Revealing the noir side of Tampa

connelly-olney-kcrw.jpgAuthor Michael Connelly has become very well known for telling complex mystery stories set in the grittier corners of Los Angeles and, occassionally, in more distant locales. His books have visited Hong Kong and the California desert, among other places, but they always come back to LA. One of his more enduring characters, the LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch, lives in a canyon of the Hollywood Hills, as Connelly used to.

In reality, the author who got his education in LAPD procedures on the night cop beat for the LA Times Valley desk has lived in Florida for many years. He was there this week to talk with KCRW's Warren Olney about the stories that lurk in the underbelly of Tampa Bay. Audio at KCRW's Tumblr

KCRW photo: Connelly and Olney

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