Book Reviews of City of Bones (Harry Bosch, Bk 8)

City of Bones (Harry Bosch, Bk 8)
City of Bones - Harry Bosch, Bk 8
Author: Michael Connelly
ISBN-13: 9780316154055
ISBN-10: 0316154059
Publication Date: 4/2002
Pages: 464
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 133 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown
Book Type: Hardcover
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Harry Bosch is a likable Homicide detective cop; this story is about finding the bones of a child buried in a shallow grave in the hills of L.A. Harry and his partner have to first identify the victim then find the murderer. This was my first Connelly book and I enjoyed it. I definitely will look for more from this author.
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I could not put this book down. Stayed up 'til midnight two nights in a row and had to finish it to find out "who done it". Excellent book by a great author.
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A good read, plain and simple.
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Good detective story based in Los Angeles. Keeps you interested.
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On New Years Day, a dog finds a bone in the Hollywood Hills-and unearth a murder committed more than 20 yrs earlier. This is a Harry Bosh thriller, the Detective must deal with memories from his past while he trys to solve this crime.
Michael Connelly is a great author and this is a great book to read.
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Yet another great book from one of the masters of mystery/crime fiction. This, the 8th entry in the venerable Harry Bosch series is a classic as always. A lost boy found in a hidden grave leads to a decades-old mystery. For the LAPD detective, this cold case stirs up memories of his own childhood as an orphan. The story is explosive and takes some hard turns that create an uproar that effects all of LA.
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I've accidentally started reading this author's Harry Bosch series in reverse order -- the first one I read was about Harry returning to the police force after retirement. This one ends with his retirement. I definitely want to read/hear the rest of them -- good plots, likeable characters, and decent mystery denouements. Very satisfying reads.
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This may well be my favorite in the Harry Bosch series, to date. Very well deserved 2003 Barry and Anthony Award wins. I've already picked up the next in the series to read. Can't recommend highly enough!
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I read this book in two days, couldn't put it down. An excellent read, reminds me of the TV show CSI.
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On a New Year's Day, Detective Harry Bosch fields a call that a dog 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 1970's,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, acop is shot, and suddenly Bosch's cold case has all of L.A. in an uproar....and Bosch's fighting to keep control in a lawless and brutal showdown.
Drawing on the "precision-tooled twists" and "wellspring of authentically lurid detail"( Los Angeles) that have made him one of the fastest-selling novelists at work today,Michael Connelly has written a riveting,hard-edged,and unforgettable thriller.
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very good harry bosch story.
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Haunting Connelly. Recommended.
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exciting story
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The Hollywood Hills, New Years Day, a twenty year old crime. A sceptical detective and a beautiful rookie cop. Very entertaining mix. Not the usual read. Some nice unexpected turns to keep you interested.
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Really good book, part of the Detective Harry Bosch Series
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"A lost boy found in a hidden grave. A decades old mystery. To unearth the truth, Harry Borch must revisit ancient sins"

