FROM Michael Connelly
"Bosch" Detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch first started solving crimes for the LAPD Hollywood Division in the 1992 novel The Black Echo. Twenty three years later, author Michael Connelly is still dispatching Bosch to LA's darkest corners. He's working on his 18th Harry Bosch novel as we speak. In all that time, there's never been a Bosch movie. Connelly sold the rights to Paramount in 1995, and while several scripts were written, the film ultimately never got made. Two other Connelly novels, Blood Work and The Lincoln Lawyer, were made into movies, but Connelly didn't have much involvement with those adaptations. But now, Connelly has his rights back and the detective finally has his on-screen debut with the new Amazon series Bosch . The show draws on storylines from three of the novels in the series and has the busy, tormented detective tracking down a serial killer while dealing with a lawsuit against him for killing a suspect in another case. Connelly is very involved with the show. He's an executive producer who's hands-on and on set. He was even the one who suggested Titus Welliver play the title role. Connelly sat down with TV Guide's Michael Schneider, host of KCRW's The Spin-off, to talk about how his most famous character finally found a home at Amazon, the blessing and curse of not knowing ratings, and the awkward moment of making a show with a company that is also feuding with your book publisher.
Michael Connelly Brings Bosch and his Los Angeles to TV Michael Connelly has written nineteen novels -- the latest is the The Burning Room -- featuring the LAPD homicide detective Hieronymous (Harry) Bosch. Now Bosch is coming alive, in a TV series being shot in studio and on location in Los Angeles. Connelly talks about the LA sites that play strong characters in his books. Plus retired LAPD detective Rick Jackson describes his role as a consultant on the show.
Michael Connelly on 20 Years of Writing about the LAPD One of Los Angeles cultural exports has been its crime fiction, and the latest to wear the Raymond Chandler mantle is Michael Connelly. A former LA Times crime reporter, he's the author of 25 best-selling novels, which have sold more than 40 million copies. Eighteen of them feature his tenacious homicide detective Hieronymus (Harry) Bosch. Now Connelly has published his latest book, The Black Box . The detective is reaching the end of his career, and is charged with re-investigating a cold case -– a murder that took place during the Los Angeles riots of 1992. Michael Connelly dropped by the KCRW studies last week to talk with Warren Olney.
Tampa Plays Seedy Host to the Republican Convention Michael Connelly is a former reporter who's now the best-selling author of 25 crime novels, mostly set in Los Angeles. Due in November is The Black Box , featuring his familiar character, the LAPD detective Hieronymous (Harry) Bosch. Connelly grew up in Florida and he moved back to Tampa after doing a stretch at the Los Angeles Times. We talk with him about something Republicans are not talking about: Tampa Noir, from churches to strip clubs to organized crime.
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