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Michael Connelly - Author

About the Author

Michael Connelly is a former police reporter for the LOS ANGELES TIMES and the international bestselling author of the Harry Bosch thriller series.  He is the author of several standalones, including the highly acclaimed legal thriller, THE LINCOLN LAWYER, which was selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club. BOSCH, the TV series based on Michael's novels, is the most watched original series on Amazon Prime Instant Video and has just been commissioned for a second series. His novel Blood Work was adapted into a film in 2002 with a screenplay by Brian Helgeland and direction by Clint Eastwood, who also played the lead role. Connelly's novel The Lincoln Lawyer was made into a film in 2011, with Matthew McConaughey playing defense lawyer Michael "Mickey" Haller. He occasionally makes guest appearances as himself in the ABC comedy/drama TV series Castle.
 
His books have been translated into 31 languages and have won awards all over the world, including the EDGAR and ANTHONY AWARDS.  Fifty-eight million copies of Connelly’s books have sold worldwide and he has been translated into thirty-nine foreign languages.

Author photo © Wendy Werri

Featured books by Michael Connelly

The Late Show

The Late Show

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/01/2018

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The Wrong Side of Goodbye

The Wrong Side of Goodbye

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/05/2017

Only Harry Bosch can uncover LA's darkest secrets in this new gripping thriller from global bestseller Michael Connelly. 'What do you want me to do?' Bosch asked again. 'I want you to find someone for me,' Vance said. 'Someone who might not have ever existed.' Harry Bosch is working as a part-time detective in the town of San Fernando outside of Los Angeles, when he gets the invitation to meet with the ageing aviation billionaire Whitney Vance. When he was eighteen Vance had a relationship with a Mexican girl called Vibiana Duarte, but soon after becoming pregnant she disappeared. Now, as he reaches the end of his life, Vance wants to know what happened to Vibiana and whether there is an heir to his vast fortune. And Bosch is the only person he trusts to undertake the assignment. Harry's aware that with such sums of money involved, this could be a dangerous undertaking - not just for himself, but for the person he's looking for - but as he begins to uncover Vibiana's tragic story, and finds uncanny links to his own past, he knows he cannot rest until he finds the truth.

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The Burning Room

The Burning Room

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/03/2015

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 ten years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but any other evidence is virtually non-existent. Now Bosch and his new partner, rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case. Starting with the bullet that's been lodged for years in the victim's spine, they must pull new leads from years-old information which soon reveals that this shooting may have been anything but random.

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The Burning Room

The Burning Room

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/11/2014

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 body is still fresh, but any other evidence is virtually nonexistent. Now Bosch and his new partner, rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case. Starting with the bullet that's been lodged for years in the victim's spine, they must pull new leads from years-old information, which soon reveals that this shooting may have been anything but random.

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The Drop

The Drop

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2011

A message to our readers from Michael Connelly...     A cold case gets a DNA hit for a rape and murder which points the finger at a 29-year-old convicted rapist who was only eight at the time of the murder. Then a city councilman's son is found dead - fallen or pushed from a hotel window - and he insists on Bosch taking the case despite the two men's history of enmity. The cases are unrelated but they twist around each other like the double helix of a DNA strand. One leads to the discovery of a killer operating in the city for as many as three decades; the other to a deep political conspiracy that reached back into the dark history of the police department.

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Other books by Michael Connelly

Scharfschuss

Scharfschuss

Author: Michael Connelly Format: eBook Release Date: 25/11/2016

Der neue, packende Thriller um den legendaren Ermittler Harry Bosch von Bestsellerautor Michael Connelly, dem erfolgreichsten Thrillerautor der USA. In seinem 19. Fall ermittelt Harry Bosch zusammen mit seiner neuen Partnerin Lucia Soto vom Los Angeles Police Department in einem rtselhaften Mordfall, der weit in die Vergangenheit zurckreicht.. Vor zehn Jahren wurde der mexikanische Mariachi-Musiker Orlando Merced bei einem Live-Auftritt von einer angeblich verirrten Kugel schwer verletzt. Doch Harry Bosch glaubt nicht an diese offizielle Version. Wem galt die Kugel, die schlielich zu Merceds Tod fhrte, in Wirklichkeit? Und wer war der Schtze? Eine aufregende Spurensuche vor der Kulisse der US-Metropole Los Angeles nimmt ihren Lauf ... "e;Best All-Around Hard-Boiled Detective"e; Stephen King ber Harry Bosch

