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Michael Connelly - Author


Michael Connelly is a former police reporter for the LOS ANGELES TIMES and the international bestselling author of the Harry Bosch thriller series. He is the author of several standalones, including the highly acclaimed legal thriller, THE LINCOLN LAWYER, which was selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club. BOSCH, the TV series based on Michael's novels, is the most watched original series on Amazon Prime Instant Video and has just been commissioned for a second series. His novel Blood Work was adapted into a film in 2002 with a screenplay by Brian Helgeland and direction by Clint Eastwood, who also played the lead role. Connelly's novel The Lincoln Lawyer was made into a film in 2011, with Matthew McConaughey playing defense lawyer Michael "Mickey" Haller. He occasionally makes guest appearances as himself in the ABC comedy/drama TV series Castle.

His books have been translated into 31 languages and have won awards all over the world, including the EDGAR and ANTHONY AWARDS. Fifty-eight million copies of Connelly’s books have sold worldwide and he has been translated into thirty-nine foreign languages.

Author photo © Wendy Werri

If you like Michael Connelly you might also like to read books by Jeffery Deaver, Harlan Coben and John Grisham.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Michael Connelly

The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly
The Wrong Side of Goodbye
Michael Connelly
Harry Bosch is back in a fast-paced, action-packed, gripping new thriller from global bestseller Michael Connelly.
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2017
The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly
The Wrong Side of Goodbye
Michael Connelly
Harry Bosch is no longer working for the LA Police Dept but part-timing pro-bono for the San Fernando force and working as a private investigator. A reclusive billionaire asks him to find a possible heir in parallel with an ongoing...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/10/2016
The Crossing by Michael Connelly
The Crossing
Michael Connelly
Harry Bosch no longer works for the LAPD having retired six months ago. He hired his half-brother, defence lawyer Mickey Haller, to sue the department for forcing him out. Not popular! But this does enable Connelly to mix his two...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2016
The Crossing by Michael Connelly
The Crossing
Michael Connelly
Harry Bosch no longer works for the LAPD having retired six months ago. He hired his half-brother, defence lawyer Mickey Haller, to sue the department for forcing him out. Not popular! But this does enable Connelly to mix his two...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/04/2016
The Crossing by Michael Connelly
The Crossing
Michael Connelly
One of our Books of the Year 2015. November 2015 Book of the Month. Harry Bosch no longer works for the LAPD having retired six months ago. He hired his half-brother, defence...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/10/2015
The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly
The Last Coyote
Michael Connelly
An excellent Harry Bosch novel from 'one of the great storytellers of crime fiction' Sunday Telegraph.
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
The Black Ice by Michael Connelly
The Black Ice
Michael Connelly
The second Harry Bosch book has just as much momentum as the first. Harry gets involved in a case when a narcotics cop, Bosch has had some brief contact with, is found dead. Is it suicide or murder and what...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/05/2015
The Burning Room by Michael Connelly
The Burning Room
Michael Connelly
Two old cases form the centre of this new Harry Bosch thriller, one from ten years previously, the other 25. So ten years ago a musician was shot while playing a gig. The bullet lodged in his spine but did...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/03/2015
The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
The Lincoln Lawyer
Michael Connelly
Winner of the Best Novel at the Macavity Awards 2006 and the Shamus Awards 2006. He’s a well-known, bestselling American author of fast-paced crime but this one is a little out of the norm. It’s a fascinating insight into the...
Format: Paperback (a Format) - Released: 06/11/2014
Echo Park by Michael Connelly
Echo Park
Michael Connelly
Harry Bosch is back, believing he missed a clue thirteen years ago and is therefore partly responsible for what is happening now. What a fabulous character this man is and, in a tale of red herrings, lies, the power of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
The Black Echo
Michael Connelly
This is the one that introduces us to Hieronymous (Harry) Bosch, detective with the LAPD. Connelly lays the foundations of Harry’s character in this novel while telling a great crime story too. He sets up plenty of plot lines for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly
The Brass Verdict
Michael Connelly
Shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2009. CWA Judges’ comments: 'A highly accomplished legal thriller. Very readable with good twists and an engaging lead character. Never less than compelling to the very last page.' Lawyer, Jerry...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
Nine Dragons by Michael Connelly
Nine Dragons
Michael Connelly
A Harry Bosch one which is just brilliant. Not as complex as previous novels, but the same great pace and mounting tension, and an end I did not anticipate. Comparison: Robert Crais, Lee Child, James Patterson.
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
The Drop by Michael Connelly
The Drop
Michael Connelly
December 2012 eBook of the Month. Another compellingly excellent Harry Bosch novel where a 30 year old cold case serial killer and a political conspiracy keep an ageing Harry Bosch more than...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/11/2014
The Burning Room by Michael Connelly
The Burning Room
Michael Connelly
Two old cases form the centre of this new Harry Bosch thriller, one from ten years previously, the other 25. So ten years ago a musician was shot while playing a gig. The bullet lodged in his spine but did...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly
The Gods of Guilt
Michael Connelly
Mickey Haller’s fifth case has the murder of a prostitute Mickey believed he had ‘saved’ at its core. Fans will know that Mickey is Harry Bosch’s half-brother, newcomers will find Mickey an interesting character and the courtroom scenes particularly well...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
The Gods of Guilt by Michael Connelly
The Gods of Guilt
Michael Connelly
November 2013 Book of the Month. “Call me asap – 187” says the text, 187 being the California penal code for murder. Lawyer Mickey Haller sees money and knows he will have...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/11/2013
The Black Box by Michael Connelly
The Black Box
Michael Connelly
November 2013 Book of the Month. Riots in Los Angeles in 1992 made murder easy and solving the crimes much more difficult. Twenty years later Harry Bosch, now working for the Open...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2013
