'Lincoln Lawyer ' and 'The Brass Verdict' are very good books. I liked the meeting up of Haller and Bosch, this was a good move for these books, in spite of what other contributors here think .
I've also just finished Patrick Lennon's 'Steel witches' a really gripping thriller, possibly the best second book I've ever read !
I've only read one Connelly book - The City of Bones - and wasn't overly impressed. Are his others better, as I keep hearing he is really good?
Personally I've just finished my signed copy of Dexter is Delicious (Jeff Lindsay was at the Perth Writers Festival here in Australia recently) and am just starting on an Aussie crime author Leah Giarratano. Leah is a psychologist and apparently all the characters and ideas in the books are pretty much real, despite being fiction. Plus I met her at the writers festival and she is really nice.
I haven't read CITY OF BONES so I can't compare, but I've read THE BLACK ECHO (Harry Bosch) THE POET (Jack McEvoy) and A DARKNESS MORE THAN LIGHT (Terry McCaleb & Harry Bosch) and enjoyed each one. This is my first Mickey Haller novel.