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: 9780446611619
ISBN-10: 0446611611
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 332 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
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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Helpful Score: 1
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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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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Good detective story based in Los Angeles. Keeps you interested.
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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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A typical Connelly! Haunting, mysterious...I didn't get a lot of sleep while reading this one!
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Best Connelly book I've read
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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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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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"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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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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Good Read
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Harry Bosch, my hero
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A very well written book with a surprise ending. Connelly at his best!
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I love this author. He always makes me read into the night. This one is sensational.
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Again, a quick read, fast pace, good story and a great question comes up as well.
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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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Really good book, part of the Detective Harry Bosch Series
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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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Another fabulous book in this Harry Bosch series! Full of drama, excitement, twists & turns....excellent!
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This book was thrilling, intriguing and kept you guessing. Great Book!!!
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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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Very good book, highly recommend it!
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Loved it
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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 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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Great detective novel with characters from other books by this author
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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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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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A dog finds a bone, brings it home, and so starts another Harry Bosch mystery. A great read.
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Excellent story! A real good detective story without alot of romance or violence!
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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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I liked this book! It was my first Micheal Connelly book!
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Good character development and very interesting story.
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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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Good book. Not as good as the Closers.
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If you like mysteries you'll love this one.
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Harry's past haunts him again as he searches for a child's killer.
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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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great read. Love this author
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Another great Harry Bosch story!
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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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This was another great Harry Bosch book. They just seem to get better.
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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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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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very good story.
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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.