Dead Guilty (Diane Fallon Series #2)

Dead Guilty (Diane Fallon Series #2)

by Beverly Connor

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“Calls to mind the forensic mysteries of Aaron Elkins and Patricia Cornwell.”—Chicago Sun-Times
“Deserves comparison with the best of Patricia Cornwell.”—Booklist (starred review)
In Beverly Connor’s absorbing series, the bones of the dead reveal the secrets of the living. Now Connor takes her ingenious heroine—forensic anthropologist Diane Fallon—on a chilling excavation of a crime with harrowing implications.
In the shadow of Diane Fallon’s new forensic lab in Georgia, a land survey crew has discovered three bodies hanging in an isolated patch of woods. The sensational case has aroused the interest of the media, unnerved the locals—and inspired a gruesome game between the killer and Diane. It begins with taunting e-mails and chilling phone calls. Where it leads is a dangerously personal investigation as each bizarre clue brings Diane closer to a heartless betrayal, and a desperate man’s obsession for justice—and revenge.

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ISBN-13: 9781101118115
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/07/2004
Series: Diane Fallon Forensic , #2
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 124,074
File size: 351 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Beverly Connor is the author of the Diane Fallon Forensic Investigation series, the Lindsay Chamberlain archaeology mystery series, and coauthor of Murder in Macon and The Poplar Creek Murders with her husband, Charles. A former archaeologist, she performed fieldwork and analyzed artifacts in Georgia and South Carolina.

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Dead Guilty (Diane Fallon Series #2) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
pkitty on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great series. I like the forensics, and the mystery, and that none of the characters you know and love are sacrificed for story lines.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The second Diane Fallon book is a big improvement over the first one. The storyline is realistic and the characters are developed well. The only complaint I can make, and it is just a passing observation, is that the story got bogged down a time or two with too much technical jargon and it slowed the pace a bit too much in spots. I look forward to story three. Stephanie Clanahan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like forensic mysteries, and this ws a very good one. Diane Fallon is an intersting character. The mystery didn't make sense at first. Then, suddenly, it did. Looking forward to the next installment in this series.
gigi9547 More than 1 year ago
If you haven't read any of Beverly Connor' s books, you are missing out on something special! Diane Fallon is a well developed character, and plots will keep you guessing! All of Connor's books are awesome!
clcarr More than 1 year ago
A series worth reading!
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FustyMusty More than 1 year ago
Clever hard working protagonist. Believable scenarios. Not too many "why are you doing that, do you want to get killed?" moments. I read and enjoyed them all.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
After suffering some trauma in South America, Diane Fallon accepts the job of director of the River Trial museum in Georgia. She was also forced to house a forensic lab in the museum and be in charge of it otherwise the powers that be would tax her museum out of existence. To her surprise, Diane likes both jobs.---- One night she assists the sheriff with three mummified bodies¿ dressed alike hanging from ropes tied to trees. The fingers are cut off so there is no immediate way of identifying them. A fourth rope was found tied to a tree but no body was attached to it. Forestry students Chris Edwards and Steve Mayberry found the bodies and shortly thereafter Chris was murdered and Steve was nowhere to be found. Someone is calling Diane, and sending her e-mails and the police think it might be the killer. Diane can¿t get him to talk to her but he does break into her apartment and smashes her car with her inside of it. The killer is looking for something that Diane has and he is willing to kill her to get it.---- Readers will find Beverly Connor a dynamic and dramatic writer on par with Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs so it easy to predict that Ms. Connor is a sure shot superstar because she appeals to a wide range of mystery and thriller fans. The protagonist is vulnerable after losing her daughter in South America but she has the strength and resiliency to make a new life for herself that readers will admire her for. The mystery is complex, multi-layered and impossible to solve which makes it a great reading experience.---- Harriet Klausner