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Michael Connelly

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Michael Connelly decided to become a writer after discovering the books of Raymond Chandler while attending the University of Florida. Once he decided on this direction he chose a major in journalism and a minor in creative writing — a curriculum in which one of his teachers was novelist Harry Crews.

After graduating in 1980, Connelly worked at newspapers in Daytona Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, primarily specializing in the crime beat. In Fort Lauderdale he wrote about police and crime during the height of the murder and violence wave that rolled over South Florida during the so-called cocaine wars. In 1986, h

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Bosch - Official Teaser Trailer
date: September 06, 2014 08:30PM
location: Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown, NC, The United States
description: Michael Connelly is the guest of honor at Saturday night's banquet.
" Tyson wrote: "@ Michael: I've just finished reading Blood Work (great book) and was wondering how common the detectives like Arrango are? I get the im ...more"
" Liz wrote: "How do you come up with your ideas for the novel? Is it difficult to lead the reader astray and not tell who the killer is?"

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" Anne wrote: "For Mr.Connelly, I loved THE POET. Will Jack be coming Back? And, I enjoyed NINE DRAGONS, but I'm not sure that I like where you are taki ...more"
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“There is nothing you can do about the past except keep it there.”
Michael Connelly, The Brass Verdict

“You know what I did after I wrote my first novel? I shut up and wrote twenty-three more."

("The Castle")”
Michael Connelly

“What is important is not what you hear said, it's what you observe.”
Michael Connelly, Trunk Music


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