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Michael Connelly is the author of twenty-nine previous novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers The Wrong Side of Goodbye and The Crossing. His books, which include the Harry Bosch and Lincoln Lawyer series, have sold more than sixty million copies worldwide. Connelly is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels and is the executive producer of Bosch, starring Titus Welliver. He spends his time in California and Florida.

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"More perhaps than any of Connelly's much-honored other titles, this one reveals why his procedurals are the most soulful in the business: because he finds the soul in the smallest details, faithfully executed."--Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) "Welcome Renee Ballard to the City of Angels' crime fighting pantheon. . . Connelly excels at writing principled outsiders, and Renee Ballard hews to this archetype."--Paula L. Woods, Los Angeles Times "A masterpiece."--Steve Forbes, FORBES "Any new book by Michael Connelly is a cause for celebration."--Jackie Cooper, Huffington Post "Ballard is a force that with just one novel will easily be as beloved. There's no doubt Connelly is a master of crime fiction, and The Late Show cements that reputation."--Jeff Ayers, Associated Press "It's a sharp move that allows him to shift his perspective in fresh and meaningful ways. Writing about the instantly appealing police Detective Renee Ballard also recharges Connelly, who has never been in better form."--Lloyd Sachs, Chicago Tribune "Few writers can capture the gritty streets of L.A.-and the inner workings of the LAPD-like Connelly."--Entertainment Weekly "Det. Renee Ballard is a formidable character, an insightful and tenacious investigator with an unusual background and a sturdy personality to carry a series... Connelly has achieved success as one of the top mystery writers by continuing to keep his storytelling fresh. In The Late Show, he delivers an exciting police procedural with a unique character."--Oline Cogdill, South Florida Sun-Sentinel "The most intriguing mystery in The Late Show, though, is Ballard herself. Connelly is too skillful to hand us her resume in one document dump; instead, he fills out her portrait with a subtle hand over the course of the novel, a little background here, a glimpse of her temperament there, the revelation of her unusual living conditions sketched in between."--Colette Bancroft, Tampa Bay Times PRAISE FOR THE LATE SHOW"The Late Show introduces a terrific female character: Detective Renee Ballard. . . The pacing of Ballard's debut story is breathless. . . Ballard is complicated and driven enough to sustain the series Connelly doubtless has in mind for her." --Janet Maslin, The New York Times PRAISE FOR MICHAEL CONNELLY: "Michael Connelly is an undisputed master."--Chuck Leddy

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