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Friday, August 20, 2010

206 Bones by Kathy Reichs

The 12th novel in Reich's Temperance Brennan series, 206 Bones was an enjoyable, quick read.

Someone makes an anonymous phone call questioning Brennan's work on the autopsy of Rose Jurmain.  When the body of another elderly woman is discovered, some of the bones go missing.  The mystery is two-fold:  who is killing elderly women and who is sabotaging Brennan's work and reputation?  Not her best work, but still fun.

Reichs' also has another agenda.  In most of her books, she has a secondary theme taken from current events, historical data, favorite causes, etc.
In this one, Reichs takes a more heavy-handed approach concerning the importance of board qualified forensic pathologists/anthropologists. Hard to disagree with that idea, but the note at the end in which she quotes her character to prove her point was a little annoying.

Fiction.  Crime/Mystery.  2009.  308 pages.

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