Everybody counts, or nobody counts.
Happy birthday, Michael Connelly! The award-winning novelist created this personal credo for his best-known fictional character, LAPD detective Harry Bosch. While in college, Connelly decided to study journalism after discovering Raymond Chandler’s detective stories. Working the crime beat in Florida and Los Angeles provided rich fodder for his later books—more than two dozen to date, with 60 million copies sold worldwide.