Michael Connelly Biography
Michael Connelly is an American author, journalist and filmmaker who rose to fame for writing and publishing detective and other crime fiction novels. His most notable book is the one he features LAPD Detective Hieronymus Harry Bosch and defense attorney Mickey Haller. Michael has been one of the best selling authors to ever write close to thirty novels.
He is also one of the most successful writers working today with over 60 million copies of his books sold worldwide and translated into forty foreign languages. In 1992, Michael Connelly’s very first novel, The Black Echo, won the prestigious Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best First Novel.
Michael Connelly Age
Michael is 64 years old as of 2020, he was born on 21 July 1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 21 July every year and his birth sign is Cancer. Micahel will 65 years old on July 21, 2021.
Michael Connelly Height
Michael stands at a height of 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m). He even appears to be a man of average stature in his photos. However, details about his other body measurements are still under review.
Michael Connelly Weight
Connelly weighs 247 lb (112 kg). He has unique blue eyes and gray hair.
Michael Connelly Family
Michael was born to his father, W. Michael Connelly and mother, Mary Connelly. He is also known for keeping his personal information away from the public. As such, it is difficult to determine whether he has any siblings or not.
Michael Connelly Wife
Michael married his wife, Linda McCaleb in a private wedding ceremony that was held in 1984. The two met while they were still in college and dated for a really long time before finally exchanging their vows. Together they are blessed with one child. The family resides in Los Angeles, California.
Michael Connelly Net Worth
Connelly has an estimated Net Worth of around $250 million as of 2020. This includes his Assets, Money and Income. His primary source of income is his career as an Author, Writer and Film Maker. Through his various sources of income, Michael has been able to accumulate a good fortune but prefers leading a modest lifestyle.
Michael Connelly Latest Book 2019
The Night Fire is Connelly’s latest 2019 book which sees Harry Bosch and LAPD Detective Renée Ballard come together again on yet another murder case. This happens after the death of the man who trained Bosch to be a homicide detective who is also his mentor, John Jack Thompson.
Twenty years ago when Thompson left the LAPD, he carried with him a book about the unsolved killing of a troubled young man in an alley used for drug deals. Now, his widow hands Bosch the murder book after her husband’s funeral. In a bid to find out why the case had maintained Thompson’s interest for so long, Bosch enlists the help of Renée Ballard.
Michael Connelly Dark Sacred Night
Connelly is the author of the complex police procedural novel, Dark Sacred Night. IThe novel follows LAPD Detective Renée Ballard who teams up with Harry Bosch in the new thriller.
In the early hours of the morning, Renée Ballard is working the night beat again, returns to Hollywood Station only to find a stranger rifling through old file cabinets. The intruder is Harry Bosch, a retired detective working a cold case that has gotten under his skin. After kicking Bosch out, Ballard checks into the case herself and it brings a deep tug of empathy and anger.
Bosch is investigating the death of fifteen-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway on the streets of Hollywood who was brutally murdered and her body left in a dumpster like so much trash. In the end, Bosch and Ballard join forces to investigate what happened to Daisy and finally bring her killer to justice.
Michael Connelly The Crossing
The Crossing is Connelly’s police investigative book. It is about a retired LAPD detective, Harry Bosch, who helps his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller unravel a murder case.
Mickey is sure that the murder rap against his client is a setup even though it appears ironclad. Bosch takes the case against all his instincts and dentists the secret help of Lucia Soto, his former LAPD partner. However, his investigations lead him to the inside of the police department and as Bosch gets closer to discovering the truth, he makes himself a target.
Michael Connelly The Night Fire
The Night Fire is Connelly’s book that follows Harry Bosch as a rookie homicide detective. John Jack Thompson is his mentor who teaches him to take the work personally and he should Light the fire of relentlessness for every case that he is assigned to.
Michael Connelly Overlook
The Overlook is one of Connely’s Novels that was published in 2017. The book is still the eighteenth novel that follows Harry Bosch as the lead character. It first appeared in serialized form in The New York Times magazine in Connelly’s sixteen installments.
Michael Connelly The Late Show
The Late Show is one of Connelly’s book that was published in 2017. The book follows a master class of LAPD internal politics and culture and myriad of the best old-fashioned detective work and one of the highest state of the art forensic science. It also features a protagonist who is smart, reflective and relentless.
Michael Connelly Measurements and Facts
Here are some interesting facts and body measurements you should know about Michael.
