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Book Title: Kofferdood|
The author of the book: Michael Connelly
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 1.84 MB
Edition: De Boekerij
Date of issue: 1997
ISBN 13: 9789022534090
Read full description of the books Kofferdood:Deze misdaadroman speelt zich af in duister Los Angeles, het werkterrein van de illustere rechercheut Moordzaken Harry Bosch. De eerste zaak waar Bosch na zijn - onvrijwillige - verlof mee te maken krijgt, is meteen al heavyte noemen: een filmproducent uit Hollywood wordt vermoord en wel aangetroffen in de kofferbak van zijn Rolls Royce. Typisch een maff iagewoonte... Vreemd genoeg zijn de rechercheurs van de afdeling Georganiseerde misdaad nauwelijks in de zaak geïnteresseerd, maar Bosch laat zich niet uit het veld slaan. Het spoor leidt hem naar Las Vegas, waar Bosch zich niet alleen bijna verstrikt in een netwerk van corruptie, maar ook een oude vlam tegen het lijf loopt. Opeens wordt Harry Bosch van hogerhand van de zaak gehaald. Weten ze dan niet dat hij zich door niets en niemand de wet laat voorschrijven? Dat alleen een kogel hem kan stoppen? En zelfs dat laatste is niet eens zo zeker...
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Michael Connelly decided to become a writer after discovering the books of Raymond Chandler while attending the University of Florida. Once he decided on this direction he chose a major in journalism and a minor in creative writing — a curriculum in which one of his teachers was novelist Harry Crews.
After graduating in 1980, Connelly worked at newspapers in Daytona Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, primarily specializing in the crime beat. In Fort Lauderdale he wrote about police and crime during the height of the murder and violence wave that rolled over South Florida during the so-called cocaine wars. In 1986, he and two other reporters spent several months interviewing survivors of a major airline crash. They wrote a magazine story on the crash and the survivors which was later short-listed for the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. The magazine story also moved Connelly into the upper levels of journalism, landing him a job as a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times, one of the largest papers in the country, and bringing him to the city of which his literary hero, Chandler, had written.
After three years on the crime beat in L.A., Connelly began writing his first novel to feature LAPD Detective Hieronymus Bosch. The 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 26 more novels.
Fifty-eight million copies of Connelly’s books have sold worldwide and he has been translated into thirty-nine foreign languages. He has won the Edgar Award, Anthony Award, Macavity Award, Los Angeles Times Best Mystery/Thriller Award, Shamus Award, Dilys Award, Nero Award, Barry Award, Audie Award, Ridley Award, Maltese Falcon Award (Japan), .38 Caliber Award (France), Grand Prix Award (France), Premio Bancarella Award (Italy), and the Pepe Carvalho award (Spain) .
Michael was the President of the Mystery Writers of America organization in 2003 and 2004. In addition to his literary work, Michael is one of the producers and writers of the TV show, “Bosch,” which is streaming on Amazon Prime Instant Video. Watch in the USA: http://amzn.to/192NqZE. Watch in the UK: http://amzn.to/1BAHm3Z. Watch in Germany: http://amzn.to/1zQ8T1X. He was also one of the creators, writers, and consulting producers of Level 9, a TV show about a task force fighting cyber crime, that ran on UPN in the Fall of 2000. And he can sometimes be seen on the hit TV show Castle playing poker!
Michael lives with his family in Florida.
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