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When a plumber discovers the remains of a murdered girl and various dark religious objects in the cellar of a client’s house, Temperance Brennan is called in to investigate the case. Reprint.
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1. Cold, Cold Bones
FROM SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE TEMPERANCE BRENNAN SERIES Sometimes, revisiting the past is the only way to rescue the present . . . Winter has come to North Carolina and, with it, a drop in crime. For a while, temporarily idle forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan is content to dote on her daughter Katy, finally returned to civilian life from the army. But when mother and daughter meet at Tempe’s place one night for dinner, they find a box on the back porch. Inside: a very fresh human eyeball. GPS coordinates etched into the eyeball lead to a Benedictine Monastery where an equally macabre discovery awaits. Soon after, Tempe examines a mummified corpse in a state park, and her anxiety deepens. There seems to be no pattern to these random killings, except that each mimics in some way a killing that a younger Tempe witnessed, analyzed, or barely escaped. Who or what is targeting her, and why? Helping Tempe discover the answers is Detective Erskine ‘Skinny’ Slidell, retired but still volunteering with the CMPD cold case unit – and still displaying his gallows humour. But as the two infiltrate a bizarre survivalist’s lair, even Skinny’s mood darkens. And then Tempe’s daughter Katy disappears. Electrifying, heart-stopping and compulsive, this is Tempe’s most personal and dangerous case yet . . . PRAISE FOR KATHY REICHS ‘I await the next Kathy Reichs’ thriller with the same anticipation I have for the new Lee Child or Patricia Cornwell’ JAMES PATTERSON ‘Over the course of twenty books, Kathy Reichs and Tempe Brennan have thrilled readers with pacey, mazey tales . . . We readers are truly grateful’ IAN RANKIN ‘Reichs, skilfully using the conventions of the mystery novel, forces the reader to face up to the obscene realities of death time and time again. At work and a play she gets under your skin’ THE TIMES ‘A thrilling read from one of my favorite writers’ KARIN SLAUGHTER, #1 internationally bestselling author of The Last Widow and The Good Daughter ‘One of the absolute best thrillers of the year! I can’t recall when this many twists have been so masterfully woven into a novel.’ JEFFERY DEAVER, #1 internationally bestseller author of The Bone Collector and The Never Game ‘The Queen of forensic crime’ EVENING STANDARD
2. A Conspiracy Of Bones
“Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan … must use all her tradecraft to discover the identity of a faceless corpse, its connection to a decade-old missing child case, and why the dead man had her cell phone number”–
3. First Bones
An e-novella by #1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs that explores the origins of her vastly popular character, forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. In 1980s Charlotte, North Carolina, Temperance Brennan is newly employed as a bioarchaeologist, studying the bones of the ancient dead. But a strange opportunity presents itself when two detectives appear at her lab, seeking consultation on a recently burned body. As a murder investigation unfolds, Temperance finds that there is another deadly threat at work…
4. Death du Jour
When a recent skeleton among ancient bones raises questions—and danger—forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan is the only one who can solve the case in this “triumphant second appearance” (Publishers Weekly) from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs. Tempe Brennan is stuck teaching an archaeology field school for students at UNCC in Charleston, South Carolina. When she stumbles upon a recent skeleton among the ancient bones, she starts asking questions. She’s the expert they might have called in, but lucky for the police she’s already there. The skeleton leads her to a free street clinic where patients have begun to go missing, and some have wound up dead. What is going on and who is to blame? The charismatic televangelist who oversees the clinic? The shady doctor who practices there? Or is it the clinic staff? Ryan is in Montreal, though he may come down for a visit. If he does, Tempe will have to juggle him and Detective Galiano, an old flame, who is in town investigating the disappearance of a wealthy young woman. This is a phenomenally high stakes business where one dead body can save a couple of lives, maybe more. Along with the corpses, Tempe investigates the sick moral logic of the mastermind behind the operation. Kathy Reichs has returned Tempe to America and put her in the middle of a sinister trafficking ring that’s local and global. The suspense is intense, and the world is riveting. Kathy Reichs’s books are expert and smart with a taut energy, and this is her best plot and writing yet.
