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The Black Box (A Harry Bosch Novel) by Michael Connelly [PDF + Bosch searches for the "black box," the one piece of evidence that will pull. Editorial Reviews. From Booklist. *Starred Review* At his core, Harry Bosch is a cop with a The Black Box (A Harry Bosch Novel Book 16) by [Connelly, Michael . Audible Sample. Audible Sample. Playing Playing Loading Loading. Michael Connelly, author of suspense thriller and detective mysteries, has written several cover image of Dark Sacred Night cover image of The Black Box.
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Will he stop writing finally? William Watch Maddie, the daughter. Superb past, exciting future. Does this series have to be read in order? Lauren Yes. There is a great deal of character development from one book to the next and some plot points from earlier installments are mentioned in later …more Yes. There is a great deal of character development from one book to the next and some plot points from earlier installments are mentioned in later ones.
See 2 questions about The Black Box…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Dec 18, Katherine Coble rated it liked it Shelves: Oh, Harry. Many people when they age take up hobbies. Because it's all here, in on handy volume 1.
Gritty LA Death 2. Learn about on site prison interrogations, handy cop slang like "put a bow on it" and new tech like raising serial numbers off firearms. Mention of Harry's gr Oh, Harry. Mention of Harry's great house in the Canyon. Jazz 6. LA Restaurant name-dropping 7. Harry's Rocky Relations With Women 8. Cameos from leads in other Connelly series. Title of a recommended book, album or film slid in for handy cross-promotion.
Out-of-the-way LA Hangouts mentioned. Harry butting heads with an outsider partner. Harry Vs. The Man. Twist ending with a character from earlier suddenly becoming VERY relevant. And I obviously enjoy them enough to keep downloading them.
But this time more than any other it just feels Everything is there but it's all flat, colourless, perfunctory, void. Connelly is pushing Harry through the motions.
View all 12 comments. Nov 29, Jane Stewart rated it it was amazing Shelves: Excellent story, but dislike the audiobook narrator. I had one negative with the story, a question not answered at the end: That bothered me. It was important. The positive: One of the things he does so well is: How will he find anything? What can he do? Then he finds one small piece of something and follows it.
He gathers a couple Excellent story, but dislike the audiobook narrator. Yes this is a mystery slowly uncovering evidence.
But Connelly does it in a special way which is not predictable and keeps me wondering. I was immersed all the way through. At the end the mystery was solved, but I wanted to see what Harry would do next.
So, it was done before I was ready to be done. The narrator Michael McConnohie was not good. He sounded like a TV news anchorman reading the news. He did not show wonder, curiosity or excitement.
He made Harry Bosch sound like a normal, pleasant, everyday kind of guy instead of tough, jaded, homicide detective. Narrative mode: Story length: Swearing language: Sexual content: Then go back and read the rest in order. Following is my recommended reading order. All of these books could be read as stand-alones, but reading them in order provides richer character development.
The Black Echo Bosch 1 3 stars. The Black Ice Bosch 2 4 stars. The Concrete Blonde Bosch 3 5 stars. The Last Coyote Bosch 4 5 stars.
Trunk Music Bosch 5 4 stars. Blood Work McCaleb 1 Bosch is not in this. City Of Bones Bosch 8 5 stars.
Lost Light Bosch 9 5 stars. The Poet McEvoy 1 Bosch is not in this. The Scarecrow McEvoy 3 3 stars. The Closers Bosch 11 5 stars. Echo Park Bosch 12 5 stars. The Lincoln Lawyer Haller 1 Bosch is not in this. Nine Dragons. Bosch 15 Haller has a small part in this. The Reversal. Haller 3 Bosch 16 Mostly Haller.
Bosch has a secondary role. The Fifth Witness Haller 4 5 stars. The Drop Bosch 17 5 stars. The Black Box Bosch 18 5 stars. The Burning Room Bosch 19 4 stars. The Crossing Bosch 20 Haller 6 5 stars. The Wrong Side of Goodbye Bosch 21 5 stars. Void Moon 2 stars. Switchblade 28 page Bosch short story included in the Gods of Guilt ebook View all 30 comments. Michael Connelly manages to write some of the most complex police procedurals out there. Once again, this one had me flummoxed how it was all going to turn out.
I listened to this book and I enjoyed the narrator. View 2 comments.
And his memories of the riots in Los Angeles in when the acquitting of the officers in the Rodney King beating caused a terrible wave of looting and fires throughout the city were particularly strong. The murder of a young woman in an alley had never been solved, and now, twenty years later, Harry was determined to bring the killer to justice.
