Fans of Michael Connelly will get a triple treat this year from the author.
First, the third season of Bosch just landed on Amazon Prime.
Bosch, of course, is based on Connelly’s series about LAPD detective Harry Bosch and stars Titus Welliver.
Season three is based on elements of Connelly’s novels The Black Echo and A Darkness More Than Night. (We promise to have a non-spoiler review soon.)
And second, there will be not just one new Connelly novel this year, but two.
In July, Little, Brown will release Connelly’s The Late Show, which introduces a new character around which the author plans a new series.
The Late Show launches detective Renée Ballard, who works the night shift in Hollywood.
She begins investigations but finishes none, as each morning she turns her cases over to day-shift detectives.
Renée is described as “a once up-and-coming detective, she's been given this beat as punishment after filing a sexual harassment complaint against a supervisor.”
Things change when Renée catches two cases she doesn't want to part with: the brutal beating of a prostitute left for dead in a parking lot and the killing of a young woman in a nightclub shooting. Against orders and her own partner's wishes, she works both cases by day while maintaining her shift by night.
In a release, Connelly said, “I have been contemplating a new character like Renée Ballard for a long time and now seemed like the time to write the book. It’s been ten years since I introduced a new protagonist so I am very excited about this.”
And Bosch will be back in a new novel—as yet untitled—that will be published on November 7, 2017.