Michael Connelly
American author Michael Connelly is famous for his detective novels starring Harry Bosch. The popular series of books features LAPD detective Harry Bosch solving many mysteries and crimes.

Connelly has also written books featuring other characters, as well as various standalone novels. Connelly’s list of books, separated by character, is below.

As the majority of Connelly books all take place within the same universe and have overlapping characters, they are advised you read them in that order. Due to that we have created the “Order of Bosch Universe Books” right at the top of this list then broken it down by character below that:

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Publication Order of Bosch Universe Books

The Black Echo (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Black Ice (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Concrete Blonde (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Last Coyote (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Poet (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Trunk Music (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Blood Work (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Angels Flight (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Void Moon (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Darkness More Than Night (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
City of Bones (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lost Light (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Narrows (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Closers (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Lincoln Lawyer (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Echo Park (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Overlook (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Brass Verdict (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Scarecrow (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nine Dragons (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Blue on Black (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Reversal (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Angle of Investigation (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Fifth Witness (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Suicide Run (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Drop (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Black Box (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Gods of Guilt (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Switchblade (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Burning Room (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Crossing (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wrong Side of Goodbye (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Late Show (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Two Kinds of Truth (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dark Sacred Night (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Night Fire (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fair Warning (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Law of Innocence (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Dark Hours (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Desert Star (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Resurrection Walk (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Waiting (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
All of the series and books by Michael Connelly take place in the same universe with numerous crossovers.For the best experience, it is advised reading them all in this order.

Publication Order of Harry Bosch Books

The Black Echo (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Black Ice (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Concrete Blonde (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Last Coyote (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Trunk Music (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Angels Flight (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Darkness More Than Night (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
City of Bones (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lost Light (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Narrows (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Closers (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Echo Park (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Overlook (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Nine Dragons (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Drop (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Black Box (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Switchblade (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Burning Room (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Crossing (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Wrong Side of Goodbye (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Two Kinds of Truth (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dark Sacred Night (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Night Fire (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Dark Hours (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Desert Star (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Resurrection Walk (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Waiting (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Harry Bosch Short Stories/Novellas

Blue on Black (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Angle of Investigation (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Suicide Run (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Mickey Haller Books

The Lincoln Lawyer (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Brass Verdict (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Reversal (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Fifth Witness (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Gods of Guilt (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Law of Innocence (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Resurrection Walk (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Renée Ballard Books

Publication Order of Jack McEvoy Books

Publication Order of Terry McCaleb Books

Blood Work (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Darkness More Than Night (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Narrows (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

(with Dennis Lehane)

The Safe Man: A Ghost Story (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Red Eye (With: Dennis Lehane) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Mulholland Dive (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Children's Books

Filbert Nutberry's Grand Christmas Adventure (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Crime Beat (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
26 Miles to Boston (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Fenway 1946: Red Sox, Peace, and a Year of Hope (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Mysterious Profiles Books

Elvis Cole and Joe Pike (By: Robert Crais) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Jack Taylor (By: Ken Bruen) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Jack Reacher (By: Lee Child) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Charlie Parker (By: John Connolly) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hieronymus Bosch (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lincoln Rhyme (By: Jeffery Deaver) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Alex Delaware (By: Jonathan Kellerman) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tess Monaghan (By: Laura Lippman) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Charlie Resnick (By: John Harvey) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus (By: Faye Kellerman) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Inspector Morse (By: Colin Dexter) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Dismas Hardy (By: John Lescroart) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Bob Lee Swagger (By: Stephen Hunter) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Aloysius X. L. Pendergast (By: Douglas Preston) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Lou Boldt (By: Ridley Pearson) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Spenser (By: Robert B. Parker) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Charlotte and Thomas Pitt (By: Anne Perry) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
John Rebus (By: Ian Rankin) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Mallory (By: Carol O'Connell) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Jane Whitefield (By: Thomas Perry) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ian Rutledge: A Mysterious Profile (By: Charles Todd) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Amos Walker (By: Loren D. Estleman) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Precious Ramotswe (By: Alexander McCall Smith) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Maisie Dobbs (By: Jacqueline Winspear) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Lincoln Lawyer (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Ben Kincaid (By: William Bernhardt) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Repairman Jack (By: F. Paul Wilson) (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

