Michael-ConnellyMichael Connelly (famed detective writer and former LA Times reporter) rented and wrote out of – for a short time – the same apartment that the grandfather of the modern detective story – Raymond Chandler – wrote out of in the 1930’s. Having moved from Florida to LA in 1987, Connelly went to the High Tower Apartments to see where the famed 1930’s writer had once written his most famous character stories. The cigarette marks were still on the walls, Connelly noticed. Before leaving Connelly had the manager swear that he would call him if the apartment ever became available, which it did ten years later, at which time Connelly rented it and wrote out of it for several years before finally moving on to more comfortable writing locations – an office with air conditioning.

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