5 questions with Michael Connelly
Matthew McConaughey, left, played lawyer Mickey Haller in the film adaptation of Michael Connelly's
Michael Connelly's new novel features lawyer Mickey Haller of "Lincoln Lawyer" fame
Connelly is working with Amazon Studios on pilot featuring Det.
(CNN) -- Bestselling author Michael Connelly might be best known for his character Detective Harry Bosch.
But in 2005, Connelly
moved away from his
popular police procedurals to try his
hand at a legal thriller.
has not forgotten fan favorite Bosch, who makes a brief cameo in "The Gods of Guilt."
has co-written a pilot for Amazon Studios
for an hourlong show, "Bosch," which will air exclusively on Prime Instant Video in 2014.
Fun facts: Connelly
has appeared on several episodes of the ABC show "Castle" as himself.
is also a longtime fan of the New York Yankees and threw the first pitch at one of their games in August.
Five questions for Michael Connelly
: Tell me about the title of your new book.
Who are "The Gods of Guilt?"
: The easy explanation is the "Gods of Guilt" are the jury in the trial.
: I don't know if this is the lowest we've ever seen Mickey
, but in this book his
professional and personal choices have left him pretty much alone and away from the people he
longs for the most, most notably his
In this book, we never actually see her
up close and in person.
has to watch her
That relationship, which has certainly anchored him in other books, has been torn asunder by something he
actually did his
job correctly, and yet it had an effect where people later got hurt and that alienated his
ex-wife and his
daughter from him.
So this story is about him trying to redeem himself in their eyes.
As a criminal defense attorney, Mickey
does something for a living that his
daughter has decided is abhorrent, so it's a hard situation to be in.
That's where the "Gods of Guilt" come in. It's about Mickey
trying to convince a jury of his
innocence, that's the underpinnings of the story and that's before we even get to the legal case that he's
handling throughout this book.
: You're headed to Europe for a promotional tour.
Do you see any difference between your fans overseas and your American fans?
: I would say Harry Bosch translates around the world pretty easily.
: Harry was on the shelf for a long time, legally.
: Before we started filming "Bosch," I was working on a new Harry Bosch book.