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									Michael ConnellyMichael Connelly
A former Los Angeles Times crime reporter, Michael Connelly’s familiarity with the seamy side of L.A. adds a steamy kind of street cred to his hardboiled, gritty detective novels -- especially his bestselling series of mysteries featuring dark detective Hieronymous “Harry” Bosch.

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Fact File

Michael Connelly
Current Home:
Sarasota, Florida
Date of Birth:
July 21, 1956
Place of Birth:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
B.A. in Journalism, University of Florida, 1980
Edgar Award for Best First Novel for The Black Echo

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The Harry Bosch Mysteries

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								The Overlook, Author: 
								Michael Connelly.

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The Overlook
by Michael Connelly
Harry Bosch has been promoted from the LAPD Open Unsolved Unit to the Homicide Special Unit, but this supposedly greener pasture hasn't brought better sleep. His very first case at his new job involves the murder of a doctor with access to radioactive cesium. The investigation moves to red-alert status when it's discovered that a large quantity of the deadly material disappeared shortly before the killing. With the threat of an imminent terrorist attack hovering in his head, Bosch must not only track down the killers but also sidestep homeland security turf wars in the process. Thrilling with the deep tinge of reality.
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								The Closers, Author: 
								Michael Connelly.
*  The Black Echo (1992)
*  The Black Ice (1993)
*  The Concrete Blonde (1994)
*  The Last Coyote (1995)
*  Trunk Music (1997)
*  Angels Flight (1999)
*  Lost Light (2003)
*  The Harry Bosch Novels: The Last Coyote, Trunk Music, Angels Flight (2003)
*  The Narrows (2004)
*  The Closers (2005)
*  Echo Park (2006)
*  The Overlook (2007)

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The Best Book to Read First

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								The Black Echo, Author: 
								Michael Connelly.

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The Black Echo
by Michael Connelly
Connelly won the Edgar award for Best First Novel for his debut introducing L.A. cop Hieronymous “Harry” Bosch -- a detective with a decidedly dark side. A former LAPD hero demoted from the homicide desk to the bumbling Beverly Hills squad, Harry kicks off Connelly’s gritty, gutsy series as he investigates the suspicious death of a fellow Vietnam vet.

Connelly Confidential

The city of Los Angeles has always been the scene of Connelly's best-loved books; now, in a special limited-edition DVD, Connelly himself provides an insider's look at the places that give his stories and characters their soul. A must-have for any Connelly Fan, Blue Neon Night brings Connelly's L.A. to vivid life -- and explores the writer's relationship with the setting that inspires him. Special extras include book summaries and excerpts, an inside look at The Narrows, and Connelly's thoughts on the music mentioned in his novels.

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Reading Recommendations

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								The Long Goodbye, Author: 
								Raymond Chandler.

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The Long Goodbye
by Raymond Chandler
In our exclusive interview, we asked Connelly about some of his favorite books. Of Raymond Chandler's classic crime novel, he reflects, "The book’s evocation of Los Angeles and the social commentary on the city inspired me to become a writer."

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								Red Dragon, Author: 
								Thomas Harris.

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Red Dragon
by Thomas Harris
Connelly also mentioned Thomas Harris's Red Dragon as a best-loved book. Read our interview to learn about more of his all-time favorite writers and reads, including:

*The Black Marble  by Joseph Wambaugh
*The Underground Man  by Ross MacDonald
*Slaughterhouse Five  by Kurt Vonnegut
*Ask the Dust  by John Fante
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