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Michael Connelly


USA (1956 - )

Connelly has won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Nero, Barry, Ridley, Maltese Falcon (Japan), .38 Caliber (France), Grand Prix (France), and Premio Bancarella (Italy) awards.

In addition to his work in publishing, Michael Connelly was one of the creators, writers, and consulting producers of Level 9, a TV show about a task force fighting cyber crime that ran on UPN in the Fall of 2000.

Connelly lives with his family in Florida.
 
Series contributed to
The Best American Mystery Stories 2003The Best American Mystery Stories 4
 
Anthologies edited
Murder in Vegas: New Crime Tales of Gambling and DesperationThe Blue Religion: New Stories About Cops, Criminals, and the ChaseIn the Shadow of the Master
 
Non fiction
Crime Beat: Stories of Cops and Killers
 
Awards
Anthony Awards Best Novel winner (1997) : The Poet
Macavity Awards Best Novel nominee (1998) : Trunk Music
Anthony Awards Best Novel winner (1999) : Blood Work
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (1999) : Blood Work
Macavity Awards Best Novel winner (1999) : Blood Work
Dagger Awards Best Novel nominee (2002) : City Of Bones
Anthony Awards Best Novel winner (2003) : City Of Bones
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (2003) : City Of Bones
Macavity Awards Best Novel nominee (2003) : City Of Bones
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2006) : The Lincoln Lawyer
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (2006) : The Lincoln Lawyer
Macavity Awards Best Novel winner (2006) : The Lincoln Lawyer
Shamus Awards Best Novel winner (2006) : The Lincoln Lawyer
The Richard and Judy Best Read of the Year nominee (2006) : The Lincoln Lawyer
Anthony Awards Best Novel winner (2009) : The Brass Verdict


