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The Night Fire

Fans of this prolific author of crime dramas and either series will find this best-seller-list-bound novel hard to put down. Though it reads well as a stand-alone, this series is best read in order. [See Prepub Alert, 4/8/19.]

Dark Sacred Night

Mystery-suspense readers will not only enjoy this quick read but will look forward to the duo's continuing partnership. [See Prepub Alert, 4/23/18.]

Two Kinds of Truth

Connelly again delivers a solid crime mystery that will delight fans with his perpetually knocked down-detective managing to fight back with his integrity intact. Harry's half-brother Mickey Haller has a prominent role as his attorney, which should please fans of the Mickey Haller series. [See Prepub Alert, 4/24/17.]

The Wrong Side of Goodbye: A Bosch Novel

This solid read will please both Connelly's longtime fans and readers seeking police detective stories. [See Prepub Alert, 5/16/16.]

The Crossing: A Bosch Novel

The unraveling of Harry's long-held faith in the LAPD's upstanding reputation and his acknowledgment of the department's unethical ways are believable and quite satisfying. Readers who like David Baldacci's style and intricate plots will enjoy immersing themselves in Connelly's new offering. [See Prepub Alert, 5/11/15.]

The Burning Room

Connelly's (The Gods of Guilt) exceptional gift for crafting an intricate and fascinating procedural hasn't faded a bit. Our protagonist remains, after 19 books, one of the most intriguing creations in crime fiction, even as he faces his impending retirement. A humdinger of an ending will have readers anxiously awaiting the next book. [See Prepub Alert, 5/12/14.]

The Gods of Guilt

Connelly writes with a clear narrative that readers new to the series will be able to follow. Aficionados of legal thrillers and series fans will enjoy Connelly's latest outing. [See Prepub Alert, 6/3/13.]

The Black Box

Recommended for readers who enjoy consistently strong character development and police procedurals with tough, ethical detectives fighting crime. Ridley Pearson's novels offer a similar experience. [See Prepub Alert, 5/12/12.]

The Fifth Witness

When did Connelly become the best legal thriller writer in the business? The story line is compelling, intense, and terrifying while providing an in-depth look at the mortgage crisis that is surprisingly interesting. With the film version of The Lincoln Lawyer scheduled for release March 18, expect high demand. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 11/15/10.]—Jeff Ayers, Seattle P.L.

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