Michael Connelly's appearance as featured speaker for the May 8 Friends of the Library evening sold out in three weeks before his appearance at the Huntington Library Theater, supporting his fame as the New York Times #1 position as top crime writer. Connelly is recognized as a master of crime novels. The evening was moderated by local author Chris Epting. Connnelly spoke about his latest thriller, The Wrong Side of Goodbye, featuring California's private investigator Harry Bosch. The Cleveland Plains Dealer, says, "Swift, unpredictable, and thrilling, The Wrong Side of Goodbye shows that Connelly continues to amaze with his consistent skill and sizzle."