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City of Bones (original 2002; edition 2002)

by Michael Connelly

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Title:City of Bones
Authors:Michael Connelly
Info:Little, Brown (2002), Edition: 1st ed, Hardcover, 464 pages
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20 year old murder — many twist + turns. L.A. scene. C of B. the grid they lay at when discover the area.

When the bones of a twelve-year-old boy are found scattered in the Hollywood Hills, Harry Bosch is drawn into a case that brings up the darkest memories from his own haunted past. The bones have been buried for years, but the cold case doesn't deter Bosch. Unearthing hidden stories, he finds the child's identity and reconstructs his fractured life, determined that he not be forgotten.
  christinejoseph | Jul 21, 2016 |
An enjoyable police-procedural thriller. ( )
  kale.dyer | Jun 24, 2016 |
excellent read, couldn't put it down, start to finish ( )
  petrichor8 | Jun 6, 2016 |
Na brdu je pronadjena grupa kostiju stara 25 godina koja pripada djecaku od 12 godina, ko je kriv za ovaj zlocin...detektiv Bos ce privesti krivca pravdi.
Nekad je osvjezenje procitati dobar krimic,cisto da te malo baci u neke nove citalacke vode... ( )
  ceca78 | Apr 10, 2016 |
Oh I like his writing but i think he goofed in the plot and i was stubborn because i thought i had it figured out. So i might be a tad bias.

Minor complaint. Bones left where a dog finds them many years later than the murder
where coyotes frequent doesn't make sense to me. I bit of a slip. Otherwise a good book. Hope I am not too harsh. ( )
  Bruce_Deming | Feb 5, 2016 |
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Connelly, Michaelprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Castagnone, Maria GiuliaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jansen in de Wal, MartinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Larsson, EvaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lorentzen, Peter A.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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This is for John Houghton, for his help, the friendship and the stories
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The old lady had changed her mind about dying but by then it was too late.
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"You know," Bosch whispered, "I'm starting to think it comes as a relief when you tell it's just the cops after that knock. At least then they know it's not an earthquake."
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Since his first appearance in 1992's Edgar-winning The Black Echo, Detective Hieronymous "Harry" Bosch has joined Dennis Lehane's Patrick and Angie, George Pelecanos's Derek Strange, and Greg Rucka's Atticus Kodiak in the pantheon of new-school hard-boiled detectives. Rather than giving Bosch a clever gimmick (like Jeffery Deaver's Lincoln Rhyme, who is a quadriplegic), Michael Connelly embraces the noir archetype: Bosch, an L.A. homicide detective, is a chain-smoking loner who refuses to play by his superiors' rules. Although he has quit smoking, Harry's still the same tightlipped outsider, taking each crime as a personal affront as he tries to cleanse his beloved city of the darkness he sees engulfing it.

In City of Bones, Connelly's eighth Bosch title, Bosch and his well-dressed partner, Jerry Edgar, are working to identify a child's skeleton, buried for 20 years in the forest off Hollywood's Wonderland Drive, and to bring the killer to belated justice. For Bosch this is more than just another homicide, as the mystery child, beaten and abandoned, comes to represent much of what he sees as evil in his city. Add in a tragic love affair with a fellow cop, complications from overzealous media, and the growing feeling that he's fighting a losing battle about which no one cares, and the usually stoic Bosch is pushed to his limits. This isn't the strongest plot Connelly has concocted for Bosch, but it leads to an ending the whole series has been building toward. The conclusion may not shock longtime fans, but it will leave them wondering where the series will go from here. --Benjamin Reese

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Harry Bosch, Los Angeles police detective, is haunted by a twenty-year-old murder case about the bones of an eleven-year-old child which were found scattered in the Hollywood hills.

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