LAPD Detective III’s Harry Bosch and Steve Hodel: Some Synchronicities, or “How I Learned To Do the Boschanova”

May 1, 2020
Los Angeles, California
Happy May Day!

LAPD Detective III’s Harry Bosch and Steve Hodel: Some Synchronicities,
or “How I Learned To Do the Boschanova”

I had some fun making this one.
This is a fifteen-minute video comparing the life of Michael Connelly’s fictional Detective III Harry Bosch with my own real-life story. Since neither Harry nor I believe in “coincidences” I’ve called these “synchronicities.”  Enjoy!

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  1. Jess Waid on May 1, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    Excellent commentary, Steve. Amazing similarities (synchronicities.
    I, too, read Michael Connelly, having just finished my 25th: The Night Fire.

    • Steve Hodel on May 1, 2020 at 12:54 pm

      Jess W.
      Thanks Jess. Yes, love his writing and I just finished watching Episode 6 Bosch miniseries. I think Titus Welliver has done an amazing job of capturing Connelly’s Harry Bosch. Really enjoy the shows too.

  2. Steve Hodel on May 1, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    Below comment received from one of my old partner’s Lt. Max Hurlbut, from Hollywood. Thanks Max. Good to hear from you.

    STEVE—-I agree with JESS WAID. (You, JESS, & I were partners in Hollywood Patrol out of the old Hollywood Station in the early-to-mid 1960s). YOU, my friend, clearly solved the “Black Dahlia” case.
    At considerable personal expense—-One does not lightly accuse his father of being a serial killer. You’ll recall from our conversations over two decades past that I was fond of saying, “You, STEVE, are HARRY! MICHAEL CONNELLY must have used you as his inspiration……”

    Lieutenant’s Badge No. 1
    [14-year detective & proud holder of the Detective Gold Card].



  3. teresa martinez on June 11, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    And God Bless you Steve Hodel and thanks for sharing your family including Fauna et al! Stay well

    • Steve Hodel on June 11, 2020 at 8:27 pm

      Teresa M: Thanks for the kind words, Teresa. Best to you and yours.

  4. Marina Borawick on June 28, 2021 at 3:08 am

    Life affirming synchronicities. Carl Jung wrote about those!

    Interesting recap! BTW, I bing read the Bosch books starting over 20 years ago. I recall the Poet being particularly creepy. We invited MC to Beyond Baroque, too, but maybe he was too shy. I had lunch before the pandemic with one of his agents.

    Saving the TV series for a binge. Glad you like it.

    • Steve Hodel on June 28, 2021 at 3:18 am

      Marina B:
      Yes, The Poet was very George Hodelish for sure. I got hooked and read them all too.
      Definitely Jung at heart. Steve

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