Join us for a video chat with bestselling novelist Michael Connelly on Monday at 10 a.m. It's the publication day of "The Black Box," his new Harry Bosch mystery.
It's been 20 years since Bosch first appeared, in "The Black Echo." The LAPD detective who doesn't do well with authority won him the Edgar Award for best first novel and has been a favorite with readers ever since. So have Connelly's books not in the Bosch series -- all told, his 25 novels have sold more than 45 million copies.
We'll ask Connelly about his new Harry Bosch novel and his life as a novelist. "The Black Box," which involves a cold case dating from the 1992 Los Angeles riots , is set in Los Angeles, like many of Connelly's books. Although he now lives in Florida, Connelly is a former Angeleno -- before becoming a bestselling author, he was a reporter at the L.A. Times.
"For a quiet, contemplative spot in the middle of the city, there's a bench in the back of the Bradbury Building lobby, next to a statue of Charlie Chaplin, that's perfect. The Bradbury is a fantastic building, a piece of art, and I love just sitting there," he told the paper in 2009.