A Rumor of Bones (Lindsay Chamberlain Series #1)

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Lindsay Chamberlain has a problem. People keep finding bodies in shallow graves and bringing the bones to her. It's not that she doesn't know what to do with the remains. An anthropologist who specializes in archaeology, she is an expert in the forensic analysis of bones.

It's the bones of missing children, however, that disturb her, and lately she's had more than her share of them. Someone has been abducting young girls in the area for several years, and their remains have ...

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Overview

Lindsay Chamberlain has a problem. People keep finding bodies in shallow graves and bringing the bones to her. It's not that she doesn't know what to do with the remains. An anthropologist who specializes in archaeology, she is an expert in the forensic analysis of bones.

It's the bones of missing children, however, that disturb her, and lately she's had more than her share of them. Someone has been abducting young girls in the area for several years, and their remains have recently been found in shallow graves in a nearby wooded area. And Lindsay is asked to identify them.

A lot of strange things have happened since Lindsay and her colleagues from the Anthropology Department at the University of Georgia first began excavating the Indian settlement at Jasper Creek. First came the grave robbers and pot hunters, then the mysterious opposition that jeopardizes their work. After the shady lawyer who has orchestrated some of the trouble is murdered and someone attempts to abduct a nine-year-old girl, Lindsay finds herself in the middle of a crime that took place sixty years earlier. Because so much time has passed, it looks as if the murderer will get away with the crime. Can Lindsay provide the proof needed to bring the killer to justice?

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this carefully constructed debut, the first fiction book produced by a new Nashville publisher, archeologist Lindsay Chamberlain unearths a nightmare. When a child's bones are found outside town, the local sheriff asks for her help in matching them to a missing child. Lindsay explains that the bones belong not to the presumed victim but to another little girl, who, the evidence suggests, had been sexually abused. She puts her excavation crew at the sheriff's disposal at the site of the grisly find, and it's not long before they discover and disinter the bones of more little girls. Meanwhile, back at her dig, Lindsay finds evidence of another modern burial. Although the sheriff dismisses the adult bones, which have been in the ground for over 25 years, in order to investigate the more recent child killings, Lindsay and Derrick Bellamy, her dancing partner and excavation foreman, probe further. The murder of the attorney for a locally prominent family at the site convinces them that the answers to all the crimes can be found among that family's eccentric members. Connor gives detailed descriptions of archeological and forensic method, but her focus on these nuts and bolts comes at the expense of character and pacing, rendering her puzzle a rather mechanical exercise. (Oct.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581821994
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 3/1/2001
  • Series: Lindsay Chamberlain Series , #1
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 979,296
  • Product dimensions: 4.21 (w) x 6.92 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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  • Posted May 8, 2014

    This is a great first book of the series. I read the first page

    This is a great first book of the series. I read the first page and hated getting interrupted from then on. Anyone who likes archeology, forensics, and a good story, should read this. I loved the main characters, jumped from one suspect to another,and purchased the rest of the series. I hate books with foul language and this one only had a couple of words. I hope the rest of the series is as good. There is sexual tension but no sex scenes, which was refreshing. Get this book and dig in!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2007

    A keep you in your seat book!

    This book is amazing! It keeps you in your seat until the very end. From page one you guess where she is going and who did it. Through out the book you can picture the sites, the people, and what Lindsey Chamberlin is thinking. I recommend this book and the following books in the series. If you like Patrica Cornwell, you will diffently like Beverly Conner.

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