City of Bones

City of Bones

A Novel

Book - 2002
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Confronted by his own tragic past when the bones of a twelve-year-old boy are found in the Hollywood Hills, Harry Bosch attempts to unearth the boy's identity, which leads to startling discoveries and the possible destruction of his career.

Blackwell North Amer
On New Year's Day, Detective Harry Bosch fields a call that a dog has found a bone - a bone that the dog's owner, a doctor, feels certain is a human bone.
Bosch investigates, and that chance discovery leads him to a shallow grave in the Hollywood hills, evidence of a murder committed more than twenty years earlier. It's a cold case, but it stirs up Bosch's memories of his own childhood as an orphan in the city. He can't let it go. Digging through police reports and hospital records, tracking down street kids and runaways from the 1970s, Bosch finds a family ripped apart by an absence - and a trail, ever more tenuous, into a violent, terrifying world.
As the case takes Bosch deeper into the past, a rookie cop named Julia Brasher brings him alive in the present in a way no one has in years. Bosch has been warned about the trouble that comes with dating a rookie, but no warning could withstand the heat between them - or prepare Bosch for the explosions when the case takes a hard turn. A suspect bolts, a cop is shot, and suddenly Bosch's cold case has all of L.A. in an uproar - and Bosch fighting to keep control in a lawless and brutal showdown.

& Taylor

Confronted by his own tragic past when the bones of a twelve-year-old boy are found in the Hollywood Hills, Harry Bosch embarks on an investigation to unearth the boy's identity, which leads to startling discoveries, a romance with a female cop, and the possible destruction of his career. 100,000 first printing.

Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, 2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316154055
Branch Call Number: M CONNELLY
Characteristics: 393 p


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Nov 08, 2018

Harry Bosch

May 02, 2017

Another good entry in the Harry Bosch series as he searches for answers in a cold case of a missing child whose bones turn up on a California hillside. The mysteries in the Bosch books are rarely as twisty as some of the other books I tend to read, but I just find that Harry himself is a good enough draw to keep me coming back.

Oct 15, 2016

I have read several of Connelly's "Bosch" books, which have all been very good, but this one is the best so far. Highly recommended.

Jun 26, 2016

great book

May 14, 2015

This is the first Michael Connelly book I have read. It is an engaging easy read, interesting characters and story line.

Aug 14, 2012

A melancholy non-dramatic police story that focused more on police procedures and politics that finally drove a veteran cop to retirement.

kmcicco2000 Feb 23, 2012

This is the review for the previous Michael Connelly book - "A Darkness More than Night" - not a review for "City of Bones"


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siammarino Jul 09, 2015

Detective Bosch is called to investigate a case where a dog finds a human bone that belongs to a child killed many years ago. Really like the detective's unflagging drive to solve this difficult case. There's a little romance too, but it ends in tragedy. A page-turner.


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May 04, 2018

Where are you, tough guy?


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