Today I’m kicking off the blog tour for The Bone Collection by Kathy Reichs. Published tomorrow, I was lucky enough to be able to read and review for today!
*Many thanks to Kate at Penguin Random House for my review copy*
About the book:
In First Bones, a prequel to Reichs’s very first novel, Déjà Dead, she at last reveals 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.
Three more stories 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.
The Bone Collection is out tomorrow and you can click HERE to get your copy!
About the author:
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. 206 Bones is her twelth novel featuring Dr Temperance Brennan.
In the interest of honesty, I have only read the first couple of books in the Temperance Brennan series but I thoroughly enjoyed them so I was eager to see what The Bone Collection was like. I’m also a huge fan of Bones, the tv show so it was kind of a no-brainer to read this!
The Bone Collection is comprised four novellas, none of which I had read before, but apparently a couple have been printed before now. Each one focuses on Tempe and her job as a forensic anthropologist. First Bones is the one that made the most sense to me, as it’s a prequel to Déja Dead, the first book in the series.
While I thoroughly enjoyed The Bone Collection, I found that each one could very easily have been the storyline on Bones. The novellas were all small and perfectly formed,with supreme attention detail for which Reichs is well known. It’s safe to say I learned a lot thanks to these stories.
The Bone Collection is perfect for fans of detailed and well-written stories. The novellas are packed to the rafters with forensics, and they manage to have a great plot. The characters are so well drawn, and the reader gets a great insight into the methodologies and investigative avenues explored by forensic anthropologists, members of the police force and those with specialised fields.
Reading The Bone Collection had made me want to go and read all of the other books in the series, so I’ll definitely be adding them to my wishlist. Fans of Kathy Reichs and the Temperance Brennan series will love this!
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