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  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Scribner; Lrg edition (July 1 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743246756
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743246750
  • Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 14.2 x 4.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 567 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,927,971 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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AS I WAS PACKAGING WHAT REMAINED OF THE DEAD baby, the man I would kill was burning pavement north toward Charlotte. Read the first page
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By Steven Heron on June 23 2014
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I have been reading this series for a bit and love it! I suggest it to everyone who liked murder mystery books
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Format: Hardcover
This is another of Kathy Reichs painstakingly plotted stories about Dr. Temperance Brennan, who like the author, manages to be a forensic anthropologist practicing in both Montreal and Charlotte, North Carolina. This time Brennan is in Charlotte, coping with a burnt newborn infant, an unusual plane crash, bones in the privy, and a whole host of other misadventures that spell trouble no matter how you arrange them. To make things more complicated, Brennan is spending time with Andrew Ryan, a detective with the Montreal police. And lest I forget, Katy, her daughter is in love, and Temperance isn't sure if it's her intuition or mother hen instincts, but she is not completely sure of the suitor.
Typical of Reichs, she gradually weaves these disparate threads together into a tightly linked whole, climaxing in an ending which isn't completely surprising, but which takes the reader through a bit of a rollercoaster rider on the way to the conclusion. Also typical of the writer, there are countless tiny forensic details to distract, baffle, and, eventually, illuminate the reader. Of course, people who read forensic mystery stories dote on details, and Temperance Brennan seems to have a library full of unusual information
This story has a bit more action in it than is the norm for Reichs. It is so complicated that Brennan is perpetually changing scenes and crimes. The effect is to make the story interesting, although just a mite too hard to follow. The advancing love interest gives the tale an interesting spin. Her feelings for Ryan have never been particularly secret, but they come pretty much out of the closet in this story.
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By L. Maynard on Feb. 5 2004
Format: Hardcover
This is the first novel i have read by Kathy Reichs but i will certainly start looking for her other books. This was an enjoyable read. The technical jargon may be over some people's heads, but she explains all you need to know and if you have any medical background at all, you will love it. The pace is good. I love the way she incorporates a love interest without turning the story into a romance novel. There are twists and thrills to be had in the book's 306 pages. Ms Reichs writing is smooth and flows without getting bogged down in alot of nonsense you don't need or want to know. My only complaint is i feel she rushed the ending a little bit. She builds up a grand climatic ending and just sort of gushes it all out instead of letting the ending unfold on it's own. I will definitely catch up on her other books i have not read yet and i will continue to read her books in the future.
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Format: Hardcover
Tempe is back home in Charlotte. She is planning a much needed vacation with the man of her dreams. At the same time, her daughter Katy, is introducing her to her new boyfriend. Unfortunately, one thing leads to another, and Tempe finds herself thrown into a case involving bones, dead animals, birds, a missing family and a dead infant. As usual, Tempe cannot seperate work and her private life, and the case takes Tempe and the reader from one point to another. Sometimes there are too many characters and too many loose ends, and that is why this book does not get 5 stars. The book is well written and the plot is good, and it was a very fast read, that just kept going. Without knowing the other Tempe Brennan books, it may be a bit of a disappointing read, and it is definitely not Kathy Reich's best, but it is still worth reading and highly recommendable to anybody who like a good mystery!
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I love Kathy Reichs and her books. I love the main character Tempe Brennan and the situations she gets in. Bare Bones is about bear poaching, drugs, a headless body and a baby's charred remains found in a stove.
This book began well and had me hooked right up until the end. The way it ended stunned me - it happened so quickly and was almost an anticlimax. Then Tempe goes off on this long rant, with statistics and figures, about people who poach and/or smuggle animals that are used for medicinal purposes or because they are rare. The rant should have been left out - it was totally out of character for Tempe and I get the distinct feeling this was more of an issue to Reichs. She should have written that part as an afterword.
Other than that, I loved this book and can't wait for the next one. I hope Reichs cuts down on the preaching and ratchets up the action!
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By "joann8547" on Aug. 12 2003
Format: Hardcover
I discovered Kathy Reichs quite by accident on day. A happy accident! Her writing style is straight forward, matter of fact, which is refreshing. The dry wit she interweaves into her characters is priceless.
I waited with baited breath for 'Bare Bones' to hit the shelves. I was not disappointed.
I would not recommend 'Bare Bones' for a first time Kathy Reichs reader. I feel this latest installment in the series is written for the reader who is familiar with the repeating characters. Which is understandable.
Outside of a final chapter that felt rushed and read a bit like a Greenpeace poster, the book was outstanding.
I hope we hear more about Tempe's adventures for years to come!
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