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Connelly, Michael. CITY OF BONES: A HARRY BOSCH NOVEL. New York City, NY: Little, Brown & Company, 2002. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 394 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's eleventh novel. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. "As dark and angst-ridden as any of Bosch's past outings, 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 over-aged 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, the case stirs up Bosch's memories of his own troubled childhood. Connelly is such a careful, quiet writer that he can slow down the story to sketch in some relatively minor characters without missing a beat" (Publisher's blurb). A "must-have" title for Michael Connelly collectors. This copy is prominently and beautifully signed in black fountain pen on the title page by Michael Connelly. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for some time and is now highly collectible. This is one of few signed copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the finest living American novelists. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MICHAEL CONNELLY TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0316154059. $40.00

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