“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.”
-Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
“It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.”
-Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes
“The girl gave him a look which ought to have stuck at least four inches out of his back.”
-Raymond Chandler, The Long Goodbye
“The problem with putting two and two together is that sometimes you get four, and sometimes you get twenty-two.”
-Dashiell Hammett, The Thin Man
“We didn't exactly believe your story, Miss O'Shaughnessy, we believed your 200 dollars. I mean, you paid us more than if you had been telling us the truth, and enough more to make it alright.”
-Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon
“I spent most of my dough on booze, broads and boats… and the rest I wasted.”
-Elmore Leonard, LaBrava
“There were not so many physical threats that could not be countered with a decent hammer.”
-Stieg Larsson, The Girl Who Played With Fire
“The dead have never bothered me. It's the living that I fear.”
-Patricia Cornwell, Postmortem
“The hard thing about death is that nothing ever changes. The hard thing about life is that nothing stays the same.”
-Sue Grafton, J is for Judgment
“There is nothing you can do about the past except keep it there.”
-Michael Connelly, The Brass Verdict
“There is no client as scary as an innocent man.”
-Michael Connelly, The Lincoln Lawyer
“Woe to he who checkmates his opponents at last, only to discover they have been playing cribbage.”
-Jedediah Berry, The Manual of Detection
“The joke was thinking you were ever really in charge of your life. You pressed your oar down into the water to direct the canoe, but it was the current that shot you through the rapids."
-Scott Turow, Innocent
“They found out about him in July and stayed angry all through August. They tried to kill him in September."
-Lee Child, Without Fail
“Put all your eggs in one basket... the handle's going to break. Then all you've got is scrambled eggs.”
-J.D. Robb, Remember When
“It doesn't have to make sense; it just has to sound like it does.”
-Elmore Leonard, Freaky Deaky
“He was too old to be working, too young to be dead, and too broke to do anything else.”
-Chris Culver, Just Run
“Love, when you get fear in it, it's not love any more. It's hate.”
-James M. Cain, The Postman Always Rings Twice
“Our words are giants when they do us an injury, and dwarfs when they do us a service.”
-Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White
“It takes far less courage to cling to the past than it does to face the future.”
-Sandra Brown, Envy
“Touch comes before sight, before speech. It is the first language and the last, and it always tells the truth.”
-Margaret Atwood, The Blind Assassin
“If you place your head in a lion's mouth, then you cannot complain one day if he happens to bite it off.”
-Agatha Christie
“I have great faith in fools … my friends call it self-confidence.”
-Edgar Allan Poe

Harry Bosch Series

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The Black Echo
Michael Connelly

For maverick LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch, the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam...

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The Black Ice
Michael Connelly

Narcotics officer Cal Moore's orders were to look into the city's latest drug killing. Instead...

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The Concrete Blonde
Michael Connelly

Detective Harry Bosch thought he'd stopped the serial killer known as the Dollmaker. Now the...

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The Last Coyote
Michael Connelly

Harry attacked his commanding officer and is suspended indefinitely, pending a psychiatric...

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Trunk Music
Michael Connelly

Back on the job after an involuntary leave of absence, LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch is...

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Angels Flight
Michael Connelly

An activist attorney is killed in a cute little L.A. trolley called Angels Flight, far from...

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A Darkness More Than Night
Michael Connelly

Terry McCaleb, the retired FBI agent who starred in the bestseller "Blood Work," is asked by...

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City of Bones
Michael Connelly

On New Year's Day, a dog finds a bone in the Hollywood Hills--and unearths a murder committed...

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Lost Light
Michael Connelly

The vision has haunted him for four years--a young woman lying crumpled in death, her hand...

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The Narrows
Michael Connelly

FBI agent Rachel Walling finally gets the call she's dreaded for years, the one that tells her...

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The Closers
Michael Connelly

He walked away from the job three years ago. But Harry Bosch cannot resist the call to join...

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Echo Park
Michael Connelly

In 1995, Marie Gesto disappeared after walking out of a supermarket in Hollywood. Harry Bosch...

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The Overlook
Michael Connelly

In his first case since he left the LAPD's Open Unsolved Unit for the prestigious Homicide...

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The Brass Verdict
Michael Connelly

Things are finally looking up for defense attorney Mickey Haller. After two years of wrong...

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Nine Dragons
Michael Connelly

Harry Bosch is assigned a homicide call in South L.A. that takes him to Fortune Liquors, where...

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The Reversal
Michael Connelly

Longtime defense attorney Mickey Haller is recruited to change stripes and prosecute the high...

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The Drop
Michael Connelly

Harry Bosch has been given three years before he must retire from the LAPD, and he wants cases...

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