Publication Order of Anthologies

Measures of Poison(2002)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
In the Shadow of the Master(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best American Mystery Stories 2003(2003)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Murder in Vegas: New Crime Tales of Gambling and Desperation(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Secret Society of Demolition Writers(2005)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Penguin Book of Crime Stories(2007)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Blue Religion(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
A Prisoner of Memory and 24 of the Year's Finest Crime and Mystery Stories(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best American Mystery Stories 2008(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Half-Minute Horrors(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best American Mystery Stories 2009(2009)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Hook, Line & Sinister(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Rich and the Dead(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Down These Green Streets(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Vengeance(2012)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best American Mystery Stories 2013(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
USA Noir(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
FaceOff(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
In the Company of Sherlock Holmes(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Best American Mystery Stories 2015(2015)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Highway Kind(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
In Sunlight or In Shadow(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Alive in Shape and Color(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Tampa Bay Noir(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
When a Stranger Comes to Town(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
The Mysterious Bookshop Presents the Best Mystery Stories of the Year 2022(2022)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

If You Like Michael Connelly Books, You’ll Love…

Michael Connelly Synopses: Void Moon is a standalone novel by Michael Connelly. In Los Angeles, Cassie Black is another beautiful woman in a Porsche: except Cassie just did six years behind bars and still has “outlaw juice” flowing through her. Now Cassie is going back to her old job, taking down a money man in Vegas. But the perfect heist ends up not being so perfect, and suddenly Cassie is on the run – with a near-psychotic Vegas “fixer” killing everyone who knew about the job. Between Cassie and the man hunting her are a few last secrets: such as who actually set up the job, why Cassie had to take the change, and how, in the end, it might all be a matter of the moon…

Chasing the Dime by Michael Connelly is a standalone title. Henry Price has a whole new life, which includes new digs, a new telephone, and new telephone number. But when he first checks his messages, he realizes someone had the number before him. The messages on his line are for a woman named Lilly, and she is in danger. Price is inexorably drawn into Lilly’s world, and it’s unlike any world he’s ever known. It is a world of escort services, websites, sex, and secret identities. Price tumbles through a hole, giving up the order in his life for a frantic race to save the life of a woman he has never met. Price’s computer skills allow him to learn about Lilly’s last days with some accuracy. But every step into Lilly’s past takes Price deeper into a web of inescapable intricacy – and a decision that could cost him everything he owns and holds dear.

Blood Work is the first Terry McCaleb novel by Michael Connelly. When Graciella Rivers steps onto his boat, ex-FBI agent Terry McCaleb has no idea he’s about to come out of retirement. He’s only recently had a heart transplant and is avoiding stress at all costs. But when Graciella tells him the way her sister, Gloria, was murdered, Terry realizes he has no choice. Now the man with the new heart vows to take down a predator without a soul. For Gloria’s killer shatters every rule that McCaleb ever learned in his years with the FBI – as McCaleb gets no more second chances at life… and only one shot at the truth.

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4 Responses to “Order of Michael Connelly Books”

  1. Teri Faimon: 12 months ago

    Is it best to read the Bosch Universe Books in order listed or read the McEvoy together and the McCaleb together and the Haller together and the Ballard together?

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    • Graeme: 12 months ago

      I read in the “Bosch Universe” order and MUCH preferred it that way. As the characters all make cameos etc and refer to things that happened in the previous books so yeah I’d 100% recommend it that way.

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  2. Tom Adamik: 3 years ago

    Michael Connelly is one of the best. Never read a bad book by him. He’s on my personal top ten authors list.

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  3. Jmonahan43: 7 years ago

    Just finished Chasing the Dime. Hard to put down. All of Michael Connelly books are well worth the read.

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