City of Bones
When the bones of a twelve-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...more
Julia is a hard character to get a grip on...even Harry has some trouble figuring her motivations. Here's what I came down to as I was reading. The only thing that could have happened, given what Harry saw and describes, is that Julia shot herself. I think two things were operating there. First, I think she really did have a thing about Harry's scar. To her, the idea of the scar indicated that he had been doing something that mattered enough to shoot him for it. He was making a difference, so he got shot. She tells us herself, and I think her actions show it, too, that she is driven to make a difference. Second, I think she was trying to be like Harry in another way. I think she shot herself as a reason to shoot Stokes. She was pretty sure she could do it and get away with it if she'd been shot first. Shooting and killing a criminal that had already shot her would make her a hero to many, and at least bring her notoriety with all. She would stop being just another boot, and start being a cop to be reckoned with.
I certainly don't think that she intended to die. But I do think she shot herself. So...sort of a bizarre case of suicide by cop.(less) (hide spoiler)]
An autopsy reveals that the boy had been murdered, but there are precious few clues apart from ...more
Bosch is still teamed up with J. Edgar in this one (book Edgar still sucks) and they get called in when a bone is found up in the hills. When it becomes clear they are looking at human remains, Bosch is thrown into a high profile case that the LAPD just wants c ...more
Connelly continues to build a strong emotional foundation for his best character, Harry Bosch, and examines the continuall ...more
Harry Bosch and partner Jerry Edgar respond to a call about a bone found by a doctor's dog. He's certain it's human and he turns out to be right, prompting the start of what ends up being a very cold case.
I loved the forensics aspect of the story, along with the procedurals. Nobody does it better than Harry and I enjoy his investigative style. There are other personal situations that impact the investigation and Harry's career that I found troubling. ...more
Once again Connelly has written a truly gripping and engrossing tale with so many strands running off it across ...more
Through the twists and turns tha ...more
Because TV manages to change up even the best of storylines, there were a few surprises. Most notable the ending.
I didn’t see that coming but no doubt Bosch will find new ways to annoy the LAPD leadership.
This storyline is one that was featured in the show (it's all out of order, don't worry about crossover ruination - even having seen it, I wasn't spoiled on the story) and it reads, thankfully, just as easy ...more
Dr. Paul Guyot MD, called to report his dog found “an arm bone of a kid” on a steep hill behind his home. His dog helps Bosch find more bones scattered under dirt, including a child’s hand. This is near a Hollywood street named Wonderland.
After seeing a TV news report, Shelia Delacroix called to say 20+ years ago, she lived near Wonderland & her brother, Arthur(12) had disappeared after being hospita ...more
Connelly’s 12th book and the 8th outing with Bosch - “City of Bones” - was published back in 2002 before cell-phones and social media played a key role in police work. Detective Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch is a Vietnam war veteran and a twenty-year police officer serving in the Los Angeles, California police department. Harry was previously a star in the Robbery/Homicide division, working out of the LA city headquarters ...more
The ending genuinely surprised me. I'm very very curious how he picks up this thread in the ninth book. I don't want to give anything away or I'd say more.
I really wish I had the ninth book in my hands right now because I would pic ...more
The title has another, more metaphorical, meaning, as well. It refers to the ...more
Another solid entry into the Harry Bosch world only let down by a weak ending. Initially the murder case Harry has to work didn’t pull me in, the discovery of the bones of a child which had been buried in the hills some 30 years before by a dog just didn’t incite excitement for me. When will I learn never to doubt Michael Connelly!
With the case been effectively a cold case you always wonder how police look into these and a way in which they will dig up leads for a murder from 30 years ago. ...more
City of Bones is another excellent in ...more
City of Bones is an amazing Bosch novel. I knew the ending - sort of - since I have seen season 1 of the TV series but this book still held my attention right till the end. An intriguing mystery, murky organizational politics, tons of red herrings - all of them come together to make this one of the best detective fiction stories ever.
This series really needs to be read as part of the chronology of Connelly's published works, not just in the series order. Instead of put ...more
This is a solid mystery in the Harry Bosch series. There ...more
As always an enjoyable read.
2017: The Amazon series "Bosch" has this book as the first season's story. The series is exactly how I pictured Harry Bosch. Excellent! ...more
Michael Connelly is a well know and very popular author in the mystery/detective and police procedural genres. E ...more
I was looking forward to seeing Harry tackle a cold case, figuring we’d get some interesting twists along the way. Sadly, I was disappointed by the plot, which often gets oversh ...more
|Who would you cast to play Harry Bosch?||12||113||Sep 30, 2019 07:22AM|
|Crime, Mysteries ...: City of Bones (Harry Bosch #8) - April 2019||15||34||Apr 29, 2019 02:36AM|
|Goodreads Librari...: Please add details||3||11||Oct 03, 2018 09:57AM|
|Goodreads Librari...: page number||6||23||Sep 05, 2018 04:06AM|
|Play Book Tag: City of Bones by Michael Connelly - 3***||1||12||Jun 05, 2018 09:13AM|
|2-3-4 Challenge B...: Question G||16||12||Jan 23, 2017 10:32AM|
Michael Connelly decided to become a writer after discovering the books of Raymond Chandler while attending the University of Florida. Once he decided on this direction he chose a major in journalism and a minor in creative writing — a curriculum in which one of his teache ...more