The Wrong Side of Goodbye is the 29th novel written by Michael Connelly, and the nineteenth to feature LAPD detective Harry Bosch. The book was released on 1 November 2016 in the United States.


On 27 January 2016, a Facebook post announced that "Michael Connelly's next Harry Bosch novel will be released on November 1, 2016. Its title: THE WRONG SIDE OF GOODBYE."

On March 3rd, a Facebook post revealed the novel's cover in honor of World Book Day.


Harry Bosch is California's newest private investigator. He doesn't advertise, he doesn't have an office, and he's picky about who he works for, but it doesn't matter. His chops from thirty years with the LAPD speak for themselves.

Soon one of Southern California's biggest moguls comes calling. The reclusive billionaire is nearing the end of his life and is haunted by one regret. When he was young, he had a relationship with a Mexican girl, his great love. But soon after becoming pregnant, she disappeared. Did she have the baby? And if so, what happened to it?

Desperate to know whether he has an heir, the dying magnate hires Bosch, the only person he can trust. With such a vast fortune at stake, Harry realizes that his mission could be risky not only for himself but for the one he's seeking. But as he begins to uncover the haunting story – and finds uncanny links to his own past – he knows he cannot rest until he finds the truth.

At the same time, unable to leave cop work behind completely, he volunteers as an investigator for a tiny cash-strapped police department and finds himself tracking a serial rapist who is one of the most baffling and dangerous foes he has ever faced.

Character name auctionEdit

Connelly will auction off the naming of a character in The Crossing on eBay. The fundraiser will benefit Libros Schmibros, "a non-profit lending library in Los Angeles that champions the pleasures of literature and its power to change lives."

The bidding ran until March 27th, at which time, after 46 bids, the auction closed at $5,323.00.


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