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Michael Connelly - Author

About the 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

Featured books by Michael Connelly

The Law of Innocence

The Law of Innocence

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/05/2021

THE TRIAL OF A LIFETIME. BUT WILL IT BE HIS LAST? Heading home after winning his latest case, defense attorney Mickey Haller - The Lincoln Lawyer - is pulled over by the police. They open the trunk of his car to find the body of a former client. Haller knows the law inside out. He will be charged with murder. He will have to build his case from behind bars. And the trial will be the trial of his life. Because Mickey Haller will defend himself in court. With watertight evidence stacked against him, Haller will need every trick in the book to prove he was framed. But a not-guilty verdict isn't enough. In order to truly walk free, Haller knows he must find the real killer - that is the law of innocence...

Fair Warning

Fair Warning

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/01/2021

HOW DO YOU FIND A KILLER WHO KNOWS EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU? 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... Riveting, original and terrifying - this is a masterpiece from #1 bestseller Michael Connelly. 

The Night Fire The Brand New Ballard and Bosch Thriller

The Night Fire The Brand New Ballard and Bosch Thriller

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/04/2020

SOME CRIMES LIGHT A FIRE THAT NEVER GOES OUT... A JUDGE MURDERED IN A CITY PARK Mickey Haller, the Lincoln Lawyer, defends the man accused. A HOMELESS PERSON BURNED ALIVE Detective Renee Ballard catches the case on the LAPD's notorious graveyard shift. AN UNSOLVED HOMICIDE FROM A LIFETIME AGO Harry Bosch is left a missing case file by his mentor who passed away. He was the man who taught Bosch that everybody counts, or nobody counts. Why did he keep the case all these years? To find the truth - or bury it? IN L.A. CRIME NEVER SLEEPS But in Ballard, Bosch and Haller: the fire always burns. Will it light the way - or leave their lives in ashes? 

Dark Sacred Night The Brand New Ballard and Bosch Thriller

Dark Sacred Night The Brand New Ballard and Bosch Thriller

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/05/2019

Daisy Clayton's killer was never caught. In over ten years, there has been no breakthrough in her murder case. Detective Renee Ballard has faced everything the LAPD's notorious dusk-till-dawn graveyard shift has thrown at her. But, until tonight, she'd never met Harry Bosch - an ex-homicide detective consumed by this case. Soon, she too will become obsessed by the murder of Daisy Clayton. Because Ballard and Bosch both know: every murder tells a story. And Daisy's case file reads like the first chapter in an untold tragedy that is still being written - one that could end with Ballard herself, if she cannot bring the truth to light...

Two Kinds of Truth

Two Kinds of Truth

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/05/2018

Harry Bosch works cold cases as a volunteer for the San Fernando police department when he's called out to a local drug store where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous, big business world of prescription drug abuse. Meanwhile, an old case from Bosch's LAPD days comes back to haunt him when a long-imprisoned killer claims Harry framed him and that there's new evidence which proves it. Bosch left the LAPD on bad terms, so his former colleagues aren't keen to protect his reputation. He must fend for himself in clearing his name and keeping a clever killer in prison. The two unrelated cases wind across each other like strands of barbed wire, and Bosch learns that there are two kinds of truth: the kind that sets you free and the kind that leaves you buried in darkness.

eBooks of the Month
The Late Show

The Late Show

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/01/2018

The Late Show by Michael Connelly

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The Wrong Side of Goodbye

The Wrong Side of Goodbye

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/05/2017

Only Harry Bosch can uncover LA's darkest secrets in this new gripping thriller from global bestseller Michael Connelly. 'What do you want me to do?' Bosch asked again. 'I want you to find someone for me,' Vance said. 'Someone who might not have ever existed.' Harry Bosch is working as a part-time detective in the town of San Fernando outside of Los Angeles, when he gets the invitation to meet with the ageing aviation billionaire Whitney Vance. When he was eighteen Vance had a relationship with a Mexican girl called Vibiana Duarte, but soon after becoming pregnant she disappeared. Now, as he reaches the end of his life, Vance wants to know what happened to Vibiana and whether there is an heir to his vast fortune. And Bosch is the only person he trusts to undertake the assignment. Harry's aware that with such sums of money involved, this could be a dangerous undertaking - not just for himself, but for the person he's looking for - but as he begins to uncover Vibiana's tragic story, and finds uncanny links to his own past, he knows he cannot rest until he finds the truth.

