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):

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Publication Order of Harry Bosch Books

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 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.

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10 Responses to “Order of Harry Bosch Books”

  1. LAURIE Bond: 4 years ago

    Years ago I couldn’t seem to get into reading the Bosch series. I faithfully watched every episode on Amazon. I really enjoyed it. I noticed you wrote that Titus Weliver reads the Bosch books! Is that all of them? He makes a great Bosch in the tv series.


    • DEBORAH MINGS: 3 years ago

      No – not sure when he started but well into the series


  2. Cindy Nenshin Formeller: 4 years ago

    I hadn’t read anything by Michael Connelly, nor had I watched the Bosch series on Prime. You had blogged that you reread the series and found it as good as the first time you read them. Interested, I picked up the first in the series, Black Echo – now I’m nine books in and am addicted. Thank you so much for the suggestion!


  3. Jean the Queen: 6 years ago

    I also love the Amazon tv series ‘Bosch” – if you like the books, I bet you’ll love the series. The production & music are OUTSTANDING!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘


  4. Mac1000: 7 years ago

    It took me three books to fall in love with Harry, but then I did and I love Harry Bosch. Possible fav of them all.


  5. Estella Bunny Howe: 9 years ago

    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.


  6. jerry: 9 years ago

    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?


    • steve: 7 years ago

      I think that the age of the daughter was one of (quite a few) things that Connelly changed for TV (eg: no moustache. Can you not be sexy with a moustache these days?). The teenage daughter does feature in later novels, but the chronology has been completely changed in any case (Novel 1 – the Black Echo – is now season three). I don’t think it’s too much of a problem personally – you just have to treat the two things as belonging to different universes.


  7. Lee: 11 years ago

    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.


  8. Brando: 13 years ago

    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?


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