5. Faking a Murderer
Jack Reacher walked out of the Baltimore bust depot into a world of frozen streets and dirty snow… In this short story from the thrilling anthology MatchUp, bestselling authors Kathy Reichs and Lee Child—along with their popular series characters Temperance Brennan and Jack Reacher—team up for the first time ever.
6. Match Up
||by: Andrew Gross, David Morrell, Charlaine Harris, Karin Slaughter, Lee Child, Lisa Scottoline, Diana Gabaldon, Val McDermid, Kathy Reichs, C. J. Box, Lara Adrian, Michael Kortya, Lisa Jackson, Nelson DeMille, Steve Berry, Gayle Lynds, Peter James, J. A. Jance, Christopher Rice, John S, ford, Eric Van Lustbader
Release date: Dec 27, 2017
Number of Pages: 464
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FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER … Lee Child’s Jack Reacher will team up with Kathy Reichs’ Temperance Brennan to unmask a cunning killer. Val McDermid’s Tony Hill and Carol Jordan work with Peter James’s Roy Grace on a very unusual murder case. These are just some of the never-before-seen pairings in Match Up – a brand new collaboration between the world’s famous crime writers. Edited be international bestseller Lee Child, this exclusive page-turning anthology promises the same thrills and chills brought to you by the previous collection, Face Off. Read on for the full list of author and character pairings: Diana Gabaldon’s Claire Randall Fraser + Steve Berry’s Cotton Malone Lisa Scottoline’s Bennie Rosato + Nelson DeMille’s John Corey Sandra Brown’s Lee Coburn + C.J. Box’s Joe Pickett Kathy Reichs’s Temperance Brennan + Lee Child’s Jack Reacher Val McDermid’s Tony Hill + Peter James’s Roy Grace Charlaine Harris’s Harper Connelly + Andrew Gross’s Ty Hauck Gayle Lynds’s Liz Sansborough + David Morrell’s Rambo Karin Slaughter’s Jeffrey Tolliver + Michael Koryta’s Lincoln Perry Lara Adrian’s Lucan Thorne + Christopher Rice J.A. Jance’s Ali Reynolds + Eric Van Lustbader’s Bravo Shaw Lisa Jackson’s Regan Pescoli + John Sandford’s Lucas Davenport
7. Two Nights
#1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs steps beyond her classic Temperance Brennan series in a new standalone thriller—featuring a smart, tough, talented heroine whose thirst for justice stems from her own dark past. Meet Sunday Night, a woman with physical and psychological scars, and a killer instinct…. Sunnie has spent years running from her past, burying secrets and building a life in which she needs no one and feels nothing. But a girl has gone missing, lost in the chaos of a bomb explosion, and the family needs Sunnie’s help. Is the girl dead? Did someone take her? If she is out there, why doesn’t she want to be found? It’s time for Sunnie to face her own demons—because they just might lead her to the truth about what really happened all those years ago.
8. Flash And Bones
In the riveting fourteenth novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Temperance Brennan series by Kathy Reichs, a dead body is discovered near the North Carolina speedway right before a NASCAR competition is scheduled to begin. Just as 200,000 fans begin pouring into Charlotte, North Carolina for Raceweek, a body is found in a barrel of asphalt in a landfill next to the Lowes Motor Speedway. The following day, a NASCAR crew member visits Temperance Brennan at the MCME and tells her that his sister, Cyndi Gamble, an aspiring NASCAR driver, and her boyfriend, Cale Lovett, mysteriously disappeared twelve years earlier. Could the body be Cyndi’s? Or Cale’s? As Tempe delves into the old case, secrets begin to surface. Brennan learns that, because of Lovett’s association with right wing extremists, the FBI had joined the investigation at the time of the pair’s disappearance, only to then terminate the search a short while later. Was it a cover-up? Or a simple open-and-shut case? As Tempe considers multiple theories, another man, Ted Raines, goes missing in Charlotte. An employee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Raines was in town for the big race. So when Tempe’s tests finds a surprising, secret substance mixed in with the remains in the barrel, Tempe wonders just what Raines was up to…or if the body might be his. As she struggles to uncover who is hiding what, Tempe discovers just how far the government is willing to go to keep its secrets safe.
