Old Bones

Old Bones

by Trudy Nan Boyce


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ISBN-13: 9780399167270
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/21/2017
Series: Detective Sarah Alt Series , #2
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 545,644
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Trudy Nan Boyce received her Ph.D. in community counseling before becoming a police officer for the City of Atlanta. During her more-than-thirty-year career she served as a beat cop, homicide detective, senior hostage negotiator, and lieutenant. Boyce retired from the police department in 2008 and still lives in Atlanta.  She was awarded both a Georgia Author of the Year Award and a Pinckley Prize for her debut, Out of the Blues.

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Old Bones 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
hermitbear More than 1 year ago
Detective Sarah Alt (“Salt”) returns in this novel that combines the best aspects of a police procedural with the richly-developed characters of a literary novel. The author is a former Atlanta police officer, and it shows – in her knowledge of police work (the positives as well as the negatives, which are usually political), in the hard-edged compassion of “Salt” and her fellow officers, and in her use of the city of Atlanta as a character in its own right. I enjoyed “Old Bones” even more than I did the first novel, “Out of the Blues,” and I have a feeling the next novel in the series will be even better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Old Bones by Trudy Nan Boyce is a challenging and entertaining police procedural taking place in a riot torn Atlanta that resembles today's occurrences. We follow Detective Sarah Alt a.k.a. Salt as she tries to clear a number of murder cases most notably the death of an under aged stripper as well as the death of a college student who was participating in a Take Back The Night rally. What I liked about this novel was the historical perspective of the deep South. Even though Atlanta is considered "the new south”, this book still reminds the reader that we have a long way to go before there is racial equality. Detective Salt is a complex character who is battling her own demons both race related as well as typical cop concerns. Old Bones is a book that I would recommend not only for its entertainment value but for its ability to make the reader examine his or her own believes about policing, criminals, race relations and how the three are intertwined.