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The Crossing

The Crossing

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2016

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 main series together for, although this is Harry Bosch’s twentieth book, Haller is Connelly’s other series character.  The mixing works well in another well-paced, intriguing and complex mystery.  Mickey is happy to help Harry but he needs help himself.  He has a client, a former gang member whom the police are prosecuting for murder but the man adamantly proclaims his innocence.  Harry Bosch has never worked for the defence.  His life has been spent putting bad people behind bars, not finding ways of getting them acquitted, but this particular case seems to be full of holes.  It is starting to look rather like a set up.  Certainly Bosch’s former colleagues will view him a traitor but if Mickey believes in his client then someone else is guilty and needs to be found.  This is ace stuff; difficult to put down. One of our Books of the Year 2015.

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The Last Coyote

The Last Coyote

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2015

An excellent Harry Bosch novel from 'one of the great storytellers of crime fiction' Sunday Telegraph.

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The Black Ice

The Black Ice

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/05/2015

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 did the dead cop know about an old case Bosch was working on? Bosch is told to back off both cases but like a dog with a bone he is not giving it up that easily. Plenty of plot twists and a great leading man make this an excellent read.

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The Lincoln Lawyer

The Lincoln Lawyer

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback (a Format) Release Date: 06/11/2014

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 workings of the American legal system, there are many such but this is very good. The devious, almost illegal, way the system can be manipulated is highly informative and enthralling. This title is also available as an Audiobook, in CD format.

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Echo Park

Echo Park

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/11/2014

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 money and the deception of the suspect, he just gets better.  Slow to start, this builds to a truly gripping read.  First rate stuff.Comparison: Harlan Coben, G M Ford, Robert Crais.

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The Brass Verdict

The Brass Verdict

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/11/2014

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 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 back on track. However when Harry Bosch is put on the case and is convinced one of Vincent’s clients murdered him Haller realises his golden list of new found clients may actually be a list of suspects and he might be the next target. Connelly delivers yet again with another brilliant suspense-filled page turner.

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Nine Dragons

Nine Dragons

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/11/2014

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.

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The Drop

The Drop

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/11/2014

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 fully occupied. Any fan of crime fiction needs to have read at least one Michael Connelly book - we at Lovereading have been addicted since 1996 and his consummate novel The Poet. And in case you are wondering DROP stands for Deferred Retirement Option Plan.

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The Gods of Guilt

The Gods of Guilt

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/07/2014

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 done.  Connelly builds tension, throws in twists and surprises and gives you one hell of a read.  He is first class.

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The Black Box

The Black Box

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/10/2013

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 Unsolved Unit, is faced with one of his own old cases, the Snow White case, so named because the victim was a young white woman.  Bosch is a little slower here than previously, appropriately for an ageing man but still unconventional, not in favour with his superiors and getting the job done.  He is a great character.   The Lovereading view... 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 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. Like an investigator combing through the wreckage after a plane crash, Bosch searches for the “black box,” the one piece of evidence that will pull the case together. Riveting and relentlessly paced, The Black Box leads Harry Bosch into one of his most fraught and perilous cases.

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The Lincoln Lawyer : Film tie-in edition

The Lincoln Lawyer : Film tie-in edition

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/03/2011

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 fans. Connelly, it might be argued, is the heir apparent of the late (and legendary) George V. Higgins. For many years, Higgins was ‘caviar to the general’ – massively revered by those who knew about the best crime writing, but largely unknown to the general public. If you have yet to discover him, you’re in for a treat. Like Connelly, his insight into the world of medium-grade criminals has few equals. Fans of Connelly’s The Lincoln Lawyer should try George V. Higgins’ low-key but mesmeric The Friends of Eddie Coyle, one of the most influential of crime novels.     Winner of the Best Novel at the Macavity Awards and the Shamus Awards The Lovereading view... From one of the best known American authors of fast-paced crime comes one of his early thrillers now with a film cover to tie-in with the release of the eagerly anticipated movie.  It's a highly enjoyable and fascinating insight into the workings of the American legal system where devious dealings border on the illegal and where systems can be manipulated.  It’s a great read, highly informative and enthralling and reminiscent of early John Grisham.  Highly recommended.   The film The Lincoln Lawyer, starring Matthew McConaughey, is due for release in the UK on 18 March 2010. Click here to view the trailer.  

Crime Beat : Stories of Cops and Killers

Crime Beat : Stories of Cops and Killers

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/10/2007

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 must for all Michael Connolly fans.

