The Black Box - Michael Connelly

The Black Box

By Michael Connelly

  • Release Date: 2012-11-26
  • Genre: Police Procedural
Score: 4.5
From 1,499 Ratings


In this "superb" thriller, Detective Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to the unsolved killing of a young female photographer during the 1992 L.A. riots (Wall Street Journal).
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, "one of the greats of crime fiction" (New York Daily News), into one of his most fraught and perilous cases.


  • The Black Box

    By Wind Resident
    All of his stuff, so far, is very good. Especially if you are stuck in a waiting room. You can drop the thread and pick it up again very easily. A reader in Petoskey Michigan.
  • The Black Box

    By S diggy
    Loved it!
  • The Black Box

    By Reader 0955
    I am a big fan of this author and have loved all his prior titles. This book, however is of a very low caliber. To be quite honest, it reads as if someone else wrote it under Connely's name. Disappointing and I do not recommend it.
  • Average

    By Mitch_Blues
    Not one of Connellys best.
  • The Black Box

    By rhyockey
    I've read this book twice, and enjoyed it both times, but the lack of research into pronunciations of the Central Valley locations was a major problem with the audio book. Manteca, pronounced ( man te ca) with a long e. Also Salida pronounced with a long i. I was amazed that you wouldn't have researched these pronunciations before publishing the books. It had a nails on blackboard reaction for me. It's an excellent book, but don't listen to it if you know the Central Valley, it will drive you crazy. Robert
  • boring

    By nck danger
    you're going to tell me this was as good as the scarecrow, lincoln lawyer, or void moon ???? really ??? please.....he needs to regroup - this book was boring and lazy....been there - read it before.
  • Terrific! Harry Bosch at his best.

    By Catchbigfish
    Michael Connelly has written another can't put it down chapter of the Harry Bosch story. I'm looking forward to the next book.
  • The Black Box

    By Yellerhead
    Great book! Simply could not stop reading once I had begun. Would highly recommend to any reader who loves mystery thrillers.
  • The Black Box

    By reader44
    Nobody does this work better than Mike. Another home run.
  • Mediocre and predictable

    By stonybrook
    Totally average, quick read.