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Bones in Her Pocket | [Kathy Reichs]

Bones in Her Pocket

When a fly-covered canvas bag floats to the surface of North Carolina’s Mountain Island Lake, forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan is called to the scene. Animal remains? Or could this be related to bone fragments from a human male found nearby? To Tempe’s surprise, the decomposed body indicates the person was a female young adult. The profile fits the description of a missing graduate student named Edith Blankenship.
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Publisher's Summary

A new story featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan - from #1 New York Times best-selling author and FOX TV’s Bones producer, Kathy Reichs.

When a fly-covered canvas bag floats to the surface of North Carolina’s Mountain Island Lake, forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan is called to the scene. Animal remains? Or could this be related to bone fragments from a human male found nearby?

To Tempe’s surprise, the decomposed body indicates the person was a female young adult. The profile fits the description of a missing graduate student named Edith Blankenship. Was Blankenship murdered? If so, why?

Blankenship’s body turned up on an artist colony where an eco-radical named Herman Blount has been squatting. Blount has posted online rants threatening to blow up a power station he says is polluting the area. Is Blount capable of violence?

Blankenship was a loner, but she proved a dedicated advocate for birds at UNC–Charlotte and the Carolina Raptor Center. Did Blankenship’s passion lead her into danger? Alongside Detective “Skinny” Slidell, Tempe puts life on hold until she discovers the truth behind Blankenship’s death. But Tempe’s own passion for crime solving will lead her into danger of her own.

Bones in Her Pocket is an exhilarating new installment in the Temperance Brennan series.

©2013 Kathy Reichs (P)2013 Simon & Schuster

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    Nicole Steinbeck Westerville, OH United States 07-07-14
    Nicole Steinbeck Westerville, OH United States 07-07-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Good for a short story"
    Would you listen to Bones in Her Pocket again? Why?

    No because the mystery has already been solved.


    What other book might you compare Bones in Her Pocket to and why?

    Any other full length Kathy Riechs story. I felt like I was getting the same format, style, etc as her novels. Even though it was short it was still a great story.


    What does Linda Emond bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The accents of the characters


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Val Roanoke Rapids, NC, USA 05-23-14
    Val Roanoke Rapids, NC, USA 05-23-14 Member Since 2006
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    "Did I really waste a credit for a two-hour book?"
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    This was my mistake... I should have noticed the short length of this audiobook... I won't fall for it again!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lowell1 Inyokern, CA, United States 04-14-14
    Lowell1 Inyokern, CA, United States 04-14-14 Member Since 2010
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I've got the entire Reichs series and was disappointed in this short story. First, we have the usual problem of a forensic pathologist playing active investigator. This is usual, but how many times can the heroine act as "i'll just go and physically play the police" before she mucks up a crime scene or gets herself (or someone else killed)? She is NOT "law enforcement". The second problem was the preachy end of the story with the diatribe on "puppy mills". The issue of inhumane treatment of animals (canine or otherwise) was more or less stuck into the story with no real justification other than to provide a motive (which had nothing to do with the rest of the story) and a reason for an evangelistic type plea -- as if all breeders of dogs were inhumane. Dog breeders include groups like the Seeing Eye (who breed their own guide dogs). The "out of thin air" motive and diatribe not only put me off this particular book, it rather poisoned the entire series.


    Has Bones in Her Pocket turned you off from other books in this genre?

    yes


    What three words best describe Linda Emond’s performance?

    Nothing wrong.


    Any additional comments?

    no preaching, please. If you are going to investigate, take a trained policeman. Or should the heroine invite her Canadian friend to practice forensics?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Chris Milwaukee, WI, United States 03-25-14
    Chris Milwaukee, WI, United States 03-25-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Enjoyable"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bones in Her Pocket to be better than the print version?

    didn't read the printer version.


    Have you listened to any of Linda Emond’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this book. It was well done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ronald B. Ballard Washington, DC 12-19-13
    Ronald B. Ballard Washington, DC 12-19-13 Member Since 2013
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    "JUST RIGHT"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bones in Her Pocket to be better than the print version?

    YES - I FIND THE BOOKS TEDIOUS BUT ENJOY THE AUDIOS


    What did you like best about this story?

    THE QUICKNESS OF THE RESOLUTION


    What about Linda Emond’s performance did you like?

    NO CRITICISM


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES


    Any additional comments?

    I ALWAYS ENJOY LISTENING TO KATHY REICH'S BOOKS

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    aleut wind alaska 05-28-14
    aleut wind alaska 05-28-14 Member Since 2010
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    Would you try another book from Kathy Reichs and/or Linda Emond?

    Maybe....If not such a short book. I really should have paid attention to the length...I only buy unabridged books, so a person would think it would be more than TWO HOURS long.


    Has Bones in Her Pocket turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not genre... Author...


    What character would you cut from Bones in Her Pocket?

    Cut????? And make the book shorter??????


    Any additional comments?

    Way too short......

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Burt Berkeley, CA, United States 12-30-13
    Burt Berkeley, CA, United States 12-30-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Short. Choppy. Sentences."
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    I generally like Kathy Reich and her Scarpetta novels. This one was an extreme exception though. It seemed like Kathy was experimenting with writing a novel that used no sentence longer than 6 words. Many. Sentences. Were. One. Word.

    About halfway through, the choppy writing became more noticeable than the story. In the end, it appeared to be a story with the only intent being to stop puppy mills. Laudable goal perhaps, but next time make the writing worth the end goal...

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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