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Which Michael Connelly Book Should You Read First?

Michael Connelly is a prolific writer with more than 30 books to his name. He’s the author of both the Harry Bosch series and Lincoln Lawyer series, and his most recent series follows a new character—Detective Renée Ballard. If you want to start reading Michael Connelly’s books, it can be difficult to know where to start since he has multiple series—not to mention the fact that so many of his characters overlap and make cameos in each other’s books! This handy guide will help you figure out which Michael Connelly book to pick up first, and give you an entry point to all of his bestselling series.

 

Which Michael Connelly Book Should You Read First?

If you want to read Connelly’s new 2019 book…

If you want to start at the very beginning…

If you like legal thrillers…

If you like to read about crime reporters…

If you are in the mood for a standalone thriller…

If you want to read the backstory of Renée Ballard…

If you want to jump right in with Connelly’s newest series…

Tirzah Price is a writer and contributing editor at Book Riot. She loves dark mysteries and iced coffee, and can usually be found with a book in one hand and a pen in the other. Follow her @TirzahPrice.