The Narrows

The Narrows

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/03/2015

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. And he has not forgotten Rachel. 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 some of the elements of his death doubly suspicious. And Harry Bosch is heading straight into the path of the most ruthless and inventive murderer he has ever encountered. . .

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The Closers

The Closers

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/01/2015

After three years as a PI, Harry Bosch returns to the LAPD. The superb page-turning eleventh Bosch novel from the award-winning No. 1 bestselling author. Harry is back, assigned to the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit with his former cop ally and partner, Kizmin Rider. These detectives are the Closers. They are thrown into a politically sensitive and dangerous case when a white supremacist is connected to the 1988 murder of a mixed race girl. The police department has changed, but one thing hasn't - Harry's nemesis, Irving. The former Deputy Chief has been pushed from power and given a virtually meaningless new role. Full of vengeance, Irving calls Harry a 'retread'. He watches from the sidelines like an injured bear, hoping Harry will make a mistake . . .

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The Overlook

The Overlook

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/02/2015

An execution on the overlook above the Mulholland Dam entangles Bosch with FBI Agent Rachel Walling and Homeland Security. The brilliant thirteenth Harry Bosch novel from the award-winning No. 1 bestselling author. When a physicist is murdered in LA, it seems the killer has no fear of publicity, leaving the body on the Mulholland overlook, a site with a stunning view over the city. And when it's discovered that the victim turned over a quantity of a lethal chemical to his killer before he died, Harry knows he has more than just a single death to worry about. Alongside the forces of Homeland Security, Harry realises he must solve the murder or face unimaginable consequences.

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The Poet

The Poet

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/11/2014

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.

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Blood Work

Blood Work

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/01/2015

Terry McCaleb, one of the most effective serial-killer investigators in the history of the FBI, hunts down his heart donor's killer. An unputdownable story from the award-winning No. 1 bestselling author. 'Blood Work' - that's what Terry McCaleb used to call his job at the FBI. Eight weeks ago he was a dead man, but now someone else's heart is keeping him alive. Then a newspaper report of his brush with death brings him an unwanted visitor. Graciela Rivers reveals to McCaleb that the anonymous donor of his heart was her murdered sister, and that the police investigation into the case is going nowhere. McCaleb feels he has no choice but to take on the investigation. Nothing about the seemingly random killing makes sense. McCaleb realises that someone is watching his every move - someone who has killed before and will kill again...

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The Black Echo

The Black Echo

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/09/2017

Go back to where it all began for LAPD detective Harry Bosch, star of Amazon Prime's Bosch, in his first case The Black Echo - a gripping, action-packed thriller. 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.

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The Scarecrow

The Scarecrow

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/02/2015

A standalone crime thriller featuring Jack McEvoy, hero of The Poet, from the global bestselling author of THE LINCOLN LAWYER and BRASS VERDICT. 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 . . .

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The Reversal

The Reversal

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/03/2015

Mickey Haller and Harry Bosch together take on a seemingly unwinnable case in blistering legal thriller from Number One bestseller Michael Connelly. 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.

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The Fifth Witness

The Fifth Witness

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/03/2015

A blistering courtroom drama featuring The Lincoln Lawyer's Mickey Haller from the master of the genre. In tough times, crime is one of the few things that still pays, but even criminals are having to make cutbacks. So for defence lawyer Mickey Haller, most of his new business is not about keeping people out of jail; it's about keeping a roof over their heads as the foreclosure business is booming. Lisa Trammel has been a client of Mickey's for eight months, and so far he's stopped the bank from taking her house. But now the bank's CEO has been found beaten to death - and Lisa is about to be indicted for murder . . .

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The Burning Room

The Burning Room

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/10/2015

Los Angeles Detective Harry Bosch tackles a cold case unlike any he's ever worked, in the new legal thriller from the bestselling author of THE LINCOLN LAWYER and THE BLACK ECHO, Michael Connelly. In the LA Police's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet ten years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but any other evidence is virtually non-existent. Now Bosch and his new partner, rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case. Starting with the bullet that's been lodged for years in the victim's spine, they must pull new leads from years-old information, which soon reveals that this shooting may have been anything but random in this gripping police procedural.

