Wiretaps, witness interviews, court recordings and detective recollections piece together this true crime podcast hosted by best selling author Michael Connelly that explores real homicide cases not covered by mainstream media. Murder Book Podcast Season One is: The Tell-Tale Bullet. The podcast dives into a thirty-year-old Hollywood carjacking gone wrong that tests the limits of the American criminal justice system.

about the host


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

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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 Two Kinds of Truth, The Late Show (featuring his new character, LAPD Detective Renée Ballard), The Wrong Side of Goodbye, and The Crossing. His latest book is a Ballard and Bosch novel titled DARK SACRED NIGHT, which was released on October 30, 2018 and became another instant bestseller.

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 fifth season which will air in spring of 2019. 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.


about the music

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Our theme song “By the Grave” and other compositions are provided by the great jazz singer, saxophonist, and composer Grace Kelly.

Grace Kelly plays with the heart and passion of an old soul yet with the genre-bending zest and energy of a 26-year-old. The 2018 John Lennon Songwriting Contest Grand Prize winner (country genre) has appeared regularly in the house band for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert under Jon Batiste and was highlighted on screen as a jazz soloist in the Emmy-nominated Amazon series BOSCH (S2E2).

For further information about Grace Kelly, visit her website at www.gracekellymusic.com.


Thank you to our police consultants, Rick Jackson, Tim Marcia, and Mitzi Roberts.

Murder Book is produced and edited by Terrill Lee Lankford. Post production and editorial services provided by Authentic, and additional editing by Jason Kang.

Additional music provided by Pond5 and Premium Beat.