#1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs steps beyond her classic Temperance Brennan series in a new standalone thrillerfeaturing a smart, tough, talented heroine whose thirst for justice stems from her own dark past.
INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER First time in print: the novella Bones on Ice No one speaks the language of suspense more brilliantly than Kathy Reichs, author of the acclaimed Temperance Brennan series. In Speaking in Bones, the forensic anthropologist finds herself drawn into a world of dark secrets and dangerous beliefs, where good and evil blur. Professionally, Temperance Brennan knows exactly what to do--test, analyze, identify. Her personal life is another story. Shes at a loss, wondering how to answer police detective Andrew Ryans marriage proposal. But the matter of matrimony takes a backseat when murder rears its head. Hazel Lucky Strike--a strident amateur detective who mines the Internet for cold cases--comes to Brennan with a tape recording of an unknown girl being held prisoner and terrorized. Strike is convinced the voice is that of eighteen-year-old Cora Teague, who went missing more than three years earlier. Strike is also certain that the teenagers remains are gathering dust in Temperance Brennans lab. Brennan has doubts about working with a self-styled websleuth. But when the evidence seems to add up, Brennans next stop is the treacherous backwoods where the chilling recording (and maybe Cora Teagues bones) were discovered. Her forensic field trip only turns up more disturbing questions--along with gruesome proof of more untimely deaths. While local legends of eerie nocturnal phenomena and sinister satanic cults abound, its a zealous and secretive religious sect that has Brennan spooked and struggling to separate the saints from the sinners. But theres nothing, including fire and brimstone, that can distract her from digging up the truth and taking down a killer--even as Brennan finds herself in a place where angels fear to tread, devils demand their due, and she may be damned no matter what. Praise for Speaking in Bones Speaking in Bones keeps the suspense high. --Associated Press Temperances forensic sleuthing uncovers many secrets, along with a blockbuster psychological surprise. -- The Huffington Post
The gripping new Temperance Brennan novel from the world-class forensic anthropologist and Number 1 bestselling author Kathy Reichs. Tempe is faced with the horrifying possibility that the killer who got away in Monday Mourning is back...
For a decade, Temperance Brennan has been haunted by the one who got away.
The killer of young women. The monster.
And the one who has now come back.
Feeding on fear, grief and rage.
Killing again. Killing girls.
Coming for Tempe.
@00000327@A collection of pulse-pounding tales featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan--including the untold story of her first case!@00000341@@00000133@@00000341@ The #1 @00000373@New York Times @00000155@bestselling author behind the hit Fox series @00000373@Bones, @00000155@Kathy Reichs is renowned for chilling suspense and fascinating forensic detail. @00000373@The Bone Collection@00000155@ presents her trademark artistry in this collection of thrilling short fiction.@00000341@ @00000341@ In @00000373@First Bones,@00000155@ a prequel to Reichs@00000065@s first novel, @00000373@D@00000046@j@00000041@agrave; Dead@00000155@, she at last reveals the tale of how Tempe became a forensic anthropologist. In this never-before-published story, Tempe recalls the case that lured her from a promising career in academia into the grim but addictive world of criminal investigation. (It all began with a visit from a pair of detectives--and a John Doe recovered from an arson scene in a trailer.) The collection is rounded out with three more stories that take Tempe from the low country of the Florida Everglades, where she makes a grisly discovery in the stomach of an eighteen-foot Burmese python, to the heights of Mount Everest, where a frozen corpse is unearthed. No matter where she goes, Tempe@00000065@s cases make for the most gripping reading.@00000341@ @00000341@ @00000327@Praise for Kathy Reichs and the Temperance Brennan series@00000133@@00000341@ @00000341@ @00000041@ldquo;Nobody does forensics thrillers like Kathy Reichs. She@00000065@s the real deal.@00000041@rdquo;@00000327@--David Baldacci@00000133@@00000341@ @00000341@ @00000041@ldquo;Kathy Reichs writes smart--no, make that brilliant--mysteries that are as realistic as nonfiction and as fast-paced as the best thrillers about Jack Reacher or Alex Cross.@00000041@rdquo;@00000327@--James Patterson@00000133@@00000341@ @00000341@ @00000041@ldquo;Every minute in the morgue with Tempe is golden.@00000041@rdquo;@00000327@--@00000373@The New York Times Book Review@00000155@@00000133@