The Harry Bosch Novels, Volume 1: The Black Echo / The Black Ice / The Concrete Blonde
For the first time in one volume, the three novels that introduced Michael Connelly's great LAPD homicide detective, maverick Hieronymous (Harry) Bosch. The Black Echo (Winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel) For Harry Bosch-hero, loner, nighthawk-the body stuffed in a drainpipe off... show more
For the first time in one volume, the three novels that introduced Michael Connelly's great LAPD homicide detective, maverick Hieronymous (Harry) Bosch. The Black Echo (Winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel) For Harry Bosch-hero, loner, nighthawk-the body stuffed in a drainpipe off Mulholland Drive isn't just another statistic. This one is personal. Billy Meadows was a fellow Vietnam "tunnel rat," fighting the VC and the fear they used to call the Black Echo. Harry let Meadows down once. He won't do it again. The Black Ice The corpse in the hotel room seems to be that of a missing LAPD narcotics officer. Rumors abound that the cop had crossed over-selling a new drug called Black Ice. Now Harry's making some dangerous connections, leading from the cop to a string of bloody murders, and from Hollywood Boulevard's drug bazaar to Mexico's dusty back alleys. In this lethal game, Harry is likely to be the next victim. The Concrete Blonde When Harry Bosch shot and killed Norman Church, the police were convinced it marked the end of the hunt for the Dollmaker-L.A.'s most bizarre serial killer. But now Church's widow is accusing Harry of killing the wrong man-a charge that rings terrifyingly true when a new victim is discovered with the Dollmaker's macabre signature. For the second time, Harry must hunt the murderer down, before he strikes again. Together, these three novels are the perfect way to discover, or rediscover, the sleuth the New York Times Book Review called a "wonderful, old-fashioned hero who isn't afraid to walk through the flames."
Publish date: October 22nd 2001
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 794
Edition language: English
Series: Harry Bosch -2 (#1)
My overall rating of these three books is 3 stars. I gave each book a standalone rating that you can see further below. My overall summary of these three books is that Harry Bosch is flawed and acts like an asshole most of the time. He seems to have a good brain, but his ability to use people (the e...
Uh,oh, forgot to write review. Obviously I liked The Concrete Blonde with was the only book I read in this trilogy since I read the other two previously. It was great, intricate investigation and liked Harry Bosch better in this book, than either of the first two. Perhaps he's growing on me.
We find Harry Bosch still at the Hollywood division, still being ostracize by the LA PD brass. A narcotic's cop of the Hollywood division turns up dead in a motel room on Christmas night. Suicide, murder? The cop was under investigation by Internal Affairs. Bosch is on call but doesn't get called bu...
Black Echo: Inaugural novel in the Harry Bosch series. I'd read it years ago when it first came out in French in the early 90's. I was very fuzzy about the plot. I kinda remember that the bad guy was someone from inside. Still I remembered the twist just before the last chapter. Harry Bosch becomes ...