I am thrilled to offer you this fantastic review of Michael Connelly’s latest Harry Bosch novel The Black Box. Our guest reviewer is Mandee Sears, one of those true mystery novel lovers. With the number of mysteries she has read, you know a good review from her means something. And be sure to read her review of James Patterson’s I, Michael Bennett for more good mystery reading.
The Black Box by Michael Connelly is the latest in the Harry Bosch detective series. We’ve had Harry Bosch novels for 20 years now. It all started in 1992 when Connelly published his first Harry Bosch book titled “The Black Echo”.
I read the first couple of books in the series out of order but was quickly hooked by the serious personality and mission motivated Harry. I went back to the beginning of the series and read them all in order. I was fascinated by the character. He takes each and every homicide case to heart and is consumed by it. One of his favorite mottos is “I speak for the dead”. He wants answers to the reasons for the deaths of those cases he investigates — for the dead as well as the family and himself.
In The Black Box, Harry is working in the Open/Unsolved Unit of the LAPD. The case he catches a small break on is actually 20 years old and goes back to the 1992 riots in LA. A ballistics match soon opens the door to a conspiracy that Harry follows through to its end.
It’s an excellent read with some twists and turns that will have you angry, frightened and cheering at different points. I got my copy under the Christmas tree this year and read it immediately. I can’t wait for the next edition in the life and times of Detective Harry Bosch.
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