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Nine Dragons 'makes Harry Bosch a fish out of water'

14th October 2009

Michael Connelly moved his Harry Bosch detective series to Hong Kong to take the lead character out of his comfort zone, the author has revealed.

Speaking to the Kansas City Star, the writer explained that he wanted to set his latest novel, Nine Dragons, in a location which is unfamiliar to his readers, so decided to move the action away from the Bosch series' usual setting of Los Angeles.

'I visited Hong Kong about six years ago and immediately felt that this would be the fish-out-of-water place for Harry,' Connelly said.

'It was vibrant, it was very visual, it was interesting and there's this sense that anything can happen there.'

However, he admitted that he did notice similarities between Hong Kong and Los Angeles, which made it easier to retain the traditional feel of a Harry Bosch novel.

Connelly also told the newspaper that he was inspired to read and eventually write crime fiction after witnessing a shooting and having to spend a night being interviewed by a detective.

Recently, the thriller genre suffered the loss of one of its icons when Stuart M Kaminsky, author of more than 70 novels such as Blood on the Sun, died at the age of 75 in Missouri.

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