Michael Connelly's most famous character, Detective Harry Bosch, has been thrilling readers for a decade. Now available in one omnibus edition are the three books that brought him to life. First introduced in The Black Echo, Bosch hunts the brutal murderer of a Vietnam buddy. Then, in The Black Ice, a narcotics officer's disappearance sends Bosch ...
Michael Connelly's most famous character, Detective Harry Bosch, has been thrilling readers for a decade. Now available in one omnibus edition are the three books that brought him to life. First introduced in The Black Echo, Bosch hunts the brutal murderer of a Vietnam buddy. Then, in The Black Ice, a narcotics officer's disappearance sends Bosch on a trail of murders leading from Hollywood Boulevard to Mexico's dusty back alleys. And in The Concrete Blonde, Bosch must hunt down the Dollmaker, a macabre serial killer, before he strikes again. Together, these three novels are the perfect way to discover, or rediscover, one of our most fascinating and well-loved sleuths.
2004. Hardback. Fine. First Edition. Later Print. This book was first published in 1992. This is a reprint of his first novel. Very collectible copy, excellent addition to your collection. No dust jacket as issued. Books are packed and shipped in boxes.
Fine. 0316153613 Little, Brown & Co., 2012. Hard cover, 20th Anniversary edition; signed by author Michael Connelly on special "Dear Friend" page between the flyleaf and half-title page. Fine condition in Fine dust jacket.
SIGNED on title page by author, his debut novel and the first Harry Bosch mystery; near fine in near fine dust jacket, in mylar cover; minor softening to board edges, small remainder stamp on bottom edge of textblock, "Proof of Purchase" snipped off bottom corner of rear dust jacket flap else a tight square unmarked copy in unclipped dust jacket; first printing with complete number line.
Fine in fine jacket. SIGNED by Connelly on the title page. Almost unnoticeable bump at the top of the front cover, otherwise a tight fine copy in a fine dust jacket. A nice copy of the author's first book lacking the blue wrap around band. Now protected in a mylar cover.
Fine. F/F. 1st edition, 1st printing. Winner of the 1993 Edgar Award for Best First Novel and finalist for the 1993 Dilys Award. SIGNED on title page. Book has very slightly soiled page edges. Jacket has 1 inch scratch on front panel. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. Contact us for details.
Fine. F/F+. 1st edition, 1st printing. Winner of the 1993 Edgar Award for Best First Novel and finalist for the 1993 Dilys Award. SIGNED on title page. We offer a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. Contact us for details.
NEW CONDITION. NEW DUST JACKET. Hardcover Book //NO REMAINDER MARK//NO PREVIOUS OWNER MARKS OF ANY KIND (no names or inscriptions, no bookplate, no underlining, etc) //NOT PRICECLIPPED//NEW MYLAR COVER//
NF in NF jacket. Octavo, 375pp. SIGNED BY MICHAEL CONNELLY in Month of Publication A basically as-new copy of the first book of this popular modern writer in the detective genre. The first Harry Bosch mystery, set in the city of noir, Los Angeles. This copy was ONE OF THE FIRST SIGNED by Connelly, apparently at his first formal book signing in L.A. on Feb. 1 of the year of publication per the date he has written in. Signature is one of his nice early ones in that he has nearly written out his name in full. This copy in never-read bookstore condition, bright and without any major flaws, though the lower corner of back jacket flap has been clipped along the scissors line. Consumer rebate wrap-around band also missing, but front flap is not price-clipped. Nice example of one of the earliest copies.
This was one of Micheal Connelly's first books. It was very interesting and very suspenseful. It is not as easy reading as his later books. I did enjoy it.
Apr 1, 2007
the first novel of the Harry Bosch series. though Connely gets better and better, this introduction to the main protagonist is vital in understanding his motives and his past. Bosch is a complex and dark figure and you are bound to have an opinion about him-be it good or...
Publishers Weekly, 1993-05-24 Connelly transcends the standard L.A. police procedural with this original and eminently authentic first novel, featuring Hieronymus (aka Harry) Bosch, a former hero cop exiled to the small-time Beverly Hills force. In July, Little, Brown will publish a sequel, Black Ice . (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 1991-11-01 Connelly, a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times , transcends the standard L.A. police procedural with this original and eminently authentic first novel. Hieronymus (Harry) Bosch--former hero cop bumped from the L.A. homicide desk to the lowly Beverly Hills squad--gets the call on a drug death at Mulholland Dam. Harry recognizes the corpse as that of a fellow soldier in Vietnam; both were ``tunnel rats'' who searched for Viet Cong in the network of burrows beneath Vietnamese villages. Investigation connects his old pal to an unsolved bank job--the vault was tunneled into from the storm drains below--and Harry takes his information to the FBI. The Bureau alerts the LAPD, which reactivates internal affairs surveillance (the previous IAD episode is explained throughout the narrative), only to have the FBI backtrack and request Harry as liaison on the case. Paired with beautiful FBI agent Eleanor Wish, Harry makes sense of the Vietnam connection to the bank job--a discovery that puts them both in danger from deadly ex-Marines and a powerful insider from either the LAPD or the FBI itself. Police higher-ups are somewhat cliched, but Connelly avoids L.A. stereotypes and delivers this front-page story with military precision. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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