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Gritty Crime That Rose Knows Best

Advantages: Intelligent & original premise, twists, very well written, depth of characters, atmospheric
Disadvantages: A little sickly sweet & repetitive at times perhaps

I consider Rose to be up there with my favourite authors and as I've really enjoyed some of her previous books, I was really looking forward to this one when I came across it in the library. I was glad I had a strong bag with me to carry it home as it's ...

gothic_moon 15.12.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Watch Your Back - Karen Rose

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Tempe Brennan and the Lucky Strike

Advantages: Good solid crime-solving stuff
Disadvantages: None

Sometimes you really do need to start at the beginning of a series to get into it. And sometimes it doesn't matter a jot. Kathy Reichs' Tempe Brennan novels fall into the latter category. There's a bit of a back-story in there, but let's be honest, it' ...

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Review of Speaking In Bones - Kathy Reichs

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Bones to Ashes a Canadian Adventure...

Advantages: Nicely done
Disadvantages: some grisly moments may put the sensitive reader off

Bones to Ashes Kathy Reichs Genre: Crime Fiction I remember a few years ago a group of us at work used to all read the Kathy Reichs Tempe Brennan novels and we took it in turns to buy the copies and share them. The first few books were really good, the ...

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Review of Bones to Ashes - Kathy Reichs

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Acadian Ashes

Advantages: Well-executed crime & suspense novel
Disadvantages: Apparently not one of Reichs' best - but only a fan would know

Other reviewers have suggested that Bones to Ashes is not Reichs’ best offering and in many ways is not true its protagonist Temperance Brennan. That’s for the die-hard fans to decide. Coming to it as a general reader, all I can say it that it held me f ...

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Review of Bones to Ashes - Kathy Reichs

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my interest soon disintegrated

Advantages: fair plot; well realised characters
Disadvantages: some dull pages; no real excitement

The back cover claims that this novel is primarily about a skeleton: 'that of a young girl, no more than fourteen years old'. In fact, the novel as a whole seems to be an opportunity for Reichs to display her extensive knowledge of forensic anthropology a ...

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