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The Best Michael Connelly Books 

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Updated June 14, 2019 1.5k votes 459 voters 22.5k views 29 items

List Rules Vote for the Michael Connelly novels you just couldn't put down. If you haven't read a book, don't downvote it.

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
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The Concrete Blonde is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
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The Black Echo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
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The Lincoln Lawyer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
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The Last Coyote is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
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Trunk Music is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
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Angels Flight: A Harry B... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
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The Wrong Side of Goodby... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
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The Black Ice is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
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Echo Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
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A Darkness More Than Nig... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
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The Narrows is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
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Blood Work is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
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Lost Light is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
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City of Bones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
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The Brass Verdict: A Nov... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
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9 Dragons is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
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The Fifth Witness is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
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The Closers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
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The Reversal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
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The Overlook is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
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The Drop is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
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The Black Box is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
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Void Moon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
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The Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
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