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Author Name: Michael Connelly

Michael Connelly decided to become a writer after discovering the books of Raymond Chandler while attending the University of Florida. Once he decided on this direction he chose a major in journalism and a minor in creative writing --- a curriculum in which one of his teachers was novelist Harry Crews.
After graduating in 1980, Connelly worked at newspapers in Daytona Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, primarily specializing in the crime beat. In Fort Lauderdale he wrote about police and crime during the height of the murder and violence wave that rolled over South Florida during the so-called cocaine wars. In 1986, he and two other reporters spent several months interviewing survivors of a major airline crash. They wrote a magazine story on the crash and the survivors which was later short-listed for the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. You can read this story at the Sun-Sentinel web site. The magazine story also moved Connelly into the upper echelons of journalism, landing him a job as a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times, one of the largest papers in the country, and landing him in the city about which Chandler, his literary hero, had written.
Michael lives with his family in Florida.
 

     Books By Author :: Michael Connelly

   
The Black Echo
 -by Michael Connelly

LAPD detective Harry Bosch is a loner and a nighthawk. One Sunday he gets a call out on his pager. A body has been found in a d... Read More

   
The Last Coyote
 -by Michael Connelly
Harry attacked his commanding officer and is suspended indefinitely, pending a psychiatric evaluation. At first he resists the LAP... Read More

   
Void Moon
 -by Michael Connelly
Cassie Black is out after doing six years in prison, but she still has "outlaw juice" flowing through her veins. Now Cassie is ret... Read More

   
The Closers
 -by Michael Connelly

In Los Angeles in 1988, a 16-year-old girl was found dead with a single gunshot wound to the chest. Although detectives on the ... Read More

   
Angels Flight
 -by Michael Connelly

An activist attorney is killed in a cute little L.A. trolley called Angels Flight, far from Harry Bosch's Hollywood turf. But t... Read More

   
The Poet
 -by Michael Connelly
Denver Post crime-beat reporter Jack McEvoy specializes in violent death. So when his homicide detective brother kills himself, Mc... Read More

   
Blood Work
 -by Michael Connelly

Terrell McCaleb has been one of the brightest and most effective serial-killer investigators in the history of the FBI. But whe... Read More

   
Lost Light
 -by Michael Connelly

Reviewers and readers agree that Michael Connelly is writing at the top of his game, giving us crime fiction of the dark side o... Read More

   
Chasing the Dime
 -by Michael Connelly

Harry Pierce has a whole new life new apartment, new telephone, new telephone number. But the first time he checks his messages... Read More

   
The Lincoln Lawyer
 -by Michael Connelly

Mickey Haller has spent all his professional life afraid that he wouldn't recognize innocence if it stood right in front of him... Read More



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