- City of Bones (novel)
- This article is about the novel by Michael Connelly; for the novel by Cassandra Clare see City of Bones (Mortal Instruments) or for the novel by Martha Wells see City of Bones (Martha Wells novel).
City of Bones Author(s) Michael Connelly Country United States Language English Series Harry Bosch, #8 Genre(s) Crime novel Publication date April 16, 2002 Media type Print (Hardcover, Paperback) Pages 464 ISBN 0-316-15405-9 OCLC Number 66887944 Dewey Decimal 813/.54 21 LC Classification PS3553.O51165 C5 2002 Preceded by A Darkness More Than Night Followed by Lost Light
City of Bones is the twelfth novel by American crime author Michael Connelly, and the eighth featuring the Los Angeles detective Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch. It was named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times.
On New Year’s Day, a dog digs up a bone in Laurel Canyon outside of Los Angeles. The dog’s owner, a doctor, recognizes the bone as human and calls it in to the police. Hieronymus “Harry” Bosch takes on the case together with his colleague Jerry Edgar and after investigating the matter further, a shallow grave containing the bones of a child, is discovered. Bosch can’t let go of the case, a case that brings back memories from his own childhood, and starts an investigation. The only clue that he has to go on is the skateboard found during a search at a suspect's house. The body turns out to have been a 12-year old boy that has been buried 20 years earlier. To solve the murder, Bosch has to dig through records of cases involving disappearances and runaways dating far back in time. In order to try to solve the crime, Bosch has to chase down possible witnesses and suspects from near and far. After 20 years time, a lot of the details once remembered about the disappearance of the boy are blurred and leads Bosch fumbling in the dark. At the same time, a female rookie named Julia Brasher joins the department. Even though Bosch has been warned not to fall for a rookie, he does and this leads to further complications, both inside and outside of the investigation.
Novels by Michael Connelly Harry Bosch series
The Black Echo (1992) · The Black Ice (1993) · The Concrete Blonde (1994) · The Last Coyote (1995) · Trunk Music (1997) · Angels Flight (1999) · A Darkness More Than Night (2001) · City of Bones (2002) · Lost Light (2003) · The Narrows (2004) · The Closers (2005) · Echo Park (2006) · The Overlook (2007) · 9 Dragons (2009) · The Drop (2011)
Mickey Haller series
The Lincoln Lawyer (2005) · The Brass Verdict (2008) · The Reversal (2010) · The Fifth Witness (2011)
Jack McEvoy series
The Poet (1996) · The Scarecrow (2009)
Other novels Film adaptations
Blood Work (2002) · The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
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