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Break No Bones (Temperance Brennan Series #9)

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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Tempe Brennan is on an archeological dig on Dewees Island off the coast of Charlottesville, South Carolina when she finds a recently dead person buried amidst the prehistoric site. The coroner is ailing so Tempe performs the autopsy and discovers a fracture of the sixt...
Tempe Brennan is on an archeological dig on Dewees Island off the coast of Charlottesville, South Carolina when she finds a recently dead person buried amidst the prehistoric site. The coroner is ailing so Tempe performs the autopsy and discovers a fracture of the sixth cervical vertebrae. Tempe is staying at the home of a friend who also invites her estranged husband Pete to reside there while he is on a case for a client.------------ Pete¿s client wants to know whether his contributions to God¿s Mercy Church are being used properly and if the sleuth can learn the whereabouts of his missing daughter Helene, who disappeared just after she accused the church¿s free clinic of financial wrongdoing. A previously hired private detective Noble Cruickshank also vanished without a trace. However, a body found in a wooded area is thought to be the missing Noble, who has the same trauma injury as the corpse found in the dig site. A third body with the same fracture is uncovered. Tempe learns that Noble was looking into the disappearances of many Charlottesville fringe people who lived beneath the societal radar screen as she seeks the motive linking three homicides.------------------ Anyone who loves the works of Patricia Cornwell or Linda Fairstein will thoroughly enjoy BREAK NO bones and for that matter Kathy Reichs¿ backlist. The plucky obstinate heroine leaves no stone (or bone) unturned as she seeks answers even law enforcement turns to her to help them solve the homicides. Ms. Reichs is a wonderful mystery writer whose champion is likable and admirable as she seeks the truth.-------------- Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 9, 2008

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Good technically but annoying to read

I just don't get the Kathy Reichs books. Her background info for her stories is terrific but her characters are so shallow. And why oh why is Temperence always so angry and irritable?? She's annoying and hard to like which makes these books a little hard to read.

posted by Anonymous on August 30, 2006

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    Posted January 10, 2014

    Highly Recommended

    I couldn't put it down.

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  • Posted February 23, 2010

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    Break No Bones (Temperance Brennan #9) Review

    This book was very good as always. The plot was a very good. I liked the part where Temperance had to deal with Ryan and Pete at the same time, that was very entertaining. I recommend this book to anyone who likes murder and mystery or even just those CSI TV shows.

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  • Posted November 22, 2009

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    Break No Bones

    The Temperance Brennan series takes CSI and Cromwell to a different level. For all of those who have watched the hit TV series "Bones," the books are much more entertaining than the show. Though characters from the show are absent, Reichs takes Brennan's stories to all new frontiers. In the ninth installment, Brennan has to solve a strange case of connected murders while battling against her romances between her ex and a handsome detective. The stories are well-written and Brennan's social life and work life collide to give the reader a beautiful fullfilling feeling.

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  • Posted May 30, 2009

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    Engrossing

    Kathy Reich's writing and characters are much better and more exciting than Patricai Cornwell's. Kathy's books are hard to put down once you start. She provides a very good level of detail reality.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2009

    Interesting

    I definitely enjoyed this book, but I can't say that it is my favorite book in the world. I haven't read all of the other books, only a couple of them and I do think that this is one of the good ones. It kept my attention throughout and there wasn't any part where I put down the book to pick up another.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2006

    Love Reichs's books, but...

    I've read every Kathy Reichs book and have loved them all, but it is time Tempe divorce Pete or move back in with him. They have been separated, for what, 10 years now???? Come on, Kathy, let's poop or get off the pot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2006

    One of the better ones.

    The mysteries of this series are well written and full of useful and educational trivia - Reichs writes about what she knows since, as her heroine Tempe Brennan, she is a forensic anthropologist who splits her time between North Carolina and Quebec. In this latest installment, Tempe is leading a summer archaeological field dig off the coast of South Carolina for graduate students when they discover a skeleton that shouldn't be a part of the prehistoric site. The local coroner, Emma, is a friend and asks Tempe to help out with the investigation. During her exam of the skeleton Tempe discovers a unilateral fracture of the sixth cervical vertebrae that she cannot explain. When another body is found hanging from a tree, Tempe fills in for Emma again and discovers a similar fracture. In parallel Tempe's estranged husband arrives to stay at the same house as where she is staying for the summer. Pete is a lawyer looking into the accounts of a Church on behalf of a client who has also asked him to locate his missing daughter, Helen. Helen disappeared after accusing the Church of mis-allocating funds to their free clinic. A local P.I. was looking for her but he too has disappeared without a trace, until Tempe identifies his as one of the three bodies found. All three skeletons bear the same strange unilateral fracture. When Tempe discovers that the missing P.I. was investigating unsolved missing persons reports she follows the links and discovers that everything leads back to the free clinic. All of the missing persons visited the clinic, all were marginal to society and all have disappeared. Now she only has to figure out who and why while dealing with her feelings for her ex-husband and for Ryan, a colleague from Quebec who is more than a colleague and comes to visit. And also while trying to figure out who may or may not be trying to harm her. With well-balanced dialogue and well-developed characters, Break no Bones is one of the better volumes of this series even if the motive/plot is easy to guess. the complexity of characters and the dialogue are great.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2006

    Page Turner!

    I found this book was exciting from the moment I started on page one. It's a real page turner!

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