Michael Connelly Wiki
- Full Names: Michael Joseph Connelly
- Popular As: Michael
- Gender: male
- Occupation / Profession: author, journalist and filmmaker
- Nationality: American
- Race / Ethnicity: white
- Religion: Not Known
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
Michael Connelly Birthday
- Age / How Old?: 64 years old
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- Date of Birth: 21 July 1956
- Place of Birth: Philadephia, Pennsylvania
- Birthday: 21 July
Michael Connelly Body Measurements
- Body Measurements: Not Available
- Height / How Tall?: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
- Weight: 247 lb (112 kg)
- Eye Color: blue
- Hair Color: Gray
- Shoe Size: Not Available
Michael Connelly Family and Relationship
- Father (Dad): W. Michael Connelly
- Mother: Mary Connelly
- Siblings (Brothers and Sisters): Not Known
- Marital Status: Married
- Wife/Spouse: Married to Linda McCaleb
- Dating / Girlfriend: Not Applicable
- Children: one child
Michael Connelly Net Worth and Salary
- Net Worth: around $250 million
- Salary: Under Review
- Source of Income: author, Journalist and Filmmaker
Michael Connelly Movies
- Blood Work (2002)
- The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
- Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story (2014)
Michael Connelly Career
Connely landed a crime beat writer job at the Beach New Journal after graduating from the University of Florida. There he worked for almost two years. From there, he worked at the Fort Lauderdale News and Sun-Sentinel in 1981. There he was able to cover crime beat stories during the South Florida cocaine wars.
In 1996, Connely and two other reporters spent at least seven to eight months interviewing survivors of the 1985 Delta Flight 191 plane crash. The story received a Pulitzer Prize Award for its unique approach. The huge success of the story landed him a job as a crime reporter at the Los Angeles Times. He even moved to California in 1987 with his wife after they met in college and dated for a very long time before exchanging their vows in 1984.
His move to California would make him see the High Tower Apartments where Raymond Chandler’s character Philip Matlow had lived in 1942. Connelly used the character for his 1973 film titled The Long Goodbye (1973). He even got the manager of the building to promise a spot in the apartment if it becomes available.
Ten years later, the manager tracked him down and Connelly decided to rent the apartment. Michael was able to author his first book titled The Black Echo (1992) after he managed tosat in Los Angeles for three good years. The book was published in 992 by Little Brown. It then won the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar award for the best first novel. From there, he went on to write three more novels about Detectives and police investigations.
Michael Connelly Harry Bosch Series
- The Black Echo (1992)
- The Black Ice (1993)
- The Concrete Blonde (1994)
- The Last Coyote (1995)
- Trunk Music (1997)
- Angels Flight (1999)
Michael Connelly 2000s
- A Darkness More Than Night (2001)
- City Of Bones (2002)
- Lost Light (2003)
- The Narrows (2004) (sequel to The Poet)
- The Closers (2005)
- Echo Park (2006)
- The Overlook (2007)
- Nine Dragons (2009) (also featuring Mickey Haller
- The Drop (2011)
- The Black Box (2012)
- The Burning Room (2014)
- The Crossing (2015) (also featuring Mickey Haller)
- The Wrong Side Of Goodbye (2016) (also featuring Mickey Haller)
- Two Kinds Of Truth (2017) (also featuring Mickey Haller)
Michael Connelly New Book
- Dark Sacred Night (2018) (also featuring Renée Ballard)
- New Book 2019
- The Night Fire (Coming October 2019) (also featuring Renée Ballard)
Frequently Asked Questions About Michael Connelly
Who is Michael Connelly?
Michael is an accomplished American author who rose to fame for writing and publishing detective and other crime fiction novels. His most notable book is the one he features LAPD Detective Hieronymus Harry Bosch and defense attorney Mickey Haller. Michael has been one of the best selling authors to ever write close to thirty novels.
How old is Michael Connelly?
Michael is an American national born on 21 July 1956, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
How Tall is Michael Connelly?
Michael stands at a height of 6 feet 4 inches.
Is Michael Connelly Married?
Yes, Michael is married to Linda McCaleb and together they are blessed with one child.
How much is Michael Connelly Worth?
Connelly has an approximate net worth of around $250 million. This amount has been accrued from his career as an author of detective novels.
Where does Connelly Live?
He is a resident of Los Angeles, California, we shall upload pictures of his house as soon as we have them from a credible source.
Is Connelly dead or alive?
Michael is still alive and in good health. There have been no reports of him being sick or having any health-related issues.
Where is Connelly Now?
Michael is still pursuing his career as an author.
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