Skip to main content
PBS logo
 
 

Search - A Darkness More Than Night (Harry Bosch, Bk 7)

A  Darkness More Than Night (Harry Bosch, Bk 7)
A Darkness More Than Night - Harry Bosch, Bk 7
Author: Michael Connelly
Former FBI agent Terry McCaleb is asked by an old LAPD pal to help on a baffling murder case, the ritualistic details of which suggest a serial killer. It doesn't take him long to focus in on a prime suspect: LAPD detective Harry Bosch. Not only did Bosch carry a grudge against the dead man, a murderer who narrowly escaped prison six years befor...  more »
Info icon
ISBN-13: 9780446667906
ISBN-10: 0446667900
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 488
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 320

4 stars, based on 320 ratings
Publisher: Warner Vision
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Reviews: Member | Amazon | Write a Review

Top Member Book Reviews

reviewed A Darkness More Than Night (Harry Bosch, Bk 7) on + 20 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
WOW!!! This was a page turner to the end. Retired Profiler McCaleb is called upon to help with a case. Unfortunately, his profile leads to an old crony, Det Bosch, who is currently testifying in a big, Hollywood murder case. The twists and turns this book takes had me up all night--even after I peeked to see 'whodunit'. One of Connelly's best, in my opinion!!!
reviewed A Darkness More Than Night (Harry Bosch, Bk 7) on + 105 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
I recommend reading both Bloodwork and The Last Coyote before reading A Darkness More Than Night; Not so much for plot lines but for an introduction to Terry McCaleb and Harry Bosch.

For those reading the Connelly series, this is a neat read as you get to see Bosch and McCaleb collide.

As a standalone book, it's a good plot with a few twists and a bit of action. But you miss what makes this book fun if you haven't gotten to know the characters previously.

4 stars out of 5
reviewed A Darkness More Than Night (Harry Bosch, Bk 7) on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
I didn't even realize this book was part of a series until I was a little way into it. As a stand alone book it was very good and kept me guessing until the end. A great read!
reviewed A Darkness More Than Night (Harry Bosch, Bk 7) on + 96 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I love Michael Connelly, and this book was no disappointment. Combining Terry McCaleb and Harry Bosch in this book made it even better.
reviewed A Darkness More Than Night (Harry Bosch, Bk 7) on + 70 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Harry Bosch mystery. This time Harry is accused of being the serial killer himself!
Read All 64 Book Reviews of "A Darkness More Than Night Harry Bosch Bk 7"

Please Log in to Rate these Book Reviews

jjares avatar reviewed A Darkness More Than Night (Harry Bosch, Bk 7) on + 3259 more book reviews
This book is a "3-for" title, meaning that Michael Connelly calls in three of his four protagonists to participate in this story: LAPD Detective Harry Bosch, ex-FBI profiler Terry McCaleb, and reporter Jack McEvoy. Frankly, I've started this story more than once and couldn't get into it. Perhaps it is because is 80 pages before Bosch arrives on the scene.

The plot seems rather common: A movie director is in court, fighting the murder charge of killing a Hollywood starlet. Harry Bosch is the star witness in the trial because he was the arresting officer in the case. However, it doesn't take long for the simple plot to evolve into a psychological thriller.

Terry McCaleb, a retired FBI profiler, is asked by a former colleague to look over the murder book because they are stranded. They ask because Terry excels at finding clues in cases that don't seem to have any clues. Terry delves into the ritualistic killing and finds clues that are unsettling. They bring him to Harry Bosch and Terry has to grapple with his belief that Harry is an honest cop vs. the clues that seem to tie Harry with the murder.

The difficulty I had with this book is when Harry verbally attacks Terry, forcing him to look again at the assumptions he's already shared with the FBI. This is a much more complex case than the reader thought while entering the story. However, in the end, the author pulls off a masterful plot device that is very satisfying.
reviewed A Darkness More Than Night (Harry Bosch, Bk 7) on
I thought the book was very good. I like Michael Connelly's book's. It was action all the way through and it kept my interest through out the book.
reviewed A Darkness More Than Night (Harry Bosch, Bk 7) on + 57 more book reviews
Such a fantastic author. Bosch and McCaleb together? Can't get any better.
reviewed A Darkness More Than Night (Harry Bosch, Bk 7) on + 411 more book reviews
An okay Harry Bosch story.
Tunerlady avatar reviewed A Darkness More Than Night (Harry Bosch, Bk 7) on + 581 more book reviews
One of the best in this series and that's saying a lot, since the entire series is terrific! The interplay between Harry Bosch and Terry McCaleb is superb!
bellasgranny avatar reviewed A Darkness More Than Night (Harry Bosch, Bk 7) on + 468 more book reviews
I was disappointed in this entry in the Harry Bosch series. Harry's character seemed underwritten and I didn't particularly care for Terry's character. Will not detract me from moving on to the next in the series.
ladycholla avatar reviewed A Darkness More Than Night (Harry Bosch, Bk 7) on + 2081 more book reviews
Enjoyed, but not as much as others.
reviewed A Darkness More Than Night (Harry Bosch, Bk 7) on + 14 more book reviews
Excellent writer and well-written story.

Book Wiki

Common Title
Series
Harry Bosch  7 of 15

Genres: