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The Bone Code Reviews

The Bone Code by Kathy Reichs

The Bone Code

Kathy Reichs

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Category: Thrillers, Fiction
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publication date: 29 Apr 2021
ISBN: 9781471188893

NUMBER ONE NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author KATHY REICHS returns with her next edge-of-your seat thriller featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan.

  • The TimesCrime Fiction Book of the Month
4 stars out of 5
Mark Sanderson
27 Apr 2021

"begins with a hurricane... and ends with a whirlwind of hectic action and ghastly revelations "

The humour — also shared in Bones, the TV series based on the character — is vital to offset the litany of horrors that Tempe uncovers as she investigates death masks, vaccines and a bacterial pathogen (Capnocytophaga canimorsus) found in the saliva of healthy cats and dogs: “Online images of mottled and swollen limbs, inflamed eyes, blackened digits, and pus-oozing abscesses confirmed that the capno organism is a supremely nasty little bugger.” All right, Fido? As ever, the sci-speak can get a bit much — “delayed bone age, clinodactyly, and fifth middle or distal phalangeal hypoplasia have been reported as suggestive of the syndrome” — but few crime writers are as edifying and terrifying as Reichs. She never lets you forget that “folk do the damnedest things”.

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