206 Bones

206 Bones

A Novel

Book - 2009 | 1st Scribner hardcover ed
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Kathy Reichs, like her character Temperance Brennan, is a forensic anthropologist, formerly for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in North Carolina and currently for the Laboratoire de sciences judiciaires et de medecine legale for the province of Quebec. A professor in the department of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, she is one of only seventy-nine forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, is past Vice President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and serves on the National Police Services Advisory Board in Canada. Reichs's first book, Deja Dead, catapulted her to fame when it became a New York Times-bestseller and won the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First Novel. Her novel Devil Bones was a #1 New York Times-bestseller.
Publisher: New York : Scribner / Pocket Star books, c2009, 2010
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed
ISBN: 9780743294393
Branch Call Number: MYS REI
Characteristics: 308 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Two hundred six bones


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Oct 25, 2018

This is my second Reichs novel and first one featuring Temperance Brennan. Pretty good but it takes a while for the story to develop - Reichs does not have the narrative gift of a Lee Child or Michael Connelly. Also, stylistically Strunk would seethe at sentences sans 'said.' Set in Quebec for the most part and featuring Quebecois villains.

Jul 03, 2015

Another winner. This keeps you on the edge of your seat and you don't want to put it down

Oct 30, 2013

Loved this book in the Temperance Brennan series. As usual Tempe is investigating several deaths and examining lots of bones. In this one, it's easy for us to see that someone new in the office in Montreal is not what she seems but Kathy Reichs has to back up Tempe's discovery of treachery with science as usual. Tempe's really smart but sometimes a bit too dense. Oh well, at least her relationship with Andrew Ryan is going better by the end of the book.

This book is over-written. The characters are confusing, I can't remember who is murdered and who is suspected. Diligent reading will bring its reward, but it should not be this hard to follow a plot.

Jun 14, 2012

This is book number 12 in the Temperance Brennan series. It's a real page turner. This is set in Montreal. Quebec.

May 26, 2012

I found the premise of this book to be very intriguing and the format of the book - told through flashback until the mystery is solved - greatly enhanced the suspense. Kathy Reichs even managed to sneak a critique of her profession into the story to enhance the relevence of the tale, which was kind of neat. Having said all that though, again her trademark style of writing was at times jumbled and confused. Many times I had to reread sections to figure out who was speaking and the plethora of characters referenced left me wondering just who everyone was. Not her best in the series.

LMOH Oct 30, 2010

Really interesting! Lots of science, less about relationships as in her previous titles. A good book to listen to on audio!

Aug 03, 2010

I did not enjoy this book. It felt like a lecture - very dry. I could not finish it.

Mar 26, 2010

Ugh. Painful to read. Could not finish it. The writing feels scattered.

samdog123 Dec 31, 2009

Another terrific read by author Kathy Reichs. This one has main character, Temperance Brennan, fighting corruption in the Montreal forensic department where she works. Always a thought-provoking read. After all the books she's written, I still look forward to reading each and every one!

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Jan 11, 2012

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