Crime Beat: A Decade Of Covering Cops And Killers

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Crime Beat: A Decade Of Covering Cops And Killers

by MICHAEL CONNELLY

May 8, 2006 | Hardcover

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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 aftermath.


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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 384 pages, 9.5 × 6.2 × 1.4 in

Published: May 8, 2006

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 031615377X

ISBN - 13: 9780316153775

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Crime Beat: A Decade Of Covering Cops And Killers

by MICHAEL CONNELLY

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 384 pages, 9.5 × 6.2 × 1.4 in

Published: May 8, 2006

Language: English

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.

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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 aftermath.


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.
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