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Bones Are Forever

A Novel
Reichs, Kathy (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan examines the bodies of three babies while Detective Ryan investigates their mother in a case with ties to the high-stakes world of diamond mining.
Authors: Reichs, Kathy
Title: Bones are forever
a novel
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2012
Edition: 1st Scribner hardcover ed
Characteristics: viii, 288 p. ;,25 cm
Summary: Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan examines the bodies of three babies while Detective Ryan investigates their mother in a case with ties to the high-stakes world of diamond mining.
Alternate Title: Bones are forever
ISBN: 1451689152
9781451689150
1439112827
9781439112823
1439102430
9781439102435
Statement of Responsibility: Kathy Reichs
Subject Headings: Murder Investigation Fiction Diamond mines and mining Canada Fiction Infanticide Canada Fiction Women forensic anthropologists Fiction Brennan, Temperance (Fictitious character) Fiction
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Topical Term: Murder
Diamond mines and mining
Infanticide
Women forensic anthropologists
Brennan, Temperance (Fictitious character)
LCCN: 2012019831
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Fun story as expected from inspiration of "Bones" TV program.

Jan 03, 2014
  • dixiedog rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I have read 13 of 15 adult rated novels by Kathy Reichs so far and Bones Are Forever - Book 15 was not one of her best. It was only an average to good read in my opinion. I do agree with reviewer ‘milesthecat,’ her books "are always a little educational;" this time including more lessons in forensic medicine, Canadian Geography and some history on diamond mining in Canada. Senior Doctor-at-Bass! D. A.

Apr 11, 2013
  • milesthecat rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Enjoy Reichs books - fun read and always a little educational. Liked the settings on this one. Good, easy entertainment.

Mar 20, 2013
  • daphray rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Entertaining read. The plot is not her strongest but she got me interested in reading more about the diamond mining history in the NWT.

I dont understand why someone reads a book and then complains about the author. Dont read their books!!! Simple as that. I find her books entertaining, if I didnt I wouldnt read them.

Jan 14, 2013
  • jdaigle3 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

While not my favorite of Reichs' books (it seemed like it would make a better Bones script than novel), it did hold my interest and I read it in less than a weekend. Not a fantastic mystery, but interesting and intelligent (a highly underrated quality in pulp mysteries these days). It seems as though Reichs is going the way of Cornwall and her ilk towards pulp, formulaic writing. I hope not because I really like how smartly written her mysteries are.

Dec 27, 2012
  • samdog123 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I love Kathy Reich's books and always look forward to them. This one had an interesting plot, like they all do, but the writing and plot seemed rather clumsy. Not her best effort.

Nov 15, 2012
  • 21221018293347 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this book. I was excited that the book touched on Edmonton and the explosion of the Giant Mine in Yellowknife. Cleanup of the arsenic in the mine is in the process of starting to be cleaned up. It was an interesting side trip, but not necessary to the facts of the case. She could have been called to Yellowknife as a consultant, rather than chase after a suspect from Montreal to Edmonton to Yellowknife. How many forensic anthropologists would travel with police chasing after suspects????? It was a good quick read over the weekend. at lease it held my interest.

Oct 24, 2012
  • beckylunatic rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I live in Edmonton, and people do call it E-Town. Some of the other details are... sketchy. It makes sense that Reichs would have made all of the seedier settings mostly fictional to avoid casting aspersions on any specific place in real life, but to a lifelong resident, nothing is directly recognizable, so it seems very fake. Some of the research appears to have been done by viewing a Google map and assuming a route could be walked, when in reality there's a freeway with no accommodation for pedestrians. In more general criticism, as others have stated, there is little keeping this series fresh. Because they are books with little substance, I can read one in a day so I'll likely keep following along, but mostly out of habit.

Sep 02, 2012
  • ElspethG rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

It's a good novel, but definitely not one of Reichs' best. The side story about diamond mining was interesting, but IMO, there was too much info on this topic relevant to the main plot. I was rather curious about the characters referring to Edmonton as E-town. I grew up in Alberta, and I have never ever heard that city called that. Edmonchuck - yes, but never as E-town. In the appendix to this book, Reichs describes her method of developing and writing a book is comparable to making vegetable soup. I think she put a few too many vegetables in this particular pot.

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Jan 03, 2014
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