9. The Bone Collection
From #1 bestselling author Kathy Reichs comes a collection of four pulse-pounding short stories starring forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan—including one original that tells how the beloved forensic anthropologist got her start in the lab—together in a single print edition for the first time. From #1 bestselling author Kathy Reichs comes a captivating array of stories that show you Temperance Brennan as you’ve never seen her before. In Bones in Her Pocket, Temperance Brennan is called to investigate a bag of human remains discovered in North Carolina. Tempe discovers that the remains are those of a young graduate student who disappeared. The student had unexplained ties to a radical eco-activist nearby, and soon Tempe’s passion for crime solving leads her into danger of her own. At the opening of Swamp Bones, Tempe takes a much-needed vacation in the Florida Everglades, where she visits a friend researching Burmese pythons. But Tempe’s reverie is shattered when she discovers human remains and the telltale signs of murder by a very different kind of predator. Bones on Ice sees Temperance Brennan called to investigate an unusual discovery: an earthquake on Mount Everest that has unearthed a mummified corpse. But what starts as a typical case soon raises more questions. Was the young woman’s death an accident? Why aren’t the other climbers talking? And how far will those hiding the truth go to make sure the past stays buried? And in First Bones, readers finally get a never-before-seen look at how a young Dr. Temperance Brennan first got her start in the lab. Suspenseful, thrilling, and pacy, The Bone Collection is perfect for fans of the Bones series both old and new.
10. 206 Bones
In the twelfth novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs, forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan finds herself buried alive after being accused of mishandling the autopsy of a Canadian heiress. There are 206 bones in the human body. Forensic anthropologists know them intimately, and can use them to recreate every kind of violent end. Tempe wakes up to discover that she is enclosed in a kind of very small, very dark, very cold space. She is bound, hands to feet, and there’s something wrong with her ankle. Unsure of where she is, Tempe slowly begins to work out what has happened… When the body of a missing heiress was discovered, Temperance Brennan and Lieutenant Ryan accompanied the remains from Montreal to the Chicago morgue. Their trip was soon interrupted when an incriminating phone call accused Tempe of mishandling the autopsy—and the case. But before Tempe could face her accuser, the one man with information about the call died, and Tempe was left in the dark. As the facts slowly slot into place, Tempe wonders who wants her dead, or at least out of the way, and why? Pulse-pounding, electrifying, and seamlessly weaving between past and present, 206 Bones describes the incredible devastation that occurs when forensic evidence is sabotaged in the lab.
11. Bones To Ashes
In Kathy Reichs’s tenth bestselling novel featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, the discovery of a young girl’s skeleton in Acadia, Canada might be connected to the disappearance of Tempe’s childhood friend. For Tempe Brennan, the discovery of a young girl’s skeleton in Acadia, Canada, is more than just another case. Evangeline, Tempe’s childhood best friend, was also from Acadia. Named for the character in the Longfellow poem, Evangeline was the most exotic person in Tempe’s eight-year-old world. When Evangeline disappeared, Tempe was warned not to search for her, that the girl was “dangerous.” Thirty years later, flooded with memories, Tempe cannot help wondering if this skeleton could be the friend she had lost so many years ago. And what is the meaning of the strange skeletal lesions found on the bones of the young girl? Meanwhile, Tempe’s beau, Ryan, investigates a series of cold cases. Two girls dead. Three missing. Could the New Brunswick skeleton be part of the pattern? As Tempe draws on the latest advances in forensic anthropology to penetrate the past, Ryan hunts down a serial predator.
