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A couple is kidnapped right outside JFK airport and one of the bodies is found with clues that point to more murders to come. Lincoln Rhyme, a quadraplegic forensic specialist -- the best in the business -- is brought out of retirement to help solve these gruesome crimes and find the madman who's committing them. This is one of the best crime/mystery books I've ever read, with lots of excitement, incredible plot twists and tension. Plus lots of interesting forensics procedure that has the "feel" of accuracy. Plus characters who, for a change, are complicated and act like real human beings, with all of their flaws. This is a must read. It will scare you to the bone.
Lure Them Home When the urge took hold, serial killer Larry Bright brought women back to his home. After raping and murdering his victims, he brutally disposed of their bodies. Sometimes he built a white-hot fire and burned them in his backyard. Other times he dumped them along nearby roads and fields. Rape And Murder Them For years, Bright had trolled the roads and back streets of Illinois for the most helpless, desperate women he could find. Then one woman escaped, and suddenly police were looking for bodies everywhere--trying to find out how many women Bright had really killed and what he had done with their remains. Burn Their Bodies In The Backyard Step by step, an all-out investigation would shock hardened detectives. From interviews with women who survived their encounters with him to the forensic search for bone fragments and pieces of burned, buried flesh, the case against Larry Bright finally closed like a vise--on the man who turned his victims into ashes. With 16 pages of shocking photos!
In Bone Dance, as in Finder and her other fantasies about the Borderland, Emma Bull probes into the psychological preoccupation's of youth--their use of drugs, their need for identity, and their desire for individuality. Bone Dance is written in the first person. Sparrow, a smart teen age survivor of the mirky underground world of dealers and hustlers, consults a tarot card reader to try to recover memories lost in mysterious drug experiences. This conflicted youth then embarks on a quest to achieve control,, meaning, and purpose in his, or maybe her, life. Emma Bull writes in a racy colloquial style and fills her work with complicated insights, clever literary allusions, and expressive poetic flights.
When her father wills her a cabin on land in rural Manitoba, Alexandra meets a young man who shares her Native Canadian heritage and her experience of being guided by spirits.
From Publishers Weekly North seems an author in search of a series in this labyrinthine follow-up to her debut novel, the Edgar-nominated Criminal Seduction. Her new protagonist is plucky forensic anthropologist Iris Lanier, whose gender, expertise and detecting skills may make readers think of Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta. Iris is busy at a Mayan dig in Guatemala when she is called to a Manhattan hospital where her father lies comatose from a gunshot wound. Because John Lanier had remained on their California ranch after her mother disappeared when Iris was eight, she can't fathom what he was doing on the East Coast-or why anyone would want to shoot him point blank in Riverside Park. NYPD detective Justine Kizmin's theory is that John was in the city seeking vengeance against his wife. Furious, Iris flies to California, where she learns details of her parents' tortured history, including a deep secret that lends Kizmin's theory credence. Back in New York, Iris gives Kizmin forensic help on the skeleton of a victim of "the Locket Killer" and discovers further secrets about her mother. Peripatetic Iris encounters further dangers in Guatemala, New York and Atlantic City, where a sordid clue leads to a conclusion that ties together plot strands-though one more surprise awaits the put-upon heroine. As before, North creates appealing, convincing characters, but the tangled excess of subplots and the implausibility of too much of what happens here may leave readers wishing that, next time out, North would go bare bones rather than bone deep. 50,000 first printing; major ad/promo; Literary Guild selection; author tour.
The stunning new thriller from the New York Times-bestselling author. When a Crow Indian acquaintance of Tomlinson's asks him to help recover a relic stolen from his tribe, Doc Ford is happy to tag along-but neither Doc nor Tomlinson realize what they've let themselves in for. Their search takes them to the part of Central Florida known as Bone Valley, famous primarily for two things: a ruthless subculture of black-marketers who trade in illegal artifacts and fossils, and a multibillion-dollar phosphate industry whose strip mines compromise the very ground they walk on. Neither enterprise tolerates nosy outsiders. For each, public exposure equals big financial losses-and in a region built on a million-year accumulation of bones, there is no shortage of spots in which to hide a corpse. Or two. .
