Bestselling author Michael Connelly is adding to the Harry Bosch series in his latest book "The Black Box." Connelly has written about the character for 20 years and Bosch continues to view people as characters who break the rules if needed, especially when he's trying to solve a murder.
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In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved.
Now Bosch's ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence, but something more personal, and connected to a deeper intrigue. Like an investigator combing through the wreckage after a plane crash, Bosch searches for the "black box," the one piece of evidence that will pull the case together.
Connelly made his media rounds on the murder mystery crime novel during the L.A. riots on “Morning Joe” (December 6, 2012) and Tavis Smiley (December 10, 2012). Smiley interviewed Connelly more in depth about the book and probed Connelly on the personality and imagination of Harry Bosch during 20 years in the making.
The character through the series thinks the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has improved due to the lack of opportunity. But there is something mythical about Bosch; at first he had a black/white view of everything, now he seems he sees terms in shades of gray; in which Connelly views a bit of himself in his own personal life.
Connelly is a popular author and has sold 45 million copies worldwide on the Harry Bosch series. Since the L.A. riots happened 20 years ago, he questions himself by asking, “How far have we come?” and “Could it happen again?”
Connelly first started his career as a crime beat writer in Florida after graduating from college. After becoming a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for covering the 1985 Delta Flight 191 plane crash, he was hired by the Los Angeles Times as a crime reporter. His first novel, The Black Echo, was published in 1992 as the beginning of the Harry Bosch series. His novels “Blood Work” and the “The Lincoln Lawyer” were made into films and he can be seen occasionally on the crime television drama “Castle.”