Just as the smash television series, Bones, keeps viewers glued to their TV screens, the show’s producer—forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs—holds us captive with her internationally bestselling mystery series starring Temperance Brennan. Devil Bones, the eleventh book in the series, features Reichs’ signature blend of awe-inspiring science and surprising plot twists, as Tempe encounters a deadly mix of devil worship and ritual sacrifice on her quest to identify two young victims.
In a house under renovation in Charlotte, North Carolina, a plumber discovers a hidden cellar—a chamber of horrors in which forensic pathologist Tempe Brennan finds some grisly remains: the skull of a teenage girl, several decapitated chickens and two cauldrons containing beads, feathers, bones and other relics. Add this to the torso of an adolescent boy found in the Catawba River, and the headless, naked body of a young man with an inverted pentagon carved in his chest, and Tempe suspects a nasty connection.
As she contends with a radio pundit who’s stirring public outrage against wiccans and satanists, the bodies keep piling up. Some bad juju’s going on, and Tempe may have a devil of a time tracking the killer.
Hardcover Book : 320 pages
Publisher: Scribner/Simon & Schuster ( August 26, 2008 )
Item #: 12-566628
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.75inches
Product Weight: 13.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
I have enjoyed many of her other books, but this one feel short. I had trouble following her characters, and thus her storyline. Not because the content was difficult or to technical but because it was boring, and my mind wandered. Hope her next one is better.
Reviewer: Samantha S
Way too much forensic detail, way too much detail on santeria and other odd "religions." Not interesting to me. Not like her usual books which I usually enjoy. She's getting too technical and getting away from storyline. You can't make up for lack of a story by pouring in details most readers would not be interested in. I really struggled to finish this book. I think I'll read reviews before I buy the next one. That's a shame, because I really have enjoyed her past books.
Reviewer: K L
I love Reichs works and most are great, except that one about Israel.
The science was great and the story was fine but something was missing - it was not as meaty as her first ones; Canadian is much more interesting for murder and so much new history for avid readers.
I guess "location,location..." is really important to certain types of mayhem and the South is cornered by Pat C.. Chicago will be great, they haven't had this much fun since the Worlds Fair and Obama's win!
Reviewer: Lm D
I love Kathy Reichs books. This was not for the shy. She had some graphic descriptions, however, as usual with her books, there was knowledge to hide away for you trivia pursuit nuts. A lot of information on alternative religions that I found interesting. Enough to do some research on this topic.
Reviewer: Dolly T
I have never read her before and I love it!!!! This is a must own author and if you like forensics you will love all of her books. Cant wait for more!!!
Reviewer: Antenette S