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Go back to where it all began with these Classic Connelly's

Updated: May 23

To commemorate Michael Connelly's visit to Australia, we're releasing special Classic Connelly editions of The Black Echo, The Poet, Blood Work, The Lincoln Lawyer and The Late Show.When asked to select his favorite books from the 38 he has authored, Michael highlighted those that introduced his iconic characters: reporter Jack McEvoy, attorney Mickey Haller, FBI criminal profiler Terry McCaleb, and LAPD detectives Renée Ballard and Harry Bosch.

Each classic edition also includes a new introduction written by Michael Connelly.

Go back to where it all began with Classic Connelly’s.

Introducing Harry Bosch in THE BLACK ECHO

In this novel, LAPD detective Harry Bosch responds to a call: a body has been discovered in a drainage tunnel off Mulholland Drive, Hollywood, appearing to be a typical drug overdose. However, a fresh puncture wound among old scars raises questions for Bosch. To make matters more personal, the victim is Billy Meadows, a 'tunnel rat' comrade from Vietnam, known for battling the Viet Cong and what they termed the Black Echo. Bosch, haunted by past failures to protect his friend, is resolute in not letting it happen again. This time, it's a quest for justice that's deeply personal.

Introducing Jack McEvoy in THE POET

As a crime reporter, Jack thought he understood death, but his brother's suicide catches him off guard. Overwhelmed by grief, he embarks on a feature about police suicides and uncovers a chilling pattern of literary clues in reports from different regions. Jack suspects a cunning killer is at large, with himself possibly next in line. Despite the dangers, he is resolute in seeking justice, unaware of the perilous journey that awaits him.

Introducing Terry McCaleb in BLOOD WORK

Ex-FBI profiler Terry McCaleb called his old job of hunting down serial killers 'blood work'. Nowadays the only blood work he cares about is for his heart transplant. Eight weeks ago, he was dead; now someone else's heart keeps him alive. Then Terry is informed that the anonymous donor of his heart was a murder victim and remains the focus of a stalled police investigation. Unable to ignore evil, even if it means risking his new life, McCaleb is inexorably drawn to help close the case. But someone is watching his every move—someone who has killed before and will kill again.


Introducing Mickey Haller in THE LINCOLN LAWYER

Defence lawyer Mickey Haller works out of his Lincoln Town Car, travelling between the far-flung courthouses of Los Angeles to defend clients of every kind: bikers, con artists, drunk drivers, drug dealers. For him, the law is rarely about guilt or innocence, it's about negotiation and manipulation. When a Beverly Hills playboy is arrested for brutally beating a woman, Mickey has his first high-paying client in years—a defence lawyer's dream—and it's looking like the easiest case of his career. But when murder is committed and manipulation threatens to bury the truth, justice depends on whether Haller is willing to risk everything.

Introducing Renée Ballard in THE LATE SHOW

Young LAPD detective Renée Ballard has been relegated to the 'Late Show' after filing a sexual harassment complaint against her supervisor. Working in a twilight world of tragedy and violence, Ballard never gets closure, each morning forced to turn her cases over to the day shift detectives. But one night she's called out to a brutal assault and then to a multiple murder, and she's determined not to relinquish these cases at dawn. Working by day while maintaining her shift by night—against orders and her own partner's wishes—Ballard finds herself drawn deep into the dark heart of her city, her department and her past.

The Classic Connelly editions are available now, where books are sold.


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