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Other books by Michael Connelly

The Dark Hours

The Dark Hours

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/11/2021

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 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly. There's chaos in Hollywood on New Year's Eve. Working her graveyard shift, LAPD Detective Renee Ballard seeks shelter at the end of the countdown to wait out the traditional rain of lead as hundreds of revelers shoot their guns into the air. As reports start to roll in of shattered windshields and other damage, Ballard is called to a scene where a hardworking auto shop owner has been fatally hit by a bullet in the middle of a crowded street party. It doesn't take long for Ballard to determine that the deadly bullet could not have fallen from the sky. Ballard's investigation leads her to look into another unsolved murder-a case at one time worked by Detective Harry Bosch. Ballard and Bosch team up once again to find out where the old and new cases intersect. All the while they must look over their shoulders. The killer who has stayed undetected for so long knows they are coming after him.

Fenway 1946

Fenway 1946

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/04/2020

Boston writer Michael Connolly captures the magic of American's return to normalcy after World War II in this intimate portrait of a city and the baseball team it loves. Fenway 1946 celebrates the city and the team and the spirit of that wonderful 1946 season in Boston-a season, as usual the broke fans' hearts-as America returned to return to peacetime pastimes. And none was more American than baseball. Along the way he brings out the stories and personalities that made that year so special in the Hub. From returning veterans like Ted Williams and young Congressman John F. Kennedy and thousands of others and their families who worried while they were in Europe or the Pacific, the 1946 Red Sox season was a celebration. It was catharsis. It was what made American great. Husbands and sons were coming home to the open arms of a grateful nation. This included five hundred major leaguers who fought in World War II. The homecoming of America's best sparked a spirit of collective pride from coast to coast-and New England was not exempt. For the previous five years, America sat around its radio listening to war reports. Now they would gather in the parlors to enjoy baseball once again. Baseball had always been a thread that connected the country--a sport that linked generations. Opening Day 1946 was a tangible reminder that the country was at peace - back to the way things were. Nowhere was this more relevant than in Boston. From Scollay Square to South Boston to the North End, veterans in their uniforms, kids with bats over their shoulder and housewives were talking about the return of Ted Williams and a roster that was considered the best in the league. Expectations were high - as always, at Fenway Park. Fans somehow knew this would be their year. The 1946 Boston Red Sox finished first in the American League with a record of 104 wins and 50 losses. And they wouldn't disappoint (until October). ***** * In January of 1946, Ted Williams, Dom DiMaggio, John Pesky and Bobby Doerr are released from the military and vow to come back as good as ever. * American and especially Boston are desperate for real baseball. In 1945, the Red Sox averaged only 7,814 fans a game at Fenway. In 1946, with Williams and the team back home, they played in front of over 33,000 in their last scrimmage game at Fenway Park before the season started. * Opening Day for the league was in Washington D.C. between the Senators and the Red Sox. President Harry Truman threw out the first pitch. Ted Williams went 6-12 in the series and was mobbed by Senator fans who rip his shirt off while he leaves the field. As he approached the dugout, Williams tossed his hat to a GI sitting in the lower box * The home Opening Day for the Red Sox at Fenway Park was an event for the ages. Before the game Marines re-enacted the flag-raising at Iowa Jima in center field. The first pitch was thrown out by Governor Tobin. Standing by his side was a local war hero, John Murdoch, who got a bigger ovation than Ted Williams. Murdoch was part of the team that saved boxing world champion Barney Ross, whose bravery at Guadalcanal was unparalleled. * Red Sox won an amazing 41 of their first 50 games. Ted Williams hits eleven home runs in just June. A spirit of euphoria overtakes Boston as the always hopeful fans pray for the Red Sox to break their 28-year curse. * All Star game is played at Fenway where Ted Williams and voted MVP after going 4 for 4 with 2 home runs including a grand slam. * In September, the Red Sox win a matinee game 1-0 in Cleveland on a Ted Williams inside the park home run. Later that day the Tigers lose giving Boston the pennant. Red Sox owner, Tom Yawkey throws a party in his hotel room. No one can find Ted Williams. Not telling anyone, Williams went to the local veterans' hospital in Cleveland and spent the night with a dying veteran. * Red Sox clinch the pennant. In one year their win total improved by 33 games (71-83 in 1945 to 104-50 in 1946). America is returning to the ballpark. At Fenway alone attendance went from 603,794 in 1945 to 1,416,944 in 1946. * In the National League, the Brooklyn Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals tie for the pennant. While Boston awaits the National League playoff to conclude, Tom Yawkey invites American League All Stars to come to Fenway Park and scrimmage his Red Sox to keep them sharp. Hall of Famers, DiMaggio, Greenberg and Appling all sacrifice the first week of their offseason in loyalty to the American League. DiMaggio forgets his uniform and has to wear a Red Sox uniform for the game. A game in which Williams is hit on the elbow with a pitch and never fully recovers in the World Series. * In anticipation of Game Seven of the World Series in St. Louis, newspapers across the country split the front page with previews of the big game and the expected execution that day of Herman Goering (he would avoid that by killing himself) and ten other high-ranking Nazi's in Nuremberg, providing Americans further validation that the war was behind them. * President Harry Truman's team beats the Red Sox in the penultimate game when Johnny Pesky holds the relay throw from the outfield allowing Enos Slaughter to score from first on a single.