The Wrong Side of Goodbye

The Wrong Side of Goodbye

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2016

The Wrong Side of Goodbye

The Wrong Side of Goodbye

Author: Michael Connelly Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 18/10/2016

Only Harry Bosch can uncover LA's darkest secrets in this new gripping thriller from global bestseller Michael Connelly. Read by Titus Welliver, star of BOSCH. 'What do you want me to do?' Bosch asked again. 'I want you to find someone for me,' Vance said. 'Someone who might not have ever existed.' Harry Bosch is working as a part-time detective in the town of San Fernando outside of Los Angeles, when he gets the invitation to meet with the ageing aviation billionaire Whitney Vance. When he was eighteen Vance had a relationship with a Mexican girl called Vibiana Duarte, but soon after becoming pregnant she disappeared. Now, as he reaches the end of his life, Vance wants to know what happened to Vibiana and whether there is an heir to his vast fortune. And Bosch is the only person he trusts to undertake the assignment. Harry's aware that with such sums of money involved, this could be a dangerous undertaking - not just for himself, but for the person he's looking for - but as he begins to uncover Vibiana's tragic story, and finds uncanny links to his own past, he knows he cannot rest until he finds the truth.

The Rag

The Rag

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2016

The Rag

The Rag

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/07/2016

Blood, Bone, and Marrow A Biography of Harry Crews

Blood, Bone, and Marrow A Biography of Harry Crews

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/2016

In 2010, Ted Geltner drove to Gainesville, Florida, to pay a visit to Harry Crews and ask the legendary author if he would be willing to be the subject of a literary biography. His health rapidly deteriorating, Crews told Geltner he was on board and would even sit for interviews and tell his stories one last time. Ask me anything you want, bud, Crews said. But you'd better do it quick. The result is Blood, Bone, and Marrow, the first full-length biography of one of the most unlikely figures in twentieth-century American literature, a writer who emerged from a dirt-poor South Georgia tenant farm and went on to create a singularly unique voice of fiction. With books such as Scar Lover, Body, and Naked in Garden Hills, Crews opened a new window into southern life, focusing his lens on the poor and disenfranchised, the people who skinned the hogs and tended the fields, the grits, as Crews affectionately called his characters and himself. He lived by a code of his own design, flouting authority and baring his soul, and the stories of his whiskey-and-blood-soaked lifestyle created a myth to match any of his fictional creations. His outlaw life, his distinctive voice and the context in which he lived combine to form the elements of a singularly compelling narrative about an underappreciated literary treasure.

Trunk Music

Trunk Music

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Harry Bosch is back at the LAPD in Homicide after disciplinary leave. But his first case proves to be one of the most difficult. In the wooded hills overlooking the Hollywood Bowl, he opens the trunk of a white Rolls-Royce and finds a corpse. It looks like a simple case of Trunk Music - the execution style of the Mafia where the victim is shot in his own vehicle - but the victim is LA movie producer Tony Aliso, and the mob weren't the only ones after him. Bosch finds himself up against the FBI - and back in the arms of a beautiful ex-felon. It's starting to look like Harry's first case back in Homicide is in danger of being his last . . .

Gotter der Schuld

Gotter der Schuld

Author: Michael Connelly Format: eBook Release Date: 26/01/2016

Der pragmatische, mit allen Wassern gewaschene Anwalt Mickey Haller wird in Los Angeles in den Mordfall an einem Callgirl verwickelt. Er kennt die Tote, denn vor nicht allzu langer Zeit hatte er Gloria Dayton vor Gericht erfolgreich verteidigt. Die Anklage wegen Kokainschmuggels wurde fallengelassen, als die Frau ihre Hintermanner preisgab. Eigentlich hatte sie gar nicht in L.A. sein durfen, sondern auf Hawaii. Doch nun wird ihr Online-Administrator des Mordes beschuldigt. Der Mann beteuert seine Unschuld, und Haller wird den Verdacht nicht los, dass sein Erfolg damals vor Gericht noch ganz andere Folgen gehabt hat ...

