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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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Love the detail and step by step of these detective stories! Connelly is a master of realism, especially in dialogue.Published 6 months ago by David R. Foster
This being my first Michael Connelly novel I only knew him by reputation and didn't know what to expect of his writing. Read morePublished on July 16 2004 by Brkat
I picked up this book after reading an article about the author in the New York Times. I couldn't put the book down and finished it in two days. Read morePublished on May 13 2004
"City of Bones" was the first book I've read by this author. Connelly did create a great page burner. Read morePublished on May 3 2004 by Lee Armstrong
I've been reading the Bosch series from book #1 & on. Not one has disappointed me, including City of Bones. Read morePublished on April 23 2004 by Theresa W
In this book both stories are unsolved, Why did Julia kill herself? Harry is really sure who was the killer of the kid? Read morePublished on April 15 2004 by Jorge Frid
A young child's humerus is found by a dog on a hillside in Hollywood. A closer search reveals a more complete skeleton. Read morePublished on March 9 2004 by Larry
I agree that this book is a good story. It did keep me interested through the whole thing but it was a not so thrilling ride. Read morePublished on March 2 2004 by "xchrissy"