12. Viral T5
Victoria, Ben, Shelton et Hi sont les Viraux. Un virus a modifié leur ADN. Et a décuplé leurs facultés. Force surhumaine. Sens améliorés. Télépathie. D’inquiétants phénomènes indiquent pourtant que d’autres ont acquis les mêmes capacités. Un clan rival. Qui sont-ils ? Que veulent-ils ? Une chose est claire : leurs intentions ne sont pas amicales… Parmi les suspects figure le séduisant Chance Claybourne : est-il un allié, ou le plus redoutable des traîtres ? Le dernier opus de la série créée par Kathy Reichs et son fils Brendan, où se mêlent humour, sentiments, action et suspense.
13. Trace Evidence
A collection of four short stories based on the Virals series from New York Times bestselling authors, Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs! Fans of the Virals series will be thrilled with this companion volume that includes three short stories originally published as eSpecials as well as an all-new, never-before-seen Virals adventure! Shift, Swipe, Shock and the new story Spike give further glimpses of the Virals’ world as they work with Tory’s famous great aunt, Temperance Brennan, to solve more mysteries, take look at where it all started before they became Virals, and get to the bottom of an attempted sabotage at Kit and Whitney’s wedding.
14. Deadly Decisions
When innocent blood is spilled, forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan deciphers the shattering truth it holds in this newly repackaged thriller from New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs. Nine-year-old Emily Anne Toussaint is fatally shot on a Montreal street. A North Carolina teenager disappears from her home, and parts of her skeleton are found hundreds of miles away. These shocking deaths propel Tempe Brennan from north to south, and deep into a shattering investigation inside the bizarre culture of outlaw motorcycle gangs—where one misstep could bring disaster for herself or someone she loves.
15. Speaking In Bones
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • This ebook edition contains a special preview of Kathy Reichs’s upcoming novel Two Nights and the bonus novella Bones on Ice. No one speaks the language of suspense more brilliantly than Kathy Reichs, author of the acclaimed Temperance Brennan series. In Speaking in Bones, the forensic anthropologist finds herself drawn into a world of dark secrets and dangerous beliefs, where good and evil blur. Professionally, Temperance Brennan knows exactly what to do—test, analyze, identify. Her personal life is another story. She’s at a loss, wondering how to answer police detective Andrew Ryan’s marriage proposal. But the matter of matrimony takes a backseat when murder rears its head. Hazel “Lucky” Strike—a strident amateur detective who mines the Internet for cold cases—comes to Brennan with a tape recording of an unknown girl being held prisoner and terrorized. Strike is convinced the voice is that of eighteen-year-old Cora Teague, who went missing more than three years earlier. Strike is also certain that the teenager’s remains are gathering dust in Temperance Brennan’s lab. Brennan has doubts about working with a self-styled websleuth. But when the evidence seems to add up, Brennan’s next stop is the treacherous backwoods where the chilling recording (and maybe Cora Teague’s bones) were discovered. Her forensic field trip only turns up more disturbing questions—along with gruesome proof of more untimely deaths. While local legends of eerie nocturnal phenomena and sinister satanic cults abound, it’s a zealous and secretive religious sect that has Brennan spooked and struggling to separate the saints from the sinners. But there’s nothing, including fire and brimstone, that can distract her from digging up the truth and taking down a killer—even as Brennan finds herself in a place where angels fear to tread, devils demand their due, and she may be damned no matter what. Praise for Speaking in Bones “Speaking in Bones keeps the suspense high.”—Associated Press “Temperance’s forensic sleuthing uncovers many secrets, along with a blockbuster psychological surprise.”—The Huffington Post
16. Bones Never Lie
Temperance “Tempe” Brennan faces down the demons of her past in the seventeenth thriller in Kathy Reichs’s phenomenally successful Bones series. Unexpectedly called in to the Charlotte PD’s Cold Case Unit, Dr. Temperance Brennan wonders why she’s been asked to meet with a homicide cop who’s a long way from his own jurisdiction. The shocking answer: Two child murders, separated by thousands of miles, have one thing in common—the killer. Years ago, Anique Pomerleau kidnapped and murdered a string of girls in Canada, then narrowly eluded capture. It was a devastating defeat for her pursuers, Brennan and police detective Andrew Ryan. Now, as if summoned from their nightmares, Pomerleau has resurfaced in the United States, linked to victims in Vermont and North Carolina. When another child is snatched, the reign of terror promises to continue—unless Brennan can rise to the challenge and make good on her second chance to stop a psychopath. But Brennan will have to draw her bitter ex-partner out of exile, keep the local police and feds from one another’s throats, and face more than just her own demons as she stalks the deadliest of predators into the darkest depths of madness. In Bones Never Lie, Kathy Reichs never fails to satisfy readers looking for psychological suspense that’s more than skin-deep.
