The Black Box - Michael Connelly

The Black Box

By Michael Connelly

  • Release Date: 2012-11-26
  • Genre: Police Procedural
Score: 4.5
From 2,007 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.


  • Awesome as always

    By Therealsaljon
  • Twists and turns

    By Dan Daily
    He just gives me joy reading his books. You will like this a lot.
  • Great read from start to finish!

    By hubie1987
    I know it is cliche’ to say one of the best, but I really think this is one of the best Bosch books!

    By CrimeSolver
    Definitely would recommend this book. Enjoyed the excellent plot twists. One of Michael Connelly‘s best!
  • The Black Box

    By Cobra 177987
    I loved the book and thought is was dynamic and held by attention. I have read almost every one of your books.After each chapter I pause and try to guess how the story will develop I thought she had a twenty year old child even till the end. I also thought the city would have a press conference and announce that a bunch of white rich guys etc were found guilty of the murder not a black person and Harry would publicly be honored as a hero and O'toole would be stripped of command and . Finally the tenth floor would be under investigation With that said I loved the bookRichard
  • 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