Devil Bones

Devil Bones In a house under renovation a plumber uncovers a cellar no one knew about and makes a rather grisly discovery a decapitated chicken animal bones and cauldrons containing beads feathers and other

  • Title: Devil Bones
  • Author: Kathy Reichs
  • ISBN: 9781416525660
  • Page: 406
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • In a house under renovation, a plumber uncovers a cellar no one knew about, and makes a rather grisly discovery a decapitated chicken, animal bones, and cauldrons containing beads, feathers, and other relics of religious ceremonies In the center of the shrine is the skull of a teenage girl Meanwhile, on a nearby lakeshore, the headless body of a teenage boy is found byIn a house under renovation, a plumber uncovers a cellar no one knew about, and makes a rather grisly discovery a decapitated chicken, animal bones, and cauldrons containing beads, feathers, and other relics of religious ceremonies In the center of the shrine is the skull of a teenage girl Meanwhile, on a nearby lakeshore, the headless body of a teenage boy is found by a man walking his dog.Led by a preacher turned politician, citizen vigilantes blame devil worshippers and Wiccans and begin a witch hunt, intent on seeking revenge Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan five five, feisty, and forty plus is called in to investigate, and a complex and gripping tale unfolds in this deadly mix of voodoo, Santer a, and devil worship.

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    1. i feel an obligation to read all of her books because i started with the first one when it came out a million years ago. i recall the first ones to be pretty good. this is the 11th brennan novel, and it annoyed me to no end. primarily the foreshadowing she uses at the end of each short chapter, usually reading "And things were going to get worse. Much worse." EVERY SINGLE CHAPTER. ugh. mostly her writing just got worse. i can't even recall the plot, something to do with bones in a cauldron.

    2. The books in Kathy Reichs' Bones series are either really, really good or merely decent, and this newest installment fell into the latter category. I think my level of enjoyment depends on how interested I am in the murder mystery.I was annoyed with the level of "catch up" Reichs did - I can understand wanting a new reader to be able to pick up any Bones book and understand the players, but by the 11th book in the series, I really don't need to spend pages on what Tempe's job is, who her co-work [...]

    3. Kathy Reichs joins the ranks of so many writers who feel compelled to produce a book every year and end up producing crap. I used to so enjoy her books -- but she has gone downhill fast and this might be the last one that I read.Devil Bones' only saving grace was that it was quick to read but only because of the # of pages, not because of the content. There were too many peripheral characters that added nothing to the plot except to make it confusing. I also prefer the books that are set in Que [...]

    4. So, I haven't had much time for reading this summer, and that makes this book that much more of a disappointment. I picked this book up in the airport after finishing my last book, which was fantastic. I wish I hadn't wasted my precious reading minutes on this book. Harsh, I know. But (and I realize this is a book in a series of books) there is very, very little character development. I would expect a little bit more character and storyline development, even in a book that is part of a series of [...]

    5. This is my first book by this author and my first book in the Temperance Brennan series. So why I started with book 11, I don't know. The MC is a forensic scientist and I'm not sure how I feel about all the little details that go along with the science part of that job. It was a little too much for me. I will read a few more in this series to get a better feel for the MC and her job.The author described her characters in good detail. I liked the MC and some of the other characters. But they felt [...]

    6. This was my first Kathy Reichs novel and I have just one thing to say: I'm hooked. The plot was engaging; it kept me turning pages and made it very hard for me to put the book down. Temperance Brennan is a very fascinating character; I look forward to reading more about her. A highly recommended read!

    7. This is the weakest book of this series so far. I was not at all interested in the case itself, and a lot of the personal details of Tempe's life that usually keep me interested when I'm not hooked by the mystery were lacking in the first part of the book. I also felt that Tempe behaved out of character quite a bit. Though she frequently deals with difficult and sad situations, her reactions are usually not as extreme as what she does in this book. Things got a bit more exciting in the last quar [...]

