City of Bones by Michael Connelly

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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.
 

About Michael Connelly

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Michael Connelly is the author of the recent #1 New York Times bestsellers The Drop, The Fifth Witness, The Reversal, The Scarecrow, The Brass Verdict, and The Lincoln Lawyer, as well as the bestselling Harry Bosch series of novels. He is a former newspaper reporter who has won numerous awards for his journalism and his novels. He spends his time in California and Florida.
 
Published April 16, 2002 by Little, Brown and Company. 448 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Crime. Fiction

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Connelly pits his latest series hero, FBI agent Terry McCaleb (Blood Work, 1998), against his veteran series op, LAPD detective Harry Bosch (Angels Flight, 1999, etc.), in this extraordinary excursion into good, evil, and the labyrinth of human motives.

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Connelly takes his customary edge off Harry Bosch’s latest case: the murder of a 12-year-old runaway that had never even been suspected until a playful dog turned up his bones in a shallow grave.

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When the bones of an abused 12-year-old boy who disappeared in 1980 turn up in the woods above Hollywood (near a street named Wonderland, where former governor Jerry Brown used to live), the case stirs up Bosch's memories of his own troubled childhood.

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Pajiba

The entire series follows him and his somber attempts at righting the wrongs against him against the backdrop of the riots and the earthquakes that have plagued the city over the past decades.

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After having to deal with retired FBI profiler Terry McCaleb in A DARKNESS MORE THAN NIGHT, LAPD Detective Harry Bosch is ready to ring in the New Year in this Edgar-nominated novel.

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CITY OF BONES is Michael Connelly's eighth book in his highly successful homicide detective Hieronymous "Harry" Bosch series.

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Subsequent books, The Black Ice, The Concrete Blonde, The Last Coyote, The Poet, Trunk Music, Blood Work, Angel's Flight, Void Moon, and A Darkness More Than Night continued Connelly's career as an author and have included Harry Bosch series novels as well as some stand-alone books.

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Gather Books

City of Bones is my first book that I have read by Michael Connelly and I have to say that I am hooked.

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After identifying the victim through his surfboard, Harry and Julia begin inquires with friends and family of the lad that take them to a series of individuals who make the "City of Angels" seem more like the "City of Lost Souls".

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Austin Chronicle

City of Bones is the eighth Harry Bosch novel since he first appeared in The Black Echo, Michael Connelly's smashing 1992 debut.

Jul 05 2002 | Read Full Review of City of Bones

Book Chase

... ... a sense of outrage about the murders he investigates for the city. ..... Book Review: Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbott - From ...

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http://www.januarymagazine.com

police detective Harry Bosch, protagonist of City of Bones, the eighth book in an outstanding series by Michael Connelly.

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