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Sunday, February 27, 2011

City of Bones (Harry Bosch #8) by Michael Connelly

Not the strongest of the series but very, very good

Michael Connelly is one of the two best living detective writers, in my opinion, the other being Robert Crais. Having noted in the title for this review that this book is not the strongest in the series, I must also note that it makes this book receive a grade of merely an "A" rather than the normal "A+."

Michael Connelly
Bosch's books are gritty but not over the top like Lethal Weapon. He is principled but not a boy scout. This particular Harry Bosch novel, City of Bones, deals with an old homocide uncovered in the hills surrounding Los Angeles. Bosch finds romance, has a major career shift and it has a surprise ending. No other plot details to avoid spoilers.

You can join the Bosch novels at any point but I'd recommend starting at the beginning.

I rate this book 5 stars out of 5.

Reviewed on May 3, 2009.

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