Michael Connelly
Michael Connelly
Celebrated Name: Michael Connelly
Real Name/Full Name: Michael Joseph Connelly
Gender: Male
Age: 67 years old
Birth Date: July 21, 1956
Birth Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Nationality: American
Height: 1.70 m
Weight: 75 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Linda McCaleb (m. 1984)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (Callie)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Michel Connelly Gay?: No
Profession: Novelist
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $10 Million
Last Updated: April 2024

Michael Connelly is a novelist of detective novels and crime fiction. The majority of his books feature LAPD Detective Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch and criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller. Michael is the best selling author of 31 novels, and over 60 million copies of his works have been sold worldwide. His works have also been translated into 40 different languages. Some of his books have also been adapted into films. He also served as the President of the Mystery Writers of America for a year.

Maybe you know about Michael Connelly very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Michael Connelly’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Michael Connelly was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 21, 1956, to parents W. Michael Connelly and Mary Connelly. He was the second oldest child. His family moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, when Michael was 12 years old. He completed his schooling from St. Thomas Aquinas High School.

His interest in crime and mystery escalated when he was 16 years old. This happened when one day, on his way home from his work, he witnessed a man throw an object into a hedge. He went there to investigate and found a gun wrapped in a lumberjack shirt. He informed the police, but the man was already gone. He completed graduation from the University of Florida, majored in journalism and creative writing.

Personal Life

During the early years of his career, in 1987, he moved to California with his wife, Linda McCaleb. They got married in 1984. She is a literary manager. They met each other while they were in college. They have one child, a daughter named Callie. The family is currently living in Florida.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on July 21, 1956, Michael Connelly is 67 years old as of today’s date 15th April 2024. His height is 1.7 m tall, and his weight is 75 kg.


After he completed his degree in Journalism, he joined a newspaper company in Florida. He mainly wrote about crime. Along with this, he was involved in interviewing air crash victims. His article earned him a nomination for the Pulitzer Award. He was also offered a higher post in the Los Angeles Times as a crime reporter.

After working for three years at the Los Angeles Times, he wrote his first novel, The Black Echo. It was based on a true story and was published in 1992. This novel also featured LAPD detective Harry Bosch for the first time. This character has featured several times as a central character in subsequent books.

Some of his other books are Chasing the Dime, The Concrete Blond, Void Moon, The Black Eye, The Closers, etc. In 2003, he became the President of Mystery Writers of America. He maintained that post for a year, leaving the job in 2004.

Many of his novels, such as Blood Work and The Lincoln Lawyer has been adapted into movies. Some of his most recent books that were published are The Crossing and The Wrong Side of Goodbye. These novels were published in 2015 and 2016, respectively.

Awards & Achievements

Michael Connelly has won most of the major awards that are presented to mystery writers such as the Edgar Award, Anthony Award, Macavity Award, Shamus Award, Dilys Award, and many numerous awards. His novel The Black Echo won the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award in 1992. In 2012 his book, The Black Box, won the most lucrative award, RBA Prize for Crime Writing. This award is worth €125,000.

Net Worth & Salary of Michael Connelly in 2024

Michael Connelly Net Worth
Michael Connelly Net Worth

Michael Connelly has earned a massive amount of wealth from his writing career. He is very respected among crime writers. He has also won nearly all significant awards over the course of his career. From the total sales of his novels, he has accumulated an estimated net worth of $10 Million as of April 2024.

Michael Connelly has become one of the best crime novelists of this generation. His novels have become bestsellers, and he is still writing to this day. Michael has won all major awards in his career and is living a successful life. He lives with his wife and daughter in Florida. We hope he manages to stay healthy and continues writing.


  1. I’ve read may of M. Connelly’s books. Just finished his latest, “The Dark Hours”, which was hard to put down. Love mysteries and Michael Connelly and Lee Child are two of my favorites. Sorry Lee Child is no longer writing! Sharon Snow, Madison, Tennessee


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