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Meet the Writers
A former Los Angeles Times crime reporter, Michael Connelly’s familiarity with the seamy side of L.A. adds street cred to his hardboiled, gritty detective novels -- especially his bestselling mysteries featuring Hieronymous “Harry” Bosch. In our interview, Connelly talks about how his career as a journalist prepared him to write fiction. "I think if there's anything telling about my work, it's that I hang the fiction on a wall of realism," he explains, "and I got that realism from my days on the crime beat."