Another great addition to the Borch series, keeps you guessing until the very end.
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A typical Connelly! Haunting, mysterious...I didn't get a lot of sleep while reading this one!
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Harry Bosh mystery. A dog finds a human bone in the Hollywood Hills unearthing a murder 20 years old. A cold case and the possibility of a new warm relationship for Harry.
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Good Read
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A very well written book with a surprise ending. Connelly at his best!
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This book was thrilling, intriguing and kept you guessing. Great Book!!!
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Best Connelly book I've read
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A Harry Bosch mystery. Intense and a good crime mystery.
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It's been a while but i remember this book as being a fast read and wonderfully written
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Who doesn't love Harry Bosch! A great read!
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On New Year's Day a dog finds a bone in the Hollywood Hills and unearths a murder committed over 20 years ago. It's a cold case but Det. Bosch can't let it go.Bosch is taken deeper into the past but a beautiful rookie cop brings him alive in the present.
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An abused child's body is found in a shallow grave. Bosch and company have their hands until they find the killer.
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This was one of tirst Michael Connelly books that I read and he sucked me right in. I am usually the type of person that needs to read the books of a series in order but I don't feel it is necessary with this author. Each of his books tell enough about him and even though the author layers his charachter with each book I don't feel like I am missing anything skipping around. Also I have become such an addict that I will read whatever comes first from PBS/ My favorite book though is still Black Hole where he goes into Harry Bosch's experiences as a tunnel rat in Vietnam....nuther book. Anyways. I am glad this author is so prolific as it will keep me happy for at least another year or so.
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this was a very good book on tape, i listened to it i my car. it was vey interesting and you stay with every word. its not a predictable novel at all suprises all the time its 9 hours of tape very god writing you canpicture every detail given ey well written, i will look for more michael connelly books .
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Very good story with good twists and turns.
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Good story - keeps you guessing right to the end. This is an unabridged copy.
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Good mystery. Keeps you awake while driving.
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As usual, Harry Bosch is a fascinating enigma; Michael Connelly is a master at the police procedural. It is New Years Day and a dog finds a bone in the Hollywood Hills. The dogs owner, a physician, knows the bone is human a 10 to 12 year-old boy.

Thus begins an intriguing case that makes lots of hard turns. The murder occurred 20 to 25 years before and the victim was brutalized on a regular basis.

The case is fascinating, Harrys love interest and their relationship is not. Julia, a boot, is a mature woman who went through the police academy months earlier.

As sharp as Harry is, he begins a relationship with her rather quickly even though it is against LAPDs policy for a supervisor and new recruit to be romantically involved. I just didnt feel that the relationship was real; the interactions seemed wooden.

One of the things that I like about Michael Connelly is that he isnt afraid to take chances with his main character, Harry. The case provides one surprise after another but the ending was a shocker.

Harry Bosch by Michael Connelly
1. The Black Echo (1992)
2. The Black Ice (1993)
3. The Concrete Blonde (1994)
4. The Last Coyote (1995)
5. Trunk Music (1996)
6. Angels Flight (1998)
7. A Darkness More than Night (2000)
8. City Of Bones (2002)
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Any Harry Bosch Book is worth reading. Love them all and have hooked my Hubby after his first Harry Bosch Book.
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Another fabulous book in this Harry Bosch series! Full of drama, excitement, twists & turns....excellent!
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enjoyed this book
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Another fine book by Connelley. Keeps you turning the pages with the usual starange ending. Cops get killed and finally Bosh gets an ending also. But it can't be terminal since there are more books in the series.
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My favorite of the Harry Bosch series so far, and I've loved all of them. Couldn't put it down, and hated for it to end. Harry is such a complicated man, who has demons of his own to deal with while trying to make a difference. Love him
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Another fabulous Harry Bosch book - Michael Connelly is one of my "must read" authors, I would recommend any of his books.
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Another great Harry Bosch story!
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Definitely a good mystery read, but this book is more about the chain reaction a 25 year old murder discovery creates among the people who intersect with the investigation. Very down to earth and (in most respects) believable.

