Crime Beat

Crime Beat

A Decade of Covering Cops and Killers

Book - 2006
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Before he became a novelist, Michael Connelly was a crime reporter, covering the detectives who worked the homicide beat in Florida and Los Angeles. In vivid, hard-hitting articles, Connelly leads the reader past the yellow police tape as he follows the investigators, the victims, their families and friends -- and, of course, the killers -- to tell the real stories of murder and its aftermath. Connelly's firsthand observations would lend inspiration to his novels, from The Black Echo, which was drawn from a real-life bank heist, to Trunk Music, based on an unsolved case of a man found in the trunk of his Rolls Royce. And the vital details of his best-known characters, both heroes and villains, would be drawn from the cops and killers he reported on: from loner detective Harry Bosch to the manipulative serial killer the Poet. Stranger than fiction and every bit as gripping, these pieces show once again that Michael Connelly is not only a master of his craft, but also one of the great American writers in any form.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2006, c2004
Edition: 1st Little, Brown and Company hardcover ed. --
ISBN: 9780316153775
031615377X
Branch Call Number: 363.2595230973 Con 3558
Characteristics: viii, 375 p

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p_snoop
Jan 02, 2017

Crime Beat tells about author background then gets a little boring, but keep reading. Midway into his book Michael C. lays out true crime stories from the 1980s, 1990s. Reading about Los Angeles riots and killings reminds me of city dangers.

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crismac
Jun 23, 2014

wish to override and extend borrowing

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blossom21
Sep 10, 2011

This is true crime; articles Connelly wrote when he was a crime reporter. Interesting but a long way from Harry Bosch!!

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