Sunday, November 29, 2009

Devil Bones by Kathy Reichs

Book Details
Devil Bones by Kathy Reichs
Paperback, 416 pages
2009, Pocket Star
ISBN: 1416525661
Series: Book 11 of Temperance Brennan

Dr. Temperance Brennan's quest to identify two corpses pits her against citizen vigilantes intent on a witch-hunt in bestseller Reichs's exciting 11th thriller to feature the forensic anthropologist (after 2007's Bones to Ashes). While working in Charlotte, N.C., Brennan investigates remains unearthed during a housing renovation and discovers disturbing clues possibly pointing to voodoo or Santeria. She must determine if the bones, including the skull of a teenage girl, are linked to an unidentified headless torso found in a nearby lake. Intent on using the deaths as the cornerstone of his crusade against immorality, fundamentalist preacher turned politician Boyce Lingo claims that the bodies bear the mark of devil worshippers. With the help of Det. Erskine Skinny Slidell, Brennan unearths a tangled web of dirty politics, religious persecution and male prostitution.

I loved Devil Bones. And when I say loved, I mean really loved. This was the best book yet in the Temperance Brennan series. I have no clue who the killer was until the very moment they were revealed. This novel was funny, unsettling and tragic all wrapped up in a highly entertaining package.




  1. Ooh, this one looks right up my alley! Have added it to my TBR list.

  2. I was hoping this wasn't from a series, as I need a non-series book like this. It still looks great though; especially since you loved it so much. :-)

  3. I'm not a big fan of mystery, but this sounds quite interesting. I might just pick it up. Great review :)