Michael Connelly on 20 Years of Writing about the LAPD

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book.jpgOne 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.

Credits

Guest:
Michael Connelly - author - @connellybooks

Host:
Judy Muller

Producers:
Anna Scott, Frances Anderton, Sonya Geis