Lost Light (Harry Bosch Series #9)

Lost Light (Harry Bosch Series #9)

by Michael Connelly

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In this New York Times bestseller, retired LAPD detective Harry Bosch wants justice for a murdered production assistant — but without his police badge, can he take down a powerful and ruthless killer?

The vision has haunted him for four years — a young woman lying crumpled in death, her hand outstretched in silent supplication. Harry Bosch was taken off the Angella Benton murder case when the production assistant's death was linked with the violent theft of two million dollars from a movie set. Both files were never closed. Now retired from the L.A.P.D., Bosch is determined to find justice for Angella. Without a badge to open doors and strike fear into the guilty, he's on his own. And even in the face of an opponent more powerful and ruthless than any he's ever encountered, Bosch is not backing down.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455550692
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 09/30/2014
Series: Harry Bosch Series , #9
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 32,088
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Michael Connelly is a former journalist and author of over twenty books, including the bestselling Harry Bosch series. His novels Blood Work and The Lincoln Lawyer have been made into major motion pictures. He has won numerous awards for his journalism, as well as an Edgar Award, a Nero Wolfe prize, a Macavity Award, an Anthony Award, and the 2009 Carvalho Prize for his books. Michael Connelly lives in Florida.


Sarasota, Florida

Date of Birth:

