The Black Box (Harry Bosch #18)
On the second to last page Connelly wrote “She would not tell Bosch why she ...” did something. That bothered me. It was important. I hope he answers it in the next book. But I have to wait a year? I believe the author said he was late finishing this book. Maybe that’s why he left it unexplained.
One of the things he does so well is: When Harry first starts a case, I’m thinki...more
This book opened with a scene back in 1992 -- where Los Angeles became a place of riot after the verdict of Rodney King's case. Back then, still a Homicide Detective at Hollywood Division with Jerry Edgar, Harry Bosch was called into a crime scene in an alley, where a white female body was found. A foreign journalist by the name of Anneke Jespersen. Bosch found a bullet as well, a nine-millimeter Remington, which he assumed came from the gun that killed her. But it was a city under fir...more
Harry is still working the Cold Cases for LAPD after leaving Homicide. He catches a case that he ironically worked himself in 1992 during the LA riots. A Danish war reporter has been murdered in an alleyway. With so much killing, shooting and looting...more
An Excellent Bosch.
I am number 552 on the library wait list with one copy available.
I've written this note before and I love some of the dorky responses to my joke-
at 3 weeks per hold, or 17 readers per year, it will take around 35 years to
get to my turn.
Yo se yo se...... the library will get more copies, not every one takes 3 weeks,
some requesters die before they get their hold copy, I know, I know.
The Black Box is about Harry Bosch, an older but still a grump maverick cop, who is working a 20 years cold case o...more
The 1992 date is significant for a couple of reasons. For one, the first Michael Connelly novel about Bosch was published that year. For another, Connelly -- then a reporter for the Los Angeles Times -- actually covered...more
It never ceases to amaze me how Michael Connelly achieves such a constant level of excellence with his writing in relation to the excellent Hieronymous (aka Harry) Bosch series. Let’s bear in mind that this is the 18th outing for Harry and it’s exactly twenty years since this stalwart of American detective fiction made his debut in ‘The Black Echo’, and yet Connelly unceasingly produces the most readable and stylistically perfect thrillers time after time, in marked difference to other authors o...more
May 1992, and after four LAPD officers were acquitted after the savage beating of Rodney King, Los Angeles is ablaze. As looting and burning take over the city, law and order are swept away in a tidal wave of violence. But under threat of their lives, homicide detectives like Harry Bosch are still stubbornly trying to do their job. With no effective police presence on the streets, murder just got a whole lot easier - and investigating them got a whole lot harder. Escorted by national guard soldi...more
Mr Connelly's books usually take a little while to get going but this one was well past 300 pages before anything much happened. There is the usual row with his boss, who seems a total idiot; a bit of byplay around his relationship with his latest lady frien...more
I've been hooked on Connelly's Harry Bosch for years, and in this, his most recent novel, Michael Connelly's story telling talent is his finest yet.
The plot opens twenty years earlier, Bosch, then a young homicide detective with Los Angeles PD during the Watts Riots, investigates a back alley murder victim. A proper investigation is not possible due to the number of homicides during the three day uprising. Harry and his partner are called away from the scene to another body. Bosch is greatly tr...more
BUT, this is not a review for Nine Dragons. Bosch is working twenty-year-old cold c...more
This book features Connelly’s favorite detective, Harry Bosch, who is a type of detective we appreciate. He is an honest cop who would never, ever consider doing anything against his moral code. He is passionate abo...more
I've never read a Bosch mystery before although I had been aware of the series. Although I am one of those people who usually reads in order, due to time constraints, I couldn't this time. This is the 18th book in the series. It is a selection of the Sony Readers Book...more
"They made him wait. The explanation was that Coleman was at chow and pulling him out would create a problem because after the interview they would have to reinsert him into the second meal block, where he might have enemies unknown to the guard staff. Someone could make a move against him and the guards wouldn't...more
The black box in the title refers to the black boxes that record what happens on airplanes so that after a crash or some other disaster, investigators can piece together what went wrong. Detective Harry Bosch uses the term to describe what happens when all the evidence in a murder case begins to come together.
In this book Harry is working Open Unsolved Cases and investigates the murder of a...more
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...more
I am a real Michael Connelly fan. He has three strong series, but my favorite is the one kicked off with his first book, 1992’s The Black Echo with Harry Bosch.
The title use of “black” in these installments is no chance. Connelly is the best practitioner of LA noir in business today. (Especially since Walter Mosley moved east). Putting Bosch in a cold case environment seems perfectly in tune with the sadness of a long neglected life being avenged in a city where disposability is an...more
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 teache...more