Crime Beat : Stories of Cops and Killers

by Michael Connelly

Crime / Mystery Thriller and Suspense

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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 must for all Michael Connolly fans.

Crime Beat : Stories of Cops and Killers Synopsis

'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 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 ...'

Crime Beat : Stories of Cops and Killers Press Reviews

'This is Connelly at his considerable best' Good Book Guide

'A riveting collection' Daily Express

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ISBN: 9780752881546
Publication date: 03/10/2007
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780752881546
Publication date: 3rd October 2007
Author: Michael Connelly
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Thriller / Suspense,
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About Michael Connelly

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 ...

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