Michael Connelly’s Harry Bosch detective novel, City of Bones, published in hardcover in 2002, is now available on audio (Hachette, 9 CDs, 11 hours, $25).
This was Connelly’s seventh sterling detective novel featuring former Vietnam War tunnel rat Bosch, a brooding, brilliant LAPD homicide investigator. This time Bosch will not rest until he discovers the killer of a 13-year-old boy whose bones turn up in a shallow grave in the Hollywood Hills.
As usual, Bosch gets into serious trouble with his uptight superiors, has a troubled love affair, and fights through dark emotional times before he solves the case. The plot hums rapidly and the dialogue and characters ring true in this top-notch, satisfying novel.
The reading is done by Peter J. Fernandez, in what the Publishers Weekly review calls a “convincing” performance