Bones Never Lie by Kathy Reichs

Bones Never Lie (Temperance Brennan, #17)

Published in: 2014
Pages: 336
Edition read: E-book
Series: Book 17 in the Temperance Brennan series

Book description:
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.

My review:
This was a bloody good book! There were a few meh ones lately, but this book… this was sooo good. The book throws back to an earlier book and case involving Anique Pomerleau, and as Tempe and Ryan (Yes, Ryan is back!) go back over their old case, it was all coming back to me as well- Anique trying to burn down the house, the other women that were killed, Tawny escaping… The murderer was hard to pick, but the clues were quite obvious this time (in retrospect) and I had an inkling that something was off with them.

The best thing is that Ryan is back. After not appearing much in the recent books, having him back for longer than a chapter or two is amazing. He may not be his old self, but having him watching out for Tempe, the way they can bounce ideas off each other, it’s what makes them such a good duo (and so good to read!)

We also finally get to meet Tempe’s mother, who is fascinating. A bipolar woman who was in and out of Tempe’s life, she was not what I expected- although I thought she was dead, even though it was never actually stated. She was integral into finding the murderer, she’s a whiz at the computers, and I think that she could be a really interesting character if she appears in future books and isn’t just killed off, which is where it seems to be heading.

Oh, and the ending. What?! I need to read the next book to find out if… ah!

Final review:
Bones Never Lie rating:
8.5/10
Would I re-read it? Yes I would
Who would I recommend it to? For fans of the author, anyone interested in crime, mystery, drama. It helps to have read Monday Mourning so you are familiar with the story, but you don’t have to in order to be able to enjoy this book.

Links:
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19322169-bones-never-lie
Author’s site: http://kathyreichs.com/bones-never-lie/
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Bones-Never-Lie-Temperance-Brennan/dp/1501111744

Bones Of The Lost by Kathy Reichs

Bones of  the Lost  (Temperance Brennan, #16)

Published in: 2013
Pages: 324
Edition read: E-book
Series: Book 16 in the Temperance Brennan series

Book Description:
When Charlotte police discover the body of a teenage girl along a desolate stretch of two-lane highway, Temperance Brennan fears the worst. The girl’s body shows signs of foul play. Inside her purse police find the ID card of a prominent local businessman, John-Henry Story, who died in a horrific flea market fire months earlier. Was the girl an illegal immigrant turning tricks? Was she murdered?

The medical examiner has also asked Tempe to examine a bundle of Peruvian dog mummies confiscated by U.S. Customs. A Desert Storm veteran named Dominick Rockett stands accused of smuggling the objects into the country. Could there be some connection between the trafficking of antiquities and the trafficking of humans?

As the case deepens, Tempe must also grapple with personal turmoil. Her daughter Katy, grieving the death of her boyfriend in Afghanistan, impulsively enlists in the Army. Meanwhile, Katy’s father Pete is frustrated by Tempe’s reluctance to finalize their divorce. As pressure mounts from all corners, Tempe soon finds herself at the center of a conspiracy that extends all the way from South America, to Afghanistan, and right to the center of Charlotte.

My review:
This was a good book, the murderer was not the person I thought it’d be even if the clues were there. Tempe is the only one pushing the investigation into a poor dead teenage girl who looks to be an immigrant and a hooker, which apparently means she is no longer important because she’s not white and rich. Which is infuriating, so I was totally there with Tempe pushing Slidell and co to investigate this murder, and cheering on Tempe as she kept investigating when others would have given up.

Tempe also visits Afghanistan in the book to help clear the name of a soldier who has been accused of shooting unarmed civilians, as well as connecting with Katy who has taken a position in the army, been deployed to Afghanistan, and is currently serving in the war-torn areas. I liked the glimpse into army life over in Afghanistan, that was really fascinating (I wonder how factually accurate it is though?).

The way everything comes together in the end is really good, given how unrelated everything is at the start, and the book kept me really interested throughout, so overall it was a good read.

