#BookmarkThis: Chat with author Michael Connelly, 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT

Jocelyn McClurg
Author Michael Connelly will do a Facebook Live chat on July 18.

You’ll want to #BookmarkThis.

On July 18, join USA TODAY for a Facebook live chat with author Michael Connelly about his new crime novel, The Late Show (Little, Brown).

#BookmarkThis is a series of live video chats with best-selling authors, and fans can submit questions. (Details below.)

From Bosch to Ballard ...

It’s a great chance to touch base with Connelly, best known for his books starring Harry Bosch, a tough former LAPD detective who’s now out on his own as a private investigator. Connelly also is executive producer of Bosch, the Amazon Prime series starring Titus Welliver.

In The Late Show (on sale July 18), Connelly introduces a new lead character, Renée Ballard, a smart, feisty LAPD detective who’s been banished to the night shift after accusing a supervisor of sexual harassment.

'The Late Show' by Michael Connelly

Ballard puts herself at risk by going rogue and investigating two cases during the day, one a multiple-victim shooting at a nightclub, the other the severe beating of a transvestite prostitute.

Crime reporter to novelist

Connelly, a former crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times, had a No. 1 USA TODAY best seller last year with The Wrong Side of Goodbye, a Bosch novel. In 2011, his 2005 best seller The Lincoln Lawyer was made into a movie starring Matthew McConaughey as attorney Mickey Haller.

The Late Show is Connelly’s 30th novel.

The details:

• When: Tuesday, July 18, at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT
• Where: www.facebook.com/USATODAYLife
RSVP and mark yourself as 'going.'
• Submit your questions here: http://bit.ly/2tRDvkQ

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