October 2009 Author of the Month
Michael Connelly is one of the leaders in crime / suspense today. Having authored over 21
fiction books, including his latest 9 Dragons, Micheal is in elite status. One of his most famous
books was "Blood Work" which became a major motion picture starring Clint Eastwood and
Jeff Daniels. Like most very successful authors in this genre, Micheal has created a legendary
character in Harry Bosch. 9 Dragons is a classic Harry Bosch book, not to be missed.
Below you can click on any book image for more details and also view our exclusive interview
with Michael Connelly.
From the streets of L.A. to the shimmering skyline of Hong Kong, Harry
Bosch must find his missing daughter.
Harry Bosch is assigned a homicide call in South L.A. that takes him to
Fortune Liquors, where the Chinese owner has been shot to death behind
the counter in a robbery. Joined by members of the department's Asian
Crime Unit, Bosch relentlessly investigates the killing and soon identifies a
suspect, a Los Angeles member of a Hong Kong triad.
But before Harry can close in, he gets the word that his young daughter
Maddie, who lives in Hong Kong with her mother, is missing.
Bosch drops everything to journey across the Pacific to find his daughter.
Could her disappearance and the case be connected? With the stakes of
the investigation so high and so personal, Bosch is up against the clock in
a new city, where nothing is at it seems.
|Here is an excerpt from our exclusive interview with Micheal
Connelly. To read the entire interview check out the November
edition of the magazine, available on www.zinio.com
1. Did you ever expect Harry Bosch to be as popular as he is?
No. It's really not something you can see coming. You keep your head down and write the best book
you can write. You don't think about what could be two or three years down the road, let alone twenty
2. Do you feel a lot of pressure to try to make the next book better than the last?
I feel internal pressure to keep the next book interesting and intriguing. I don't really think in terms of
better than the one before. I think in terms of how to keep the series going.
3. Have you thought of putting Harry Bosch against a real life killer in a fictional setting?
Ie: chasing Jack the Ripper, Ted Bundy, etc.
I have been slowly gathering research on the SLA (Symbionese Liberation Army) which had an L.A.
presence in the early ‘70s that culminated in a massive shootout with police. I would like someday to
write a story about Harry as a young cop and the SLA.
To read the entire interview and get a little more in depth
with Michael Connelly, check out the November edition of
Suspense Magazine. Single copies available on www.zinio.
com. Subscriptions are available HERE and on Amazon
and Barnes and Noble.com.