18. Monday Mourning
A riveting new Temperance Brennan forensic thriller from Kathy Reichs, the internationally acclaimed forensic anthropologist and New York Times bestselling author… Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist for both North Carolina and Quebec, has come from Charlotte to Montreal during the bleak days of December to testify as an expert witness at a murder trial. She should be going over her notes, but instead she’s digging in the basement of a pizza parlor. Not fun. Freezing cold. Crawling rats. And now, the skeletonized remains of three young women. How did they get there? When did they die? Homicide detective Luc Claudel, never Tempe’s greatest fan, believes the bones are historic. Not his case, not his concern. The pizza parlor owner found nineteenth-century buttons in the cellar with the skeletons. Claudel takes them as an indicator of the bones’ antiquity. But something doesn’t make sense. Tempe examines the bones in her lab and establishes approximate age with Carbon 14. Further study of tooth enamel tells her where the women were born. If she’s right, Claudel has three recent murders on his hands. Definitely his case. Detective Andrew Ryan, meanwhile, is acting mysteriously. What are those private phone calls he takes in the other room, and why does he suddenly disappear just when Tempe is beginning to hope he might be a permanent part of her life? Looks like more lonely nights for Tempe and Birdie, her cat. As Tempe searches for answers in both her personal and professional lives, she finds herself drawn deep into a web of evil from which there may be no escape. Women have disappeared, never to return….Tempe may be next. With its powerful mix of nail-biting suspense and cutting-edge forensic science, Monday Mourning is the best yet from this superbly gifted, megastar author who, as New York Newsday says, is “the real thing.”
19. Swamp Bones: A Temperance Brennan Short Story
A new, exclusive straight-to-digital Temperance Brennan short story from Kathy Reichs, world leading forensic anthropologist and No.1 bestselling author of Deja Dead, Bones Are Forever and Bones of the Lost. Forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance Brennan has just arrived in Florida’s Everglades for a much-needed break when she is unwittingly thrown into the middle of a deadly case with its roots in the darkest depths of the swamp. Swamp Bones also gives readers the first chance to read the opening chapters of Kathy’s highly anticipated new Temperance Brennan novel, Bones Never Lie, out in September.
20. Swamp Bones: A Novella
Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan returns in a chilling eBook original novella from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs. In the prequel to Reichs’s upcoming thriller Bones Never Lie, Tempe takes a much-needed vacation—but murder follows wherever she goes. Although a trip to Florida is supposed to be about rest and relaxation, there’s no such thing as a day off for Dr. Temperance Brennan. She has come to visit her friend, a dedicated ornithologist who’s researching the threat that intrusive Burmese pythons pose to indigenous bird species in the Everglades. While sorting through the stomach of an eighteen-foot specimen, they make a disturbing discovery: bones that are unmistakably human. And when Tempe spots the telltale signs of murder by a very different kind of predator, she’s drawn into a case with its roots in the darkest depths of the swamp. Features a preview of the highly anticipated new Temperance Brennan novel, Bones Never Lie! Praise for the novels of Kathy Reichs “[Reichs is] a genius at building suspense.”—New York Daily News “Reichs, a forensic anthropologist, makes her crime novels intriguingly realistic.”—Entertainment Weekly “Tempe Brennan is the lab lady most likely to dethrone Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta.”—USA Today “Every minute in the morgue with Tempe is golden.”—The New York Times Book Review “Reichs always delivers a pulse-pounding story.”—Publishers Weekly
21. Bones Of The Lost
While examining a bundle of Peruvian dog mummies confiscated by U.S. Customs, forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan finds herself in the center of a human trafficking conspiracy when she investigates the murder of a teenage girl.
