The Devil's Bones

The Devil's Bones

Large Print - 2008
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Third in a series. Fire is at the heart of this novel of forensic suspense as Bill Brockton investigates a charred body in an incinerated car and tries to confirm the identify of a psychotic killer from a pile of ashes in a remote cabin.
Publisher: New York : HarperLuxe, c2008.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9780061469145
Characteristics: 398 p. ;,23 cm.

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ValinOR14
Oct 14, 2019

I really am enjoying this series! The Devil's Bones has the usual engaging characters and situations, even bringing back some of the likable characters from the previous books. The banter is believable and the humor prevents the book from becoming too morbid. Although Brockton’s techniques and activities in his investigations don't always make the university attorney happy, they do keep me interested! Like the TV series Law and Order, some of the crimes are "ripped from the headlines" but this series tells the forensic science side of things, which I like very much. I learned a lot about crematoriums in this book, which I definitely found more interesting than I did when I read Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory. On to the next one!

IndyPL_RobinK Jul 16, 2019

It's best to read this series in order since there are important references and characters from past books. This third book in the series is very entertaining with some fascinating science introduced as usual. This one includes how bones react to fire and includes a scandal involving a crematorium that doesn't! Based slightly on the actual Georgia case where the crematorium was not cremating remains.

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IrisNielsen
Jul 14, 2012

kept my attention. Hero Dr. Brockton's nemesis is after him for revenge. Meanwhile, Brockton also finds that a facility is scattering bodies instead of cremating them.

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