Final review:
Bones of the Lost rating:
7/10
Would I re-read it? Yes
Who would I recommend it to? Fans of the author, her books and television series, anyone interested in murder mysteries, crime fiction, or forensic anthropology.

Links:
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16130559-bones-of-the-lost
Author’s website: http://kathyreichs.com/bones-of-the-lost-uk/
Penguin books: https://penguin.com.au/books/bones-of-the-lost-9780099558057
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Bones-Lost-Temperance-Brennan-Novel/dp/1476754748

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Lewis Stevenson

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Published in: 1886
Pages: 96
Edition read: E-book

Book description:
Dr Jekyll has discovered the ultimate drug. A chemical that can turn him into something else. Suddenly, he can unleash his deepest cruelties in the guise of the sinister Hyde. Transforming himself at will, he roams the streets of fog-bound London as his monstrous alter-ego.

My review:
This short read was not quite what I expected- for starters, Mr Hyde, the monster, actually is a smaller runtier version of Dr Jekyll. Not the giant hideously malformed monster he is represented as in most movies. That was a bit of a let-down. Mr Hyde is basically all of the evil and bad parts of Dr Jekyll, and through a special liquid, Dr Jekyll shrinks into this version of himself and has no conscience, so he can do whatever he wants- drink, smoke, screw, murder.

We learn of Jekyll/Hyde and their misfortune through his friends, whom he eventually reveals his secrets to, and help to identify him when he no longer can retain the form of Jekyll.

It’s an interesting idea, but given the length of the novel, it doesn’t go into too much detail.

Final review:
Jekyll/Hyde rating:
4/10
Would I re-read it? No, it was ok but once was enough
Who would I recommend it to? Anyone into literature or curious about where the Jekyll/Hyde legend came from.

Links:
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/288840.The_Strange_Case_of_Dr_Jekyll_and_Mr_Hyde
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strange_Case_of_Dr_Jekyll_and_Mr_Hyde

Bones Are Forever by Kathy Reichs

Bones Are Forever (Temperance Brennan, #15)

Published in: 2012
Pages: 283
Edition read: Paperback
Series: Book 15 in the Temperance Brennan series

Book description:
A woman calling herself Amy Roberts checks into a Montreal hospital complaining of uncontrolled bleeding. Doctors see evidence of a recent birth, but before they can act, Roberts disappears. Dispatched to the address she gave at the hospital, police discover bloody towels outside in a Dumpster. Fearing the worst, they call Temperance Brennan to investigate.

In a run-down apartment Tempe makes a ghastly discovery: the decomposing bodies of three infants. According to the landlord, a woman named Alma Rogers lives there. Then a man shows up looking for Alva Rodriguez. Are Amy Roberts, Alma Rogers, and Alva Rodriguez the same person? Did she kill her own babies? And where is she now?

Heading up the investigation is Tempe’s old flame, Homicide Detective Andrew Ryan. His counterpart from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is Sergeant Ollie Hasty, who happens to have a little history with Tempe himself, which she regrets. This unlikely trio follows the woman’s trail, first to Edmonton, and then to Yellowknife, a remote diamond-mining city deep in the Northwest Territories. What they find in Yellowknife is more sinister than they ever could have imagined.

My review:
This was an interesting mystery. At the beginning, you feel hatred towards Amy/Alma/Alva/whatever she calls herself, as she has killed her own newborns and stuffed them in crevices in her house. What kind of monster does that? But as the mystery progresses and we learn more about her, we begin to understand what she thinks she is doing and the hatred turns to pity.

The book is mainly set up in the north of the country, in areas that I’ve never heard of with rich histories in mining- they were actually fascinating to read about. Who knew there was a gold rush in this region? It’s not something you commonly think of when you think Canada (maybe it is if you are Canadian, or even American, but for us Aussies, nope no clue. We know about our own gold rushes but that’s about it!) so I’d be intrigued to learn more about this area and it’s history.