Dark Sacred Night

Dark Sacred Night

Author: Michael Connelly Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 30/10/2018

Detective Renee Ballard is working the graveyard shift again, and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours only to find that an older man has snuck in and is rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is none other than legendary LAPD detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. Ballard kicks him out, but eventually Bosch persuades her to help and she relents. Bosch is investigating the death of fifteen-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway who was brutally murdered. He crossed paths with her devastated mother while working a previous case, and Daisy's story has seized hold of him. Now, Ballard joins forces with Bosch and his former partner Lucia Soto to find out what happened to Daisy and finally bring her killer to justice... (p) Hachette Book Group US 2018

Die Verlorene

Die Verlorene

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Ebook Release Date: 15/08/2018

Don't mess with Harry - Ermittlerlegende Harry Boschs 21 Fall: eine millionenschwere ErbschaftHarry Bosch, mittlerweile als Privatermittler ttig, soll den Erben des Milliardrs Whitney Vance finden: Der alte Mann hatte als Student ein Verhltnis mit einer Mexikanerin, die er auf Druck seines Vaters verlie als die junge Frau schwanger wurde. Ein Leben lang hat Vance sich dafr geschmt, nun will er Wiedergutmachung leisten. Es versteht sich, dass kaum einer in seinem Umfeld von dieser Entwicklung begeistert ist. Bosch ist klar, dass er mit uerster Vorsicht vorgehen muss. Doch kaum hat er erste Erfolge erzielt, erfhrt er vom pltzlichen Tod seines Auftraggebers. Fr Harry Bosch bedeutet das nur eines: Jetzt erst recht!"e;Bosch at his best."e; New York Times

Ehrensache

Ehrensache

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Ebook Release Date: 03/01/2018

Eine Ikone der modernen Kriminalliteratur: Der 20. Fall fur Detective Harry Bosch - von Amerikas Top-Thriller-Autor Michael ConnellyDetective Harry Bosch ist in Rente gegangen und nicht mehr beim Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), aber sein Halbbruder, der Anwalt Mickey Haller, braucht die Hilfe des erfahrenen Ermittlers. Eine Frau ist im Schlafzimmer ihres Hauses brutal ermordet worden, und alle Indizien deuten auf einen von Hallers Klienten, einen frheren Gangster, mittlerweile brgerlicher Familienvater. Obwohl die Mordanklage wasserdicht scheint, hlt Mickey sie fr vorgeschoben. Offenbar soll seinem unschuldigen Klienten etwas angehngt werden. Zuerst will Bosch damit nichts zu tun haben, aber dann nimmt er sich der Sache an und betreibt mit der ihm eigenen Hartnckigkeit Nachforschungen, um den Fall aufzuklren. Doch je nher er der Wahrheit kommt, umso mehr gert er in das Visier des Tters Der amtierende Herrscher des Polizei-Thrillers."e; Kirkus Reviews ber Michael Connelly

Filbert Nutberry's Grand Christmas Adventure

Filbert Nutberry's Grand Christmas Adventure

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2017

Filbert Nutberry's Grand Christmas Adventure by Michael Connelly

The Late Show

The Late Show

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/08/2017

The Late Show by Michael Connelly

Scharfschuss

Scharfschuss

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Ebook Release Date: 25/11/2016

Der neue, packende Thriller um den legendaren Ermittler Harry Bosch von Bestsellerautor Michael Connelly, dem erfolgreichsten Thrillerautor der USA. In seinem 19. Fall ermittelt Harry Bosch zusammen mit seiner neuen Partnerin Lucia Soto vom Los Angeles Police Department in einem rtselhaften Mordfall, der weit in die Vergangenheit zurckreicht.. Vor zehn Jahren wurde der mexikanische Mariachi-Musiker Orlando Merced bei einem Live-Auftritt von einer angeblich verirrten Kugel schwer verletzt. Doch Harry Bosch glaubt nicht an diese offizielle Version. Wem galt die Kugel, die schlielich zu Merceds Tod fhrte, in Wirklichkeit? Und wer war der Schtze? Eine aufregende Spurensuche vor der Kulisse der US-Metropole Los Angeles nimmt ihren Lauf ... "e;Best All-Around Hard-Boiled Detective"e; Stephen King ber Harry Bosch

