What I’m listening to: Harry Bosch

I am a HUGE fan of the television show Law and Order.  I  like Criminal Minds and pretty much any cop “who dun-it” type shows.  I like books that are that way too.  Just recently I came upon Micheal Connelly books, the Harry Bosch series, to be specific.

The first book I listened to was The Drop (Harry Bosch).

It was good so I went to Amazon to see if he had authored other books. I was SO happy to see that there was an entire series!   Now I’ve listened to several and plan to listen to the whole series… So far I have listened to this entire set The Harry Bosch Novels: The Black Echo, The Black Ice, The Concrete Blonde.

I’ve also listened to A Darkness More Than Night (Harry Bosch).

Right now I am listening to The Last Coyote (Harry Bosch).

All of the books are really good….there’s a little tough guy cop that walks just on the verge of being with in the law feel to the books.  I have listened to enough of the books now that I have the same connection to Harry Bosch as I have to television characters.  You don’t have to read the first one first to know what is going on…the are good stand alone books as well as series.

I can typically figure out who is guilty but about three quarters of the way through the book..but occasionally there has been a twist and I was wrong.  That’s the perfect type of cop book for me. I am happy to report that there are 14 books in the series.

Here is how the author Micheal Connelly describes Harry Bosch.
“Harry Bosch Background: Born in 1950 in Los Angeles to Marjorie Phillips Lowe. He was named Hieronymus Bosch after the 15th century Dutch artist and nicknamed “Harry.” He became an orphan at 11 when his mother, a prostitute, was murdered. He grew up living in a youth hall and foster homes. He joined the army and did two tours in Vietnam. Harry returned to Los Angeles and joined the LAPD in 1972. He became a detective after five years in patrol.”

If you are like me, you might like to see a listing of the books in order (because I love to read them in order if I can).

I listen to books while I sew and while I walk.  These books have been the perfect companion for me..enough of a mystery to keep me interested but not so much that I can’t keep quilting.

14 thoughts on “What I’m listening to: Harry Bosch”

  1. My home town is Laveen, Arizona!!!! Hoping to be lucky to win some free fabric :) I love the reunion fabric by Moda!!!!!

  2. I just love the Harry Bosch novels. I’ve listened to them all except for the very last one.
    I fluctuate between who-dunit’s and gothic romances!! I do believe the ear buds to my ipod will eventually become permanently attached to my ear. I love that I can go about doing all things necessary and still be “reading” a good book.
    Happy Monday…Lynne

  3. If you haven’t already, you may consider reading the John Sanford “prey” series. They are really good, especially if you read them in order to follow the background story. Sometimes I comment instead of “lurk”.

  4. Me too — Have read all the Michael Connelly books and eagerly await the latest release. He also authored the Mickey Haller series – also super good and there’s a link to Bosch.

    I’ve also read the Harlan Coban and John Sanford series – super good. I listen on an MP3 and like you I listen while I sew and walk and sometimes when I clean house. I also check them out through the internet from my local library and while they don’t have the biggest selection, and often have to go on a waiting list, I get them for free. Otherwise, I am a member of Audio.com and pay for two books a month.

    Jo, I’m also in the process of sending you some “brights”. I did put a box together for you and took it to the postoffice only to find the cost for postage was over $26.00. So I waited to find a smaller box and finally got an order from Amazon whose box will be perfect. While you’ll get smaller contents, will try to send you more than one smaller batches.


  5. Jo I also get my books from the Library. You can get audio books in several formats. I down load my books to my laptop then either my ereader or my MP3 player. I don’t bury books at all now (MORE MONEY FOR FABRIC). I just finished listing to BLACK ICE, wonderful book. The library where I live has a great selection of ebooks, then we have sister libraries with several other counties. I won’t live long enough to listen to all the books out there. For the lady who is sending you a box of fabric what about the priority mail boxes. The boxes come in several sizes, anythiing that fits into the box up to 50 pounds is one price. You get great value for your money.


  6. YES! Love Harry Bosch & Mickey Haller. I wait with baited breath for Connelly’s next book. Bonnie Hunter turned me on to Jack Reacher written by Lee Childs. Glad to get 2 more referrals from your previous commenters. Thanks everyone.

  7. Jo – I too love audio books and get them from my library. I am definitely going to check out Michael Connelly’s books. I do like to “read” them in order too. Thanks for the review.

  8. I’ll have to track down those books when I’ve got a little more time to play.

    I love the who-dunnit crime shows — and the courtroom drama shows. They’re great to watch while stitching, because you can usually keep track of the whole plot without looking up. (The one time in the entire episode I do look up will most likely be when they’re doing the slow-motion re-enactment of the path the bullet took through someone’s body…ick!)

    Are you back from your trip yet? Gonna tell us how it went?

  9. I’ve read books from all of the above series; the John Sanford ‘prey’ series would be my favorite with Lee Child a close second. You might enjoy the Alex Cross books by James Patterson. I’ve never listened to a book and don’t know what an MP3 player is, what are my other options?

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