Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: May 8, 2006
Publisher: Little, Brown And Company
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0759515689
ISBN - 13: 9780759515680
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 graduated from the University of Florida in 1980 where he majored in journalism and minored in creative writing. After graduation, he worked at newspapers in Daytona Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, specializing in the crime beat. He was writing about the police and crime during the wave of violence that came over South Florida during the "cocaine wars." In 1986, he interviewed survivors of a plane crash with two other reporters and the magazine story subsequently written on the crash was on the short list for the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. This story led to a job as a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times. After three years there, Connelly began writing his first novel. His first novel featured the LAPD Detective Hieronymus Bosch and was entitled The Black Echo (1992) and was based, in part, on a true crime that occurred in Los Angeles. The Black Echo won the Edgar Award for best first novel by the Mystery Writers of America. His other works include The Black Ice; The Concrete Blonde; The Last Coyote; The Poet; Blood Work; Angels Flight; and Void Moon. He writes the Harry Bosch series and the Jack McEvoy series. He has won numerous awards including the Anthony Award, Macavity Award, Los Angeles Times Best Mystery/Thriller Award, Shamus Award, Dilys Award, Nero Award, Barry Award, Audie Award, Ridley Award, Maltese Falcon Award (Japan), .38 Caliber Award (France), Grand Prix Award (France), Premio Bancarella Award (Italy), and the Pepe Carvalho