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The Harry Bosch Novels: The Black Echo, The Black Ice, The Concrete Blonde [Hardcover]

Michael Connelly
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Oct. 22 2001 Harry Bosch
For the first time in one volume, the three novels that introduced Michael Connelly's great LAPD homicide detective, maverick Hieronymous (Harry) Bosch. The Black Echo (Winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel) For Harry Bosch-hero, loner, nighthawk-the body stuffed in a drainpipe off Mulholland Drive isn't just another statistic. This one is personal. Billy Meadows was a fellow Vietnam "tunnel rat," fighting the VC and the fear they used to call the Black Echo. Harry let Meadows down once. He won't do it again. The Black Ice The corpse in the hotel room seems to be that of a missing LAPD narcotics officer. Rumors abound that the cop had crossed over-selling a new drug called Black Ice. Now Harry's making some dangerous connections, leading from the cop to a string of bloody murders, and from Hollywood Boulevard's drug bazaar to Mexico's dusty back alleys. In this lethal game, Harry is likely to be the next victim. The Concrete Blonde When Harry Bosch shot and killed Norman Church, the police were convinced it marked the end of the hunt for the Dollmaker-L.A.'s most bizarre serial killer. But now Church's widow is accusing Harry of killing the wrong man-a charge that rings terrifyingly true when a new victim is discovered with the Dollmaker's macabre signature. For the second time, Harry must hunt the murderer down, before he strikes again. Together, these three novels are the perfect way to discover, or rediscover, the sleuth the New York Times Book Review called a "wonderful, old-fashioned hero who isn't afraid to walk through the flames."

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Michael Connelly (born July 21, 1956, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American author of detective novels, notably those featuring Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch. Bosch, named after the Dutch painter of the same name, is the protagonist of a series of Connelly's novels. The character is an LAPD detective. The Black Echo, the first book featuring Bosch, won the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Award for Best First Novel of 1992. Connelly has written other books outside the Bosch series, including Blood Work, which was made into a 2002 movie directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. In 2006, The Lincoln Lawyer was selected as one of ten books to feature in Richard and Judy's televised book club. Connelly is a graduate of the University of Florida, where he earned a bachelors degree in journalism. In addition to his books, Connelly has written for television.

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5.0 out of 5 stars 3 books with a great place to start series Dec 12 2002
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
The Bosch series is for anyone who likes a good police detective thriller. The story isn't as fast paced as James Pattersons - Alex Cross series, but the pace will keep you reading. The Black Echo, Black Ice, and Concrete Blonde (4 stars, 4 stars, and 5 stars, respectively) are a great compilation for starting with the Bosch Series. The first book may be a slightly predictable, but it gives good detail on the lead character. The second book builds on the first, with a lot of twists, and the third is the best of them all, a must read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it! Dec 17 2012
By Goldbar
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
For those of you that love a good police detective murder mystery, this book contains the first three MIchael Connelly novels. A great introduction into the Harry Bosch series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Foundation June 23 2002
Format:Hardcover
Reading the "Harry Bosch Novels" gives you a great perspective on the books that follow. While each of Connelly's books are a great read on their own, it certainly makes them more enjoyable to start from the beginning of the series for the history. I was really impressed how Connelly handled the telling of the Dollmaker case in the third book, even though chronologically it was a case Bosch was involved in prior to the first book.
If you're a CSI fan, you'll really enjoy how Connelly delivers the details of the cases Bosch finds himself involved in. And if you like Nelson Demille's lead characters in Plum Island and General's Duaghter, you'll enjoy Harry Bosch who shares many of the same personal traits.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing May 22 2002
Format:Hardcover
can get enough of bosch! connelly is an amazing writer and you will be pleased with all three of these books! a great read
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5.0 out of 5 stars the concrete blond April 11 2002
Format:Hardcover
this is a great book in a great series.harry bosch is my favorite literary character and michael connelly my favorite author.the concrete blond shows harry at his toughest and most vulnerable.the mystery of the concrete blond will keep you guessing until the end.
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