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City of Bones Connelly, Michael 1 of 1

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0446611611
ISBN-13: 9780446611619
Sku: 31080818
Publish Date: 2/1/2003
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7H x 4L x 1T
Pages:  448
Age Range:  NA
Connelly's powerful New York Times bestseller finds Detective Harry Bosch intent on solving a 20-year-old murder case--with an explosive ending that will leave all Bosch fans shocked and breathless.

From The Publisher:
On New Year's Day, Detective Harry Bosch fields a call that a dog has found 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.

The investigation races to a shocking conclusion and leaves Bosch on the brink of an unimaginable decision one that will leave readers hungrily awaiting for the next Bosch novel.

About The Author:
After three years on the crime beat, Connelly began writing his first novel to feature LAPD Detective Hieronymus Bosch. The novel, The Black Echo, based in part on a true crime that had occurred in Los Angeles, was published in 1992, and later won the Edgar Award for best first novel by the Mystery Writers of America. Connelly followed up with three more Bosch books, The Black Ice, The Concrete Blonde, and The Last Coyote, before publishing The Poet, a thriller with a newspaper reporter as a protagonist, in 1996. In 1997, he went back to Bosch with Trunk Music, and in 1998 another non-series thriller, Blood Work, was published. Blood Work was inspired in part by a friend's receiving of a heart transplant and the attendant "survivor's guilt" the friend experienced, knowing that someone died in order that he have the chance to live. Connelly has been interested and fascinated by those same feelings as expressed by the survivors of the plane crash he wrote about years before. Angels Flight was released in 1999 and was another entry in the Harry Bosch series. Void Moon, was released in 2000, and introduced a new character, Cassie Black, a high-stakes Las Vegas thief. His 2001 release, A Darkness More Than Night, united Harry Bosch with Terry McCaleb from Blood Work, and was named one of the Best Books Of 2001 by the Los Angeles Times.

In a noir-ish contemporary Los Angeles, LAPD detective Harry Bosch searches for the murderer of a long-dead child whose bones have been found in Laurel Canyon. A New York Times Notable Book for 2002.
Author Bio
Michael Connelly
Michael Connelly's best-known novels feature Hieronymous "Harry" Bosch, an LAPD detective who is relentless in his efforts to solve cold cases. Connelly feels that crime fiction performs an important function. "The world has become more confusing. It has also become more dangerous," he has said. "These books tend to follow a standard in which justice prevails. This is reassuring. I think we all look at the world and see that bad people often get away. [But] that doesn't happen too often in fiction." Connelly, who was born in Philadelphia, decided to become a crime writer after reading the works of Raymond Chandler as a teen. He earned a degree in journalism, and after being short-listed for a Pulitzer, for a 1986 story about a plane crash that he had written for a Florida newspaper, he was offered a job at the Los Angeles Times, where he remained until the mid-1990s. His first Harry Bosch novel, THE BLACK ECHO (1992), garnered an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America, an organization that Connelly would later head. Since that first outing, Bosch has been the focus of several other books, most of them bestsellers. Connelly's other series protagonist is Mickey Haller, a Los Angeles defense attorney who works out of his car. The character was introduced in THE LINCOLN LAWYER (2005), which was made into a film starring Matthew McConaughey in 2011. That did not mark the first time Connelly's work had been adapted for the big screen, however; in 2002 BLOOD WORK, a 1998 non-series novel about an ex-FBI agent who receives a heart transplant, had been filmed by Clint Eastwood. Besides seeing his characters brought to life by Hollywood, Connelly has also had the distinction of portraying himself in an episode of the ABC-TV series CASTLE.


Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Enough to say this is strong Connelly: well-plotted, lean and spare and more than a little sad, without the forced endings and heavy-handed symbolism that mar some of his earlier books. The search for truth leading to unintended consequences is a cautionary theme that has worked since Sophocles, and it works here." 04/07/2002

Guardian (London)
"Slick plotting, far-from-gratuitous thrills, a breakneck pace and superb characterisation have always typified Michael Connelly's novels about the dark side of California. CITY OF BONES, which sees the return of Detective Harry Bosch, proves no exception." - Maxim Jakubowski 04/07/2002

Washington Post
"[T]he story unfolds relentlessly. Connelly's prose has become leaner over the years, and his understanding of how cops work and think remains unsurpassed." - Patrick Anderson 04/28/2002

Chicago Tribune Books
"CITY OF BONES is as bleak and angst-ridden as any of Bosch's outings, but it also sizzles with energy and a wealth of insider's details about police procedure and internal cop-shop politics." - Dick Adler 05/05/2002

Product Attributes

Product attributeBook Format:   Pocketbook
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0448
Product attributePublisher:   Warner Books
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