All in all, this was a really good read, after a few less-than-great books lately in this series, and there was copious amounts of Andrew Ryan in it, which is key in this series. Lack of his character usually leads to a dull read, I think it’s the interaction between him and Tempe really drives the story along, and no other character really seems to come close to replicating that interaction if he isn’t in the books.

Final review:
Bones are Forever rating:
8/10
Would I re-read it? Yes this was a really interesting mystery
Who would I recommend it to? Fans of the series, television show or book; anyone interested in mysteries, crime drama, forensics.

Links:
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13030356-bones-are-forever
Author’s website: http://kathyreichs.com/bones-are-forever/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bones_Are_Forever
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Bones-Forever-Temperance-Brennan-Novel/dp/1439102449

Flash And Bones by Kathy Reichs

Flash and Bones (Temperance Brennan, #14)

Published in: 2006
Pages: 288
Edition read: E-book
Series: Book 14 in the Temperance Brennan series

Book description:
Just as 200,000 fans are pouring into town for Race Week, a body is found in a barrel of asphalt next to the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The next day, a NASCAR crew member comes to Temperance Brennan’s office at the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner to share a devastating story. Twelve years earlier, Wayne Gamble’s sister, Cindi, then a high school senior and aspiring racer, disappeared along with her boyfriend, Cale Lovette. Lovette kept company with a group of right-wing extremists known as the Patriot Posse. Could the body be Cindi’s? Or Cale’s?

At the time of their disappearance, the FBI joined the investigation, only to terminate it weeks later. Was there a cover-up? As Tempe juggles multiple theories, the discovery of a strange, deadly substance in the barrel alongside the body throws everything into question. Then an employee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention goes missing during Race Week. Tempe can’t overlook the coincidence. Was this man using his lab chemicals for murder? Or is the explanation even more sinister? What other secrets lurk behind the festive veneer of Race Week?

My review:
I have little to no interest in racing. As this book is heavily involved with the racing culture, it was a bit boring for me to read. Outside of that, it’s a good mystery, with conspiracies and murder, the FBI poking their noses in, and a decades old disappearance involving a shady cop.

I also took much longer to read this than other Reichs books due to not having time to read on the train to and from work each day, or at lunchtime, due to being super busy with our office move (now that it is done, my stress levels shall drop dramatically and I can begin reading again. Huzzuh!) So that could have influenced my impression of the book, given I was busy/stressing over all the work I had to get done before we moved.

Also, there is about a paragraph total in this book that mentions Andy Ryan, and then we don’t hear or see him for the rest of the book. I’ve found that previous books that didn’t have him in them that much have also been less interesting to me, so that could be part of the issue. Maybe if he’d been in this book, I’d have been all over it? Who knows.

Final review:
Flash and Bones rating:
6/10
Would I re-read it? Meh. There are other books in this series I’d read over this one, but it wasn’t awful or anything. I just didn’t really click with the book like I have with others.
Who would I recommend it to? Fans of the series, murder mysteries, forensic anthropology, and perhaps interested or have knowledge of the sport of car racing.

Links:
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9998705-flash-and-bones
Author’s website: http://kathyreichs.com/flash-and-bones/
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Flash-Bones-Novel-Temperance-Brennan/dp/1451646690
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_and_Bones

Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff

Stormdancer (The Lotus War, #1)

Published in: 2012
Pages: 451
Edition read: Paperback
Series: Book 1 in the Lotus Wars

Book description:
Arashitoras are supposed to be extinct. So when Yukiko and her warrior father Masaru are sent to capture one for the Shõgun, they fear that their lives are over – everyone knows what happens to those who fail the Lord of the Shima Isles. But the mission proves less impossible and more deadly than anyone expects. Soon Yukiko finds herself stranded: a young woman alone in her country’s last wilderness, with only a furious, crippled arashitora for company. Although she can hear his thoughts, and saved his life, all she knows for certain is he’d rather see her dead than help her. Yet trapped together in the forest, Yukiko and the beast soon discover a bond that neither of them expected.

