RARA-AVIS: Re:A longwinded question for Michael Connelly

From: michaelconnelly187 ( michaelconnelly187@yahoo.com)
Date: 25 Mar 2008

I really don't think I have any plans to bring Bosch to Florida or to come up with a new character that is located there. I didn't move there for the creative environment so I find myself always thinking in terms of Los Angeles as a setting. But having said that, I want to keep the series going for a while so I think I have maybe one of those fish out of water stories. And I don't think I would choose Florida to place it. I sort of planted a seed for this story when a few books back Harry's ex-wife and daughter moved to Hong Kong. I went there to research a possible book and I will go back again. Whether I end up writing it still remains to be seen. But the point is that if I do that one book where Harry finds himself out of town and in unfamiliar territory, I want it to feel alien to the reader, too, and Florida won't cut it.

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "blumenidiot" <blumenidiot@...> wrote:
> --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, JIM DOHERTY <jimdohertyjr@>
> wrote:
> >
> > Mark,
> >
> > Re your comments to Mr. Connelly (to whom a very
> > hearty welcome, BTW):
> >
> > "Unless you don't want to reveal your plans, would you
> > tell us if Bosch going to have a case that
> > necessitates his going to Florida or might you write
> > of a new protagonist who lives in that state?"
> >
> > Harry's already gone to Florida on a case. In the
> > fourth book in the series, THE LAST COYOTE, he's
> > suspended and undergoing therapy. As part of his
> > therapy, he decides to investigate the ultimate cold
> > case, the murder of his mother.
> >
> > In the course of investigating that case, he goes to
> > Florida to follow up a lead.
> >
> > The bulk of the story still takes place in California,
> > however. You may have in mind a book in which most of
> > the action is set in Florida.
> Jim,
> Bosch has been in Las Vegas a lot, and doesn't he spend some in
> Mexico in THE BLACK ICE? A couple of Connelly stand alones, if you
> can call any of his novels that, are set mainly in in other places. I
> was thinking of something like Crais' THE INDIGO SLAM which I think
> begins in LA only to have Elvis Cole get a case that sends him to
> Louisiana where the the bulk of the book is set.
> I'm not able to check because I sold the bulk of my books in
> Chicago. My Hammetts,Chandlers and MacDonalds were so old they
> probably would have fallen apart if I tried to reread them anyway.
> Mark__________________________________________________________________
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