Books The Best Michael Connelly Books  

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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
Michael Connelly

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71 11
The Black Echo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
Michael Connelly

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81 19
The Lincoln Lawyer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
Michael Connelly

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65 14
The Concrete Blonde is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
Michael Connelly

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53 10
The Last Coyote is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
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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Echo Park is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
Michael Connelly

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38 8
The Wrong Side of Goodbye is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
Larry Edwards added

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A Darkness More Than Night is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
Michael Connelly

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36 8
Blood Work is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
Michael Connelly

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40 11
Trunk Music is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
Michael Connelly

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32 8
The Narrows is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
Michael Connelly

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28 8
The Black Ice is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
Michael Connelly

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29 9
9 Dragons is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
Michael Connelly

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25 8
The Closers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
Michael Connelly

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25 8
Lost Light is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
Michael Connelly

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The Brass Verdict: A Novel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
Michael Connelly

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20 5
City of Bones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
Michael Connelly

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24 10
The Fifth Witness is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
Michael Connelly

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20 7
The Drop is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
Michael Connelly

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17 5
The Scarecrow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
Michael Connelly

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17 5
The Reversal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
Michael Connelly

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Two Kinds of Truth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
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The Black Box is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
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The Overlook is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Michael Connelly Books
Michael Connelly