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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,920 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Connelly Narrator: Michael McConnohie Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Harry Bosch Series Release Date:
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In a case that spans twenty years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the LA riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved.

Now Bosch’s ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence but something more personal—and connected to a deeper intrigue. 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, “one of the greats of crime fiction” (New York Daily News), into one of his most fraught and perilous cases.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Starts with a bang and stays strong all the way through.”

    New York Times

  • “Narrator Michael McConnohie…rises to the task when reading dialogue, infusing characters with energy, passion, and personality.”


  • “I decided several years ago that this is the finest crime series written by an American, and nothing in the new book changes my mind.”

    Washington Post

  • The Black Box is the eighteenth novel by Michael Connelly featuring Harry Bosch…It’s one of the very best.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Connelly is superb at building suspense.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Bosch is one of the best detectives in crime fiction, and Connelly continues to amaze with his latest effort.”

    Associated Press

  • “Excellent…Connelly draws on all his resources—his thorough knowledge of police work, his ability to fashion a complex tapestry of plot, and his ever deepening characterization of Bosch—to craft a mystery thriller sure to enthrall fans and newcomers alike.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Harry is such a compelling character…Connelly’s twenty-fifth book appears in his twentieth year of publishing, an anniversary that his publisher has been celebrating throughout 2012 with various ‘Year of Connelly’ promotions, all leading up to the publication of The Black Box.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Topflight crime writing and nifty plot twists and turns.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • A 2012 Publishers Weekly Best Book for Fiction
  • A 2012 BookPage Top Pick
  • Selected for the December 2012 Indie Next List
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller
  • A #1 Los Angeles Times Bestseller
  • A #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
  • A Washington Post Bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the 2012 RBA International Thriller Prize

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Linda | 2/16/2014

    " A perfect book for escape. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by John P | 2/7/2014

    " Detective Harry Bosch is unrelenting in his investigation of an unsolved murder of a woman journalist 20 years ago during the LA riots. Fast paced and suspenseful to the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dawn | 2/4/2014

    " You can't beat Harry Bosch to solve enven 20 year old crimes! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Casey Nichols | 1/30/2014

    " I'm a sucker for Harry Bosch and Michael Connelly, so of course I thoroughly enjoyed it. But, Connelly runs some risks by sticking too much to formula and by clearly setting up the next Harry novel. However, for a couple days of fun. Perfect. "

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