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Michael Connelly - Author


Michael Connelly decided to become a writer after discovering the books of Raymond Chandler while attending the University of Florida. After graduating in 1980, Connelly worked at newspapers in Daytona Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, ending up as a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times, one of the largest papers in the country, and bringing him to the city of which his literary hero, Chandler, had written.

 

After three years on the crime beat in L.A., Connelly began writing his first novel to feature LAPD Detective Hieronymus Bosch. The novel, The Black Echo, based in part on a true crime that had occurred in Los Angeles, was published in 1992 and won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel by the Mystery Writers of America. The rest is crime writing history.

 

He lives in Tampa, Florida, with his wife and daughter.

 

Author photo © Wendy Werri


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Featured Books, with extracts, by Michael Connelly


The Gods of Guilt
Michael Connelly
Mickey Haller’s fifth case has the murder of a prostitute Mickey believed he had ‘saved’ at its core. Fans will know that Mickey is Harry Bosch’s half-brother, newcomers will find Mickey an interesting character and the courtroom scenes particularly well...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2014
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The Gods of Guilt
Michael Connelly
November 2013 Book of the Month. “Call me asap – 187” says the text, 187 being the California penal code for murder. Lawyer Mickey Haller sees money and knows he will have to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/11/2013
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The Black Box
Michael Connelly
November 2013 Book of the Month. Riots in Los Angeles in 1992 made murder easy and solving the crimes much more difficult. Twenty years later Harry Bosch, now working for the Open Unsolved...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2013
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The Black Box
Michael Connelly
December 2012 Book of the Month. The latest Harry Bosch adventure from Michael Connelly and 16th in the series (the 1st is The Black Echo). In a case that spans 20 years,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/11/2012
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The Drop
Michael Connelly
December 2012 eBook of the Month. Another compellingly excellent Harry Bosch novel where a 30 year old cold case serial killer and a political conspiracy keep an ageing Harry Bosch more than fully...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/11/2012
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The Black Echo
Michael Connelly
July 2012 Book of the Month. Twentieth anniversary edition of the book that introduced us to Hieronymus (Harry) Bosch, detective with the LAPD. Connelly lays the foundations of Harry’s character in this novel...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/07/2012
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The Black Ice
Michael Connelly
A Special Edition of The Black Ice by Michael Connelly to celebrate Orion's 20th anniversary. The second Harry Bosch book has just as much momentum as the first. Harry gets involved in a case when a narcotics cop, Bosch has had...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/02/2012
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The Fifth Witness
Michael Connelly
November 2011 Book of the Month. A blistering courtroom drama featuring The Lincoln Lawyer's Mickey Haller from the master of the genre. For Mickey, it's back to what he does best on the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/11/2011
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The Drop
Michael Connelly
A message to our readers from Michael Connelly... A cold case gets a DNA hit for a rape and murder which points...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/10/2011
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The Reversal
Michael Connelly
July 2011 eBook of the Month. A new Harry Bosch is always a treat and thoroughly addictive. Harry is brought in to help out defence lawyer Mickey Haller on a case Mickey has...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/07/2011
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The Fifth Witness
Michael Connelly
A blistering courtroom drama featuring THE LINCOLN LAWYER's Mickey Haller from one of the masters of the genre.
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/04/2011
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The Lincoln Lawyer : Film tie-in edition
Michael Connelly
Barry Forshaw on Michael Connelly and George V.Higgins... Michael Connelly, one of America’s most celebrated contemporary writers (whose The Lincoln Lawyer was a phenomenal success even before its subsequent film adaptation), is an essential choice for crime fans....
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/03/2011
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The Reversal
Michael Connelly
March 2011 Book of the Month. A new Harry Bosch, which is always a treat. Harry is brought in to help out defence lawyer Mickey Haller on a case Mickey has been asked...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/03/2011
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The Reversal
Michael Connelly
October 2010 Book of the Month. A new Harry Bosch, which is always a treat. Harry is brought in to help out defence lawyer Mickey Haller on a case Mickey has been asked...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/10/2010
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Nine Dragons
Michael Connelly
A Harry Bosch one which is just brilliant. Not as complex as previous novels, but the same great pace and mounting tension, and an end I did not anticipate. Comparison: Robert Crais, Lee Child, James Patterson.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/08/2010
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The Scarecrow
Michael Connelly
Another great story from Connelly. If you don’t know him you should, he is top of his class. It stars Jack McEvoy, hero of The Poet, and I really don’t want to say more about it except you must...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/05/2010
