City of Bones (Harry Bosch Series #8)

City of Bones (Harry Bosch Series #8)

by Michael Connelly
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City of Bones (Harry Bosch Series #8) by Michael Connelly

When the bones of a 12-year-old boy are found scattered in the Hollywood Hills, Harry Bosch is drawn into a case that brings up the darkest memories from his own haunted past. The bones have been buried for years, but the cold case doesn't deter Bosch. Unearthing hidden stories, he finds the child's identity and reconstructs his fractured life, determined that he not be forgotten.At the same time, a new love affair with a female cop begins to blossom for Bosch-until a stunningly blown mission leaves Bosch in more trouble that ever before in his turbulent career. The investigation races to a shocking conclusion and leaves Bosch on the brink of an unimaginable decision-one that will leave readers hungrily awaiting Michael Connelly's next masterpiece.

Author Biography: Michael Connelly is the author of the bestsellers A Darkness More Than Night, Void Moon, Angels Flight, Blood Work, and The Poet. Connelly has won every major prize for crime fiction, including an Edgar Award, a Nero Wolfe prize, a Macavity Award, and an Anthony Award. He lives in Los Angeles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455519644
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 08/28/2012
Series: Harry Bosch Series , #8
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Michael Connelly is a former journalist and author of over twenty books, including the bestselling Harry Bosch series. His novels Blood Work and The Lincoln Lawyer have been made into major motion pictures. He has won numerous awards for his journalism, as well as an Edgar Award, a Nero Wolfe prize, a Macavity Award, an Anthony Award, and the 2009 Carvalho Prize for his books. Michael Connelly lives in Florida.


Sarasota, Florida

Date of Birth:

July 21, 1956

Place of Birth:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


B.A. in Journalism, University of Florida, 1980

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City of Bones (Harry Bosch Series #8) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 249 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read seven previous Harry Bosch books and this by far is the best one.. Very interesting and very well writtem..Connelly outdid himself on this one...
Bob-the-Kraut More than 1 year ago
Once again, Michael Connelly has written an excellent thriller that kept me glued to each page until I finished reading the book. Anyone who likes mystery and intregue will certainly enjoy this story. It is well worth the read and will most likely keep you reading other books in the Harry Bosch series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of the Harry Bosch series available so far, and have enjoyed each immensely. They are great police procedural books, have strong plots, and involved and interesting charecter development. I have eagerly finished each book, and have anticipated beginning the next--I will have to move onto the "Lincoln Lawyer" series, soon!
CorLaw3 More than 1 year ago
Michael Connelly's Detective Hieronymous "Harry" Bosch is back in the police procedural, City of Bones. Harry and partner Jerry Edgar are assigned the case of a missing child whose bones are found in the hills of Laurel Canyon. With the cases of child abuse and abduction today, this grisly and depressing storyline really punched me in the gut right from the start. I wanted this killer caught or worse more than Harry and Jerry did. As the case progresses, so does Harry's romantic involvement with Officer Julia Brasher. Because she's a fellow officer, she's supposed to be off-limits per LAPD regulations. Harry feels the heat on and off the case from his superiors to overly ambitious media personnel to his own desire wanting to solve this horrific crime. Connelly's always does a great job of depicting the inner workings of the LAPD chock-full of political correctness, rivals and friends, procedure and how the case works the psyche of Harry. In spite of all of this, as is the tone of a police procedure, the action is minimal and the solution to the crime didn't turn or twist as much as I thought it might. A key piece of interpreted evidence triggers the solution but it lacked that white-hot, 'I gotcha!' feeling. Police procedural mysteries are not thrillers or suspense stories and tend to reflect real life in a more subdued manner but after raising the hair on the back of my neck in the beginning just imagining what happened to this child, the ending to me didn't match that horrendous discovery to launch the case file. Then Harry at the conclusion left me scratching my head as much as the solution of closing the investigated and determined homicide. I wasn't quite fully satisfied with the resolution of neither the story nor a certain love interest in this one. But Michael's still the man and continues to be in demand.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am currently reading all of Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch series in order, and I LOVE them. I am a big mystery/detective story fan, and I have tried so many different series from different authors, but I finally found the one for me! What can I say? I often find myself not really liking the main characters in novels, but I truly like Harry; he is a good guy - not perfect, but he works hard, isn't a womanizer, and isn't overly macho. All of the stories are well-written, realistic, contain surprises and twists, and keep me hooked until the very end. My favorites have been The Black Echo (#1), The Concrete Blonde (#3), Trunk Music (#5), City of Bones (#8), The Narrows (#10), although again - I enjoyed all of them. If you like detective mystery novels, you won't be disappointed with Michael Connelly and Harry Bosch.
Saturner More than 1 year ago
This was the first book of Connelly's that I read. I am CSI student and I decided to read a mystery novel to relax and fell in love with the Harry Bosch series. Now I need to decide which one will be the next. Should I start from the beginning or for the new ones? All of them has an excellent reviews, hard to choose.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book because of the twist and turns that left you guessing where the story would end. Very enjoyable reading!
Sandyb50 More than 1 year ago
Harry Bosch's weakness and strength are the same: he cannot let go of the unsolved crimes in LA. As a homicide detective, the "bones" of an old case occasionally rise from the past to inhabity the present. Such is the case in City of Bones, a mystery which begins during the Rodney King / OJ Simpson riots and arises again 20 years later. But not only do the bones have more age on them, so does Harry, a man with a past that haunts him as much as his old cases do. Michael Connelly is excellent at creating a mood and sustaining it, playing it like the jazz notes that Harry Bosch so enjoys. His books are a compelling insight to the world of the Los Angeles PD and to the damaged souls who try to make the world right.
poppaDS More than 1 year ago
This story has to do with an old murder of a child where only bones are found where Harry Bosh is determined to track down the killer.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Quite good although not his best. But still a nice read.
1dachsmom More than 1 year ago
I have found an author to add to my collection of great mystery writers. I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was wonderful. Harry Bosch is one of my favorites.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read
DPAULFENTON More than 1 year ago
Connelly's Books are is believable and the stories are great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Harry Bosch is human enough to be a good surprising read every timje
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Connelly because I miss LA, and this is a very good mistery, with lots of turns and twists, with a Harry Bosch in great form. The usual undercurrent of sadness, in the ongoing personal life of the sleuth, which is very hopeless. The resolution of the mystery was not satisfying to me, and the more I think about it, the more I think that ....well, I cannot say without giving away the plot. I wish I could find the books in the right order.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What I couldn't grasp was how the autopsy report showed the injuries sustained to the body had occurred from abuse since early childhood yet the accused murderer supposedly acted on impulse and the act was not premeditated. That was the conflict of the evidence and did not make sense.
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Love the Bosch books
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