A Rumor of Bones (Lindsay Chamberlain Series #1)

A Rumor of Bones (Lindsay Chamberlain Series #1)

by Beverly Connor

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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 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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ISBN-13: 9781581821994
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 03/01/2001
Series: Lindsay Chamberlain Series , #1
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,184,852
Product dimensions: 4.21(w) x 6.92(h) x 0.75(d)

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A Rumor of Bones (Lindsay Chamberlain Series #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Romonko on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This first book in the Lindsay Chamberlain series is a good one. Ms. Connor weaves a tight plot and an excellent murder mystery. Lindsay is an archeaologist, so it makes sense that old bodies make up a big part of the story, but when the past starts creeping into the present, a murderer does not hesitate to kill again to keep family secrets. I found the book a nice mix of past and present, and I liked Lindsay. I did find that sometimes she comes off a bit artificial, but I'm sure she will develop in future books. The archealogical lore is good, and since archeology has always been of interest to me, I liked that part of the book very much. It is perhaps unfair to compare this writing to that of Kathy Reichs, but I could not help doing that. There are some similarities, but Kathy Reichs' character development is much more practiced than Ms. Connor's (at least with this first book). I will read more to see if anything changes, and let's face it, this book had a darn good mystery to it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a series starter, Rumor of Bones was pretty good. Interesting plotlines and character development combined with Conner's masterful storytelling style to keep the reader engaged throughout. While the story wasn't quite as long as most other novels of this type, I appreciate that Conner didn't try to drag out the story just to fill up a quota of pages. That would have detracted from reader enjoyment and created frustration. I look forward to reading more in this series. Stephanie Clanahan
terpOK More than 1 year ago
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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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.