Dimensions: 384 pages, 9.5 × 6.2 × 1.4 in
Published: May 8, 2006
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 031615377X
ISBN - 13: 9780316153775
About the Book
From Connelly's first career as a prizewinning crime reporter comes this collection of the gripping, true stories that inspired and informed his novels.
From the Publisher
From #1 bestseller Michael Connelly''s first career as a
prizewinning crime reporter--the gripping, true stories that
inspired and informed his novels.
Before he became a novelist, Michael Connelly was a crime
reporter, covering the detectives who worked the homicide beat in
Florida and Los Angeles.
In vivid, hard-hitting articles, Connelly leads the reader past
the yellow police tape as he follows the investigators, the
victims, their families and friends--and, of course, the
killers--to tell the real stories of murder and its
Connelly''s firsthand observations would lend inspiration to his
novels, from The Black Echo, which was drawn from a real-life bank
heist, to Trunk Music, based on an unsolved case of a man found in
the trunk of his Rolls Royce. And the vital details of his
best-known characters, both heroes and villains, would be drawn
from the cops and killers he reported on: from loner detective
Harry Bosch to the manipulative serial killer the Poet.
Stranger than fiction and every bit as gripping, these pieces show
once again that Michael Connelly is not only a master of his craft,
but also one of the great American writers in any form.
About the Author
Michael Connelly (born July 21, 1956, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American author of detective novels, notably those featuring Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch. Bosch, named after the Dutch painter of the same name, is the protagonist of a series of Connelly''s novels. The character is an LAPD detective. The Black Echo, the first book featuring Bosch, won the Mystery Writers of America''s Edgar Award for Best First Novel of 1992. Connelly has written other books outside the Bosch series, including Blood Work, which was made into a 2002 movie directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. In 2006, The Lincoln Lawyer was selected as one of ten books to feature in Richard and Judy''s televised book club. Connelly is a graduate of the University of Florida, where he earned a bachelors degree in journalism. In addition to his books, Connelly has written for television.