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The Black Box : Detective Harry Bosch: Book 18 - Michael Connelly

The Black Box

Detective Harry Bosch: Book 18

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Riveting and relentlessly paced, The Black Box leads Harry Bosch into one of his most fraught and perilous cases.

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 photographer during the L.A. 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 into one of his most fraught and perilous cases.

About the Author

A former police reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Michael Connelly is the author of the Harry Bosch thriller series as well as several stand-alone bestsellers, including the highly acclaimed legal thriller, The Lincoln Lawyer.

Michael Connelly has been President of the Mystery Writers of America. His books have been translated into 31 languages and have won awards all over the world, including the Edgar and Anthony Awards.

He lives in Tampa, Florida, with his family..

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    5.0

    Excellent book, a real page turner

    By Beadle

    from Qld

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Engaging Characters
    • Page Turner
    • Suspenseful
    • Well Written

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      Comments about The Black Box:

      Excellent book, a good read

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      5.0

      Another Haeey Bosch Winner!!

      By BookMom

      from Palm Beach QLD

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      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Engaging Characters
      • Harry Is Always Awesome
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        Comments about The Black Box:

        I have every book Michael Connelly has written and I watch his website monthly for his latest novel. Harry Bosch and Mickey Haller are two of the best characters ever and, not only do they never dissappoint, but evolve in each novel. Highly recommended reading.

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        4.0

        Harry at his usual best

        By GG

        from Sydney

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          Great Holiday reading

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          "Connelly's lean, just-the-facts style makes for crisp dialogue and a brisk, info-driven plot....A haunted quality has always been one of the chief attractions of Connelly's series and of Bosch's character."-- Washington Post "Art Taylor "

          ISBN: 9781743312643
          ISBN-10: 1743312644
          Audience: General
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 416
          Published: 1st November 2012
          Publisher: Allen & Unwin
          Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 3.6
          Weight (kg): 0.49

          Michael Connelly

          Michael Connelly decided to become a writer after discovering the books of Raymond Chandler while attending the University of Florida. Once he decided on this direction he chose a major in journalism and a minor in creative writing — a curriculum in which one of his teachers was novelist Harry Crews.

          After graduating in 1980, Connelly worked at newspapers in Daytona Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, primarily specializing in the crime beat. In Fort Lauderdale he wrote about police and crime during the height of the murder and violence wave that rolled over South Florida during the so-called cocaine wars. In 1986, he and two other reporters spent several months interviewing survivors of a major airline crash. They wrote a magazine story on the crash and the survivors which was later short-listed for the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. The magazine story also moved Connelly into the upper levels of journalism, landing him a job as a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times, one of the largest papers in the country, and bringing him to the city of which his literary hero, Chandler, had written.

          After three years on the crime beat in L.A., Connelly began writing his first novel to feature LAPD Detective Hieronymus Bosch. The novel, The Black Echo, based in part on a true crime that had occurred in Los Angeles, was published in 1992 and won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel by the Mystery Writers of America. Connelly has followed that up with 18 more novels. Connelly's books have been translated in 35 languages and have won the Edgar Award, Anthony Award, Macavity Award, Los Angeles Times Best Mystery/Thriller Award, Shamus Award, Dilys Award, Nero Award, Barry Award, Audie Award, Ridley Award, Maltese Falcon Award (Japan), .38 Caliber Award (France), Grand Prix Award (France), and Premio Bancarella Award (Italy).

          Michael was the President of the Mystery Writers of America organization in 2003 and 2004. In addition to his literary work, Michael was one of the creators, writers, and consulting producers of Level 9, a TV show about a task force fighting cyber crime, that ran on UPN in the Fall of 2000. Michael lives with his family in Florida.

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