What Are the Five First Harry Bosch Novels?


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The first five Harry Bosch novels are "The Black Echo," "The Black Ice," "The Concrete Blonde," "The Last Coyote" and "Trunk Music." The books were released in 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 and 1997, respectively.

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What Are the Five First Harry Bosch Novels?
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The Harry Bosch series is written by Michael Connelly. The series follows Hieronymus Bosch, named after the Dutch artist of the 15th century and nicknamed "Harry." He was born in 1950 to Marjorie Phillips Lowe, a prostitute who was murdered 11 years later. After the murder, Harry grew up in orphanages, youth halls and foster homes before joining the army at 17.

After serving two tours in Vietnam, Harry returned to his hometown of Los Angeles and joined the Los Angeles Police Department in 1972. He rises to the rank of detective III, which is his position in most of the series' novels. Harry has also worked as a private investigator and a criminal defense investigator.

Although Harry didn't grow up with his biological father, he meets him later on in life. His father works as a defense attorney. Harry also has a half-brother named Mickey Haller, who is an attorney. Haller is the star of another series written by Connelly. Harry has appeared in other novels by Connelly as well as in novels written by other authors.

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