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jrowen

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Today we were out driving along Woodrow Wilson drive, trying to see where Harry Bosch's house might be.  I seem to recall that in one of the novels, there was a street number given.  Is this a correct recollection or a figment of my imagination?  Yesterday, we went to Musso and Frank's.  It was great and I highly recommend it as a stop for anyone in who comes to LA to follow the series and places in it.

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Next to 7203 woodrow Wilson drive Page 194 the Reversal
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Harry Bosch's house, as shown at 21:30 on Blue Neon Night, is at:

7143 Woodrow Wilson Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90068

Here are some photos:
http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/7143-Woodrow-Wilson-Dr-Los-Angeles-CA-90068/20045835_zpid/

And the clip from Blue Neon Night:
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As stated by Michael Connolly who should know Harry's house does not exist. The site is a burnt out foundation of a former cantilever house seen by Michael in 1992.
It is still there. If it had a number it would be 7203! The house featured in Blue Neon Night is for sale $ 688,000 and no doubt doubles as Harry's house in the DVD but is not at the correct address.

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I read the series out of order, trying now to figure out if and how the house was rebuilt after the demolition in the Last Coyote. I had thought it was explained by profits from the film made about doll maker, but... I think that inLast Coyote, there was reference to that money being used to buy the house. so.... How was the rebuild explained?
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You have to read Trunk Music, the book after The Last Coyote, for the explanation. It says the house had been a ground-up rebuilding job after the earthquake. Harry had lived for more than a year in a residence hotel near the Hollywood station while it was under construction. 



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I am fascinated by the fact that BOTH of my favorite American sleuths--Harry Bosch and Robert Crais' Elvis Cole--live in cantilevered houses on Woodrow Wilson Drive in L.A. !  As nearly as I can tell, both characters appeared about the same time, though I think Elvis was first published in 1987, while
Harry appeared a couple of years later.    Do the writers know each other?  If so, was the location planned or purely coincidental?

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They do know each other but the location is coincidence.
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And their characters have appeared in each other's novel!
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I am so curious about Harry's house.    It is referenced many times in the early Harry's Bosch novels.  If I remember correctly his place is condemned for a bit.  Harry is hell bent on remodeling the place after the earthquake and his place has a tag on it.  He would go back and get stuff when he wasn't suppossed to.  That Harry!  lol..  
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The house in Season 2 with the beautiful 2-corner glass wall with the LA view is at:

1870 Blue Heights Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Birdseye view:

http://www.bing.com/mapspreview?v=2&cp=pphdgr541kjg&lvl=20.39&dir=356.43&sty=b&q=1870%20Blue%20Heights%20Dr%2C%20Los%20Angeles%20CA&form=LMLTCC

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I've known Harry Bosch long before the TV series, which I love, by the way. I think I first met Harry in another Connelly book.  Two things the Amazon Prime series got absolutely correct: Titus Welliver is the perfect Harry, and the house with the amazing glass window wall is Harry's house! The house on TV is just as I envisioned it the first time I read it. Can't wait for season 5.

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According to Dark Sacred Night Harry Bosch has moved to 8620 Woodrow Wilson. This is an address that does not exist Woodrow Wilson ends at 8099.
Changing Harry’s address when he has not moved house is a bit like saying Sherlock Holmes no longer lives at 221b Baker Street.
I cannot believe this was an error as Michael Connelly does not make mistakes like this. Did the neighbours at 7203 Woodrow Wilson Drive get fed up of visitors to Harry Bosch’s “house”
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To "Shy writer," Ms. Lott and Mr. Crompton: Thanks for replying to my post about where Harry Bosch's house is.  I appreciate Shy Writer and Ms. Lott providing the information to know which house they used for the TV series because that house feels exactly like the house feels in the books.  I appreciate Mr. Crompton's story about the change in the house number from 7203 Woodrow Wilson Drive to 8620 Woodrow Wilson Drive.  I agree that Mr. Connelly likely did this to protect the occupants of the real house!  I wonder how I missed the number of the real house on Woodrow Wilson Drive when I was re-reading the books to see if the house was there.  How does everyone like the latest season of Bosch?
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In Dark Sacred Night, he tells Ballard, "Eighty-six-twenty Woodrow Wilson in chapter five, page 51 of the hard-copy
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Linda: Thanks for the exact citation.  It looks like I am not the only one who likes to know where the real and made-up meet in crime fiction!
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I understand that Harry Bosch got the money to build his original house from a TV show. However, at the time the house was condemned and torn down it seemed like he had no money. That was in The Last Coyote. Now, in Trunk Music, the house has been rebuilt. Does anyone know where he got the money for that? It's possible I missed it. Thanks.
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It is mentioned in The Last Coyote that he was filling out FEMA forms.
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I remember now. That went right over my head at the time. Thanks.
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