Michael Connelly

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Michael Connelly
Pracoval roky ako novinár a za svoje články o o ľuďoch, ktorí prežili letecké nešťastie dostal nomináciu na Pulitzerovu cenu. Narodil sa 21. júla 1956 v Philadelphii, USA.

Svoj prvý román sa rozhodol napísať začiatkom 90. rokov, pretože chcel literárne spracovať svoje žurnalistické skúsenosti, práve  vtedy stvoril detektíva Harryho Boscha (prvý román mu vyšiel v roku 1992 – Temná ozvena). Hlavným hrdinom jeho románov je svojrázny detektív s hlbokou neúctou k autoritám a sebazničujúcim zmyslom pre spravodlivosť.

Každá Connellyho kniha vedie v rebríčkoch čítanosti a je to túžobne očakávaná novinka. Dynamika a nečakané rozuzlenia v príbehoch priniesli tomuto autorovi nebývalú popularitu a uznanie čitateľov kriminálnych románov na celom svete.

Michael Connelly je držiteľom viacerých prestížnych literárnych ocenení (Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Nero, .38 Caliber /Francúzsko/ a Grand Prix /Francúzsko/. Žije na Floride s manželkou a dcérou.

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Nine Dragons


The shooting of a Chinese liquor store owner in LA brings Harry Bosch back to the Rodney King riots and the moment a stranger gave a young cop sanctuary. Now the debt must be repaid, and Harry soon discovers the old man`s death was no ordinary holdup. Homing in on clues disregarded by the cops on the scene, Harry builds a picture of corruption and intimidation, with the local Triads at the heart of it. But as he tries to build a case and breach the impenetrable wall of silence in the local community, he finds he is taking a dragon by the tail - a dragon whose talons reach well beyond LA, and even the States. Suddenly the most precious thing in Harry`s life is under threat, and he will need to leave the familiarity of his home turf, alone and without backup, if he is going to stop his worst nightmare from happening.
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The Lincoln Lawyer


They're called Lincoln Lawyers: the bottom of the legal food chain, the criminal defence attorneys who operate out of the back of a Lincoln Town Car, taking whatever cases the system throws in their path. When a Beverly Hills rich boy is arrested, Mickey Haller has his first high-paying client in years. The evidence mounts on the defence's side, and Haller might even be in the rare position of representing a client who is actually innocent. But when his case starts to fall apart, Haller quickly discovers that when you swim with the sharks, it's easy to wind up as prey.
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The Drop


When evidence links a brutal murder in 1989 to a convicted rapist named Clayton Pell, the case should be watertight. Pell's DNA was found on the victim - but he was only eight years old at the time. This is not the only mystery Harry Bosch has to solve. A man jumped - or was pushed - from a window. The victim's father is Councilman Irving, who's been intent on destroying Harry's career for years. Now Irving wants Harry to head up the investigation. Harry uncovers traces of two of the city's deepest secrets: a killer operating for as many as three decades without being detected, and a conspiracy that goes back into the dark history of the police department...
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The Lincoln Lawyer


THE LINCOLN LAWYER: Operating out of the back of a Lincoln car, and with two ex-wives and dozens of guilty clients, defence attorney Mickey Haller can't afford to miss a trick. When a Beverly Hills rich boy is arrested for brutally beating a woman, Haller has his first high-paying - and seemingly innocent - client in years. But then the case starts to fall apart, and the suspect isn't quite who he seems - and Haller quickly discovers that when you swim with the sharks, it's easy to wind up as prey. THE BRASS VERDICT: When another lawyer, Jerry Vincent, dies, Mickey Haller inherits all his clients - putting his stalled career back on track. The only problem is the detective handling the case - Harry Bosch - is convinced the killer must be one of Vincent's clients. Suddenly Mickey is faced with the biggest challenge of his career: how to successfully defend a client who might just be planning to murder him. THE REVERSAL: When Mickey Haller is invited to prosecute a case, he knows something strange is going on. To switch sides would be akin to asking a fox to guard the hen-house. But the high-profile case of Jason Jessup, a convicted child-killer who spent almost 25 years on death row before DNA evidence freed him, is an intriguing one. But as a new trial date is set, it starts to look like Mickey's been set up...
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Básnik smrti


Michael Connelly je majstrom v udržaní dynamiky príbehu a nečakaného rozuzlenia. Za svoju novinársku tvorbu bol navrhnutý na Pulitzerovu cenu a za knihu Básnik smrti dostal Anthonyho cenu za najlepší román v roku 1997. Novinár Jack McEvoy je špecialista na smrť. Na stránkach Rocky Mountain News píše o zločinoch. Je presvedčený o tom, že pri práci sa už stretol s každým druhom násilia. Jeho profesionálny prístup rozbije šokujúca samovražda brata, detektíva z oddelenia vrážd. Jack vie, že brat pracoval na prípade, ktorý sa mu nepodarilo vyriešiť. Usiluje sa upokojiť tým, že píše článok o samovraždách policajtov. Už prvé riadky ho však ponoria do prípadu, v ktorom sa čochvíľa sám stane terčom šialeného vraha.
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Blood Work


Blood Work' - that's what Terry McCaleb used to call his job at the FBI. Eight weeks ago he was a dead man, but now someone else's heart is keeping him alive. Then a newspaper report of his brush with death brings him an unwanted visitor. Graciela Rivers reveals to McCaleb that the anonymous donor of his heart was her murdered sister, and that the police investigation into the case is going nowhere. McCaleb feels he has no choice but to take on the investigation. Nothing about the seemingly random killing makes sense. McCaleb realises that someone is watching his every move - someone who has killed before and will kill again...
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The Closers