Tory Brennan – great niece of Dr Temperance Brennan – and the Virals return for their most terrifying adventure yet. Morris Island has barely had a chance to return to normality after the high profile trial of the Gamemaster, when two local students seem to vanish into thin air. Tory Brennan and the Virals pack move quickly in their attempts to discover what has happened to their twin classmates. But the pack’s canine powers are growing wilder, and it is becoming ever harder to conceal the secret which protects them. When Tory and her friends find evidence of blood in the students’ basement, they realise that the disappearance is no game. But in order to save the twins, the Virals must risk the exposure of their powers, and in doing so put even their own lives in terrible danger.
23. The Dark Side
||by: Kathy Reichs, Andrew Pyper, Brad Smith, Robert Pobi, Nick Cutter, Deryn Collier, David Rotenberg, Sean Slater, Don Gutteridge, Robert Rotenberg, Jennifer Hillier
Release date: Mar 04, 2014
Number of Pages: 106
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Welcome to The Dark Side, a collection of excerpts from some of Simon & Schuster Canada’s most terrifying, mysterious, and suspenseful novels. From Nick Cutter’s old-school thriller, The Troop, to Kathy Reichs’ internationally bestselling Bones series, these stories will leave you trembling. The Dark Side ebook includes excerpts from: Bones of the Lost by Kathy Reichs The Demonologist by Andrew Pyper Shoot the Dog by Brad Smith Eye of the Storm by Rob Pobi The Troop by Nick Cutter Open Secret by Deryn Collier A Murder of Crows by David Rotenberg The Guilty by Sean Slater Death of a Patriot by Don Gutteridge Stranglehold by Robert Rotenberg Freak by Jennifer Hillier
Tory Brennan and her great aunt Tempe join forces to investigate a crime at Comic-Con in this exclusive direct-to-digital short story from Kathy Reichs, author of Bones of the Lost and Virals. A valuable Terminator replica disappears from the nerd nirvana of Comic-Con. Tory Brennan and her great aunt Tempe are on the scene, and join forces to investigate. Surely the Terminator can’t have just vanished into thin air? When a ransom note appears, threatening the destruction of the model, Comic-Con staff start to accuse each other. The clues are soon mounting up – but can Tempe and the Virals find the thief before it’s too late?
26. Bones Are Forever
Forensic anthropologist Tempe 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.
27. Bones in Her Pocket
A new story featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan—available only in ebook—from #1 New York Times bestselling author and FOX TV’s Bones producer, Kathy Reichs. When a fly-covered canvas bag floats to the surface of North Carolina’s Mountain Island Lake, forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan is called to the scene. Animal remains? Or could this be related to bone fragments from a human male found nearby? To Tempe’s surprise, the decomposed body indicates the person was a female young adult. The profile fits the description of a missing graduate student named Edith Blankenship. Was Blankenship murdered? If so, why? Blankenship’s body turned up on an artist colony where an eco-radical named Herman Blount has been squatting. Blount has posted online rants threatening to blow up a power station he says is polluting the area. Is Blount capable of violence? Blankenship was a loner, but she proved a dedicated advocate for birds at UNC–Charlotte and the Carolina Raptor Center. Did Blankenship’s passion lead her into danger? Alongside Detective “Skinny” Slidell, Tempe puts life on hold until she discovers the truth behind Blankenship’s death. But Tempe’s own passion for crime solving will lead her into danger of her own. This ebook exclusive story—which comes with a special excerpt of Kathy Reichs’s new novel, Bones of the Lost—is an exhilarating new installment in the Temperance Brennan series.
Tory and the rest of the Virals are put to the ultimate test when they find a geocache containing an ornate puzzle box. Shelton decodes the cipher inside, only to find more tantalizing clues left by “The Gamemaster.” A second, greater geocache is within reach—if the Virals are up to the challenge. But the hunt takes a dark turn when Tory locates the other box—it contains a fake bomb, along with a sinister proposal from The Gamemaster. Now, the real game has begun: another bomb is out there—a real one—and the clock is ticking.