    8. Okay, so I'm officially moving on from free books picked up at book exchanges and sticking with books in genres I know I like. But the thing is, I thought I would like this one. I like mysteries, I like medical thrillers. This book seemed like it would be an awesome combination of both. It's not that it's not enough like the show Bones, it may not be, but I don't watch that show so the disappointment couldn't stem from that.I just didn't like the writing style. Entire conversations passed like t [...]

    9. Why am I compelled to continue reading this series? There was absolutely nothing interesting or different about this book--yes, Ms. Brennan's panties had their own scene, she rolled her eyes a lot, and her relationship (so-called) continues to go nowhere. The whole heroin-addicted long-lost daughter plot thread just turns my stomach, by the way, but that's a whole 'nother story. The lecture topics in this novel (you ever get the feeling that it's all filler for an otherwise pretty skimpy tale? m [...]

    10. Always enjoy Kathy's novels. Lots of twists and mystery in this one. Well written as always. My only criticism on this one is that so many people died during the investigation it became a bit cliché.

    11. After a long hiatus from the Temperance series I decided to get caught up, after a re-read of all the previous books. I discovered that I still love the things that kept me reading 12 books into the series; the glimpses into a different cultures, the scientific details, Brennan's snarky sense of humour, and several unique characters. I also liked that she was a flawed heroine. I like a little humanity in the characters I read. I also discovered that there is a great deal I can't stand about the [...]

    12. I've found that to be the case with many of the Tempe Brennan novels. I'm invested enough to keep on reading them to see how the character (and her potential relationships) develop, but I haven't really been wowed by many of them as of late.It's not because of the subject matter. I will say that Reichs has a knack for constructing plots out of varied subjects; serial killers, animal traffickers, cults, religious beliefs that fall out of the 'norm'. Those are always varied and interesting. Devil [...]

    13. I much prefer Reichs to Cornwell because Reichs really is a forensic anthropologist and her content and facts are most interesting. This time around we learn a fair amount about syncretic religions, and the reaction of some mainline religion fundamentalists to them, and our heroine's reaction to that. There are almost too many threads to follow, even though there's really only one case.I've always found the heroine's actions unrealistic. It's just not plausible that the scientist goes along with [...]

    14. I'm a huge fan of the tv-show, Bones, and when I found out the show was (very loosely) based on novels, I had to give them a go. And I can't say I'm disappointed.What's important to understand is that the books and the show are two different things - they're different medias. Of course that's not an excuse for making somewhat shallow characters (of which Reichs is guilty) - the characters of the novels pale a little compared to the charming, witty and - if I must say it - sexy characters of the [...]

    15. Breathlessly paced and trickily plotted, DEVIL BONES features Dr Temperance Brennan in her North Carolina setting, solving a case that begins with a grisly discovery in a basement. An altar suggesting the practice of Santeria is uncovered during a home renovation, and soon a body with ritualistic markings is found at a nearby lake. As Tempe tries to connect the two cases, a local conservative media pundit latches on to the crimes as evidence of Satanic practices in the area, which does not meld [...]

    16. This was actually a pretty good book. The premise has been done to death, but Reichs manages to put a nice twist on the story and give us an ending that, while somewhat cliche, more than satisfies.I managed to read this in less than 48 hours, unlike Reichs' last outing, which took me over a week to read.Devil Bones is well-paced with a gripping storyline. And just when she had me thinking that the villian was one person, she pulled a switcheroo that I didn't see coming.A note of caution. If you' [...]

    17. The 11th novel by Kathy Reichs shines even greater than previous Temperance Brennan adventures. This time we find mysterious Santaria, Wicca, teen pregnancy, and folks who aren't the people they pretend to be. This book was dedicated to all the fallen officers of the Charlotte-Mecklenberg area of North Carolina. Although Ryan is still in the "love" picture, he spends most of the book on hiatus trying to help his drug-addicted daughter and investigating the possibility of reuniting with her mothe [...]

