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Michael Connelly (1)

This page covers the author of The Lincoln Lawyer.

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Michael Connelly was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 21, 1956. He 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. In 1986, he interviewed survivors of a plane crash with two other reporters and the magazine story subsequently written on the crash was on the short list for the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. This story led to a job as a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times. After three years there, he began writing his first novel. His first novel, The Black Echo, was published in 1992 and won the Edgar Award for best first novel. He is the author of the Harry Bosch series, the Jack McEvoy series, and the Mickey Haller series. He has won numerous awards including the Anthony Award, Macavity Award, Shamus Award, Dilys Award, Nero Award, Barry Award, Ridley Award, Maltese Falcon Award (Japan), .38 Caliber Award (France), Grand Prix Award (France), Premio Bancarella Award (Italy), and the Pepe Carvalho Award (Spain). (Bowker Author Biography)
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The Lincoln Lawyer 6,615 copies, 196 reviews
The Black Echo 5,009 copies, 147 reviews
The Poet 4,799 copies, 101 reviews
The Closers 4,393 copies, 83 reviews
Echo Park 4,359 copies, 90 reviews
The Narrows 4,216 copies, 63 reviews
The Brass Verdict 4,199 copies, 142 reviews
City of Bones 4,047 copies, 75 reviews
Lost Light 3,919 copies, 71 reviews
A Darkness More Than Night 3,848 copies, 63 reviews
The Overlook 3,816 copies, 97 reviews
The Concrete Blonde 3,798 copies, 101 reviews
The Black Ice 3,791 copies, 101 reviews
Angels Flight 3,750 copies, 71 reviews
Trunk Music 3,549 copies, 64 reviews
The Last Coyote 3,484 copies, 86 reviews
Blood Work 3,482 copies, 54 reviews
Nine Dragons 3,342 copies, 124 reviews
The Scarecrow 3,267 copies, 92 reviews
The Reversal 3,092 copies, 111 reviews
Chasing the Dime 2,974 copies, 45 reviews
The Fifth Witness 2,755 copies, 95 reviews
The Drop 2,732 copies, 98 reviews
Void Moon 2,708 copies, 53 reviews
The Black Box 2,352 copies, 86 reviews
The Gods of Guilt 2,084 copies, 72 reviews
The Burning Room 2,059 copies, 79 reviews
The Crossing 1,932 copies, 79 reviews
The Wrong Side of Goodbye 1,872 copies, 82 reviews
The Late Show 1,738 copies, 88 reviews
Two Kinds of Truth 1,601 copies, 59 reviews
Dark Sacred Night 1,502 copies, 63 reviews
The Night Fire 1,199 copies, 53 reviews
Crime Beat 895 copies, 23 reviews
The Law of Innocence 845 copies, 33 reviews
Fair Warning 844 copies, 29 reviews
The Dark Hours 557 copies, 25 reviews
Switchblade 189 copies, 7 reviews
The Best American Mystery Stories 2003 (Editor) 173 copies, 2 reviews
In the Shadow of the Master: Classic Tales by Edgar Allan Poe (Editor; Contributor) 149 copies, 3 reviews
The Blue Religion: New Stories about Cops, Criminals and the Chase (Editor; Introduction & Contributor) 141 copies, 7 reviews
The Lincoln Lawyer [2011 film] (Author) 138 copies, 1 review
Blood Work [abridged audio] 30 copies, 2 reviews
The Mortarmen 12 copies
Father's Day 2 copies
Murder Worthy 2 copies
Void Moon (abridged) 2 copies, 1 review
The Locked Room (Introduction, some editions) 1,051 copies, 29 reviews
FaceOff (Contributor) 438 copies, 33 reviews
Half-Minute Horrors (Contributor) 243 copies, 21 reviews
In the Company of Sherlock Holmes (Contributor) 190 copies, 12 reviews
The Best American Mystery Stories 2008 (Contributor) 156 copies, 2 reviews
Vengeance (Contributor) 140 copies, 15 reviews
Los Angeles Noir (Contributor) 131 copies, 4 reviews
Dangerous Women (Contributor) 116 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Mystery Stories 2009 (Contributor) 105 copies, 3 reviews
The Best American Mystery Stories 2015 (Contributor) 91 copies, 3 reviews
Double Exposure (Contributor, some editions) 84 copies, 4 reviews
The Best American Mystery Stories 2018 (Contributor) 78 copies, 2 reviews
USA Noir: Best of the Akashic Noir Series (Contributor) 70 copies, 10 reviews
P. S. Ich töte dich: 13 Zehn-Minuten-Thriller (Contributor) 55 copies, 1 review
The Rich and the Dead (Contributor) 47 copies
Dead Man's Hand: Crime Fiction at the Poker Table (Contributor) 46 copies, 1 review
Murderers' Row (Contributor) 36 copies, 1 review
Tampa Bay Noir (Contributor) 30 copies, 14 reviews
Six John Jordan Mysteries (Introduction, some editions) 29 copies, 1 review
When a Stranger Comes to Town (Contributor) 29 copies, 4 reviews
Between the Dark and Daylight (Contributor) 26 copies
The Interrogator and Other Criminally Good Fiction (Contributor) 18 copies, 1 review
The Penguin Book of Crime Stories (Contributor) 14 copies, 1 review
Three Killer Thrillers (Introduction) 3 copies
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Michael Connelly is the bestselling author of over thirty novels and one work of nonfiction. With over seventy-four million copies of his books sold worldwide and translated into forty foreign languages, he is one of the most successful writers working today. A former newspaper reporter who worked the crime beat at the Los Angeles Times and the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, Connelly has won numerous awards for his journalism and his fiction. His very first novel, The Black Echo, won the prestigious Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best First Novel in 1992. In 2002, Clint Eastwood directed and starred in the movie adaptation of Connelly's 1998 novel, Blood Work. In March 2011, the movie adaptation of his #1 bestselling novel, The Lincoln Lawyer, hit theaters worldwide starring Matthew McConaughey as Mickey Haller. His most recent #1 New York Times bestsellers include Dark Sacred Night, The Late Show, Two Kinds Of Truth, The Late Show, The Wrong Side Of Goodbye, The Crossing, The Burning Room, The Gods of Guilt, The Black Box, and The Drop. Michael is the executive producer of BOSCH, an Amazon Studios original drama series based on his bestselling character Harry Bosch, starring Titus Welliver and streaming on Amazon Prime. He is also the executive producer of the documentary films, SOUND OF REDEMPTION: The Frank Morgan Story and Tales Of the American. He spends his time in California and Florida.

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