Murder Book Investigative

Hosted By: Michael Connelly

Murder Book is a true crime podcast hosted by acclaimed author Michael Connelly. Known for his gripping crime novels and expertise in the genre, Connelly brings his vast knowledge and storytelling prowess to the podcasting realm. Murder Book takes listeners on a chilling journey through some of the most intriguing and puzzling murder cases, providing an insider’s perspective and shedding light on the darkest corners of the criminal justice system.

Murder Book Podcast Host:

Michael Connelly is the bestselling author of thirty-five novels and one work of nonfiction. With over eighty million copies of his books sold worldwide and translated into forty foreign languages, he is one of the most successful writers working today.

A former newspaper reporter who worked the crime beat at the Los Angeles Times and the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, Connelly has won numerous awards for his journalism and his fiction. His very first novel, The Black Echo, won the prestigious Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best First Novel in 1992. In 2002, Clint Eastwood directed and starred in the movie adaptation of Connelly’s 1998 novel, Blood Work. In March 2011, the movie adaptation of his #1 bestselling novel, The Lincoln Lawyer, hit theaters worldwide starring Matthew McConaughey as Mickey Haller.

His recent #1 New York Times bestsellers include The Night Fire, Dark Sacred Night, Two Kinds of Truth, The Late Show, The Wrong Side of Goodbye, and The Crossing.

Michael is the executive producer of BOSCH, an Amazon Studios original drama series. The show is based on his bestselling character Harry Bosch, starring Titus Welliver. The show is currently in production on its seventh season. He is also the executive producer of the documentary films, SOUND OF REDEMPTION: The Frank Morgan Story and TALES OF THE AMERICAN. He spends his time in California and Florida.

Praise from Listeners*:

  • Narration: Michael Connelly’s background as a renowned crime novelist adds an extra layer of authenticity to the podcast and allows listeners to feel as though they are actively involved in solving the mysteries.
  • Experience: As a seasoned storyteller and crime writer, Connelly provides insightful analysis and commentary throughout the podcast. He goes beyond the surface-level details of each murder case, offering his perspective on the motives, evidence, and potential culprits. This encourages listeners to think critically about the cases.
  • Case Selection: Murder Book sheds light on overlooked cases, the podcast not only entertains but also raises awareness about the enduring impact of crime on individuals and communities.

Criticisms from Listeners*:

  • Limited Engagement with Guests: Although Michael Connelly’s expertise and analysis are appreciated, a few listeners have expressed a desire for more diverse perspectives with experts, law enforcement professionals, or individuals closely connected to the cases to provide additional insights and differing viewpoints.
  • Audio Quality and Production: While the production quality of Murder Book is generally praised, some listeners have occasionally commented on minor audio inconsistencies, such as uneven sound levels or occasional background noise.
  • Lack of Updates: Given that Murder Book focuses on real murder cases, some listeners have expressed a desire for periodic updates or follow-ups on the cases covered in previous episodes.

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