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The Resource City of bones : a novel [large print]/, by Michael Connelly

City of bones : a novel [large print]/, by Michael Connelly

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City of bones : a novel [large print]/
Title
City of bones
Title remainder
a novel [large print]/
Statement of responsibility
by Michael Connelly
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Anthony Award for Best Novel, 2003.
  • New York Times Notable Mysteries, 2002
Review
  • /*Starred Review*/ “Child cases haunted you. They hollowed you out and scarred you. There was no bulletproof vest thick enough to stop you from being pierced.” LAPD detective Harry Bosch gets pierced in the worst way this time. After a doctor out walking his dog in Laurel Canyon finds a human bone, forensic anthropologists unearth the rest of the skeleton and piece together part of the story: a 12-year-old boy was murdered around 1980 after being viciously abused for most of his brief life. Bosch picks up the trail, identifying the boy but encountering both investigatory and bureaucratic roadblocks as he attempts to close in on a suspect. Meanwhile, Bosch strikes up a romance with a rookie cop--against department regulations--and quickly finds himself in the midst of a personal and professional crisis. It doesn’t help that, as he learns more about the dead boy, he keeps hearing echoes from his own troubled past. After spinning his wheels just a bit in his last two novels, Connelly regains his stride here. Like Ian Rankin’s John Rebus, Bosch never stops feeling the bruises he has acquired through multiple encounters with evil. His view of the world darkens with each case, and he feels more and more powerless: “True evil could never be taken out of the world. At best he was wading into the dark waters of the abyss with two leaking buckets in his hands.” Harry wanders deeper into that abyss this time than ever before, and it drives him to a shocking decision that will leave series fans reeling. Hard-boiled cop fiction at its most gripping. (Reviewed March 1, 2002) -- Bill Ott
  • /* Starred Review */ Harry Bosch is at the top of his form—which is great news for Connelly fans who might have been wondering how much life the dour, haunted LAPD veteran had left in him. His latest adventure is as dark and angst-ridden as any of Bosch's past outings, but it also crackles with energy—especially in the details of police procedure and internal politics that animate virtually every page. What other crime writer could make such dramatic use of the fact that the front door of a house trailer swings out rather than in, creating problems for a two-man team of detectives? Who else would create to such credible narrative effect an egotistic celebrity coroner who jeopardizes an investigation because she lets a TV camera crew from Court TV follow her around, or an overage female rookie cop so in love with danger that she commits an unthinkable act? When the bones of an abused 12-year-old boy who disappeared in 1980 turn up in the woods above Hollywood (near a street named Wonderland, where former governor Jerry Brown used to live), the case stirs up Bosch's memories of his own troubled childhood. Also, as his captain so aptly points out, Harry is the LAPD's prime "shit magnet," an investigator who attracts muck and trouble wherever he goes. So it's no great surprise when the investigation takes a couple of nasty turns, right up through the last chapter. Connelly is such a careful, quiet writer that he can slow down the story to sketch in some relatively minor characters—a retired doctor, a couple who lived through their foster children—without missing a beat. (One-day laydown Apr. 16) Forecast: Connelly doesn't need much help in hitting the charts, but Little, Brown is going all out anyway, with a massive television, radio and print ad campaign, transit ads in New York and a 10-city author tour. Expect blockbuster sales and blockbuster satisfaction. --Staff (Reviewed March 4, 2002) (Publishers Weekly, vol 249, issue 9, p57)
  • The trouble with Harry: wrapped up in a fresh new love affair and a case involving the scattered bones of a long-dead child, he finds that he must make a momentous decision. --Barbara Hoffert (Reviewed December 15, 2001) (Library Journal, vol 126, issue 20, p90)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
068912
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Connelly, Michael
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3553.O51165
LC item number
C5 2002
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Harry Bosch mysteries
Series volume
0008
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bosch, Harry (Fictitious character)
  • Police
  • Children
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Label
City of bones : a novel [large print]/, by Michael Connelly
Instantiates
Publication
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
393 p.
Isbn
9780316154055
Lccn
2001038399
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316154055
  • (OCoLC)47443855
Label
City of bones : a novel [large print]/, by Michael Connelly
Publication
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
393 p.
Isbn
9780316154055
Lccn
2001038399
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780316154055
  • (OCoLC)47443855

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