ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Michael Connelly Crime Novels - A Guide

Updated on March 12, 2011

About Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly is a US crime writer, most well known for being the creator of the Harry Bosch crime novels. Connelly started out as a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times, during which he wrote his first published novel, 'The Black Echo' featuring Harry Bosch. While at the Los Angeles Times he wrote three more Bosch novels before quitting his job to be a full time novelist. 

Because of his time as a reporter covering crime in the Los Angeles area, he has a lot of experience of real crimes, and he has good relationships with the LAPD.

Harry Bosch Books

As mentioned above, the first Harry Bosch book, 'The Black Echo', was also Connelly's first published novel. In all there are 16 published Harry Bosch books, listed here in order:

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) - also featuring Mickey Haller
9 Dragons (2009) - also featuring Mickey Haller
The Reversal (2010) - also featuring Mickey Haller

Other recurring characters who appear in some of these books are Rachel Walling (who first appears in The Poet) and Terry McCaleb (who first appears in A Darkness More Than Night).

The Narrows, while a Harry Bosch novel, is also the sequel to The Poet (which Bosch wasn't in), so makes it quite an interesting linking book.

The Mickey Haller Novels

Mickey Haller is a lawyer, called a 'Lincoln Lawyer by some because his office is the stretch limo in which he is driven (by a former client paying off his fees) around Los Angeles, looking for work. Mickey Haller is the half brother of Connelly's main series character, Hieronymous "Harry Bosch". The books featuring Mickey Haller are:

The Lincoln Lawyer (2005)
The Brass Verdict (2008)
The Reversal (2010)
The Fifth Witness (2011)

The latest Mickey Haller novel, The Fifth Witness is released in April 2011 (release date 5 April).

Other Books by Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly has also written several other books, listed below.

'The Poet' (1996) - This book features reporter Jack McEvoy and FBI agent Rachel Walling, and is the book which established Michael Connelly's popularity.

'The Scarecrow' (2009) - Another book featuring reporter Jack McEvoy.

'Blood Work (1998) - This book introduces former FBI agent Terry McCaleb, who is recovering after a heart transplant. When a woman asks him to investigate the murder of her sister he is in for a shock, as the dead woman was the person whose heart now beats in his chest. 

'Void Moon' (2000) - Cassie Black, and ex-con, gets tempted back into crime whilst on parole. The target is the very casino where she was caught attempting to steal from the last time, it is the place that put her behind bars and her lover in a coffin...

'Chasing the Dime' (2002) - When brilliant scientist and entreprenuer Henry Pierce moves into a new apartment following a breakup, he finds his new telephone number used to belong to a call girl who has now gone missing. As he is drawn into a quest to find the missing girl, he finds himself getting deeper and deeper into trouble.

'Crime Beat' (2006) - A non-fiction collection of journalistic crime pieces.

I've read all of Connelly's standalone novels - they are all excellent, at least as good as his better known Harry Bosch novels.

And Finally

For more information about Michael Connelly, visit his official website at:

http://www.michaelconnelly.com/

Also, watch out for the new film, The Lincoln Lawyer, based on Michael Connelly's bestsellign book, coming to a cinema near you.


Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      brian tapp 

      5 years ago

      could you please advise me of all the michael connelly books you have in stock, and the prices of same. (I am an avid reader of Connelly, and you may have prints that i have not read.

      thank you

      brian

    • jagerfoods profile image

      jagerfoods 

      7 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      You know what would be cool? If you could categorize all the Harry Bosch novels. The ones he's in and the order. Just a thought.

    • jagerfoods profile image

      jagerfoods 

      7 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      This is a useful guide to Michael Connelly's work. Anyone who needs the books outline should look here.

    • Jean Bakula profile image

      Jean Bakula 

      7 years ago from New Jersey

      I love Michael Connelly, and wrote a hub on The Reversal you may enjoy. It features Micky Haller, though Harry Bosch plays a big role in it too. They are great books!

    • dahoglund profile image

      Don A. Hoglund 

      7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      I am not familiar with this writer but I am a mystery buff so I will keep him in mind.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)