The Black Box

A Novel

Connelly, Michael

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Black Box
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.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316069434
Characteristics: 403 p. (large print) ;,25 cm.


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Jan 30, 2014

Loved it!

Oct 31, 2013
  • reader10000 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Have read many of his Harry Bosch books. Definitely think the character is getting "old" - to be expected after so many years.Contrast Harry to the Mickey Haller series. There is a clear "freshness" to Mickey Haller. You read the books differently as well. With Harry B, it's "Come on. Hurry up." With Mickey Haller, it's "Looking forward to what's coming next."

Harry has developed an arrogance that has become rather offputting. His treatment of his partner, David Chu, as his personal gopher; his sanctimonious disdain for his lieutenant and chief, and how others drop everything to help him out...

Definitely recommend older Harry B books. Not this one

Oct 29, 2013
  • Dazio rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Well written suspenseful murder-mystery. I would say that this is one of Michael Connelly's best. Definately worth a read.

Sep 23, 2013
  • ilove48whippets rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very-good mystery! A good thriller!

Jun 11, 2013

It keeps saying that my card has expired; I renewed it in May at Greenboro location

May 19, 2013
  • electrica rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I have been following this series for years. He is the same ol' Bosch but I am not sure that Michael Connelly is really in to him any more.

Apr 16, 2013
  • JCLDonM rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Harry Bosch delivers! Another page turner by Connelly!

Mar 27, 2013
  • Daphne57 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best of an amazing list of books from Michael Connelly

Mar 12, 2013
  • scrowell_09 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Not his best book, but if you're a fan of Harry Bosch you won't be disappointed.

Feb 17, 2013
  • StephenB rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

My favourite kind of Michael Connelly book, a Harry Bosch LAPD procedural. This wasn't the best of the run but it didn't disappoint.

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Dec 10, 2012
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