21 JUL 1956
Michael Connelly born in the city of Philadelphia. Family move to Florida when he is 12. His mother introduces him to crime fiction.
Becomes a crime reporter at the LA
Times, moves to California with his wife. Lives in the building in the film of The Long Goodbye.
21 JAN 1992
Debut novel The
Black Echo, about LAPD detective and Vietnam vet Harry Bosch. It wins the Edgar award for best first novel.
9 AUG 2002
Release of Blood
Work, Clint Eastwood starring and directing. Connelly’s 1998 novel was inspired by a friend who had a heart transplant.
21 SEP 2009
Connelly makes the first of his guest appearances in Castle, as one of mystery writer Richard Castle’s fellow authors and poker buddies.
18 MAR 2011
Release of The Lincoln Lawyer, starring Matthew Mcconaughey. It is based on Connelly’s first legal thriller, published in 2005.
6 FEB 2014
The Amazon Bosch TV pilot starring Titus Welliver as Connelly’s detective debuts online. Show is later renewed for a second and third season.
18 OCT 2016
Publication of The Wrong Side Of
Goodbye, a Bosch novel also featuring Mickey Haller. The audiobook is narrated by Titus Welliver.