Devil Bones (Export Edition) (DO NOT ORDER)

Devil Bones (Export Edition) (DO NOT ORDER)

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by Kathy Reichs
     
 

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ISBN-13:
9781416584667
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
03/01/2009
Series:
Temperance Brennan Series, #11

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Devil Bones (Temperance Brennan Series #11) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 154 reviews.
stockman More than 1 year ago
The overall plot is not new; it has been done and redone. Brennan spends far more time in this novel as a police investigator than a forensic anthropologist. As a murder mystery, this book was more run of the mill than I would expect.
BarbaraLyn More than 1 year ago
I have yet to meet a book written by Kathy Reichs that I didn't enjoy. Devil Bones is no exception. Tempe is asked to review the remains found in a home under renovation. The bones were found in what could only be described as a Voodoo setting. While she is doing this, a headless body of a teenage boy is discovered on a lakeshore. Are the two connected in some way? Two detectives work with Tempe to discover if this is really Voodoo or some other form of devil worship. Between a preacher/politician trying to get elected and his sermonizing about the find, one of the detectives getting killed and Andrew Ryan coming back into Tempe's life right along with an old high school flame, there is plenty of action to keep your mind whirling. Linda Emond reads with easy and clarity. She provides several voices that are appropriate for each character so the listener has no problem following who is speaking.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have collected and read all of Kathy Reichs' book, so I guess you could say I have been a fan for a long time. However, this book seemed almost like a chore to read. The plot was not bad, but it seemed like the technical jargon in this particular book was stronger than the actual plot. Sometimes I found myself skimming the "tech speak" to get to the conversations developing the plot. If she continues with this format, I may become an ex fan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the book better than the TV series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic! Love Kathy Reichs. She has a way with words, that can express beyond anyone's creative imagination.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Really, what can I say - Kathy Reichs is the queen of forensic mysteries. Reichs works as a forensic anthropologist in the US and Canada. She knows what she writing about. Her character Tempe Brennan is also a forensic anthropologist. The television show Bones is also based on this character. Devil Bones finds Tempe called in to consult on bones found in a cauldron in a hidden cellar. They seem to be part of a religious ceremony. Another body is found and the two may be connected. A local politician is using these murders to stir up the populace. Reich's mysteries are intelligent and well thought out. The details and science are realistic. Her series features some similarities to Cornwell's - the rumpled cop crony, the angry young relative, conflicts with superiors, the on again off again romance with a fellow law enforcement officer and a few others. I just find Reich's writing superior to what Cornwell has put out lately.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kathy Reichs does it again. I couldn't put down this book. She kept me guessing right until the end. She also got the facts right about the Wiccan religon. I also like that Tempe's life is getting some turns in it and not the standard, 'okay let's hook up with the handsome hero.' I look forward to her next book.
churchmama More than 1 year ago
Even though Reichs' books all deal with Temperance and her colleagues, the books are not as formulaic as you might assume they would be. Each book deals with an entirely different forensic situation and the murders take place in different locales that she describes in detail.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan is in Charlotte, North Carolina working as an instructor at UNC-Charlotte and also at the office of the Chief Medical Examiner. She is called out of a boring college meeting by ME Dr. Larabee, who asks her to go to a house where a plumber broke through a wall only to see a previously concealed cellar with a cauldron with a skull on it behind the wall.----------- Temperance arrives at the scene and she sees two cauldrons with the human skull on one of them but it is missing the jaw. She takes it to lab to examine the find. She determines the skull is that of a black teenage female, but cannot decide on when she died. The two cauldrons contain objects used in Afro-Carib religious ceremonies. While Temp tries to identify the victim, a torso of a young male is found with satanic symbols on it. An evangelical councilman plans to use the satanic angle to further his political aspirations by pointing at a person who is obviously innocent. When two more murders occur, Temp interprets the notes of the murdered cop who worked the case, but that only leads her to danger from a vile killer who has no qualms of committing another homicide.---------- Kathy Reichs brilliantly simplifies the forensics sciences without dumbing down the theories or supporting facts, which turns DEAD BONES into a terrific read. There are plenty of viable suspects but no prime person of interest. Thus the protagonist and the police have their work to end the killings. Temp is strong willed who retains her femininity and sense of humor as she works with human remains and living humans while seeking clues to her current case. Readers will enjoy this in depth complex thriller.------- Harriet Klausner
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carolectsc More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed Reichs' books and found this book had a very tangled story that didn't hang together. Too technical on forensics and too little character development.
GranmaX5 More than 1 year ago
Kathy Reich's does it again.
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This book was 289 pages. The story was real and was good. REICHS way of writing isnt for me.
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If she writes both novel and script which is mrs hyde depends on which you prefer. I prefer the t v show so mrs hyde gets the no star.
tiger-100 More than 1 year ago
liked this one a lot. don't know how Kathy keeps getting the ideas for her books but I hope she never runs out material to write about Brennan. Love BONES, one of my favorite shows.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Tempe books, but I found myself counting down the pages until we got to Ryan... I feel like there is more pointless technical jargon (normally I don't mind it) I'm this one than necessary. It goes on and on about paganism and Wicca, when it ends up not actually having much to do with the story. I skimmed through most of it.
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grandma20 More than 1 year ago
Awesome!
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