Michael Connelly recommends
The Innocents
The Innocents (1995)
(Wil Hardesty, book 1)
Richard Barre
"A gripping story that opens doors on an intriguing world of mystery, deceit and murder."
The Concrete River
The Concrete River (1996)
(Jack Liffey, book 1)
John Shannon
"The Concrete River is my kind of L.A. novel - hard as nails with a soft spot in the middle... a tough and engaging story."
An Educated Death
An Educated Death (1997)
(Thea Kozak, book 4)
Kate Flora
"Kate Flora does what all great writers do, she takes you inside unfamiliar territory and makes you feel right at home."
Cows
Cows (1998)
(Little House on the Bowery, book 1)
Matthew Stokoe
"Beautifully written and deeply gripping, this is a great read. I'm already looking forward to the next one from Matthew Stokoe."
Eleven Days
Eleven Days (1998)
(Carl Houseman, book 1)
Donald Harstad
"A hell of a novel... gripping and unsettling."
In a Dry Season
In a Dry Season (1999)
(Inspector Banks, book 10)
Peter Robinson
"A wonderful novel."
No Offense Intended
No Offense Intended (1999)
(Munch Mancini, book 2)
Barbara Seranella
"Wonderful... You can't help but take Munch Mancini - and this book - to heart."
The Poster Boy
The Poster Boy (1999)
Stephen Solomita
"This is old-fashioned story-telling at its best. "
The Final Detail
The Final Detail (1999)
(Myron Bolitar, book 6)
Harlan Coben
"Harlan Coben. He's smart, he's funny, and he has something to say."
Catch Me
Catch Me (1999)
(Jay Fletcher, book 2)
A J Holt
"A. J. Holt draws tension with the skill of a surgeon."
The Jook
The Jook (1999)
Gary Phillips
"Gary Phillips wries tough and gritty parables about life and death on the mean streets."
Stone Quarry
Stone Quarry (1999)
(Bill Smith, Lydia Chin, book 6)
S J Rozan
"STONE QUARRY is S. J. Rozan at her best... the tension and intrigue never let up. She constantly has you looking over your shoulder into the dark."
Blindsided
Blindsided (2000)
(Jane Candiotti, book 2)
Clyde Phillips
"Moves with the speed of a bullet and has more twists and turns than the streets of San Francisco."
The Poison Sky
The Poison Sky (2000)
(Jack Liffey, book 3)
John Shannon
"Phillip Marlowe would have been proud of his contemporary heir."
1st to Die
1st to Die (2001)
(Women's Murder Club, book 1)
James Patterson
"Patterson boils a scene down to the single, telling detail, the element that defines a character or moves a plot along. It's what fires off the movie projector in the reader's mind."
In a True Light
In a True Light (2001)
John Harvey
"John Harvey writes the way we all wish we could write. Elegiac and eloquent, his stories filled with the blood of true character."
The Blue Edge of Midnight
The Blue Edge of Midnight (2002)
(Max Freeman, book 1)
Jonathon King
"...full of true character and jagged surprises."
Exposure
Exposure (2002)
Alan Russell
"Alan Russell is in rare form with Exposure."
Kisscut
Kisscut (2002)
(Grant County, book 2)
Karin Slaughter
"This is crime fiction at its finest."
The Smoke
The Smoke (2002)
(Jethro, book 1)
Tony Broadbent
"More than a page-turner... I was enthralled."
Sweet Dream Baby
Sweet Dream Baby (2002)
Sterling Watson
"Sweet Dream Baby is a beautiful book. Sterling Watson is surehanded and telling in a story that is elegiac as it is gripping."
Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger Hunt (2003)
(Jimmy Gage, book 2)
Robert Ferrigno
"I never miss a book by Robert Ferrigno."
Screwball
Screwball (2003)
David Ferrell
"This book sneaks up on America, where winning is everything, and bites it on the seat of the pants. It is dark satire at its best."
Sucker Bet
Sucker Bet (2003)
(Tony Valentine, book 3)
James Swain
"Sucker Bet is wonderful... a cast of characters that would make Elmore Leonard's mouth water."
Deadlight
Deadlight (2003)
(Faraday and Winter, book 4)
Graham Hurley
"A great british police procedural. Faraday is a fine creation."
To the Bone
To the Bone (2003)
(Carroll Monks, book 3)
Neil McMahon
"Neil McMahon's thrillers have the precision of a surgeon's scalpel."
The Con Man's Daughter
The Con Man's Daughter (2003)
Ed Dee
"Ed Dee is the real deal."
Crossing the Line
Crossing the Line (2004)
(Antonio Burns, book 4)
Clinton McKinzie
"Clinton McKinzie delivers a story pulsing with intrigue and character that is as poetic as it is harrowing."
Missing Justice
Missing Justice (2004)
(Samantha Kincaid, book 2)
Alafair Burke
"She's got what it takes."
A Taint in the Blood
A Taint in the Blood (2004)
(Kate Shugak, book 14)
Dana Stabenow
"Kate Shugak is the answer if you are looking for something unique in the crowded field of crime fiction."
The James Deans
The James Deans (2005)
(Moe Prager, book 3)
Reed Farrel Coleman
"Moe Prager is my kind of private eye."
Immoral
Immoral (2005)
(Jonathan Stride, book 1)
Brian Freeman
"A page-turner of the highest calibre. It has enough twists and turns to keep you guessing until the end."
Cold Blooded
Cold Blooded (2005)
Robert J Randisi
"Robert Randisi is a master of the genre. He's one of the best."
Flesh and Blood
Flesh and Blood (2005)
(John Jordan Mysteries, book 3)
Michael Lister
"Michael Lister may be the author of the most unique series running in mystery fiction."
The Broken Shore
The Broken Shore (2005)
(Broken Shore, book 1)
Peter Temple
"The Broken Shore by Peter Temple is a great discovery... I was fully taken in by this book. "