Meanwhile, the country around them verges on collapse. A toxic fuel is choking the land, the machine-powered Lotus Guild is publicly burning those they deem Impure, and the Shõgun cares for nothing but his own dominion. Authority has always made Yukiko, but her world changes when she meets Kin, a young man with secrets, and the rebel Kagé cabal. She learns the horrifying extent of the Shõgun’s crimes, both against her country and her family.

Returning to the city, Yukiko is determined to make the Shõgun pay – but what can one girl and a flightless arashitora do against the might of an empire?

My review:
I brought this book at Supanova 2013- a sort of Comicon that we have here in Australia. I was actually meeting Kylie Chan, and as I was waiting in line for her to sign my book, jackass in the next booth started in on why I wasn’t getting a book signed by him. Somehow I ended up buying his book and getting it signed by him. And that is the story of how I met Jay Kristoff and now own a signed copy of his book. My memory of meeting him is that he was rude- but I wasn’t about to let that influence my impression of his book. Silly me.

Well. I tried to read this book about 6 times before I managed to finally get into it. I would read three pages and give up, because it was horrible. Reading other people’s reviews I realised it wasn’t just me- the first 85 pages of this book are awful. The author is really into expressive writing, so everything is described in minute detail- and it is painful. Nothing happens for the first 85 pages, it’s just description of this world (which is a fake under-researched version of Japan). However, if you stick at it, it does pick up.

The book was poorly researched, badly written, but there is a solid story behind it. Yukiko is the protaganist with a strange ability to be able to talk to animals minds, and this helps her to form a bond with an Arashitora (aka a Griffin) and together they try to overthrow a corrupt ruler. It’s got the idea down, but the execution is lacking. The characters are well thought out and created, but the writing style lacks the finesse of an experienced writer- from over-descriptive language at the beginning, to almost no description throughout the rest of the book; or switching between Japanese and English constantly, sometimes repeating a word in a sentence in both languages.

If you can get past the first 85 pages, it is a good story but it needed to be much better researched, written, and proof-read. Also, the author needs to work on getting a personality instead of being a dick.

Final review:
Stormdancer rating:
4.5/10
Would I re-read it? Maybe.
Who would I recommend it to? Fantasy fans- but only if you are someone who can plow through the boring bits to get to the good bits; if you are someone who doesn’t finish books, then don’t bother. I definitely do not recommend this to anyone who is familiar with Japanese culture as this is a very loose representation of it and most negative reviews I read had to do with the fact that it was so poorly researched, so it seems like that is hard to get past.

Links:
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10852343-stormdancer

Shattered Glass by Maria V Snyder

Shattered Glass (Glass, #3.5)

Published in: 2016
Pages: 86
Edition read: E-book
Series: Glass series book 3.5

Book description:
While trying to teach her adopted daughter, Reema, how to work with molten glass, Opal receives a letter from Master Magician Zitora Cowan requesting Opal’s immediate help. Zitora resigned from the Sitian Council over two years ago to search for her lost sister, and no one has heard from her since. The letter is probably a trick, but Opal refuses to pass up the opportunity to help her mentor, who may be in genuine trouble. Good thing Opal isn’t that easy to fool. With her two soldier friends Nic and Eve providing backup, the three travel to a small town in the Jewelrose Clan. But can they rescue the Master Magician without being caught in the same trap?

My review:
It’s been years since I read the Glass series (about 7 years I think!) so I had completely forgotten about this world and Opal, but having read the Soulfinder series recently, I was somewhat more familiar with the characters and remembering the story. This little novella describes a time between book 2 and book 3 of the Soulfinder series, so a great story to read while waiting for the final book of the Soulfinder series to come out.

Being as short as it is, not much happens within this story- basically, Opal goes on mission to save a master Magician, is trapped, then saves the day. Boom. Story done. Obviously, padded out to involve bits and pieces, but overall that is what has happened. It was a quick read but enjoyable, and helped with the downtime until Dawn Study came out!

