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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: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Harry Bosch Series Release Date:
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It's not his merits that make Harry Bosch, LAPD homicide police, a good cop. Rather, it's his instincts...and this time they've led him to something more terrible than he can ever imagine. Stretching all the way back to 1992, there's a case out there that looks like the ends are about to tie up...and not in a way that Harry deems good.

In a sudden misstep, Harry accidentally links a bullet from a recent homicide all the way back to that old case...and it turns out, it may be a lot more than a random act of nonsense. He's seen this before, and it's more than a little eerily familiar. As he combs through the case, he knows what he needs to find: the 'black box' that will glue all the clues from this mystery together. Will he find it in time?

The Black Boxis a gripping suspense tale, great for any mystery lover in your life.

Michael Connelly is an American author most famous for his Harry Bosch series of detective books. Set in modern day America, they are famous for their quality as mystery novels. Michael has won several awards for his writing, including every major award given to mystery writers. He was born in 1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has a BA in journalism with a minor in creative writing, and had a short stint in the field before deciding to become a full-time professional writer. He is famous for mentioning recent world events, such as September 11, in his works.

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

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


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

    New York Times

  • “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 (starred review)

  • “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 Washington Post Bestseller
  • A #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
  • A #1 Los Angeles Times Bestseller
  • A San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller
  • Winner of the 2012 RBA International Thriller Prize
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tracy Lucas | 2/14/2014

    " Harry Bosch has become like an old friend. Over the past 20 years, Michael Connelly, has developed this character into someone we all love and cheer for. This book did not disappoint. Harry is as complex and obstinate as ever, gets on the bad side of his superiors, and follows the clues wherever they may lead. I for one, can't wait to see what Harry is up to next. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bridget | 2/12/2014

    " Never disappointed in the Connelly/Bosch duo! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mary K Miles | 2/12/2014

    " One of the best reads. Two thumbs up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Temple | 2/5/2014

    " Great book. I gave it 5 stars. I usually do because I enjoy Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch so much. These books can't go wrong. "

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