Crime Beat: A Decade of Covering Cops and Killers

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Crime Beat: A Decade of Covering Cops and Killers

by CONNELLY MICHAEL

Little, Brown & Company | June 16, 2008 | Hardcover

Crime Beat: A Decade of Covering Cops and Killers is rated 3 out of 5 by 1.
Book Description: From No. 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.Amazon.com ExclusiveBefore he became a bestselling novelist, Michael Connelly was a crime reporter, covering the detectives who worked the homicide beat in Florida and Los Angeles. In his vivid new book, Crime Beat: A Decade of Covering Cops and Killers, Connelly leads readers past the yellow police tape as he follows the investigators, the victims, and the killers to tell the real stories of murder and its aftermath.Read an exclusive essay from Michael Connelly Michael Connelly''s 1988 Los Angeles County Press Pass More from Michel ConnellyEcho ParkThe Closers The Poet

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 432 pages, 9.5 × 6.4 × 1.4 in

Published: June 16, 2008

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 031616710X

ISBN - 13: 9780316167109

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Wasn't Bad Connelly is one of my favourate authors. I thought it would be good to read Crime Beat to get an insight into the authors way of thinking, and yes it does this. But I didn't like the repetitive nature of many of the cases whereby the journal articles repeat a lot of the text of previous articles on the same case. I think it would have been more interesting to the reader if Connelly combined the journal articles into a "short narrative" instead. I really think it would have had more market appeal. A good read for an avid Connelly fan, however, skim the repetition.
Date published: 2012-01-31

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Crime Beat: A Decade of Covering Cops and Killers

by CONNELLY MICHAEL

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 432 pages, 9.5 × 6.4 × 1.4 in

Published: June 16, 2008

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 031616710X

ISBN - 13: 9780316167109

About the Book

< b>A New York Times Bestselling Author< /b>< P>Before he became a novelist, Michael Connelly was a crime reporter. Here, Connelly leads the reader past the yellow police tape as he follows the investigators, the victims, and the killers - to tell the real stories of murder and its aftermath.

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Book Description: From No. 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.Amazon.com ExclusiveBefore he became a bestselling novelist, Michael Connelly was a crime reporter, covering the detectives who worked the homicide beat in Florida and Los Angeles. In his vivid new book, Crime Beat: A Decade of Covering Cops and Killers, Connelly leads readers past the yellow police tape as he follows the investigators, the victims, and the killers to tell the real stories of murder and its aftermath.Read an exclusive essay from Michael Connelly Michael Connelly''s 1988 Los Angeles County Press Pass More from Michel ConnellyEcho ParkThe Closers The Poet

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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