Swamp Bones: A Novella [NOOK Book]

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Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan returns in a chilling eBook original novella from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs. In the prequel to Reichs’s upcoming thriller Bones Never Lie, Tempe takes a much-needed vacation—but murder follows wherever she goes.
 
Although a trip to Florida is supposed to be about rest and relaxation, there’s no such thing as a day off for Dr. Temperance Brennan. She has come to visit her ...
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Swamp Bones: A Novella

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Overview

Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan returns in a chilling eBook original novella from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs. In the prequel to Reichs’s upcoming thriller Bones Never Lie, Tempe takes a much-needed vacation—but murder follows wherever she goes.
 
Although a trip to Florida is supposed to be about rest and relaxation, there’s no such thing as a day off for Dr. Temperance Brennan. She has come to visit her friend, a dedicated ornithologist who’s researching the threat that intrusive Burmese pythons pose to indigenous bird species in the Everglades. While sorting through the stomach of an eighteen-foot specimen, they make a disturbing discovery: bones that are unmistakably human. And when Tempe spots the telltale signs of murder by a very different kind of predator, she’s drawn into a case with its roots in the darkest depths of the swamp.
 
Features a preview of the highly anticipated new Temperance Brennan novel, Bones Never Lie!
 
Praise for the novels of Kathy Reichs
 
“[Reichs is] a genius at building suspense.”—New York Daily News
 
“Reichs, a forensic anthropologist, makes her crime novels intriguingly realistic.”Entertainment Weekly
 
“Tempe Brennan is the lab lady most likely to dethrone Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta.”USA Today
 
“Every minute in the morgue with Tempe is golden.”The New York Times Book Review
 
“Reichs always delivers a pulse-pounding story.”Publishers Weekly
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780553395181
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/12/2014
  • Series: Temperance Brennan Series
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 75
  • Sales rank: 667
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Kathy Reichs
Kathy Reichs is the author of sixteen New York Times bestselling novels featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, and four young adult Tory Brennan novels. Like her protagonist, Reichs is a forensic anthropologist—one of fewer than one hundred ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. A professor in the department of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, she is a former vice president of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and serves on the National Police Services Advisory Council in Canada. Reichs’s own life, as much as her novels, is the basis for the TV show Bones, one of the longest-running series in the history of the Fox network.
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    1. Also Known As:
      Kathleen J. Reichs (full name)
    2. Hometown:
      Charlotte, North Carolina and Montreal, Québec
    1. Education:
      B.A., American University, 1971; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University
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  • Posted August 16, 2014

    Swamp Bones is a novella in the Temperance Brennan series by for

    Swamp Bones is a novella in the Temperance Brennan series by forensic anthropologist and popular American author, Kathy Reichs and is presented in electronic format only. In Florida’s Everglades for a break at the invitation of Dr Lisa Robbins, forensic ornithologist, Tempe finds that March is already hot and sticky.  Before she even gets a chance to cool down and relax, she manages to get drawn into a murder investigation as she idly rummages through the stomach contents of a Burmese python (as you do). Her incidental finds draw the attention of the local sheriff, a wildlife biologist and a National Parks Law Enforcement officer. The investigation into the identity of the likely victim leads to an encounter with a live alligator, the Miccosukee Indian community and some swamp rednecks. Tempe’s propensity to tackle a situation without support lands her in dangerous waters. Reichs has obviously done quite a bit of research of an ornithological and herpetological nature: this short offering contains plenty of facts about birds and snakes. Who even knew that there was a word for a non-human autopsy? This excellent Tempe taster also includes the opening chapter of the next Temperance Brennan novel, Bones Never Lie. 

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 15, 2014

    Kathy Reichs teaches all about the wonderful world of snakes in

    Kathy Reichs teaches all about the wonderful world of snakes in this tale.  It made my skin crawl at parts.  I have decided the Everglades in Florida are off of my list of possible sites to see after her depiction of the creates that inhabit there.  I was entertained and, as usual, given a lot of factual knowledge that helped to explain why Tempe reached the conclusions that she did.  It was a fairly quick read and overall well done. 

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 13, 2014

    Kathy Reichs is one of my favorite authors and this novella did

    Kathy Reichs is one of my favorite authors and this novella did not disappoint.  I ALWAYS learn several things in her books.  This time more than I wanted to know about snacks but I was fascinated by the  unusual tatoos of the Indian community in the book.   As one reviewer stated - I know I never want to vacation in the Everglades.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2014

    Must read

    I enjoyed every page of this short story. Everything we expect from Kathy Reichs. Can't wait for her next book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2014

    More bones

    As usual catches you and doesn't let go until the end. Very informative but never boring. Love all her books!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 19, 2014

    Good read

    Enjoyed the story. The action is nonstop and percievable. Cannot give 5-stars because in was too short, I was really engrossed in the story then it was over. I will read more from this author, good writing style, just hope they are longer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2014

    Great work great author

    This is a great story, written in the same style we have come to love from Kathy. Even though it is shorter than a regular novel no less thrilling. Set in Florida everglades.

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  • Posted September 25, 2014

    This was such a fun novella.  How can she always find trouble wh

    This was such a fun novella.  How can she always find trouble wherever she goes.  I would have given this a five star except I think it ended a little too abruptly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2014

    Excellent for a Novella

    Reichs is in good form on this one. Novellas are usually too short for much character development but this one did a fair job. In addition, the plot was more fleshed out than the typical novella. Glad I read it. Stephanie Clanahan

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  • Posted September 5, 2014

    Not recommended

    This novella disappointed me. I expect more from Kathy Reichs.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2014

    Tolavaking

    She didnt answer u flier

    0 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 15, 2014

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    The opening line ¿March. Barely spring, yet the unseasonable Flo

    The opening line “March. Barely spring, yet the unseasonable Florida humidity made me feel like I’d disembarked from my flight into a Rottweiler’s mouth.” sets the tone for the story in a way that I absolutely could picture.   Tempe is thrown into another unusual case while visiting a colleague for a short vacation.  But even on vacation Tempe finds herself ass deep in alligators (couldn’t resist) when she discovers human bones inside the python her friend is doing a necropsy on.  
    We then get to take a trip through the Everglades and learn about the threat that pythons and Boa’s have become in the swamp.  But intrepid Tempe doesn’t let even snakes and alligators stop her from finding justice for the dead.  
    This is a quick enjoyable read to tide me over until the release of Bones Never Lie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2014

    Thistlepaw

    The silvery tabby tom padded in, his shoulders feeling like the world weighed down on them. He padded into a log overhanging a pool of murky water, peeking between hanging moss to watch the reflections of fireflies ripple on the surface of the pond. Speaking out loud, ecuase he assumed he was alone, he talked to the pond glowing with fireflies. "I can't beleive Aspenkit went to Bloodclan... I looked for so long... I missed her, and she... she blew it off like nothing." Memories and tears blurred his vision. Two kits rolling a mossball netween eachother, smilling gleefuly, giggling. Shadowstar, his father, and Cream, his mother, watching the two of them. A picture made him wince. The log seperating her from him and the clan. How she had run out. How he had chased her. He lifted his paw and turned it around, looking at a scar her had gotten from running on the log. Trying to get to her. He had searched. For ages. And he had finally found her. "Whisper, why'd you leave?" He sobbed and collapsed at the edge of the log.

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