincoln Lawyer.

While Bosch remains (probably) the favourite protoganist, Connelly’s occasional forays into other ‘territory’ has produced equally satisfactory works – maintaining his usual standard of writing and avoiding the pitfalls of becoming formulaic and contrived.

Although this might read like a paid advertisement – it isn’t (wish it was) – I just think he’s that bloody good and urge you to read him – and if you have – start re-reading him – it’s a well worth exercise. His books are like a fine wine – you just savour them.

Getting his stuff together began with right off with his first novel The Black Echo and has continued in all subsequent books – with or without Harry Bosch.

I find his books to be vastly entertaining and authentic with a wonderfully atmospheric feel for the locale and characters that populate his tales. His talent for skillful writing, deft dialogue, solid plotting combined with nuanced and rich characterization ensure high anxiety plots that always deliver on every level. There is no doubt in my mind that he is up at the top rank of crime writers.

Incidentally, I just love the title of his 3rd novel The Concrete Blonde. It has to be one of the best titles ever ..... it just grabs my fancy!

“In a set of nine blockbuster novels, whose integrity and imagination have redefined the parameters of crime fiction, Michael Connelly has created a range of memorable cops and robbers, any one who could sustain a series....” (I can’t remember where I saw this quote – BUT IT’S ACCURATE!)

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Micheal Connelly's Novels - as per the list on his website

Harry Bosch Novels:
The Black Echo (1992)
The Black Ice (1993)
The Concrete Blonde (1994)
The Last Coyote (1995)
Trunk Music (1997)
Angels Flight (1999)
A Darkness More Than Night (2001)
City Of Bones (2002)
Lost Light (2003)
The Narrows (2004)
The Closers (2005)
Echo Park (2006)
The Overlook (2007)
The Brass Verdict (2008)
Nine Dragons (2009)
The Reversal (2010)
The Drop(2011)
The Black Box November 2012

Mickey Haller Novels:
The Lincoln Lawyer (2005)
The Brass Verdict (2008)
Nine Dragons (2009)
The Reversal (2010)
The Fifth Witness (2011)
The Gods Of Guilt

Rachel Walling Appearances:
The Poet (1996)
The Narrows (2004)
Echo Park (2006)
The Overlook (2007)
The Scarecrow (2009)
The Reversal (2010)

Terry McCaleb Appearances:
Blood Work (1998)
A Darkness More Than Night (2001)
The Narrows (2004)

Jack McEvoy Appearances:
The Poet (1996)
A Darkness More Than Night (2001)
The Brass Verdict (2008)
The Scarecrow (2009)

Cassie Black Appearances:
Void Moon (2000)
The Narrows (2004) (appearing with an alias)

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This quote from a review of TRUNK MUSIC clearly expresses why I recommend Michael Connelly’s books: "Another terrific Harry Bosch tale…I just can't get enough of Harry Bosch and his adventures. Connelly really has his stuff together in "Trunk Music".