FYI: Contains a story line about child abuse

3.5 stars out of 5
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Harry Bosch, my hero
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Again, a quick read, fast pace, good story and a great question comes up as well.
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Trying to solve a twenty year old murder is hard work. It's a cold case but for Detective Harry Bosch, it stirs up memories of his childhood as a orphan. He can't let it go. Michael Connelly is a very entertaining author.
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Very good book, highly recommend it!
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A very nice book that seems to follow actual homocide procedures in the Los Angeles area. I enjoyed this selection and recommend it to others.
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ONE OF CONNELLY'S BEST BOSCH BOOKS.A RIVETING, HARD EDGE THRILLER.
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excellent read right to the end.
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pretty good
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one of his best
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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.
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one of Connelly's best
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As a Michael Connelly fanatic, I can honestly say he is again at the top of his game. Loved the book.
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Looking forward to reading more from this author.
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Another great mystery by Connelly! After reading so many newer books, very interesting to "go back" to where Harry began. Underlying topic disturbing, but as always Harry tackles it with style, compassion but determination. He has become one of my all time favorite characters and Connelly never disappoints with him. Good mystery reading!
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I've read a few of M. Connelly's book and this one was one of his least well plotted. It ended with a fizz - dissapointing, especially since it was obvious that the direction of the police investigation should have taken place in the beginning in the book. Otherwise, the knowledge of police work shows through and Detection Bosch is a credible, sympathetic hero.
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I love this author. He always makes me read into the night. This one is sensational.
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On New Year's Day, a dog finds a bone in the Hollywood Hills - and unearths a murder committed more than twenty years earlier. It's a cold case, but for Detective Harry Bosch, it stirs up memories of his childhood as an orphan. He can't let it go. As the investigation takes Bosch deeper into the past, a beautiful rookie cop brings him alive in the present. No official warning can break them apart-or prepare Bosch for the explosions when the case takes a few hard turns. Suddenly all of L.A. is in an uproar, and Bosch, fighting to keep control, is driven to the brink of an unimaginable decision.
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A cold case and a new love for Harry Bosch.
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Great detective novel with characters from other books by this author
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Great book! This was the first time I have read this author and I really like his works. He is right up there with James Patterson and Patricia Cornwell type books.
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A dog finds a bone, brings it home, and so starts another Harry Bosch mystery. A great read.
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Good character development and very interesting story.
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great read. Love this author
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Maybe I just burned myself out on these books, but I was halfway through, still really not interested and didn't care what happened, so decided to repost. Just very slow and boring.
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Harry's past haunts him again as he searches for a child's killer.
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If you like mysteries you'll love this one.
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Good book. Not as good as the Closers.
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Haven't read yet but got 2 copies I really enjoy Connelly's work and have not been disappointed yet.
I listed this on Bookcrossing.com as well.
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Another GREAT Bosch book - with a surprise ending!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I liked this book! It was my first Micheal Connelly book!
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Loved it
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Excellent story! A real good detective story without alot of romance or violence!
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another harry bosche, lapd detective, story. this one has a big surprise ending and lots of twists in the plot as usual. a real page turner for the beach or plane this summer.
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This was another great Harry Bosch book. They just seem to get better.
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Just recently started this series and I'm hooked. As always the pace was brisk and well planned, the characters felt like old friends, and the ending makes me want to get into the next book as quickly as I can. Recommend this book and the whole series.
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I loved this book a lot. Have been reading the Harry Bosch series in order (this is #8) and this was in the top 3 of the series so far. Unexpected plot twists keep you guessing. A real page-turner.
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A good read.
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As always another great book about H. Bosch.
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Great read!
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The police are called when a dog brings home a human bone after wandering the Hollywood Hills. When the area is searched, a shallow grave containing more bones is found. Detective Harry Bosch investigates the nearly thirty year old murder of a teenage boy. He must discover the identity of the child, along with who killed him. There are only a few clues to the case, but Harry and his partner, Edgar, want to close the case on this one.

This is a solid mystery in the Harry Bosch series. There are a couple of different suspects. I wasn't sure who killed the boy, and was surprised when Harry uncovered the culprit. My rating: 4 Stars.
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Once again, Connelly weaves a police procedural with twists along the way. A bit hurried at the end but still believable.
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very good story.
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On New Year's Day, a dog finds a bone in the Hollywood Hills-and unearths a murder committed more than twenty years earlier. It's a cold case, but for Detective Harry Bosch, it stirs up memories of his childhood as an orphan. He can't let it go. As the investigation takes Bosch deeper into the past, a beautiful rookie cop brings him alive in the present. No official warning can break them apart-or prepare Bosch for the explosions when the case takes a few hard turns. Suddenly all of L.A. is in an uproar, and Bosch, fighting to keep control, is driven to the brink of an unimaginable decision.
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Harry Bosch Series Book #7

"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.
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on new uyears day,det. harry bosch fields a call that a dog has found a bone ,a bone that the dogs owner is certain is human.