Episode 4 - Michael Connelly & Morris Chestnut

Michael Connelly is the creator of the Bosch series, The Lincoln Lawyer and Bloodwork.

Mark Billingham and Michael Connelly

2 November 2016

Mark Billingham heads to a central London hotel to meet Harry Bosch, Mickey Haller and Terry McCaleb author Michael Connelly.

The two best-selling crime writers discuss Michael's 21st full-length Bosche book The Wrong Side of Goodbye US crime drama, Raymond Chandler, jazz versus country and Michael's TV and film adaptations Bosch, The Lincoln Lawyer and Bloodwork, which star Titus Welliver, Matthew McConaughey and Clint Eastwood respectively.

We also hear some excellent anecdotes from Michael about how a real-life policeman influenced Bosch's career and how he 'saw' his detective in DNA specialist Rockne Harmon during the OJ Simpson trial.

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Meanwhile, Paul Hirons talks to Rosewood's leading man Morris Chestnut, who reveals more about the pathology crime series, what it was like to work with co-star Jaina Lee Ortiz and what a location gives to a crime drama.

Guest Recommendations

In each episode we ask our guests for a recommendation for a good read and a good watch, and here Michael offered up Rise the Dark by his good friend Michael Koryta as his recommended read and despite being "late to the party", The Fall as his recommended watch.