Mark Sanderson presents the best recent crime and thrillers. Among them are Michael Connelly’s “The Black Box” and “Harbour Nocturne” by Joseph Wambaugh.
Marilyn Stasio has read “Black Box” by Michael Connelly, “A Death in the Small Hours” by Charles Finch, ”Crashed” by Timothy Hallinan and ”Beware This Boy” by Maureen Jennings.
Few crime writers are as prolific or as successful as Michael Connelly. Connelly has penned 25 novels over the past two decades, which have sold more than 40 million copies and garnered major crime writing awards in the U.S. and Europe.
The novel opens with a prologue titled Snow White. In the summer of 1992, following the acquittal of four police officers charged with beating black motorist Rodney King, Los Angeles was burning and Los Angelenos were dying.
In the interview, Connelly talks candidly about what it’s been like writing Harry Bosch stories for 20 years. It’s less about plot, he explains, than character. He also tells us what it’s like to go on book tours and get the occasional bottle of wine from a devoted fan.
In 1992, Michael Connelly’s first novel, “The Black Echo,” introduced Detective Harry Bosch of the Los Angeles Police Department. Now, 20 years later, we have the 18th Bosch novel, “The Black Box.”
In 18 novels over that span, the hard-charging, fiercely independent Bosch has hunted down and confronted a series of murderers, several of them serial killers; repeatedly clashed with his co-workers and bosses at the Los Angeles Police Department.
Join us for a video chat with bestselling novelist Michael Connelly on Monday at 10 a.m. It’s the publication day of “The Black Box,” his new Harry Bosch mystery.
Harry Bosch of the Los Angeles Police Department has a birthday during the course of “The Black Box”. But as Michael Connelly’s readers well know, Harry’s not a party guy. He is not much of a conversationalist either.
Fictional, schmictional. If you’ve read Connelly’s novels — there are 25 in all, with 18 featuring Bosch — then you know what Julia Keller means. Bosch is real. He’s real in the way that only made-up characters can be real.
Cain died in 1977 at age 85, his immense popularity long on the wane. “The Cocktail Waitress” was the manuscript he labored over in his final years. Or perhaps manuscripts is a better description.
A killer conversation with the two Mikes of mystery: Fans of crime fiction know the names Connelly and Koryta well. Two Mikes. Two generations. Two masters of their craft. CNN had a chance to sit down with the two authors.
Besprochen werden diesmal: “Eismord” von Giles Blunt, “Das vergessene Kind” von Kate Atkinson, “Tote Augen” von Karin Slaughter, “Das Tamtam der Angst” von Roman Scolombe, “Spur der toten Mädchen” von Michael Connelly und noch einige mehr.
Besprochen werden dieses Mal: »The Drop« von Michael Connelly, »Red Mist« von Patricia Cornwell, »Dead Man’s Grip« von Peter James und zum Abschluss »The Betrayal of Trust« von Susan Hill.
Any new book by Michael Connelly is a cause for celebration. And if it is a novel featuring LA detective Harry Bosch, a few more hallelujahs can be added. Connelly always writes enjoyable stories, but when he writes about Harry he takes his talent to the limit.
Michael Connelly begins »The Drop« as if it’s a work already in progress. Maybe that’s because there is always a Connelly project in progress, or so it seems. So far this year he has already published »The Fifth Witness«.
Eigentlich könnte man den brandneuen Roman »Spur der toten Mädchen« des populären US-Autors Michael Connelly als soliden Gerichtsthriller empfehlen – wäre da nicht Sorgenkind Harry Bosch.
Martina Cole is becoming the first British female novelist; movies getting pilot series adaptations include a drama at ABC based on »The Lincoln Lawyer« – the Micky Haller series written by Michael Connelly; ABC has put in development Anti-Mafia Squad …
Five crime writers nominate their favourite living author in their field: John Harvey on Peter Temple, Sara Paretsky on Liza Cody, Ann Cleeves on Johan Theorin, Karin Fossum on Belinda Bauer and Mark Billingham on Michael Connelly.