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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

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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.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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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 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

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  • Posted January 2, 2012

    Great read as always

    I always enjoy Kathy Reichs books and this one is no exception. Interesting plot and just enough technical information to inform, but not overwhelm.

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  • Posted August 21, 2011

    If you like Fox's 'Bones', you'll love the original Temperance Brennan!

    I recommend starting with Deja Dead and reading right on through! You won't regret it!

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  • Posted July 24, 2010

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    Loved it!

    If you have read Kathy Reichs' other books, then reading this one should not be a question. This story is definitely one that kept me guessing with a twist at the end. I enjoyed learning more about Temperance's personal development, and her romantic involvement with her estranged husband and lover Ryan. Looking forward to reading another one by Reichs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2008

    One of Her Better Books

    I've read all of Kathy Reichs Temperance Brennan Novels (With an exception to Bones to Ashes which I am reading now), and I have to say she is an excellent writer, with interesting characters and pretty well thought up plots. She can be a very informational writer which is what I like in a book. Although this book wasn't as super informational as usual, I actually thought it is one of here better books. I really did enjoy it. I recomend you read the rest of the series first, starting with Deja Dead (I love that book!) Break No Bones is an excellent novel that I feel is a good read for a rainy day, or even a nice boring sunny day. It will liven up your day and give you a good reason to read!

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