City Of Bones

by Michael Connelly | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0446611611 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingAceofHeartswing of Mississauga, Ontario Canada on 8/17/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Thursday, August 17, 2006
From the Publisher
On New Year's Day, Detective Harry Bosch fields a call that a dog has found a bone -- a bone that the dog's owner, a doctor, feels certain is a human bone.

Bosch investigates, and that chance discovery leads him to a shallow grave in the Hollywood hills, evidence of a murder committed more than twenty years earlier. It's a cold case, but it stirs up Bosch's memories of his own childhood as an orphan in the city. He can't let it go. Digging through police reports and hospital records, tracking down street kids and runaways from the 1970s, Bosch finds a family ripped apart by an absence -- and a trail, ever more tenuous, into a violent, terrifying world.

As the case takes Bosch deeper into the past, a rookie cop named Julia Brasher brings him alive in the present in a way no one has in years. Bosch has been warned about the trouble that comes with dating a rookie, but no warning could withstand the heat between them -- or prepare Bosch for the explosions when the case takes a hard turn. A suspect bolts, a cop is shot, and suddenly Bosch's cold case has all of L.A. in an uproar -- and Bosch fighting to keep control in a lawless and brutal showdown.

Journal Entry 2 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, November 15, 2009
This is #8 in the Harry Bosch series and they just keep on getting better and better.

Harry is investigating a bone that a dog has found in the Hollywood Hills. It ends up being human from a cold case 20 years previously. The case becomes intense for Harry as his childhood keeps on being dredged up.

Harry in his typical persistent dogged manner starts digging through police records, hospital records and missing people reports. He just won't let it go. Bosch finds a family is disarray because of their missing child. Following a trail of meager proportions he continues, sometimes alone by choice, until all hell breaks loose and the police have a live case to solve.

Harry also gets involved with a rookie cop which although short has disastrous results.

Harry's character is the cop we all love to see. One who follows a case and solves it on crumbs of clues. Can't wait to read the next in the series.

Journal Entry 3 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Sunday, February 07, 2010
Reading now

Journal Entry 4 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Sunday, February 14, 2010
Detective Harry Bosch is called out to a wooded area when a local's dog finds a bone that looks like a children's bone. Bosch finds the shallow grave and it is determined that the bones are from a male child and have been in the ground for at least twenty years. Bosch and his partner Edgar next try to find the id of the kid. They also interview people from the neighbourhood and their suspicion falls on a man that was convicted of child abuse many years ago.

Despite having a partner to work with, Bosch tries to move the investigation forward by himself. As always, Bosch makes waves with his equals and superiors. Has he pushed them too far this time? Could they force him into retirement?

As always, the books in the Bosch series do not disappoint. The mystery flows along quite smoothly while you get a great idea of who Bosch is and another peek into his personal life. This time he falls for a rookie cop, which is against regulations. I liked the small details that showed Bosch's character, including how he would place his hand on the box that held the child's bone when he was in the car so that it wouldn't slide around. Another great Bosch mystery!

Journal Entry 5 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Thursday, February 25, 2010
This book is back with me

Journal Entry 6 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Monday, March 15, 2010
mailed today

Journal Entry 7 by iliotropio at Bruxelles / Brussel, Bruxelles / Brussel Belgium on Thursday, June 10, 2010
Oooopps! my apologies. I received City of Bones some weeks ago and thought I had already posted a JE. It´s a good thing I did a little research in Zoho...

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