Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 369 p.
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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
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.