The Bone Polisher

The Bone Polisher

The sixth Simeon Grist book, The Bone Polisher, earned starred reviews all around. It takes place in the West Hollywood of 1995, where the community is shaken by the brutal killing of an older man who was widely loved for his generosity and kindness. In a time when the police were largely indifferent to crimes against gay people, Simeon is hired to catch the murderer—and finds himself up against the most dangerous adversary of his career, a man who kills his victims one once, but twice: once physically and once in spirit.

. . . and Simeon, feeling older and more vulnerable, may not be up to the challenge.

“Read The Bone Polisher as a straightforward detective novel, or read it as a slightly off-kilter philosophical tome, but do yourself a favor and read it!”


“Creepy . . . Screamingly funny . . . A snappy thriller . . . The only question that remains unanswered is whether success will spoil Timothy Hallinan. With The Bone Polisher, it's only a matter of time before we find out.“

Mostly Murder

“My only complaint is that every novel in this series has a last page.“

Ardith Abate