A Note from John about Michael Connelly: "I was first introduced to Michael Connelly back in 1992 when I was sent a review copy complete with the blue band offering a refund if you sent the coupon on the band back to the publisher. Whether it was foresight or procrastination, I never removed that blue band. When Black Ice came out the following year I was officially a fan of both Connelly and Harry Bosch.
In 1996 Connelly took a brief break in the Harry Bosch series with THE POET, featuring Jack McEvoy, a crime reporter for the Rocky Mountain News.
A non-fiction / true crime book, CRIME BEAT, and a couple of collections of short stories rounds out his amazing bibliography.
Connelly has won nearly every major award given to mystery writers, including the Edgar Award, Anthony Award, Macavity Award, Los Angeles Times Best Mystery/Thriller Award, Shamus Award, Dilys Award, Nero Award, Barry Award, Audie Award, Ridley Award, Maltese Falcon Award (Japan), .38 Caliber Award (France), the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière (France) and Premio Bancarella Award (Italy). In 2012, THE BLACK BOX won the world's most lucrative crime fiction award, the RBA International Prize for Crime Writing worth ó125,000. Connelly has been said to have removed his books from Edgar Award contention to give a chance to other authors.
After over 30 books in 25 years Michael Connelly's voice couldn't be stronger. His characters continue to grow in depth, and his stories are as fresh as that when his first book, BLACK ECHO, was selected as the Edgar Allan Poe Award winner for Best First Novel."
Michael is the executive producer of Bosch, an Amazon Studios original drama series based on his bestselling character Harry Bosch, starring Titus Welliver. Bosch streams on Amazon Prime Video. 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.