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  • Published: 3 September 2007
  • ISBN: 9781846571213
  • Imprint: Audiobooks
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Length: 6 hr 6 min
  • Narrator: Linda Emond
  • RRP: $29.99

Bones to Ashes

(Temperance Brennan 10)




The latest gripping thriller from world-class forensic anthropologist, Kathy Reichs, bestselling author of CROSS BONESand BREAK NO BONES

Under the microscope, the outer bone surface is a moonscape of craters…
‘Preliminary diagnosis?’
‘Deformity of the bone. Maybe. Cortical destruction on a metacarpal. Maybe. Localised infection? Systemic disease process? Postmortem destruction, either purposeful or natural? A combination of the above? I don’t have a diagnosis…’
The skeleton is that of a young girl, no more than fourteen years old – and forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance Brennan is struggling to keep her emotions in check.
Coroner Jean Bradette is being evasive, insisting the bones are ancient and of no interest. But it doesn’t quite add up, and a frustrated Tempe is convinced that Bradette is hiding something…
It’s not Tempe’s case; she’s overwhelmed with more urgent work in the lab… But the nagging in her subconscious won’t let up. A memory triggered, deep in her hindbrain – the disappearance of a childhood friend; no warning, no explanation…
Detective Andrew Ryan is working a series of parallel cases, and requires Tempe’s forensic expertise. Three missing persons, three unidentified bodies – all female, all early- to mid-teens... Could there be a serial killer at work? Was Bradette’s skeleton another in this tragic line of young victims? Or is Tempe over-reacting, making connections where none exist? Can she and Ryan put their personal tensions aside, and stop the killer before another young girl falls prey?
Working on instinct, Tempe takes matters into her own hands. But she couldn’t have predicted where this case would lead, or the horrors it would eventually uncover… Can Tempe maintain a professional distance as the past catches up with her in this, her most deeply personal case yet?

  • Pub date: 3 September 2007
  • ISBN: 9781846571213
  • Imprint: Audiobooks
  • Format: Audio CD
  • Length: 6 hr 6 min
  • Narrator: Linda Emond
  • RRP: $29.99

About the Author

Kathy Reichs

From teaching FBI agents how to detect and recover human remains, to separating and identifying commingled body parts in her Montreal lab, as one of only seventy-seven forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, Dr Kathy Reichs has brought her own dramatic work experience to her mesmerising forensic thrillers. For years she consulted to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in North Carolina, and continues to do so for the Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the province of Québec. Kathy Reichs has travelled to Rwanda to testify at the UN Tribunal on Genocide, and helped exhume a mass grave in Guatemala. As part of her work at JPAC she aided in the identification of war dead from World War II, Korea, and Southeast Asia.

Kathy Reichs has served on the Board of Directors and as Vice President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and is currently a member of the National Police Services Advisory Board in Canada. She is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. A native of Chicago, she now divides her time between Charlotte and Montreal.

Kathy Reichs's first novel Déjà Dead catapulted her to fame when it became a New York Times bestseller, a Sunday Times bestseller and won the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First Novel. All eleven of her novels have been international bestsellers. She is also a producer of the chilling hit TV series Bones. She has written seventeen bestsellers featuring Dr Temperance Brennan, the most recent being Bones Never Lie. She has also written four bestsellers featuring Tory Brennan: Virals, Seizure, Code and Exposure.

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Praise for Bones to Ashes

“The lastest Temperance Brennan book by Kathy Reichs is giving a truly wonderful reading by Linda Evans”

Daily Express


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