Diane France loves bones. Why? Because they talk to her. Every skeleton she meets whispers secrets about the life--and death--of its owner. Diane France can hear those secrets because she's a forensic anthropologist, a bone detective. She has the science skills and know-how to examine bones for clues to a mystery: Who was this person and how did he or she die? Bones tell Diane about the life and times of famous people in history, from a Russian royal family to American outlaws and war heroes. They speak to her about murders, mass disasters, and fatal accidents. One day she's collecting skeletal evidence at a crime scene. A phone call later she's jetting to the site of a plane crash or other unexpected tragedy to identify victims. Young readers will be captivated by the thrilling real-life story of this small-town girl full of curiosity and mischief who became a world-famous bone detective.
It's said that "dead men tell no tales" -- yet their bones have some interesting stories to reveal. That's what police depend on when the only clues to a crime are the bones of the victim. Then it's time to call in the "bone detectives". Following forensic anthropologist Dr. Michael Charney step-by-step through an investigation, this book shows how a person's sex, race, age, height, and weight can be determined from studying his or her bones and teeth; how markings on bones can be "read" to establish cause of death; how a sculptor uses clay to reconstruct a face from a skull so it can be publicized in the media and possibly recognized; and how all of this information can be used to help crack a case. Curious young readers will revel in every eerie detail of award-winning journalist Donna Jackson's lively text and Charlie Fellenbaum's full-color photographs as they discover how these fascinating detectives help the stories behind the bones come to life.
Sometimes the price of destiny is higher than anyone imagined...For three centuries a divine prophecy and a line of warrior queens protected Skala. But the people grew complacent and Erius, a usurper king, claimed his young half sister's throne. Now plague and drought stalk the land, war with Skala's ancient rival Plenimar drains the country's lifeblood, and to be born female into the royal line has become a death sentence as the king fights to ensure the succession of his only heir, a son. For King Erius the greatest threat comes from his own line -- and from Illior's faithful, who spread the Oracle's words to a doubting populace. As noblewomen young and old perish mysteriously, the king's nephew -- his sister's only child -- grows toward manhood. But unbeknownst to the king or the boy, strange, haunted Tobin is the princess's daughter, given male form by a dark magic to protect her until she can claim her rightful destiny. Only Tobin's noble father, two wizards of Illior, and an outlawed forest witch know the truth. Only they can protect young Tobin from a king's wrath, a mother's madness, and the terrifying rage of her brother's demon spirit, determined to avenge his brutal murder....(From the Paperback edition.)
In two parallel stories, a young female member of a prehistoric tribe becomes instrumental in advancing her people, and a present-day girl visits her paleontologist father on a dig in Africa where they discover important fossil remains.
One small body curled around the mass of sleepers. Different. Yes, I'm different . . . Four million years ago, then, a young girl - Li - lives with her tribe along the shores of a mothering sea. But Li is different. A thinker, a questioner, her sense of wonder and intuition could help shape the future of her race. In Africa, now, on the site of that very same plain - Vinny visits her father who is working as part of a team searching for fossil remains of our ancestors. Fascinated by the tiny fragments of bone that are painstakingly dug out of the ground, Vinny's curiosity helps lead the team towards a major discovery . . . An enthralling and original tale from the award-winning author of Tulku.
Unknown bones, untold secrets, and unsolved crimes from the distant past cast ominous shadows on the present in the dazzling new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen.Present day: Julia Hamill has made a horrifying discovery on the grounds of her new home in rural Massachusetts: a skull buried in the rocky soil-human, female, and, according to the trained eye of Boston medical examiner Maura Isles, scarred with the unmistakable marks of murder. But whoever this nameless woman was, and whatever befell her, is knowledge lost to another time. . . . Boston, 1830: In order to pay for his education, Norris Marshall, a talented but penniless student at Boston Medical College, has joined the ranks of local "resurrectionists"-those who plunder graveyards and harvest the dead for sale on the black market. Yet even this ghoulish commerce pales beside the shocking murder of a nurse found mutilated on the university hospital grounds. And when a distinguished doctor meets the same grisly fate, Norris finds that trafficking in the illicit cadaver trade has made him a prime suspect. To prove his innocence, Norris must track down the only witness to have glimpsed the killer: Rose Connolly, a beautiful seamstress from the Boston