Who Wrote the Lincoln Lawyer? Bestselling author Michael Connelly specializes in detective novels, but with The Lincoln Lawyer series, he dips his toes into the world of legal thrillers. In The Lincoln Lawyer books, Connelly introduces us to the enigmatic and cynical criminal defense attorney Michael Haller (but you can call him Mickey).
He’s been nicknamed the Lincoln Lawyer due to his penchant for dealing out of the back of his Lincoln Town Car.
Who Wrote The Lincoln Lawyer?
These books exist in the same world as Connelly’s popular Harry Bosch series. Not only that, but Bosch happens to be Mickey’s half-brother and makes appearances in the Mickey Haller books (and vice versa).
About The Author
Michael Connelly is the bestselling author of more than thirty novels and one work of nonfiction. With over eighty-five million copies of his books sold worldwide and translated into forty-five foreign languages, he is one of the most successful writers working today. 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 theatres worldwide, starring Matthew McConaughey as Mickey Haller.
His most recent New York Times bestsellers include Desert Star (2022), The Dark Hours (2021), The Law of Innocence (2020), Fair Warning (2020), and The Night Fire (2019). Michael is the executive producer of Bosch and Bosch: Legacy, Amazon Studios’ original drama series based on his bestselling character Harry Bosch, starring Titus Welliver and streaming on Amazon Prime and Amazon Freebee.
He is the executive producer of The Lincoln Lawyer, streaming on Netflix and starring Manuel Garcia-Rulfo. 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.
Michael Connelly’s Biography
Michael Connelly was born in Philadelphia, Pa on July 21, 1956. He moved to Florida with his family when he was 12 years old. Michael decided to become a writer after discovering the books of Raymond Chandler while attending the University of Florida. Once he decided on this direction, he chose a major in journalism and a minor in creative writing—a curriculum in which one of his teachers was novelist Harry Crews.
After graduating in 1980, Connelly worked at newspapers in Daytona Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, primarily specializing in the crime beat. In Fort Lauderdale, he wrote about police and crime during the height of the murder and violence wave that rolled over South Florida during the so-called cocaine wars. In 1986, he and two reporters spent several months interviewing survivors of a major airline crash.
They wrote a magazine story on the crash and the survivors, which was later shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing. The magazine story also moved Connelly into the upper levels of journalism, landing him a job as a crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times, one of the largest papers in the country, and bringing him to the city of which his literary hero, Chandler, had written.
About the Lincoln Lawyer
New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly delivers his first legal thriller—an incendiary tale about a cynical defense attorney whose one remaining spark of integrity may cost him his life.
Mickey Haller has spent all his professional life afraid that he wouldn’t recognize innocence if it stood right in front of him. But what he should have been on the lookout for was evil. Haller is a Lincoln Lawyer, a criminal defense pro who operates out of the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car to defend clients at the bottom of the legal food chain. It’s no wonder that he is despised by cops, prosecutors, and even some of his clients.
From bikers to con artists to drunk drivers and drug dealers, they’re all on Mickey Haller’s client list. But when a Beverly Hills rich boy is arrested for brutally beating a woman, Haller has his first high-paying client in years. It’s a franchise case, and he’s sure it will be a slam dunk in the courtroom. For once, he may be defending an innocent client.
But an investigator is murdered for getting too close to the truth, and Haller quickly discovers that his search for innocence has taken him face-to-face with a kind of evil as pure as a flame. To escape without being burned, Haller must use all of his skills to manipulate a system in which he no longer believes.
The Lincoln Lawyer was released as a feature film in March 2011. The movie stars Matthew McConaughey as Mickey Haller, Marisa Tomei as Maggie McPherson, and Ryan Phillippe as Louis Roulet.
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Why Was It Called Lincoln Lawyer?
The Lincoln Lawyer is called that because the main character, Mickey Haller, is a criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln Town Car. He is a streetwise lawyer who has a knack for getting his clients off, even when the evidence is stacked against them.