The Wrong Side of Goodbye

The Wrong Side of Goodbye

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/11/2016

The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly

The Rag

The Rag

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/07/2016

The Rag by Michael Connelly

Trunk Music

Trunk Music

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Harry Bosch is back at the LAPD in Homicide after disciplinary leave. But his first case proves to be one of the most difficult. In the wooded hills overlooking the Hollywood Bowl, he opens the trunk of a white Rolls-Royce and finds a corpse. It looks like a simple case of Trunk Music - the execution style of the Mafia where the victim is shot in his own vehicle - but the victim is LA movie producer Tony Aliso, and the mob weren't the only ones after him. Bosch finds himself up against the FBI - and back in the arms of a beautiful ex-felon. It's starting to look like Harry's first case back in Homicide is in danger of being his last . . .

Gotter der Schuld

Gotter der Schuld

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Ebook Release Date: 26/01/2016

Der pragmatische, mit allen Wassern gewaschene Anwalt Mickey Haller wird in Los Angeles in den Mordfall an einem Callgirl verwickelt. Er kennt die Tote, denn vor nicht allzu langer Zeit hatte er Gloria Dayton vor Gericht erfolgreich verteidigt. Die Anklage wegen Kokainschmuggels wurde fallengelassen, als die Frau ihre Hintermanner preisgab. Eigentlich hatte sie gar nicht in L.A. sein durfen, sondern auf Hawaii. Doch nun wird ihr Online-Administrator des Mordes beschuldigt. Der Mann beteuert seine Unschuld, und Haller wird den Verdacht nicht los, dass sein Erfolg damals vor Gericht noch ganz andere Folgen gehabt hat ...

The Crossing

The Crossing

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2015

The Crossing by Michael Connelly

Crime Beat

Crime Beat

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/07/2015

'Death is my beat.' Those words, spoken by the narrator and hero of The Poet, Jack McEvoy, could also apply to Michael Connelly. Time and time again in these riveting true crime, non-fiction pieces, we make the connection between Connelly the crime reporter and Connelly the novelist: 'On the day I arrived in Los Angeles I sat in the newspaper editor's office being interviewed for a job on the crime beat. The day before there had been a bank heist in which the thieves had gone into the city's labyrinthine storm water tunnel system to get beneath the bank before tunnelling upward.' Years later that story would become The Black Echo. 'Moments. They kept coming. One morning an editor called me and told me to swing by a murder scene on my way to the office. Just like that, like I was picking up a coffee on the way to work. The murder was on Woodrow Wilson Drive in the Hollywood Hills. I went as instructed and got the story. I also got the place where I would put the home of the fictional detective [Harry Bosch] I had secretly begun writing about . . .' The cops, the killers, the cases - it's all here in a collection that is a MUST for Connelly fans.

City Of Bones

City Of Bones

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/11/2014

The outstanding eighth Harry Bosch thriller from the award-winning No. 1 bestselling author of The Lincoln Lawyer. City of Bones is featured in Amazon Prime's BOSCH TV series. When the bones of a boy are found scattered in the Hollywood Hills, Harry Bosch is drawn into a case that brings up dark memories from his past. Unearthing hidden stories, he finds the child's identity and reconstructs his fractured life, determined that he won't be forgotten. At the same time, a new love affair with a female cop begins to blossom - until a stunningly blown mission leaves him in more trouble than ever before. The investigation races to a shocking conclusion and leaves Bosch on the brink of an unimaginable decision . . .

A Darkness More Than Night

A Darkness More Than Night

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/11/2014

Harry Bosch meets an ex-FBI profiler in one of the most disturbing cases he has faced...From the bestselling author of THE LINCOLN LAWYER. BOSCH TV STARTS FEBRUARY 2015. Terry McCaleb's enforced quiet lifestyle on the island of Catalina is a far cry from the hectic excitement of his former role as an FBI profiler. However, when small-time criminal Edward Gunn is found dead, McCaleb becomes embroiled in a disturbing and complex case leading him to cross the path of Harry Bosch. This infamous detective has always teetered on the brink of darkness in order to get inside the head of the killer. Is it possible that he has stepped across that finely drawn line and embraced darkness?