Tory’s great aunt, Temperance Brennan, visits just in time to investigate a robbery at the Loggerhead Island Research Institute. As a renowned forensic anthropologist, Tempe is obviously qualified to figure out whodunit, but Tory and her Virals pack want to crack the case on their own. Yet the crime is puzzling. Who could have accessed the labs at LIRI, and how could they have gotten the equipment off the island? It’s Brennan vs. Brennan in this short story that gives readers a brand new insight into the world of the Virals.
30. No Rest for the Dead
When Christopher Thomas, a curator at San Francisco’s Museum of Fine Arts, is murdered and his decaying body is found in an iron maiden in Berlin, his wife Rosemary Thomas is the prime suspect. Long suffering under Christopher’s unfaithful ways, Rosemary is tried, convicted and executed. Ten years later, Jon Nunn, the detective who cracked the case, becomes convinced that the wrong person was put to death. Along with financier Tony Olsen, he plans to gather everyone who was there the night Christopher died and finally uncover the truth about what happened that fateful evening. Could it have been the ne’er do well brother Peter Hausen, interested in his sister’s trust fund having got through his own; the curatorial assistant Justine Olengard, used and betrayed by Christopher; the artist Belle who turned down his advances only to see her career suffer a setback; or someone else all together? No Rest for the Deadis a thrilling, page-turning accomplishment that only the very best thriller writers could achieve.
31. YA Thrillers from Adult Bestsellers
Five thrilling young adult mysteries from five of your favorite New York Times bestselling authors! This digital sampler contains an excerpt from Shelter and Seconds Away by Harlan Coben, The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George, Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham, and Virals by Kathy Reichs.
A second installment in the young adult trilogy by the best-selling author of the Temperance Brennan series finds Tory Brennan and her Virals friends working to prevent the financially strapped Loggerhead Island Research Institute’s imminent shutdown, an effort that leads them to investigate an old Charleston buried treasure legend.
33. Mortal Remains
John Lowery was declared dead in 1968–the victim of a Huey crash in Vietnam, his body buried long ago in North Carolina. Four decades later, Temperance Brennan is called to the scene of a drowning in Hemmingford, Quebec. The victim appears to have died while in the midst of a bizarre sexual practice. The corpse is later identified as John Lowery. But how could Lowery have died twice, and how did an American soldier end up in Canada?
34. Spider Bones
Don’t miss this “whopper” (Publishers Weekly) of a thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs in her “cleverly plotted” (The New York Times) Temperance Brennan series, the inspiration for the hit FOX television series Bones. John Lowery was declared dead in 1968—the victim of a Huey crash in Vietnam, his body buried long ago in North Carolina. Four decades later, Temperance Brennan is called to the scene of a drowning in Hemmingford, Quebec. The victim appears to have died while in the midst of a bizarre sexual practice. The corpse is later identified as John Lowery. But how could Lowery have died twice, and how did an American soldier end up in Canada? Tempe sets off for the answer, exhuming Lowery’s grave in North Carolina and taking the remains to Hawaii for reanalysis—to the headquarters of JPAC, the US military’s Joint POW/ MIA Accounting Command, which strives to recover Americans who have died in past conflicts. In Hawaii, Tempe is joined by her colleague and ex-lover Detective Andrew Ryan (how “ex” is he?) and by her daughter, who is recovering from her own tragic loss. Soon another set of remains is located, with Lowery’s dog tags tangled among them. Three bodies—all identified as Lowery. And then Tempe is contacted by Hadley Perry, Honolulu’s flamboyant medical examiner, who needs help identifying the remains of an adolescent boy found offshore. Was he the victim of a shark attack? Or something much more sinister?
The niece of famed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, fourteen-year-old Tory and her three friends are exposed to a rare strain of canine parvovirus that gives them special powers which they use to try to solve a murder.