July 21, 1956

Place of Birth:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


B.A. in Journalism, University of Florida, 1980

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Lost Light (Harry Bosch Series #9) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 257 reviews.
jtlJL More than 1 year ago
Love Michael Connelly, But come on Mike can you spare time time to write at leaset 300 pages per book. What was this 180 pages.
Chasity Schmeisser More than 1 year ago
I have been consumed with Bosch's character the past couple weeks and have loved the series until now...nine books into the series and it changes from third person to first person...doesn't feel right..I am really struggling and I am disappointed...it changes the entire feel...yuck
SSinCO More than 1 year ago
I am currently reading all of Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series in order, and I LOVE them. I am a big mystery/detective story fan, and I have tried so many different series from different authors, but I finally found the one for me! What can I say? I often find myself not really liking the main characters in novels, but I truly like Harry; he is a good guy - not perfect, but he works hard, isn't a womanizer, and isn't overly macho. All of the stories are well-written, realistic, contain surprises and twists, and keep me hooked until the very end. My favorites have been The Black Echo (#1), The Concrete Blonde (#3), Trunk Music (#5), City of Bones (#8), The Narrows (#10), although again - I enjoyed all of them. If you like detective mystery novels, you won't be disappointed with Michael Connelly and Harry Bosch.
Chrissy_W More than 1 year ago
Did I enjoy this book: Of course. One of the interesting marketing concepts of this author’s books is when you look at the cover, the first thing you see is his name: big, bold, and centered at the top. The title of the story is written below the name in smaller print. The publishers really know what they’re doing here because if you read one Michael Connelly book, you’ll search for his name to find another. This is the 9th in a series of Harry Bosch stories. He’s getting old. He’s retired. But he still has an interesting story to tell.  I think the retirement/aging issue is why I could only go 4 stars here. Without a badge and the backing of the LAPD – even with the politics he hates – he feels a little impotent. I still enjoyed the story but felt that Harry was loosing his edge. He still carries a note pad, isn’t good with computers, and basically can’t compete with younger detectives like Laurie Steven’s Gabriel McRay. We love you Harry. But once you retire; you need to retire. Would I recommend it: Yes. It’s Michael Connelly. How could I not? As reviewed by Belinda at Every Free Chance Book Reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is classic Harry Bosch, taking us down the path that we hadn't seen before he pointed it out to us. If you want a book that you can not figure out by Chapter 3, read this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book looks like an after thought. First person doesn't work nine books in but it sure makes quick work of this novel. No pesky dialog . But for a bookthis short on length and substance, perhaps it is just a dream sequence. PLEASE somebody wake me!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As far as I am concerned, Michael Connelly can do no wrong when it comes to Harry Bosch or for that matter in any of his books! When I see a new Connelly book out, I do ruah to get hold of it immediately; then tease myself and keep it for dessert, when feel the need for a special treat..' Have gone through the years with the changes in Harry's life---love it that he evolves and changes and is not static.
Tamrya More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book, made for a quick read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a must read if you like Harry Bosh. I enjoy ir very much.
William McGowan 24 days ago
Loved it!
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Anonymous 10 months ago
Hang on it's a wild ride
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BoryanaEmery More than 1 year ago
This is the best Harry Bosch book I have read so far in the series. I am making my way through the series, and I was used to the first-person point of view. Initially, I was quite taken aback by the first-person perspective--to the point that I almost quit reading after the first couple of pages. But, Harry's inner thought process is in-character, brusk, Harry-esque, and it doesn't reveal a side of him that is unappealing. In fact, his thoughts befit him--what he thinks is often what he says in conversation. And, just like in other books, Bosch does not reveal all his "cards". Connelly has done a great job measuring exactly how much of Bosch's thoughts to reveal. In addition, the plot, the character development, the dialogues, the philosophical comments on what Hollywood is like and other aspects of life are all brilliant - the best so far. I thoroughly enjoyed this one!
Carstairs38 More than 1 year ago
It's been several months since Harry Bosch retired from his job as a homicide detective in Los Angeles. He's attempting to adjust to life as a civilian, but he can't resist when another former cop mentions a cold case they'd both worked on. Angella Benton was strangled in the entrance to her apartment building. Just as Bosch was beginning to investigate, the heist of two million dollars from a movie set gave the case a bigger profile, and the robbery homicide division took it over. Four years later, the murder remains unsolved and the money has not been found. But Bosch has barely begun poking into it again before he is warned off. Is someone still interested in this case? Can Bosch solve it without his badge to open doors for him? I enjoyed seeing Bosch working without his badge, overcoming the added obstacle of not having any official business looking into this case. While he may not be a cop, we still did get cameos by many of the series regulars, and it was great to check in with them. The characters are strong as always, with Bosch leading the pack. I was surprised to find that this book was narrated first person, something I always enjoy. I hadn't run across that in a Harry Bosch book yet. The case itself was gripping with plenty of twists and turns to keep us engaged up until the end. I listened to the audio version narrated by Len Cariou, who does a great job except for one character. Fortunately, that character isn't a major player in the action of the book.
Darcia on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I found this book had too much "tell" and not enough "show". At times I felt like I was reading a police file with every little detail set out for me. There were even several full length, 2 to 3 page, "newspaper articles" included. For me, it was a lot of unnecessary detail that could have been summed up in a paragraph.The plot was excellent and kept me guessing. The main character, Harry Bosch, is great. But I couldn't get lost in the story. I got bored and often found myself skimming the unnecessary descriptive pages.
navyjoe98 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great ending. I do wish that Harry was still an detective. I did not like this book in the series as well as some of the others because Harry is now retired/PI.
suedutton on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have a love-hate relationship with Michael Connelly's thrillers. I love Connelly's writing, but I'm not a big fan of the character Harry Bosch. This was a Bosch book, but it was a good one.
claude_lambert on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I read Connelly because he is a great author, he is consistent, and I am never disappointed. He also is consistently gloomy, never as much as in this book. I don't like gloomy, I stopped reading Martha Grimes because of it, and her style is better than Connelly's. Lost Light is unforgettable because of two characters: a policeman who has been shot and is paralyzed, and his wife. Harry Bosch is here retired and longing to track down one last killer: it pitches him against his own department and against the FBI. One of his best books. But oh, so much gloom again! I was glad to finish it.
emigre on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Intense thriller featuring Harry Bosch (#9 in series), retired from the LAPD, he investigates an old case that always haunted him. The first-person narrative was different but still effective. Quite a few surprises, the biggest was one featuring Bosch's personal life.
neringros on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I am not the biggest whodunnit fan, but I actually enjoyed this book - it was entertaining, easy to read, pretty well written and its plot was unexpected. Some things were not so believable (like the fact that Harry Bosch got what he came for pretty much every place he went - everybody's favorite good/bad guy) and some descriptions not quite right, but in the big scheme of things, they didn't matter so much. This was the first Michael Connely book for me and I would definitely read books by this writer again.
Darrol on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I liked this book. St. George against the modern day dragons of the FBI and Homeland Security abuses.
raizel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
What is there about murder mysteries that they can be called "warm cozies"? Maybe that we're pretty sure that everything will be solved and resolved. No loose ends, just tidy endings. The quote (see below, I hope) that Harry's job in life is to speak for the dead reminds me of Orson Scott Card's book, Speaker for the Dead.
debavp on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Another great Bosch. Connelly's definitely not keeping Bosch still these days. Great story development and another didn't see it coming ending.
reeread on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Harry is driven to solve a case that seems to have come to a dead end. He untangles the links to other crimes and uncovers what many had thought to keep hidden. Working as a PI, not as a policeman has its drawbacks, some life threatening, but he continues on even when warned off. His house becomes a major crime scene, and it is hinted that he will get rid of it and never go back. I'd become quite attached to his house. His relationship with Eleanor Wish takes an interesting turn, which could prove to be life-changing for him, but we will have to wait and see.