Bones to Ashes

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Christian Large Print, 2008 - Fiction - 509 pages
From bestselling author, forensic anthropologist, and producer of the Fox television hit "Bones" comes Kathy Reichs's most compelling mystery yet, pitting Temperance Brennan against an enigma out of her own past.

Temperance Brennan, like her creator Kathy Reichs, is a brilliant, sexy forensic anthropologist called on tosolve the toughest cases. But for Tempe, the discovery of a young girl's skeleton in Acadia, Canada, is more than just another assignment. vangline, Tempe's childhood best friend, was also from Acadia. Named for the character in the Longfellow poem, vangline wasthe most exotic person in Tempe'seight-year-old world. When vangline disappeared, Tempe was warned not to search for her, that the girl was "dangerous."

Thirty years later, flooded with memories, Tempe cannot help wondering if this skeleton could be the friend she lost so many years ago. And what is the meaning of the strange skeletal lesions found on the bones of the young girl?

Meanwhile, Tempe's beau, Ryan, investigates a series of cold cases. Three girls dead. Four missing. Could the New Brunswick skeleton be part of the pattern? As Tempe draws on the latest advances in forensic anthropology to penetrate the past, Ryan hunts down a serial predator.

"Bones to Ashes" is a gripping, sophisticated thriller starring the protagonist who is "the lab lady most likely to dethrone Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta" ("USAToday").

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User Review  - TVNerd95 - LibraryThing

I really didn't like Tempe in this one -- she seemed very I don't know maybe a snob. She was very quick to jump to stereotypes. I did find the case very interesting and I couldn't wait to get to the ... Read full review

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Ahh...What could be cozier than murder, mayhem, and mixed signals of the romantic nature. Another stunner from Ms. Reichs. I love these books nearly as much as I loved the series based off them. The ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Kathleen Joan "Kathy" Reichs was born in 1950 and is a native of Chicago. In 1971 she graduated from American University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology, and in 1972 she earned a Master of Arts in physical anthropology from Northwestern University. Reichs received her Ph.D. in physical anthropology from Northwestern University in 1975. She works as a forensic anthropologist for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of North Carolina and for the Laboratoire des Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale in Quebec and has taught at Northern Illinois University, University of Pittsburgh, Concordia University, McGill University, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her work as a forensic anthropologist is internationally recognized; she has traveled to Rwanda to testify at the UN Tribunal on Genocide, helped in an exhumation in the area of the highlands of southwest Guatemala, and done forensic work at Ground Zero in New York. In addition to her published academic papers and books, Reichs has written many works of crime fiction. Déjà Dead won the 1997 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel. She is a producer on the Fox television series Bones, which is loosely based on her own forensic career and writing.

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