Jeff Pierce's new blog The Rap Sheet points to this short essay by crime fiction master Michael Connelly about the moment in his life that led him to the police beat and, later, to his crime fiction writing career.
Connelly is a terrific storyteller. He writes with enormous integrity and respect for the reader. If you haven't read any of his Harry Bosch series set in LA, this essay is a good taste of his spare, no-nonsense style.
NOTE: Blogger appears to be publishing blog entries as duplicates today. My apologies. - MT