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Michael Connelly

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Raymond Chandler, Joseph Wambaugh, Ross Macdonald

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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...more


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Writers' Police Academy Banquet
Author appearance, September 06, 2014 08:30PM
Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown, NC, US

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Michael Connelly is the guest of honor at Saturday night's banquet.


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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."

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Michael Connelly

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

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