Crime Beat: A Decade of Covering Cops and Killers by Michael Connelly

Crime Beat: A Decade of Covering Cops and Killers

byMichael Connelly

Kobo ebook | May 8, 2006

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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.
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 S...
Title:Crime Beat: A Decade of Covering Cops and KillersFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 8, 2006Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0759515689

ISBN - 13:9780759515680

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read The true stories are told as if you're right there as they unfold to see them with no filter of TV news editors. The cops, crooks, victims and witnesses are all a part of this well written book!!
Date published: 2017-02-22