• I've never really found inspiration for story ideas in the news, but I'd say it certainly affects our lives in so many ways. I would say that certainly the stories of the day appear in the work - I just have never gone so far as to say, well, this particular event could influence a plot of an entire book.

    "Michael Connelly on the Book He Had To Stop Writing". Interview with Nathan Rostron, February 4, 2013.