Michael Connelly
1956-
 

Michael Connelly studied Journalism and Creative Writing at the University of Florida. In this period, he discovered the books of Raymond Chandler and decided to become a writer. After graduation in 1980, he became a journalist. First he worked at The Daytona Beach News-Journal and then at The Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale. In 1986, he and two other reporters wrote a magazine story on the crash and the survivors of a major airliner. It brought him to the upper levels of journalism and got him a job as a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times. With his books, he has won several awards. He is the creator of:
1. 'Harry Bosch', an LAPD detective and later a private investigator.
2. 'Renée Ballard', an LAPD detective.
3. 'Lincoln Lawyer' series featuring Michael "Mickey" Haller, a Los Angeles-based defense attorney and half-brother of Harry Bosch.
4. 'Jack McEvoy', a reporter in Los Angeles, California.
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Titles and year of publication:  

'Harry Bosch' Novels
 1) The Black Echo (Edgar Award)  1992
 2) The Black Ice  1993
 3) The Concrete Blonde  1994
 4) The Last Coyote (Dilys Award)  1995
 5) Trunk Music (Barry Award)  1997
 6) Angels Flight  1999
 7) A Darkness More Than Night  2001
 8) City of Bones (Anthony Award)  2002
 9) Lost Light  2003
10) The Narrows  2004
11) The Closers  2005
12) Echo Park  2006
13) The Overlook  2007
14) Nine Dragons  2009
15) The Drop  2011
16) The Black Box  2012
17) The Burning Room  2014
18) The Wrong Side of Goodbye  2016
19) Two Kinds of Truth  2017
'Renée Ballard' Novels
 1) The Late Show  2017
 2) Dark Sacred Night (also features Harry Bosch)  2018
 3) The Night Fire (also features Harry Bosch)  2019
'Lincoln Lawyer' Novels
 1) The Lincoln Lawyer  2005
 2) The Brass Verdict (also features Harry Bosch)  2008
 3) The Reversal (also features Harry Bosch)  2010
 4) The Fifth Witness  2011
 5) The Gods of Guilt  2013
 6) The Crossing (also features Harry Bosch)  2015
 7) The Law of Innocence  2020
'Jack McEvoy' Novels
 1) The Poet (Anthony Award, Dilys Award, Nero Wolfe Award)  1996
 2) The Scarecrow  2009
 3) Fair Warning  2020
Other Novels
 1) Blood Work (Anthony Award)  1998
 2) Void Moon  2000
 3) Chasing the Dime  2002

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