Final review:
Shattered Glass rating: 7/10.
Would I re-read it? It was a quick read, so sure.
Who would I recommend it to? Fans of Maria’s work, especially the Glass, Study, and Soulfinder series. Fans of fantasy novels involving magic and strong/stubborn female leads.

Links:
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33021758-shattered-glass
Author’s website: http://officialmariavsnyder.blogspot.com.au/2016/11/shattered-glass-new-glass-series.html
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com.au/Shattered-Glass-Maria-V-Snyder-ebook/dp/B01N96SRLJ

Alice Hartley’s Happiness by Philippa Gregory

Alice Hartley's Happiness

Published in: 1992
Pages: 275
Edition read: Hardcover
Book description:

When Professor Charles Pringle does not react to his wife’s special birthday dance of the seven veils, Alice decides to leave him and moves in with an unsuspecting student, Michael. His aunt dies and leaves him her house, so the couple move in and convert it into a “growth centre”.

My review:
I expected something very different to what I ended up reading. From the cover alone, I expected period drama at the very least, but no. The period would be probably be 80’s to 90’s at a vague guess, so that was the first disappointment. The second was that there seemed to be no likeable characters in this story. Charles is an ass who undervalues his wife and is sleeping with a much younger student of his. Alice is nuts, she has no good ideas, no morals (as she just kills a cat because he annoys her), no sense of purpose, no sense of right and wrong. Michael is as naive as a character can be, he’s portrayed as being young (20, so not that young) and is so naive it’s a wonder the boy knows how to wipe his own ass without someone instructing him beforehand.

Basically, I didn’t really like this book. There’s a weird scene when, in their infinite wisdom, Alice decides that a woman in labour should give birth with dolphins, so her and a pack of naive young men and lonely housewives pack into a car, drive to the aquarium, strip naked, and hop into the dolphin tank. They help the lady give birth, in the dolphin tank, and then decide to set the dolphins free. Why? Because…. I have no explanation. No reasoning.

The only good thing about this book was Michael’s nuts elderly aunt who pretends to be dead for most of the book, and then steals a car at the end. Really, that’s about the highlight of the book. From what I can tell on Goodreads, people either love this book or hate it. I’m in the ‘hate it’ camp, this book was a pointless read. Unfortunately.

Final review:
Alice Hartley’s Happiness rating:
4/10.
Would I re-read it? No
Who would I recommend it to? Erm. Well. It makes a nice paperweight.
If you are a fan of the author’s work, DO NOT READ THIS. The only thing I can compare this to was The Casual Vacancy, in that it’s something different from an author’s normal writing genre, and while some people love it, I really did not enjoy it in the slightest.

Links:
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6549012-alice-hartley-s-happiness

Mortal Remains by Kathy Reichs

Mortal Remains

Published in: 2010
Pages: 320
Edition read: Paperback
Series: Book 13 in the Temperance Brennan Series

Book description:
When Tempe is called to the scene of an autoerotic death, she has little idea of the tangled chain of events that will follow. Because the man whose body she is examining apparently died in a helicopter crash in Vietnam 40 years before. So who is buried in the soldier’s grave?

Tempe’s investigations take her to Honolulu where she is caught up not only in the mystery of the unidentified body in the soldier’s grave, but also dragged into investigating who, or what, killed the young men whose body parts have floated up onto a popular Hawaiian beach. And as Tempe gradually unravels the tangled threads of the mystery, it becomes clear that there are some who would rather the past stays dead and buried. And when Tempe proves difficult to frighten, they turn their attention to the person who means more to her than anyone else in the world.

My review:
For some weird reason, this is known as Spider Bones literally everywhere else, but it was released in Australia and the UK as Mortal Remains.

