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List of the best Michael Connelly books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Michael Connelly is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. One of his most popular characters is detective Harry Bosch, who has been featured in 21 of Connelly's books as of 2014. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Michael Connelly who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader and appreciate crime novels or novels set in Los Angeles.

A Darkness More Than Night and The Black Echo are included on this list of Michael Connelly's top books. What are Michael Connelly's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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The Poet is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
The Poet Michael Connelly

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The Black Echo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
The Black Echo Michael Connelly

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The Lincoln Lawyer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
The Lincoln Lawyer Michael Connelly

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The Concrete Blonde is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
The Concrete Blonde Michael Connelly

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The Last Coyote is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
The Last Coyote Michael Connelly

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Angels Flight: A Harry Bosch N... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books

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Blood Work is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
Blood Work Michael Connelly

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A Darkness More Than Night is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
A Darkness More Than Night Michael Connelly

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Trunk Music is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
Trunk Music Michael Connelly

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The Wrong Side of Goodbye is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
Larry Edwards added The Wrong Side of Goodbye

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Echo Park is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
Echo Park Michael Connelly

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The Narrows is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
The Narrows Michael Connelly

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Lost Light is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
Lost Light Michael Connelly

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The Closers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
The Closers Michael Connelly

Famous Schizophrenics

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The Brass Verdict: A Novel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
The Brass Verdict: A Novel Michael Connelly

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The Black Ice is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
The Black Ice Michael Connelly

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9 Dragons is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
9 Dragons Michael Connelly

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The Fifth Witness is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
The Fifth Witness Michael Connelly

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City of Bones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
City of Bones Michael Connelly

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The Reversal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
The Reversal Michael Connelly

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The Drop is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
The Drop Michael Connelly

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The Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
The Scarecrow Michael Connelly

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The Overlook is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
The Overlook Michael Connelly

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The Black Box is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
The Black Box Michael Connelly

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Void Moon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
Void Moon Michael Connelly

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Chasing the Dime is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
Chasing the Dime Michael Connelly

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Crime Beat: A Decade of Coveri... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books

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The Gods of Guilt is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
JimRansom added The Gods of Guilt

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Two Kinds of Truth is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
JimRansom added Two Kinds of Truth