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September 12, 2008 |

By Brian Prisco | Books | September 12, 2008 |

CityOfBones.jpgHarry Bosch is pretty much what you think about when you think about the murder police. He’s a jazz listening, old detective in the LAPD, who’s kind of aging with the times. The entire series follows him and his somber attempts at righting the wrongs against him against the backdrop of the riots and the earthquakes that have plagued the city over the past decades.

City of Bones is a really labyrinthine story, progressing slowly through the mire of the story. A dog finds a bone in the woods, which turns out to be the bones of a teenager buried over twenty years ago. As it follows through, the detectives are running up against dead ends, and chasing down leads that prove fruitless, having to practically start over at points. It’s very procedural, and people’s lives are lost, and that’s what makes it kind of dark and interesting.

Connelly writes complete pulp detective novels, with the hard-nosed cop running up against the wild dame and falling in love. It’s a quieter story, and what’s interesting is how Connelly chooses to end it. I feel like things from now on are going to take a wild change, and I’m curious to get my hands on Lost Light, which is the next book. I know the one beyond that ties into an old stand alone, and I’m anxious to read through it.

Again, one of those breakroom books, beach-read style. It’s an older series, but it’s still plodding along.

This review is part of the Cannonball Read series. You can read more about it, here.

Cannonball Read / Brian Prisco

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