|Publisher||Little, Brown and Company|
|June 1, 1993|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover, Paperback)|
|Preceded by||The Black Echo|
|Followed by||The Concrete Blonde|
The Black Ice is the second novel by American crime author Michael Connelly, featuring the Los Angeles detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch.
In the book, narcotics officer Calexico (named after the place Calexico) Moore's body is discovered on Christmas night in a seedy Hollywood motel, from an apparent suicide. It was rumored that he had been involved in the selling of a new drug called "Black Ice". As the L.A. police higher-ups converge on the scene to protect the department from scandal, Harry Bosch inserts himself into the investigation. The trail he follows leads to Mexican drug gangs operating across the border while he gets attracted to Calexico Moore's widow as the case progresses.
The "Black Ice" drug is a fictional drug invented by Connelly for his novel.
In the early 1990's, Mace Neufeld, a Producer for Paramount Pictures at the time, acquired the film rights for the Novel, and hired Screenwriter Scott Rosenberg to pen the Script, with John Travolta being looked at for the lead role, several directors were considered, including Oliver Stone, John Frankenheimer, and Steven Soderbergh.
Dr. Julius Michael Hibbert, M.D., more commonly referred to as Dr. Hibbert, is a character on the television animated sitcom The Simpsons. He is Springfield's most prominent medical professional, though he is often characterized as greedy and lacking in empathy. His signature character trait is his often-inappropriate chuckling, which is generally cued by misfortune rather than something genuinely amusing. The character was voiced from his 1990 debut by Simpsons regular Harry Shearer, and since a recasting of all of the show's non-white characters, by Kevin Michael Richardson from 2021.
Calexico is a city in southern Imperial County, California. Situated on the Mexico–United States border, it is linked economically with the much larger city of Mexicali, the capital of the Mexican state of Baja California. It is about 122 miles (196 km) east of San Diego and 62 miles (100 km) west of Yuma, Arizona. Calexico, along with six other incorporated Imperial County cities, forms part of the larger populated area known as the Imperial Valley.
Michael Joseph Connelly is an American author of detective novels and other crime fiction, notably those featuring LAPD Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch and criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller. Connelly is the bestselling author of 31 novels and one work of non-fiction, with over 74 million copies of his books sold worldwide and translated into 40 foreign languages. His first novel, The Black Echo, won the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best First Novel in 1992. In 2002, Clint Eastwood directed and starred in the movie adaptation of Connelly's 1997 novel, Blood Work. In March 2011, the movie adaptation of Connelly's novel The Lincoln Lawyer starred Matthew McConaughey as Mickey Haller. Connelly was the President of the Mystery Writers of America from 2003 to 2004.
Harry Hole is the main character in a series of crime novels written by Norwegian author Jo Nesbø. Hole is a brilliant and obsessively driven detective who uses unorthodox and sometimes illegal methods in his investigations. A recovering alcoholic prone to depression, the stress Hole's mental health suffers is often a focus of the stories. He has few friends and often clashes with colleagues. While later recognising his problematic behaviour and leaving the police force, he continues to find reason to assist with new criminal investigations even when it endangers him and loved ones. Harry's surname "Hole" translates to "Hill" in English and is the name of a historic Norwegian town with a heritage that goes back to the Viking Age. The name is derived from Old Norse Hólar, the plural form of hóll, meaning "round and isolated hill." The word is pronounced as two syllables, with stress on the first (HOO-leh). In The Bat, the Australian police call him "Harry Holy."
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J. Michael "Mickey" Haller, Junior is a fictional character created by Michael Connelly in the 2005 novel The Lincoln Lawyer. Haller, a Los Angeles-based defense attorney, is the paternal half-brother of Connelly's best-known character, LAPD Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch. The Mickey Haller series consists of seven published novels, with the most recent published in 2019.
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Bosch is an American police procedural streaming television series produced by Amazon Studios and Fabrik Entertainment starring Titus Welliver as Los Angeles Police detective Harry Bosch. The show was developed for Amazon by Eric Overmyer, and the first season takes its inspiration from the Michael Connelly novels City of Bones (2002), Echo Park (2006), and The Concrete Blonde (1994). It was one of two drama pilots that Amazon streamed online in early 2014, and viewers offered their opinions on it before the studio decided whether to place a series order. Season 6 was released on April 16, 2020, a day earlier than originally announced, following a five-day #BoschStakeout marathon and live tweet during the COVID-19 pandemic. The series was renewed for a seventh and final season on February 13, 2020. A spinoff for IMDb TV was announced on March 3, 2021.
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