Michael Connelly




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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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Michael Connelly Since I was a teenager I was fascinated with soldiers who went into the tunnels of Vietnam – so called tunnel rats. I thought it must have been one of…moreSince I was a teenager I was fascinated with soldiers who went into the tunnels of Vietnam – so called tunnel rats. I thought it must have been one of the scariest assignments ever. I read a book about it, watched a 60 minutes segment, worked in high school on a construction crew with a former soldier who had been a tunnel rat. Many years later as a reporter in Los Angeles, I was allowed to sit in on a briefing in an LAPD detective bureau where they were showing a slide show about a daring bank heist in which the thieves tunneled under the bank and then up into the vault. They were projecting photos from the hand-dug tunnel on the screen and they immediately reminded me of photos I had seen of the tunnels in Vietnam. All at once I thought of writing a story about a detective who was a former tunnel rat and who catches a case involving tunnels and former tunnel rats. It came to me as I was sitting there with all of these real detectives. I started writing what would become The Black Echo, my first published novel, that night.(less)
Michael Connelly The show is based on the protagonist of the books. We have taken plot lines from three different books and entwined them – one last for four episodes,…moreThe show is based on the protagonist of the books. We have taken plot lines from three different books and entwined them – one last for four episodes, one for eight episodes and one for all ten. Along the way we reveal Harry Bosch’s past, his ex-wife and his daughter. I think we reveal and show everything that made Harry Bosch the man he is. I think it is a very accurate take on the character and the books and I really hope Harry’s fans enjoy it.(less)
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Upcoming Events

Sound of Redemption Screening, Performance, Q&A
Author appearance, August 02, 2015 01:30PM
Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theater, 165 W. 65th St, New York, NY, US

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Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story will screen for the Film Society of ...more

Star Talks: Michael Connelly
Author appearance, December 09, 2015 07:00PM
Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, CA

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Interviews

December 2012, Michael Connelly
"His Favorite Gifts for Mystery Lovers: The former journalist brings back famed L.A. detective Harry Bosch in The Black Box and offers his favorite hard-boiled crime fiction." ...More

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Michael's Recent Updates

Michael Connelly wrote a new blog post
Season two will be drawn mainly from Trunk Music with elements from The Drop and The Last Coyote. We expect it to begin streaming in early 2016.
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date: August 02, 2015 01:30PM
location: Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theater, 165 W. 65th St, New York, NY, The United States
description: Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story will screen for the Film Society of Lincoln Center in NYC as part of the Sound + Vision music documentary series, on Sunday, August 2, at 1:30pm, There will be a Q&A after with director NC Heikin, saxophonists Grace Kelly and Mark Gross, and producer Michael Connelly. There will also be a performance by Grace and Mark. Location: the Walter Reade Theater, located at 165 W. 65th St. Click here for tickets: http://purchase.filmlinc.com/single/S...
  • Bosch - Season 1 Look Ahead
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" 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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More of Michael's books…
“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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