Kathy Reichs is a bestselling crime writer, forensic anthropologist and professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina. She is best known for the Temperance Brennan series of novels featuring the forensic anthropologist seen in the television series ‘Bones’ and“Speaking in Bones” is her latest novel in that series.
In “Speaking in Bones” Temperance Brennan is called to look into a murder that is deeply rooted in a world of dark secrets and dangerous beliefs where good and evil are never as they seem. While her professional life is on the right track the same cannot be said for her private life as she struggles with a recent marriage proposal. This takes a backseat when she is contacted by Hazel ‘Lucky’ Strike, an amateur detective who prowls the internet looking for cold cases to solve.
He comes to her with a tape recording of a girl being held captive and terrorized who he is convinced is eighteen year old Cora Teague. She went missing more than three years ago and according to Lucky her remains are in Brennan’s lab. Brennan is eventually drawn into the case and the forensic field trip leads her to the backwoods where the tape recording was found. The place is surrounded by local legends of nocturnal phenomena and satanic cults but that’s not enough to keep Brennan from digging up the truth and finding a sinister killer.
Kathy Reichs published her first novel ‘Déjà Dead’ in 1997 it became a New York Times bestseller and won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel in 1998. Over the years she has written 19 novels and they have been translated into 30 languages. She based the protagonist of the Temperance Brennan series on her life own life and both are the inspiration for the show ‘Bones.’ She has also written the young adult series ‘Virals’ about Tempe’s great niece and her friends Ben, Hiram, Shelton and the dog Cooper.
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