Michael Connelly decided to become a writer after discovering the books of Raymond Chandler while attending the University of Florida. After three years working on the crime beat in L.A., Connelly began writing his first novel. The Black Echo, based in part on a true crime that had occurred in Los Angeles, was published in 1992. Since then he has published over 13 Harry Bosch novels, and an array of novels, including thrillers. The Lincoln Lawyer, Connelly's first-ever legal thriller and his 16th novel, was published in 2005, where we're introduced to Mickey Haller, an L.A. defence attorney. The Overlook, Michael's 18th novel, was originally serialized in the NY times before being published in 2007. Connelly's books have been translated in 35 languages and won a variety of awards and prizes. Michael lives with his family in Florida.