Harry is back, assigned to the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit with his former cop ally and partner, Kizmin Rider. These detectives are the Closers. They are thrown into a politically sensitive and dangerous case when a white supremacist is connected to the 1988 murder of a mixed race girl. The police department has changed, but one thing hasn't - Harry's nemesis, Irving. The former Deputy Chief has been pushed from power and given a virtually meaningless new role. Full of vengeance, Irving calls Harry a 'retread'. He watches from the sidelines like an injured bear, hoping Harry will make a mistake...
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The Fifth Witness


In tough times, crime is one of the few things that still pays, but even criminals are having to make cut-backs. So for defence lawyer Mickey Haller, most of his new business is not about keeping people out of jail; it's about keeping a roof over their heads as the foreclosure business is booming. Lisa Trammel has been a client of Mickey's for eight months, and so far he's stopped the bank from taking her house. But now the bank's CEO has been found beaten to death - and Lisa is about to be indicted for murder...
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The Narrows


Former FBI agent Rachel Walling is working a dead-end stint in South Dakota when she gets the call she's been dreading for four years. The Poet is back. And he has not forgotten Rachel. He has a special present for her. Harry Bosch is adjusting to life in Las Vegas as a private investigator and as a new father. He gets a call, too, from the widow of a friend who died recently. Previously in his FBI career, the friend worked on the famous case tracking the killer known as The Poet. This fact alone makes some of the elements of his death doubly suspicious. And Harry Bosch is heading straight into the path of the most ruthless and inventive murderer he has ever encountered...
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The Overlook


When a physicist is murdered in LA it seems the killer has no fear of publicity, leaving the body on The Mulholland overlook, a site with a stunning view over the city. And when it's discovered that the victim turned over a quantity of a lethal chemical to his killer before he died, Harry knows he has more than just a single death to worry about. Alongside the forces of Homeland Security, Harry realises he must solve the murder or face unimaginable consequences.
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The Scarecrow


Jack McEvoy is at the end of the line as a crime reporter. Forced to take a buy-out from the LOS ANGELES TIMES, he's got 30 days left on the job. His last assignment? Training his replacement, a low-cost reporter just out of J-school. But Jack has other plans for his exit. He is going to go out with a bang: a final story that will win the newspaper journalism's highest honour - a PULITZER PRIZE. Jack focuses on Alonzo Winslow, a 16-year-old drug dealer from the projects who has confessed to police that he brutally raped and strangled one of his crack clients. But as Jack delves into the story he soon realises that Alonzo's so-called confession is bogus. The investigation leads him to a killer known as The Scarecrow, who has worked completely below the police and FBI radar. Jack is soon off and running on the biggest story he's had since The Poet crossed his path twelve years before - but The Scarecrow knows he's coming...
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Two Kinds of Truth


Harry Bosch works cold cases as a volunteer for the San Fernando police department when he's called out to a local drug store where a young pharmacist has been murdered. Bosch and the town's three-person detective squad sift through the clues, which lead into the dangerous, big business world of prescription drug abuse.Meanwhile, an old case from Bosch's LAPD days comes back to haunt him when a long-imprisoned killer claims Harry framed him and that there's new evidence which proves it. Bosch left the LAPD on bad terms, so his former colleagues aren't keen to protect his reputation. He must fend for himself in clearing his name and keeping a clever killer in prison.The two unrelated cases wind across each other like strands of barbed wire, and Bosch learns that there are two kinds of truth: the kind that sets you free and the kind that leaves you buried in darkness.
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The Late Show


Detective Renée Ballard, once one of the department's young hotshots, now works 'The Late Show', the graveyard shift at the LAPD. It's a thankless job keeping strange hours, handing over her investigations as the sun rises, never getting closure. Some nights are worse than others. And tonight is the worst yet. Two cases: a brutal assault, and a multiple murder with no suspect.
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The Law of Innocence


"The law of innocence is unwritten. It will not be found in a leather-bound code book. It will never be argued in a courtroom. In nature, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. In the law of innocence, for every man not guilty of a crime there is a man out there who is. And to prove true innocence the guilty man must be found and exposed to the world."Heading home after winning his latest case, defense attorney Mickey Haller - The Lincoln Lawyer - is pulled over by the police. They open the trunk of his car to find the body of a former client.Haller knows the law inside out. He will be charged with murder. He will have to build his case from behind bars. And the trial will be the trial of his life.Because Mickey Haller will defend himself in court.With watertight evidence stacked against him, Haller will need every trick in the book to prove he was framed.But a not-guilty verdict isn't enough. In order to truly walk free, Haller knows he must find the real killer - that is the law of innocence...
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Angels Flight


A lawyer is found murdered on the eve of a landmark trial at the foot of Angels Flight in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. The superb sixth Harry Bosch novel from the award-winning No. 1 bestselling author. BOSCH TV STARTS FEBRUARY 2015.Harry Bosch finds himself yet again in charge of a case that no one else will touch. This time his job is to nail the killer of hot shot black lawyer Howard Elias. Elias has been found murdered on the eve of going to court on behalf of Michael Harris, a man the LAPD believes guilty of the rape and murder of a twelve-year-old girl. Elias had let it be known that the aim of his civil case was not only to reveal the real killer but to target and bring down the racist cops who beat up his client during a violent interrogation.Now it's all down to Bosch - and he's got to take a long, hard look at some of his colleagues in a police department that is rife with suspicion and hatred.
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