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The Narrows
Michael Connelly
A long-awaited sequel to Connelly’s superb thriller The Poet. This title is also available as an Audiobook, in either CD or cassette format.
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/06/2009
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The Closers
Michael Connelly
This man is ace.The character Harry Bosch has appeared in several others including the one which precedes this, The Narrows. All are recommended. Connelly’s other novels are great but there is something special about the Harry Bosch tales. The LA...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/06/2009
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The Lincoln Lawyer
Michael Connelly
Winner of the Best Novel at the Macavity Awards 2006 and the Shamus Awards 2006. He’s a well-known, bestselling American author of fast-paced crime but this one is a little out of the norm. It’s a fascinating insight into the workings...
Format: Paperback (a Format) - Released: 11/06/2009
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Echo Park
Michael Connelly
Harry Bosch is back, believing he missed a clue thirteen years ago and is therefore partly responsible for what is happening now. What a fabulous character this man is and, in a tale of red herrings, lies, the power of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/06/2009
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The Last Coyote
Michael Connelly
An excellent Harry Bosch novel from 'one of the great storytellers of crime fiction' Sunday Telegraph.
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/06/2009
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The Overlook
Michael Connelly
A highly enjoyable read with a lot of twists and action concerning the murder of a scientist dealing with radioactive materials. Connelly’s established character, Harry Bosch, enters the scene in another beautifully structured crime novel. Interestingly, it was originally published...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/06/2009
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Blood Work
Michael Connelly
Winner of the Best Novel at the Anthony Awards 1999 and the Macavity Awards 1999. Another stand alone novel, this is one of Connelly’s best. Terry McCaleb is a retired FBI profiler who has had a recent heart transplant. When the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/06/2009
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The Black Ice
Michael Connelly
The second Harry Bosch book has just as much momentum as the first. Harry gets involved in a case when a narcotics cop, Bosch has had some brief contact with, is found dead. Is it suicide or murder and what...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/06/2009
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The Black Echo
Michael Connelly
This is the one that introduces us to Hieronymous (Harry) Bosch, detective with the LAPD. Connelly lays the foundations of Harry’s character in this novel while telling a great crime story too. He sets up plenty of plot lines for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/06/2009
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The Brass Verdict
Michael Connelly
Shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger 2009. CWA Judges’ comments: 'A highly accomplished legal thriller. Very readable with good twists and an engaging lead character. Never less than compelling to the very last page.' Lawyer, Jerry Vincent is murdered leaving...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/06/2009
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The Poet
Michael Connelly
Like Raymond Chandler; read Michael Connelly. Both these American master storytellers principally write about Los Angeles and its boulevards of broken dreams and toil in the so-called hardboiled streets. Their respective heroes, Philip Marlowe and Harry...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2009
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The Brass Verdict
Michael Connelly
Lawyer, Jerry Vincent is murdered leaving his client list to his down-on-his-luck colleague, Mickey Haller. Haller thinks his time in the spot light has come as one of his newly acquired clients is worth millions and could put Hallers career...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2008
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The Brass Verdict
Michael Connelly
Lawyer, Jerry Vincent is murdered leaving his client list to his down-on-his-luck colleague, Mickey Haller. Haller thinks his time in the spot light has come as one of his newly acquired clients is worth millions and could put Hallers career back on track....
Format: Cd-audio - Released: 16/10/2008
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Crime Beat : Stories of Cops and Killers
Michael Connelly
A great insight in to where Connolly gets his ideas from. Having worked as a police reporter for the LA Times Connolly covered many cases and here he brings together a fascinating collection of true crime stories. This is a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2007
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The Lincoln Lawyer
Michael Connelly
Reviewed on Richard and Judy on22March2006.He’s a well-known, bestselling American author of fast-paced crime but this one is a little out of the norm. It’s a fascinating insight into the workings of the American legal system, there are many such...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/02/2006
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The Lincoln Lawyer
Michael Connelly
Highly enjoyable and fascinating insight into the workings of the American legal system where devious dealings border on the illegal. It’s a great read, reminiscent of early John Grisham. Highly recommended. This title is also available as an Audiobook, in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/10/2005
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The Burning Room
Michael Connelly
In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014
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