Connelly, Michael Easter Egg - Character Names

It's probably typical of a lot of authors but best-selling mystery writer Michael Connelly ("The Poet," "Blood Work") frequently names minor characters after people he knows, particularly former colleagues at the Los Angeles Times. Anyone familiar with the staff of the newspaper's San Fernando Valley office in Chatsworth should recognize many names throughout Connelly's novels. One book (can't remember which) makes reference to an old L.A. Times photo by Boris Lugavere, a reference to Boris Yaro and Joel Lugavere, two longtime photographers at the paper.

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Connelly also uses the names of fans in some of his books. On his website he runs competitions for fans to win a spot in a book. A minor character is then given the same name as the reader. I think there are examples on the site, michaelconnelly.com
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