The Black Box by Michael Connelly
The Black Box
Michael Connelly
December 2012 Book of the Month. The latest Harry Bosch adventure from Michael Connelly and 16th in the series (the 1st is The Black Echo). In a case that spans 20...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/11/2012
The Black Echo by Michael Connelly
The Black Echo
Michael Connelly
July 2012 Book of the Month. Twentieth anniversary edition of the book that introduced us to Hieronymus (Harry) Bosch, detective with the LAPD. Connelly lays the foundations of Harry’s character in this...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/07/2012
The Black Ice by Michael Connelly
The Black Ice
Michael Connelly
A Special Edition of The Black Ice by Michael Connelly to celebrate Orion's 20th anniversary. The second Harry Bosch book has just as much momentum as the first. Harry gets involved in a case when a narcotics cop, Bosch has...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/02/2012
The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly
The Fifth Witness
Michael Connelly
November 2011 Book of the Month. A blistering courtroom drama featuring The Lincoln Lawyer's Mickey Haller from the master of the genre. For Mickey, it's back to what he does best on...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/11/2011
The Drop by Michael Connelly
The Drop
Michael Connelly
Harry Bosch is facing the end of the line. He's been put on the DROP - Deferred Retirement Option Plan - and given three years before his retirement is enforced. Seeing the end of the mission coming, he's anxious for...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/10/2011
The Reversal by Michael Connelly
The Reversal
Michael Connelly
July 2011 eBook of the Month. A new Harry Bosch is always a treat and thoroughly addictive. Harry is brought in to help out defence lawyer Mickey Haller on a case Mickey...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2011
The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly
The Fifth Witness
Michael Connelly
A blistering courtroom drama featuring THE LINCOLN LAWYER's Mickey Haller from one of the masters of the genre.
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/04/2011
The Lincoln Lawyer : Film tie-in edition by Michael Connelly
The Lincoln Lawyer : Film tie-in edition
Michael Connelly
Barry Forshaw on Michael Connelly and George V.Higgins... Michael Connelly, one of America’s most celebrated contemporary writers (whose The Lincoln Lawyer was a phenomenal success even before its subsequent film adaptation), is an essential choice for crime...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/03/2011
The Reversal by Michael Connelly
The Reversal
Michael Connelly
March 2011 Book of the Month. A new Harry Bosch, which is always a treat. Harry is brought in to help out defence lawyer Mickey Haller on a case Mickey has been...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/03/2011
The Reversal by Michael Connelly
The Reversal
Michael Connelly
October 2010 Book of the Month. A new Harry Bosch, which is always a treat. Harry is brought in to help out defence lawyer Mickey Haller on a case Mickey...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/10/2010
The Scarecrow by Michael Connelly
The Scarecrow
Michael Connelly
Another great story from Connelly. If you don’t know him you should, he is top of his class. It stars Jack McEvoy, hero of The Poet, and I really don’t want to say more about it except you must...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/05/2010
The Narrows by Michael Connelly
The Narrows
Michael Connelly
A long-awaited sequel to Connelly’s superb thriller The Poet. This title is also available as an Audiobook, in either CD or cassette format.
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/06/2009
The Closers by Michael Connelly
The Closers
Michael Connelly
This man is ace. The character Harry Bosch has appeared in several others including the one which precedes this, The Narrows. All are recommended. Connelly’s other novels are great but there is something special about the Harry Bosch tales. The LA...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/06/2009
The Overlook by Michael Connelly
The Overlook
Michael Connelly
A highly enjoyable read with a lot of twists and action concerning the murder of a scientist dealing with radioactive materials. Connelly’s established character, Harry Bosch, enters the scene in another beautifully structured crime novel. Interestingly, it was originally published...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/06/2009
Blood Work by Michael Connelly
Blood Work
Michael Connelly
Winner of the Best Novel at the Anthony Awards 1999 and the Macavity Awards 1999. Another stand alone novel, this is one of Connelly’s best. Terry McCaleb is a retired FBI profiler who has had a recent heart transplant. When...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/06/2009
The Poet by Michael Connelly
The Poet
Michael Connelly
Like Raymond Chandler; read Michael Connelly. Both these American master storytellers principally write about Los Angeles and its boulevards of broken dreams and toil in the so-called hardboiled streets. Their respective heroes, Philip Marlowe and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2009
The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly
The Brass Verdict
Michael Connelly
Lawyer, Jerry Vincent is murdered leaving his client list to his down-on-his-luck colleague, Mickey Haller. Haller thinks his time in the spot light has come as one of his newly acquired clients is worth millions and could put Hallers career...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2008
The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly
The Brass Verdict
Michael Connelly
Lawyer, Jerry Vincent is murdered leaving his client list to his down-on-his-luck colleague, Mickey Haller. Haller thinks his time in the spot light has come as one of his newly acquired clients is worth millions and could put Hallers career...
Format: Cd-audio - Released: 16/10/2008
Crime Beat : Stories of Cops and Killers by Michael Connelly
Crime Beat : Stories of Cops and Killers
Michael Connelly
A great insight in to where Connolly gets his ideas from. Having worked as a police reporter for the LA Times Connolly covered many cases and here he brings together a fascinating collection of true crime stories. This is a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2007
The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
The Lincoln Lawyer
Michael Connelly
Reviewed on Richard and Judy on 22 March 2006. Heâs a well-known, bestselling American author of fast-paced crime but this one is a little out of the norm. Itâs a fascinating insight into the workings of the American legal system, there are many such...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/02/2006
The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly
The Lincoln Lawyer
Michael Connelly
Highly enjoyable and fascinating insight into the workings of the American legal system where devious dealings border on the illegal. Itâs a great read, reminiscent of early John Grisham. Highly recommended. This title is also available as an Audiobook, in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2005

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