The Concrete Blonde
Score: 3.5
From 76 Ratings

The Concrete Blonde


  • Author : Michael Connelly
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2002-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 075952579X


The Concrete Blonde Book Description :

The Dollmaker was the name of the serial killer who had stalked Los Angeles ruthlessly, leaving grisly calling cards on the faces of his female victims. Now with a single faultless shot, Detective Harry Bosch thinks he has ended the city's nightmare. But the dead man's widow is suing Harry and the LAPD for killing the wrong man-- an accusation that rings terrifyingly true when a new victim is discovered with the Dollmaker's macabre signature. So for the second time, Harry must hunt down a death-dealer who is very much alive, before he strikes again. It's a blood-tracked quest that will take Harry from the hard edges of the L.A. night to the last place he ever wanted to go-- the darkness of his own heart. With The Concrete Blonde, Edgar Award-winning author Michael Connelly has hit a whole new level in his career, creating a breathtaking thriller that thrusts you into a blistering courtroom battle-- and a desperate search for a sadistic killer.

The Concrete Blonde
Score: 4
From 56 Ratings

The Concrete Blonde


  • Author : Michael Connelly
  • Publisher : Allen & Unwin
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Bosch, Harry (Fictitious character)
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781742371627


The Concrete Blonde Book Description :

Four years ago, Harry Bosch shot the notorious serial killer The Dollmaker. Now Harry is accused of killing the wrong man.

The Concrete Blonde
Score: 4
From 56 Ratings

The Concrete Blonde


  • Author : Michael Connelly
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2009-12-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781409111030


The Concrete Blonde Book Description :

From the bestselling author of The Lincoln Lawyer and The Gods of Guilt. 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 Concrete Blonde
Score: 4
From 56 Ratings

The Concrete Blonde


  • Author : Michael Connelly
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Bosch, Harry (Fictitious character)
  • Pages : 411
  • ISBN 10 : 1741149444


The Concrete Blonde Book Description :

Published for the first time under the Allen & Unwin imprint

The Harry Bosch Novels
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Harry Bosch Novels


  • Author : Michael Connelly
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2001-10-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN 10 : 9780759526280


The Harry Bosch Novels Book Description :

For the first time in one volume, the three novels that introduced Michael Connelly's great LAPD homicide detective, maverick Hieronymous (Harry) Bosch. The Black Echo (Winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel) For Harry Bosch-hero, loner, nighthawk-the body stuffed in a drainpipe off Mulholland Drive isn't just another statistic. This one is personal. Billy Meadows was a fellow Vietnam "tunnel rat," fighting the VC and the fear they used to call the Black Echo. Harry let Meadows down once. He won't do it again. The Black Ice The corpse in the hotel room seems to be that of a missing LAPD narcotics officer. Rumors abound that the cop had crossed over-selling a new drug called Black Ice. Now Harry's making some dangerous connections, leading from the cop to a string of bloody murders, and from Hollywood Boulevard's drug bazaar to Mexico's dusty back alleys. In this lethal game, Harry is likely to be the next victim. The Concrete Blonde When Harry Bosch shot and killed Norman Church, the police were convinced it marked the end of the hunt for the Dollmaker-L.A.'s most bizarre serial killer. But now Church's widow is accusing Harry of killing the wrong man-a charge that rings terrifyingly true when a new victim is discovered with the Dollmaker's macabre signature. For the second time, Harry must hunt the murderer down, before he strikes again. Together, these three novels are the perfect way to discover, or rediscover, the sleuth the New York Times Book Review called a "wonderful, old-fashioned hero who isn't afraid to walk through the flames."

Crime Beat
Score: 3
From 13 Ratings

Crime Beat


  • Author : Michael Connelly
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2006-05-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 0759515689


Crime Beat Book Description :

From #1 bestseller Michael Connelly's first career as a prizewinning crime reporter--the gripping, true stories that inspired and informed his novels. Before he became a novelist, Michael Connelly was a crime reporter, covering the detectives who worked the homicide beat in Florida and Los Angeles. In vivid, hard-hitting articles, Connelly leads the reader past the yellow police tape as he follows the investigators, the victims, their families and friends--and, of course, the killers--to tell the real stories of murder and its aftermath. Connelly's firsthand observations would lend inspiration to his novels, from The Black Echo, which was drawn from a real-life bank heist, to Trunk Music, based on an unsolved case of a man found in the trunk of his Rolls Royce. And the vital details of his best-known characters, both heroes and villains, would be drawn from the cops and killers he reported on: from loner detective Harry Bosch to the manipulative serial killer the Poet. Stranger than fiction and every bit as gripping, these pieces show once again that Michael Connelly is not only a master of his craft, but also one of the great American writers in any form.

Dead Simple
Score: 3.5
From 36 Ratings

Dead Simple


  • Author : Peter James
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2010-09-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429958721


Dead Simple Book Description :

Four bodies, one suspect, no trace. The first case for Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, and the first entry in a bestselling mystery series by Peter James. It was meant to be a harmless bachelor party prank. A few hours later four of his best friends are dead and Michael Harrison has disappeared. With only three days to the wedding, Detective Superintendent Grace—a man haunted by the shadow of his own missing wife—is contacted by Michael's beautiful, distraught fiancée, Ashley Harper. Grace discovers that the one man who ought to know Michael Harrison's whereabouts is saying nothing. But then he has a lot to gain—more than anyone realizes. For one man's disaster is another man's fortune . . . Dead simple . . .

Introducing Harry Bosch

Introducing Harry Bosch


  • Author : Michael Connelly
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2020-10-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 1360
  • ISBN 10 : 9781398700994


Introducing Harry Bosch Book Description :

'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 fea

The Black Ice
Score: 3.5
From 64 Ratings

The Black Ice


  • Author : Michael Connelly
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2002-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 0759525781


The Black Ice Book Description :

When an LAPD narcotics officer is found with a fatal bullet wound and a suicide note, Detective Harry Bosch follows a bloody trail of drug murders across the Mexico border. The "New York Times" bestselling author's second novel featuring LAPD Detective Harry Bosch is reissued for the first time in a decade. Harry investigates the case of a missing narcotics officer rumored to have been peddling a new drug called Black Ice. Martin's.

The Black Echo
Score: 3.5
From 99 Ratings

The Black Echo


  • Author : Michael Connelly
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2002-01-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 0759525773


The Black Echo Book Description :

For LAPD homicide cop Harry Bosch -- hero, maverick, nighthawk -- the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than another anonymous statistic. This one is personal. The dead man, Billy Meadows, was a fellow Vietnam "tunnel rat" who fought side by side with him in a nightmare underground war that brought them to the depths of hell. 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 to the tortuous link that must be uncovered, his survival instincts will once again be tested to their limit. Joining with an enigmatic and seductive female FBI agent, pitted against enemies inside his own department, Bosch must make the agonizing choice between justice and vengeance, as he tracks down a killer whose true face will shock him.