But with technology being much further advanced than it had been twenty years prior, Harry thought they had a good shot at solving the case.
But could they? Would they find the black box? Would those dark days back in reveal its secrets to Harry? Or was he putting himself in danger once again? The Black Box is another excellent read which I highly recommend.
Dec 01, Pamela rated it did not like it. Oh dear. After the fiasco that was The Drop I was hoping Connelly would redeem himself with this. He didn't. There were no plot twists Here are a few of the problems--granted none are so big as the lack of plot twists, but they are problems nonetheless: There was very little about the '92 riot. So little, in fact, that you had to wonder why on earth he even bothered.
Bosch's daughter could easily be replaced by a dog or even gasp! She is more sensitive. She is more talented. She is more mature. She is boring, predictable, unnecessary, and ever so annoying. The book is more a screenplay than a book. Not only does Mr. Connelly use a scene that has become trite and overused in movies bad guy shoots other bad guy in the head with no warning , he writes it as a movie scene.
Here you have the main character with blood, brains, and skull fragments blown all over him and there's not a single word about how it feels. Not a one!
Oh yeah, there's the visual description, but nothing about what he felt or smelled or tasted. There's not even any mention of the effect of the sound on the character. It is all visual And this isn't the only scene that is written with "eyes only" Enough with the jazz Connelly could have used a lot of the time he spent on music describing the look, feel, smell, and sounds of the riot.
In short, I hate to say it, but I may have read my last Bosch. What a sad, sad day. They are written as though they were movies--scenes are described visually with little or no involvement of the other senses. Try a bit of pulp from the '50s then something recent, and you will be astonished.
You don't just see what's happening, you see, feel, smell, and hear what's happening.
You are well and truly in the character's head. View all 9 comments. Number 16 in The Harry Bosch series.
Harry now working in the Cold Case Dept is given a case from twenty years ago. As soon as Harry starts to read the files he realises that this had been his case originally twenty years ago. A young Danish woman had been shot, execution style, in the eye and her body was left in an alley.
This was during the civil unrest that swept L. Because of th Number 16 in The Harry Bosch series. Because of the riots there were was unprecedented levels of looting, assaults and murders. The National Guard were brought in to help quell the situation.
Because of the situation Harry could not do a proper investigation. Now twenty years later Harry is back on the trail.
Trying to build a case from twenty years ago was never going to be an easy task but with his usual dogged persistence things start to happen. The murder weapon is found and this leads to a known criminal which leads to a bigger criminal so on and so forth until Harry gets to see through the fog. As the fog clears a finger is clearly pointing at some very influential persons. To make matters more interesting the new Cold Case Lieutenant seems to have it for Harry.
As is usual from Michael Connelly this is yet another highly entertaining, warts and all, look at police procedures.
Harry is not one to be doing things by the book you could call him a maverick but that would be an understatement. But if you want the job done then your man is Harry with his gut instincts. View all 6 comments. Nov 03, James Thane rated it really liked it Shelves: During the course of the L. Thomas Aquinas High School. At age 16, Connelly's interest in crime and mystery escalated when, on his way home from his work as a hotel dishwasher, he witnessed a man throw an object into a hedge.
Connelly decided to investigate and found that the object was a gun wrapped in a lumberjack shirt. After putting the gun back, he followed the man to a bar and then left to go home to tell his father. Later that night, Connelly brought the police down to the bar, but the man was already gone. This event introduced Connelly to the world of police officers and their lives, impressing him with the way they worked.
The film, based on Raymond Chandler 's novel of the same name , inspired Connelly to want to become a mystery writer. Connelly went home and read all of Chandler's works featuring Philip Marlowe , a detective in Los Angeles during the s and '50s, and decided to switch majors to the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications majoring in journalism with a minor in creative writing.
There, he covered the crime beat during the South Florida cocaine wars. He moved to California in with his wife Linda McCaleb, whom he met while in college and married in April Connelly got the manager of the building to promise to phone him if the apartment ever became available. Ten years later, the manager tracked Connelly down, and Connelly decided to rent the place.
This apartment served as a place to write for several years. Riots Task Force later took up the case but it remained unsolved over the years. The case is reopened when Harry matches a shell casing he discovered at the scene to three other murders.
Attempts to stall Harry's investigation by his supervisor as well as the police chief, to avoid a bad publicity fallout, fail. In his personal life, Harry's daughter Maddie says she wants to become a member of the LAPD , after having expressed an interest in a law enforcement career in The Drop. The 'Black Box', just like ones in the airlines, refers to the piece of the puzzle that will tie all ends together. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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