Review: The Black Echo – Michael Connelly


Mass Market Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; Mass Paperback Edition edition (December 2, 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0446612731
ISBN-13: 978-0446612739
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Harry Bosch – Detective, LAPD
Eleanor Wish – FBI Partner


A body is found in a sewer pipe, dead from an apparent drug overdose. The investigation shows that it may have been murder. Harry Bosch is assigned to investigate. Turns out the victim was an old war buddy of his. This case won’t be easy, because Harry has his own department, Internal Affairs, and the FBI working agaisnt him.


This was a whodunit/howdunit in the old fashioned since. A lot of “mysteries” today fal more into the thriller category. You know who the killer is, but the detective doesn’t. This uses investigative skills, forensics, etc. to actually solve the case.

The story really grabbed my attention. I liked the relationship between Harry and Eleanor. I enjoyed the plot, and it did what it was supposed to, keep me turning the pages.

If there was one issue about it, it’s that I solved it before Harry did, but only partially. There were still plenty of surprises after I thought I knew who did it.

If you like detective stories, pick up The Black Echo, I think you’ll enjoy it.

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One Response to “Review: The Black Echo – Michael Connelly”

  1. Marjorie Says:

    Sounds like my kind of a storyline, thanks for a great review, it will go on my wish list.