Speak of the Devil
Speak of the Devil (2006)
(Fritz Malone, book 1)
Richard Hawke
"From first line to last, Speak of the Devil moves with a rare combination of intrigue and intensity. Its engine runs on high octane adrenalin. Richard Hawke delivers a winner."
Piece of My Heart
Piece of My Heart (2006)
(Inspector Banks, book 16)
Peter Robinson
"Wonderful... multi-layered mystery."
Cruel Poetry
Cruel Poetry (2007)
Vicki Hendricks
"I loved this book. It's a private ticket into a secret world of desire and sex and the raw edge between them."
Before I Wake
Before I Wake (2007)
Robert J Wiersema
"A stunning debut . . .original, thought-provoking, and downright wonderful."
City of Fire
City of Fire (2007)
(Lena Gamble, book 1)
Robert Ellis
"City of Fire is my kind of crime novel. Gritty, tight and assured."
A Welcome Grave
A Welcome Grave (2007)
(Lincoln Perry, book 3)
Michael Koryta
"For a while now, Michael Koryta has been called one of the rising young talents in crime fiction. I say enough of that. A Welcome Grave proves the promise. Koryta is one of the best of the best, plain and simple. With stories like this, his Lincoln Perry is going to be around for a long, long time."
Ghosttown
Ghosttown (2007)
(Whitney Logan Mystery, book 3)
Mercedes Lambert
"For these characters, one book was not enough, now we have three and I still feel shorted. After this I will miss Whitney and Lupe and the strange, wonderful people they encounter. I will miss them for a long, long time."
Blood Rose
Blood Rose (2007)
(Clare Hart, book 2)
Margie Orford
"Margie Orford has nailed it. Blood Rose is wonderfully crafted and fully engrossing. It's a book that stays with you, even after the last page is turned."
Jack Wakes Up
Jack Wakes Up (2008)
(Jack Palms Mystery, book 1)
Seth Harwood
"Jack Wakes Up rocks! It's a fast, smooth ride on a highway not found on any map."
Burn Zone
Burn Zone (2008)
(Alex Duarte, book 2)
James O Born
"Alex Duarte is my kind of cop. I hope he sticks around for a long, long, time."
Shakedown
Shakedown (2008)
(Jack Davis Mystery, book 1)
Joel Goldman
"Locked and loaded and full of the blood of character and the gritty detail that make up the truth - I loved it."
Quiver
Quiver (2008)
Peter Leonard
"With its clever plotting and blood-and-guts characters, Quiver will certainly put Peter Leonard on the map. This is the start of something special."
Blackbird Fly
Blackbird Fly (2009)
Lise McClendon
"Lise McClendon expertly probes the mystery of human desires."
Vengeance Road
Vengeance Road (2009)
(Jack Gannon, book 1)
Rick Mofina
"Vengeance Road is a thriller with no speed limit! It's a great read!"
Double Exposure
Double Exposure (2009)
Michael Lister
"Double Exposure is absolutely riveting! Michael Lister has squeezed every ounce of terror and thrills out of a dark night in the woods."
Cemetery Road
Cemetery Road (2009)
Gar Anthony Haywood
"A powerful novel. Beginning to end, it never loses its grip... The book is a wonderful achievement."
Print the Legend
Print the Legend (2010)
(Hector Lassiter, book 3)
Craig McDonald
"Ingeniously plotted and executed, Print the Legend is an epic masterpiece from Craig McDonald. Beginning to end, I was riveted by this story of character, history and intrigue. "
The Perfect Woman
The Perfect Woman (2010)
(John Stallings, book 1)
James Andrus
"This book moves with a deadly speed and the assured hand of a writer who knows his stuff."
Eyes of the Innocent
Eyes of the Innocent (2011)
(Carter Ross Mystery, book 2)
Brad Parks
"This book held me hostage until the last page."
The Ranger
The Ranger (2011)
(Quinn Colson, book 1)
Ace Atkins
"One of the best crime writers at work today."
Children of the Street
Children of the Street (2011)
(Darko Dawson, book 2)
Kwei Quartey
"Searing and original and done just right... Inspector Darko Dawson is relentless, and I look forward to riding with him again."
Triple Crossing
Triple Crossing (2011)
Sebastian Rotella
"Full of dangers... deep characters, and a story writ on a grand scale."
Palmetto Blood
Palmetto Blood (2012)
Reed Bunzel
"A winner. It sweeps you in with intrigue and authority and never lets you go. I want to go riding with Jack Connor again."
The Paris Deadline
The Paris Deadline (2012)
Max Byrd
"This is storytelling at its very best. "
Water Music
Water Music (2013)
(Clare Hart, book 5)
Margie Orford
"Wonderfully crafted and fully engrossing."
Point Doom
Point Doom (2013)
Dan Fante
"If writing is fighting, then Dan Fante goes fifteen rounds and stays standing."
The King
The King (2013)
(Patrick Bowers Files, book 7)
Steven James
"I need to read more of Steven James."
The Kate Shugak Investigations: Books 10 - 20
The Kate Shugak Investigations: Books 10 - 20 (2013)
(Kate Shugak Omnibus)
Dana Stabenow
"UNIQUE IN THE CROWED FIELD OF CRIME FICTION."
Phoenix Cold Cases Box set: 3 Books in 1
Phoenix Cold Cases Box set: 3 Books in 1 (2013)
(David Mapstone Mystery)
Jon Talton
"A GREAT READ."
Snow Train
Snow Train (2013)
(Dorie Lennox)
Lise McClendon
"McClendon expertly probes the mystery of human desires."
The Disposables
The Disposables (2014)
(Bruno Johnson, book 1)
David Putnam
"...raw, powerful and eloquent..."
The Ways of the Dead
The Ways of the Dead (2014)
(Sully Carter)
Neely Tucker
"A great read...I can't wait for what's coming next."



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