Michael Connelly, in Conversation

I just couldn’t resist saying Michael Connelly was recently at The Poisoned Pen to talk about the “Hot” Book of the Week, The Night Fire. It really is the current Hot Book of the Week. You can order copies of Connelly’s books, including this latest Renee Ballard and Harry Bosch novel, through the Web Store. https://bit.ly/2RtzGgK

Here’s the summary of The Night Fire.

Harry Bosch and LAPD Detective Renée Ballard come together again on the murder case that obsessed Bosch’s mentor, the man who trained him—new from #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly
Back when Harry Bosch was just a rookie homicide detective, he had an inspiring mentor who taught him to take the work personally and light the fire of relentlessness for every case. Now that mentor, John Jack Thompson, is dead, and his widow gives Bosch a murder book, one that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD twenty years before — the unsolved killing of a troubled young man.

Bosch takes the murder book to Detective Renée Ballard and asks her to help him discover what about this crime lit Thompson’s fire all those years ago. As she begins her inqueries — while still working her own cases on the midnight shift — Ballad finds aspects of the initial investigation that just don’t add up.

The bond between Bosch and Ballard tightens as they become a formidable investigation team. And they soon arrive at a disturbing question: Did Thompson steal the murder book to work the case in retirement, or to make sure it never got solved?
Written with the intense pacing and masterful suspense that have made Michael Connelly “the hard-boiled fiction master of our time” (NPR), The Night Fire continues the unofficial partnership of two fierce detectives determined not to let the fire with burn out.


Barbara Peters and Patrick Millikin had a short conversation with Michael Connelly. He was on a very tight schedule for this tour. But, it’s fascinating to listen to them talk about Connelly’s first book tour. You might want to watch the video.