The Crossing

The Crossing

Author: Michael Connelly Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 21/10/2015

Six months ago, Harry Bosch left the LAPD before they could fire him, and then hired maverick Defense Attorney Mickey Haller to sue the department for forcing him out. Although it wasn't the way he wanted to go, Harry has to admit that being out of the game has its benefits. Until Mickey asks him to help on one of his cases, and suddenly Harry is back where he belongs, right in the centre of a particularly puzzling murder mystery. The difference is, this time Harry is working for the defense, aiming to prevent the accused, Da'Quan Foster, from being convicted. And not only does the prosecution seem to have a cast-iron case, but having crossed over to 'the dark side' as his former colleagues would put it, Harry is in danger of betraying the very principles he's lived by his whole career. Read by the star of BOSCH, Titus Welliver

The Burning Room

The Burning Room

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2015

Los Angeles Detective Harry Bosch tackles a cold case unlike any he's ever worked, in the new legal thriller from the bestselling author of THE LINCOLN LAWYER and THE BLACK ECHO, Michael Connelly. In the LA Police'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 ten years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but any other evidence is virtually non-existent. Now Bosch and his new partner, rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case. Starting with the bullet that's been lodged for years in the victim's spine, they must pull new leads from years-old information, which soon reveals that this shooting may have been anything but random in this gripping police procedural.

Crime Beat True Crime Reports Of Cops And Killers

Crime Beat True Crime Reports Of Cops And Killers

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/07/2015

'Death is my beat.' Those words, spoken by the narrator and hero of The Poet, Jack McEvoy, could also apply to Michael Connelly. Time and time again in these riveting true crime, non-fiction pieces, we make the connection between Connelly the crime reporter and Connelly the novelist: 'On the day I arrived in Los Angeles I sat in the newspaper editor's office being interviewed for a job on the crime beat. The day before there had been a bank heist in which the thieves had gone into the city's labyrinthine storm water tunnel system to get beneath the bank before tunnelling upward.' Years later that story would become The Black Echo. 'Moments. They kept coming. One morning an editor called me and told me to swing by a murder scene on my way to the office. Just like that, like I was picking up a coffee on the way to work. The murder was on Woodrow Wilson Drive in the Hollywood Hills. I went as instructed and got the story. I also got the place where I would put the home of the fictional detective [Harry Bosch] I had secretly begun writing about . . .' The cops, the killers, the cases - it's all here in a collection that is a MUST for Connelly fans.

The Burning Room

The Burning Room

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/03/2015

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 ten years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but any other evidence is virtually non-existent. Now Bosch and his new partner, rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case. Starting with the bullet that's been lodged for years in the victim's spine, they must pull new leads from years-old information which soon reveals that this shooting may have been anything but random.

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The Reversal

The Reversal

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2015

Mickey Haller and Harry Bosch together take on a seemingly unwinnable case in blistering legal thriller from Number One bestseller Michael Connelly. When defence lawyer Mickey Haller is invited by the Los Angeles County District Attorney to prosecute a case for him, he knows something strange is going on. Mickey's one of the best American legal brains in the business, and to switch sides likes this would be akin to asking a fox to guard the hen-house. But the high-profile case of Jason Jessup, a convicted child killer who spent almost 25 years on death row before DNA evidence freed him, is an intriguing one . . . Eager for the publicity and drawn to the challenge, Mickey takes the case, with LAPD Detective Harry Bosch on board as his lead investigator. But as a new trial date is set, it starts to look like he's been set up. Mickey and Harry are going to have to dig deep into the past and find the truth about what really happened to the victim all those years ago in this nail-biting courtroom drama.

The Narrows

The Narrows

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2015

He's back . . . Private investigator Harry Bosch confronts a villain who's long been in hiding - a fiend known as The Poet. Former FBI agent Rachel Walling is working a dead-end stint in South Dakota when she gets the call she's been dreading for four years. The Poet is back. And he has not forgotten Rachel. He has a special present for her. Harry Bosch is adjusting to life in Las Vegas as a private investigator and a new father. He gets a call, too, from the widow of a friend who died recently. Previously in his FBI career, the friend worked on the famous case tracking the killer known as The Poet. This fact alone makes some of the elements of his death doubly suspicious. And Harry Bosch is heading straight into the path of the most ruthless and inventive murderer he has ever encountered. . .

The Fifth Witness

The Fifth Witness

Author: Michael Connelly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/03/2015

A blistering courtroom drama featuring The Lincoln Lawyer's Mickey Haller from the master of the genre. In tough times, crime is one of the few things that still pays, but even criminals are having to make cutbacks. So for defence lawyer Mickey Haller, most of his new business is not about keeping people out of jail; it's about keeping a roof over their heads as the foreclosure business is booming. Lisa Trammel has been a client of Mickey's for eight months, and so far he's stopped the bank from taking her house. But now the bank's CEO has been found beaten to death - and Lisa is about to be indicted for murder . . .