Anyways. This was a damn good book. Set mainly in Hawaii, it looks into the unidentified remains of soldiers from the Vietnam war, and at the valuable work of the agencies who try to identify these bodies to give the families closure, decades after the war has ended and families would have given up hope. The mystery of the identity of the dead guy who set all this off is a continuing theme throughout the book and it is a great mystery, as just when you think “hey they’ve finally sorted out who this guy is”, along comes another curveball and we are all back at the drawing board, with too many bodies all claiming to be the same guy.

It was a really interesting book to read about, and I am intrigued by the agencies who are identifying soldiers from past wars, as I didn’t realise anything like this even existed. I also enjoyed the descriptions of Honolulu, I have been once before, when I was 8, and my memories are vague (I recall visiting Pearl Harbour very well, but not much else). There was also a side mystery of the shark victims, which was familiar territory for me, given how many shark attacks we get every year here. While they were dithing around going “I don’t know if we can close the beach, it’ll hurt tourism etc” I was like “Don’t mess around with it, close the beach. Sharks are nasty. If it’s a great white, you’re screwed. CLOSE THE BEACH!”.

Ahem. Sharks aside, this was a really great book and I enjoyed it immensely.

Final review:
Mortal remains rating:
7.5/10
Would I re-read it? Yes, it was really enjoyable to read, a great mystery with so many angles and curves to it.
Who would I recommend it to? For fans of the series, television show, crime, mystery, or forensics.

Links:
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8249908-mortal-remains
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Mortal-Remains-Kathy-Reichs/dp/0099556863
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider_Bones

206 Bones by Kathy Reichs

206 Bones (Temperance Brennan, #12)

Published in: 2009
Pages: 308
Edition read: E-book
Series: Book 12 in the Temperance Brennan series

Book description:
Cold and alone, bound hands to feet, Tempe Brennan regains consciousness locked in a dark cell—or is she buried alive in a tomb?—and begins to reconstruct the twisted chain of events that led her to this terrifying place. Tempe and Lieutenant Ryan had recently accompanied the remains of a missing heiress from Montreal to the Chicago morgue, and suddenly Tempe is accused of mishandling the autopsy. After an incriminating phone call and another shocking death, Tempe’s unseen enemy closes in—even as the corpse of a second, and then a third, elderly woman turns up in the woods of Montreal. Who wants Tempe dead, or at least out of the way, and why? Who would resort to sabotage to destroy the secrets hidden in the bones? Only Tempe can uncover the truth—if she can escape the deadly fate someone has designed for her.

My review:
This book switches between Tempe stuck in a dark hole, with no memory of how she got there or why; and the story of a shocking serial killer who targets old ladies. It was really different to previous books given the two views it switches between, and the whodunnit mystery is really bloody good. Who tried to ruin Tempe’s reputation? Who is murdering old ladies? Why is everyone acting all moody? And what’s with this new bitch who is trying to take over Tempe and everyone else’s jobs?

The one who trapped Tempe- I did not guess that, not at all. Even with the clues right in front of me, I was completely focused on the uber-bitch whose name I’ve completely forgotten. I tried reading other reviews to see if anyone else has gotten her name down, but nope. Instead I just found a lot of negative reviews- a lot of people seemed to hate this book.

Well, each to their own, I guess. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, there were a lot of mysteries, a lot going on, and it hooked me. Plus the bitch who was trying to take Tempe’s job and causing everyone else to be miserable in the laboratory, that totally had me hooked, as I hate hate HATE people like that, so I was there yelling at this bitch every time she overstepped her boundaries and tried to do Tempe’s job.  Yeah, I felt this was a damn good book.

Final review:
206 Bones rating:
7.5/10. I enjoyed it!
Would I re-read it? Yes, this was enjoyable to read. I’ve yet to come across a book in this series that hasn’t been enjoyable to read.
Who would I recommend it to? Fans of the series, the television show, fans of crime mysteries and forensic anthropology.

Links:
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5957702-206-bones
Author’s website: http://kathyreichs.com/206-bones/
Penguin books: https://penguin.com.au/books/206-bones-9780099492382
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/206_Bones
Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/206-Bones-Temperance-Brennan-12/dp/0099492385