Michael Connelly, a former police reporter for the Los Angeles Times, is the author of 20 acclaimed LAPD Detective Harry Bosch thrillers and several courtroom thrillers featuring 'The Lincoln Lawyer', defence attorney Mickey Haller, as well as stand-alone bestsellers such as The Poet. His first Bosch novel, The Black Echo, based in part on a true crime that had occurred in Los Angeles, was published in 1992 and won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel by the Mystery Writers of America. Connelly has followed that up with 27 more novels. His books have been translated into 39 languages and have won the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity, Shamus, Dilys, Nero, Barry, Audie, Ridley, Maltese Falcon (Japan), .38 Caliber (France), Grand Prix (France), and Premio Bancarella (Italy) awards. Michael lives with his family in Tampa, Florida.