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The Black Box by Michael Connelly
  

The Black Box

Part of the Harry Bosch Series Series
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RRP £8.99

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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.

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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.

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

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Synopsis

The Black Box by Michael Connelly

May 1992, and after four LAPD officers were acquitted after the savage beating of Rodney King, Los Angeles is ablaze. As looting and burning take over the city, law and order are swept away in a tidal wave of violence. But under threat of their lives, homicide detectives like Harry Bosch are still stubbornly trying to do their job. With no effective police presence on the streets, murder just got a whole lot easier - and investigating them got a whole lot harder. When Harry finds the body of a female journalist in an alley he is forced to hand over the case to the Riot Crimes Task Force, knowing that it will never be solved. Twenty years later, new evidence confirms her death was not a case of random violence but something much more personal. This time Harry is determined that the killer isn't going to escape - even if it means stepping back into the darkest days of the city he loves...

Reviews

Connelly's Los Angeles cop Harry Bosch finds himself retired but roped in to try to reduce the growing pile of unsolved crimes in his city ... Bosch steps in proves his retirement is just as exciting, dangerous and gripping as his previous life. THE TIMES For 20 years Connelly's creation Harry Bosch has been fighting crime in LA and the author is marking the anniversary with this taut and clever thriller ... a treat SUNDAY MIRROR An engrossing slice of LA noir MAIL ON SUNDAY THE BLACK BOX is another novel steeped in recent history ... it's a story that's as old as the genre itself but Connelly's skill is such that it all feels entirely fresh and vibrant, but heartbreakingly poignant too. IRISH SUNDAY INDEPENDENT Another gripping and excellent thriller THE SUN Another winner from Michael Connelly CANDIS MAGAZINE Connelly's Los Angeles cop Harry Bosch finds himself retired but roped in to try to reduce the growing pile of unsolved crimes in his city ... Bosch steps in proves his retirement is just as exciting, dangerous and gripping as his previous life. THE TIMES For 20 years Connelly's creation Harry Bosch has been fighting crime in LA and the author is marking the anniversary with this taut and clever thriller ... a treat SUNDAY MIRROR an engrossing slice of LA noir MAIL ON SUNDAY The Black Box is another novel steeped in recent history ... it's a story that's as old as the genre itself but Connelly's skill is such that it all feels entirely fresh and vibrant, but heartbreakingly poignant too. -- Declan Burke IRISH SUNDAY INDEPENDENT another gripping and excellent thriller THE SUN Another winner from Michael Connelly CANDIS MAGAZINE I'm a fan of police procedurals and one of the books I enjoyed the most this year was this latest Harry Bosch novel -- Toby Young MAIL ON SUNDAY EVENT MAGAZINE The sprawling panoply of the city of Los Angeles is splendidly realised in a case that spans several decades GOOD BOOK GUIDE


About the Author

Michael Connelly

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.

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Publication date

10th October 2013

Author

Michael Connelly

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
432 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Books of the Month
Crime / Mystery
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781409103820

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