Bestselling novelist who created the popular characters of LAPD detective, Harry Bosch, and criminal defense lawyer, Mickey Haller. His numerous award-winning mystery novels include The Black Box and The Lincoln Lawyer.
His interest in crime and mystery novels developed when, at age sixteen, he witnessed a man throw a gun into the bushes near his house. After graduating from the University of Florida in 1980, he became a crime writer for the Daytona Beach News Journal.
He was the President of the Mystery Writers of America from 2003 to 2004.
He grew up in Pennsylvania and Florida. In April of 1984, he married Linda McCaleb.
American President Bill Clinton was photographed with Connelly's book The Concrete Blonde.