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Advantages: Gives you an in-depthy insight into forensic anthropology & biblical history
Disadvantages: Slow, complex and confusing

A loyal Kathy Reich's reader, I broke my usual habit of waiting for the paperback edition of this book because the synopsis sounded exciting. If you have never read a KR novel, they all feature Dr Temperance Brennan, a world-class forensic anthropologi ...

Louizalass 02.08.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Cross Bones - Kathy Reichs

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History and mystery

Advantages: The da vinci code for grown ups?
Disadvantages: forensic in its description of dead bodies

The first half of this archeological thriller is based in Montreal, Canada, where Dr Temperance Brennan lives and works as a forensic anthropologist (ie. analysing bones and skeletons for the police). It opens as a fairly straightforward police procedur ...

aspebbles 03.05.2007 · Read full review
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Digging Up Jesus

Advantages: Interesting premise, intelligent read
Disadvantages: Not quite so easy to read, slightly convoluted at times

I have now read and reviewed several Reichs novels, and always look forward to reading them, even if it's hard to remember which you've read because the titles are so similar! Whilst this one wasn't quite as easy to read, and not Reichs' best, it was stil ...

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not her best

Advantages: a good read
Disadvantages: not her best novel

This is the latest of the Kathy Reichs books which I have read and it is perhaps not one of the better ones. The book was published in paperback in 2005 so I have had it on my bookshelf for a while before reading it. My copy of the novel is 348 pages in ...

mikeyc123 05.08.2014 · Read full review
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A truely brilliant read

Advantages: fabulous plotline and exciting twists
Disadvantages: not as many familiar characters as other books in this line

Theres nothing better than a good forensic detective novel and yet again Reichs provides it. Set mostly in Jerusalem its good to see Tempe Brennan out of her comfort zone. She is thrown into the middle of the war torn West Bank and falls into a mystery th ...

booeymojo 19.01.2011 · Read full review
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