Harry Bosch by Michael Connelly
Harry Bosch is the protagonist in a series of crime fiction/police procedural novels by American novelist Michael Connelly. Readers might be more familiar of Connelly’s work due to the movie about his character Mickey Haller, but make no (city of!) bones about it – the bread and butter of Michael Connelly, and his best character by far, is LAPD detective Harry Bosch.

Michael Connelly began the Harry Bosch series with the novel The Black Echo, which was published in 1992. The series is currently ongoing. Below is a list of Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch books in order of when they were originally released (which is the same as their chronological order):

Publication Order of Harry Bosch Books


The Black Echo(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Ice(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Concrete Blonde(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Coyote(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trunk Music(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Angels Flight(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Darkness More Than Night(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
City of Bones(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lost Light(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Narrows(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Closers(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Echo Park(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Overlook(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Brass Verdict(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
9 Dragons(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Reversal(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Drop(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Box(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Switchblade(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Burning Room(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Crossing(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Harry Bosch Books

The chronological order of the Harry Bosch books is the same as the publication order.

Publication Order of Harry Bosch Collections


Suicide Run(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Angle of Investigation(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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  • Brando

    People have tried to get me to read this series. I started with City of Bones and it was alright, but it just seemed to be one long story with no cliffhangers or emotional peaks. Did I start in the wrong place?

  • Lee

    The books and the character of Bosch have a way of growing on you. Perhaps start with number 1 if you want to give it another go.

  • jerry

    I am confused in City of Bones Bosch has a 15 yr old daughter in Lost Light he finds out he has a 4 year old daughter. What am I missing?

  • Estella Bunny Howe

    Like any series and any author, if it is an ongoing character it sometimes helps to start with the first and read in sequence. However, I rarely do and it seems to work for me. But not everyone can do this. And, like any series/author, not all of the books are on the same par/really good. I find that in any on going series there are always a few that seem to have gotten written just to fill the quota/year/contract. that can sometimes deter the reader. But just put that one down, and go on to the next, it usually works. I read 2 to 3 novels a week and I burn through a lot of authors and in every case where there is a main character/ongoing series I have found this to be true. Even with the Vince Flynn/Mitch Rapp series. Also, if you read that series, The Survivor, written by Kyle Miles is just O.K. What I don’t like is that he changed Rapp’s “personality”. Try to muddle thru because the last 100 pages turn out pretty good. Hopefully the next one will be better.