37. Deja Dead
“Fans of TV’s CSI: Crime Scene Investigation should be in heaven” (People) stepping into the world of forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan, star of Kathy Reichs’s electrifyingly authentic bestsellers. Her life is devoted to justice — for those she never even knew. In the year since Temperance Brennan left behind a shaky marriage in North Carolina, work has often preempted her weekend plans to explore Quebec. When a female corpse is discovered meticulously dismembered and stashed in trash bags, Tempe detects an alarming pattern — and she plunges into a harrowing search for a killer. But her investigation is about to place those closest to her — her best friend and her own daughter — in mortal danger….
38. Break No Bones
From bestselling author Kathy Reichs comes a book set in Charleston, South Carolina, the center of a lucrative, clandestine, sophisticated trade in body parts—the kind that leaves the donor dead. Summoned to South Carolina to fill in for a negligent colleague, Tempe is stuck teaching a lackluster archaeology field school in the ruins of a Native American burial ground on the Charleston shore. But when Tempe stumbles upon a fresh skeleton among the ancient bones, her old friend Emma Rousseau, the local coroner, persuades her to stay on and help with the investigation. When Emma reveals a disturbing secret, it becomes more important than ever for Tempe to help her friend close the case. The body count begins to climb. An unidentified man is found hanging from a tree deep in the woods. Another corpse shows up in a barrel. There are mysterious nicks on bones in several bodies, and signs of strangulation. Tempe follows the trail to a free street clinic with a belligerent staff, a suspicious doctor, and a donor who is a charismatic televangelist. Clues abound in the most unlikely places as Tempe uses her unique knowledge and skills to build her case, even as the local sheriff remains dubious and her own life is threatened. Tempe’s love life is also complicated. Ryan, her current flame, has come down to visit her from Montreal, and Pete, her former husband, is investigating the disappearance of a local woman—and he and Tempe are staying in the same borrowed beach house. Ryan and Pete compete for her attentions, and Tempe finds herself more distracted by her feelings for both men than she expected. Break No Bones is a smart, taut thriller featuring the kind of high-stakes crime that makes the headlines every week. Reichs, the inspiration for the hit Fox TV show Bones, is writing at the top of her form, and Tempe has never been more compelling.
39. Cross Bones
Receiving mysterious clues about a shooting murder in Montreal, Tempe Brennan wonders if the victim may have been a Jewish black market antiquities trader and teams up with detective Andrew Ryan and biblical archaeologist Jake Drum for a dangerous investigation in Israel. By the author of Monday Mourning. Reprint.
40. Bare Bones
Her plans for a romantic vacation interrupted by the discoveries of two murdered bodies and a small plane crash, Tempe Brennan traces leads to an isolated North Carolina farm, where she receives assistance from canine companion Boyd and an out-of-town friend. Reprint.
41. Mortelles décisions
Dans la guerre des bandes de motards qui secoue Montréal, deux membres d’un gang ont été déchiquetés par une grenade. Impossible d’identifier les victimes. L’anthropologue judiciaire Tempérance Brennan est donc appelée à la rescousse par l’escouade de police chargée de ce dossier brûlant. Cette guerre, liée au trafic de drogue, laisserait Tempérance indifférente si une petite fille de neuf ans n’avait été tuée par une balle perdue. Et quand, peu après, on découvre à proximité d’autres cadavres de motards le squelette incomplet d’une adolescente vue pour la dernière fois sur une moto, elle se jure d’élucider tout ça…
42. Fatal Voyage
After a fatal airline crash in the mountains of North Carolina, Dr. Temperance Brennan heads to the site to help identify the victims, but the discovery of body parts that do not belong to any registered passenger leads the investigation into a dangerousconfrontation.
43. De Dead
The bones of a woman are discovered in the grounds of an abandoned monastery. The case is given to Dr Temperance Brennan of the Laboratoire de Medecine Legale in Montreal. Brennan becomes convinced that a serial killer is at work, despite the deep cynicism of Detective Claudel who heads the investigation.
44. A Deadly Audio Collection [sound Recording]
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