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City of Bones by Michael Connelly

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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City of Bones by Michael Connelly (2002)

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I love Jace Wayland. Need I say more? ( )
  LaurenKathryn | Mar 31, 2014 |
Harry Bosch investigates the murder of a 12-year-old runaway ( )
  TonySandel2 | Mar 19, 2014 |
Gebundene Ausgabe: 17,99€
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Gut aussehend, düster und sexy, das ist Jace. Verwirrt, verletzlich und vollkommen ahnungslos, so fühlt sich Clary, als sie in Jaces Welt hineingezogen wird, denn Jace ist kein normaler Junge. Er ist ein Dämonenjäger. Und als Clary von dunklen Kreaturen angegriffen wird, muss Clary schleunigst ein paar Antworten finden sonst wird die Geschichte ein tödliches Ende nehmen!

Das Cover ist an und für sich nichts besonderes, aber es fasziniert mich.
Es zeigt New York, über der Skyline fliegen Vögel.
Dieses ist wiederrum von Säulen und zwei steinernen Vögeln (?) umgeben.

Erster Satz:
"Du willst mich wohl verarschen", sagte der Türsteher und verschränkte die Arme vor seiner breiten Brust.

Meine Meinung:
Von dem Buch hab ich schon viel gutes gehört&gelesen, aber ich konnte mich nicht wirklich dazu durchringen es zu lesen.
Und ich bereue eindeutig es nicht früher gelesen zu haben!
Die Story und die Charaktere sind super ausgearbeitet.
Clary gefiel mir auf Anhieb. Sie hat eine natürliche und liebenswürdige Art an sich.
Mit Jace ging es mir genauso. :D
Und ich muss ehrlich sagen, ich hab etwas gaaaaanz anderes erwartet!
Ich flog praktisch durch das Buch und konnte gar nicht mehr aufhören. Es bereitete einfach Spaß die Welt zusammen mit Clary zu entdecken.
Und das Ende ist einfach mega spannend!

Kann ich echt nur empfehlen!
Ich freu mich schon sehr auf den zweiten Band :) ( )
  hasenmaedchen | Mar 11, 2014 |
On New Year's Day, Detective Harry Bosch receives a phone call that a dog has found a bone - a bone that the dog's owner, a doctor, is convinced is human. During the subsequent investigation, that discovery leads Harry 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 the detective's deeply buried memories of his own childhood as an orphan in the city. Especially when the bones are identified to be those of a child - a twelve-year-old boy.

Harry can not let this case go. He's absolutely determined that the child will not be forgotten. Unearthing hidden stories, Harry eventually discovers the child's true identity and begins to slowly reconstruct the boy's fractured life.

At the same time, a burgeoning love affair with a female rookie cop begins to blossom for Harry - until a devastatingly botched mission leaves him in more trouble than ever before in his turbulent career. As the investigation races toward its unexpected conclusion, Harry is left on the brink of an unimaginable decision...

I thought that reading this book was quite intriguing. In my opinion, the writing was very clear and easy to follow. This actually was the first book by Michael Connelly that I've ever read, and the eighth book in this particular series.

Despite that, the mystery wasn't too difficult for me to understand. Although I will say that, at least for me, the ending was slightly anticlimactic - leaving me with a couple of unanswered questions. Overall though, City of Bones by Michael Connelly earned a definite A! and I look forward to reading more from this author in the future. ( )
  moonshineandrosefire | Dec 26, 2013 |
This is another excellent entry in the Hieronymous (Harry) Bosch detective series. Connelly’s books are consistently excellent. Bosch is a return — resurrection might be a better word — to the anti-authority, hard-boiled, chain-smoking (although he has quit in the most recent novels)
cop who sets his own standards of excellence and tries to live up to them, often crossing swords with his superiors in the process. Unlike many modern “heroes,” he doesn't suffer from constant angst. He does take crime as a personal
affront and seeks the truth no matter where it might lead.
Harry and his partner, Jerry Edgar, are trying to find an identity to match with a child’s skeleton that had been dug up in the Hollywood hills. The child has apparently been beaten and abandoned, symbolic of what has happened to
Harry’s city. Bosch feels alone in his battle to
find the killer, hindered by an overzealous media,
and a department that doesn’t have the same zeal for the case that Harry does. Longhidden secrets emerge in numerous subplots as Bosch begins to unearth the truth. As in many
of the other novels, the perpetrator and motive for the crime emerge slowly and often surprisingly. As Harry’s captain remarks, Harry seems to be the department's “shit magnet,” with all the difficult and dirty cases falling his way.Connelly skillfully sketches in minor characters
as he takes the reader to the book’s inexorable
conclusion. Long live Harry Bosch! ( )
  ecw0647 | Sep 30, 2013 |
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Michael Connellyprimary 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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The old lady had changed her mind about dying but by then it was too late.
"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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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0446699535, Paperback)

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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