    18. If this was the first Reichs book I read, I don't know that I'd read any more. Nothing about it was memorable or unique enough to set it apart from other mystery books. There was a bit less of the smart/stupid Brennan than the last book, less of textbook explanation of various sciences, fewer rhetorical questions, but still too many for me. The other annoying bit about the writing was the "telling" not "showing" of action and emotion. The only example that comes to mind at the moment is "radiate [...]

    19. It wasn't the best, I'm starting to think that Reichs is not even making an effort any more, but I feel I have to finish the series having read this far, mainly because I want to know how the Brennan-Ryan relationship will end up!.I found this story really confusing and I still don't know who the killer was, and I mean: there are so many characters, so many corpses and so many of everything that I have lost count, so I have NO IDEA who the killer is in the characters list!; for the last 2-3 book [...]

    20. This one was not as good as the others with Tempe chasing those involved in devil worship or santeria while battling her own demons with drink and Ryan. The story is stre he'd a bit thin in terms of her behavior and the consequences of her acting out inappropriately. Still I enjoy the forensic aspects of it and since my library has most of the series I will continue to read them. I like to finish series, because the books generally get better as the author hits their stride with the characters.

    21. I didn't love this book - and I wanted to. There were too many different characters and too many plot twists. I got tired of the "Ryan or not Ryan" debate. I love Tempe, but geez louise girl, fish or cut bait.

    22. Die Reihe um Tempe Brennan ist eine, die ich mit Faszination verfolge und immer mal wieder den nächsten Band lese. Dieses Mal bin ich bei Band 11 angekommen, 7 habe ich noch vor mir.Ich gebe 08/10 Punktesunsys-blog/2017/0

    23. Hard to read. Missed the flow in the story. Took me too long to finish this book. Characters are flat with failed attempts to make them more real. Read more stories of her, But this one did nothing for me.

    24. Dr. Temperance Brennan finds herself back in Charlotte and is pulled into a mystery that will have religion at its core. When a plumber uncovers a subcellar during a renovation he finds an odd compliment of things: animal bones, a decapitated chicken and two pots/cauldrons containing beads, feathers, and other items. The first thing that everyone jumps to is paganistic religions such as voodo, Santeria, Wicca, or even satanism. The latter jumps to the for when it is clarified that the accompanyi [...]

    25. Devil Bones is an interesting mystery novel on several levels.First, it is well researched. Reichs does an excellent job describing several minority religions (Santeria, Voodoo, Wicca, and others) as opposed to out and out Satanism. She obviously did her work and weaves the discussion of these pagan religions into the novel almost seamlessly. Second, She dangled the right red herrings under my nose and I fell for them, hook, line, and sinker. And you know what? I'm glad she did. I love it when a [...]

    26. E' il primo libro che leggo di Kathy Reichs e a dire il vero non avevo alte aspettative - forse perchè avevo già leggiucchiato qualche recensione non del tutto entusiasta.La protagonista è tale Temperarce Deassee Brennan, antropologa forense, ben caratterizzata così come gli ambienti, sempre descritti in maniera minuziosa è la storia che mi lascia più di qualche perplessità: fino a metà libro non mi aveva detto nulla, troppo farcita di dettagli e rimandi che mi hanno fatto un pò calare [...]

    27. I hadn't read a Kathy Reichs' novel in a couple years so it was fresh and exciting to me. I missed Tempe and her issues. This book isn't one of the best of the series but it is definitely better than Cross Bones was. I enjoyed the topics it explored. I didn't know much about the Santeria or Wiccan religions, so it was interesting to read about them. The book uses a local politician on TV to explore whether someone from those religions should be allowed to practice free from constraints especiall [...]

    28. A little convoluted, but I always enjoy my time with Temperance and the gang.******I read this as a handheld a while back, but when I started listening to it this time around, I couldn't remember everything. And I like Kathy Reichs, so gave it another go. And I'm glad I did. I liked it more this time. Maybe because someone was telling me the story or a different frame of mind. It's a busy story, several tendrils of tale going on to keep up with. It used to bother me when Reich's would add in all [...]

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