slums who fears she may be the next victim. Joined by a sardonic, keenly intelligent young man named Oliver Wendell Holmes, Norris and Rose comb the city-from its grim cemeteries and autopsy suites to its glittering mansions and centers of Brahmin power-on the trail of a maniacal fiend who lurks where least expected . . . and who waits for his next lethal opportunity. With unflagging suspense and pitch-perfect period detail, The Bone Garden deftly interweaves the thrilling narratives of its nineteenth- and twenty-first century protagonists, tracing the dark mystery at its heart across time and place to a finale as ingeniously conceived as it is shocking. Bold, bloody, and brilliant, this is Tess Gerritsen's finest achievement to date."An old mystery is crossed with a modern story in the latest from Gerritsen (The Mephisto Club, 2006, etc.).Julia Hamill, newly divorced and still smarting, purchases an old house outside Boston. Determined to dig a garden, she instead finds the bones of a long-dead woman-the apparent victim of murder-which starts her on a journey to ferret out the story behind her death. Julia connects with Henry, a no-nonsense 89-year-old with boxes of documents that once belonged to the now-deceased previous owner of Julia's home. The two discover a mystery dating back to the 1830s. At the heart of it is a baby named Meggie, born to the beautiful but doomed Irish chambermaid, Aurnia. Married to a man who cares nothing for her, Aurnia lays dying in a maternity ward with her sister, Rose, at her side. Rose, a spirited 17-year-old, takes Meggie to protect her from Aurnia's husband, but soon finds herself the target of a bizarre manhunt. Someone is after the child-and Rose, as well, because she witnessed a horrifying murder. The body count piles up as Rose struggles to remain free of those who would take Meggie from her. Meanwhile, a young medical student becomes the chief suspect of the West End Reaper killings when he stumbles onto another terrible homicide. Although he fights the prospect, eventually he and Rose join forces to solve the murders and protect the baby at the heart of the mysterious deaths. Readers with delicate stomachs may find Gerritsen's graphic descriptions of corpse dissection hard to take, but the story, which digs up a dark Boston of times long past, entices readers to keep turning pages long after their bedtimes." - Kirkus Reviews (starred)From the Hardcover edition.
Kit Livingstone met his great-grandfather Cosimo in a rainy alley in London where he discovered the truth about alternate realities. Now he's on the run--and on a quest--trying to understand the impossible mission he inherited from Cosimo: to restore a map that charts the hidden dimensions of the multiverse. Survival depends on staying one step ahead of the savage Burley Men. The key is the Skin Map--but where it leads and what it means, Kit has no idea. The pieces have been scattered throughout this universe and beyond. Mina, from her outpost in seventeenth-century Prague, is quickly gaining both the experience and the means to succeed in the quest. Yet so are those with evil intent who, from the shadows, are manipulating great minds of history for their own malign purposes. Those who know how to use the ley lines have left their own world behind to travel across time and space--down avenues of Egyptian sphinxes, to an Etruscan tufa tomb, into a Bohemian coffee shop, and across a Stone Age landscape where universes collide--in this, the second quest to unlock the mystery of The Bone House. The Bright Empires series--from acclaimed author Stephen R. Lawhead--is a unique blend of epic treasure hunt, ancient history, alternate realities, cutting-edge physics, philosophy, and mystery. The result is a page-turning, adventure like no other.
Forensic geologist Em Hansen uses her keen senses and fascinating scientific background to uncover the buried secrets of the most baffling murder cases. Now Em travels to a Utah paleontology conference, where a renowned dinosaur expert is found brutally murdered...making Em, his houseguest, the chief suspect. Now, dining for clues amidst a canyon of suspects like a modern-day Sherlock Holmes, Ems gotta catch a killer, clear her name, and save herself from becoming extinct...
Revd Francis Oughterard is in the grip of a blackmailer and under orders to steal a valuable figurine. Relief at success is short-lived when the theft backfires, and further skulduggery ensues. The Reverend's efforts to distance himself from yet another murder lead to embarrassing complications for him and his pompous bishop, Horace Clinker. When things come to a head in the form of crazily menacing Victor Crumpemeyer, it is once again up to the Reverend's world-weary cat, Maurice, and intrepid mongrel, Bouncer, to save his bacon. Praise for Suzette A. Hill: 'Perfect one-sitting summer read. ' Laura Wilson, Guardian 'I think this is tremendous - amusing and professional' Dame Beryl Bainbridge 'E F Benson crossed with Jerome K Jerome' The Times audiobooks review 'Quite why this series should be charming, astringent and witty, instead of emetically twee, I am not sure, but it is entirely delightful' Guardian 'This dry, funny British gem, with its eccentric cast of characters, will have readers laughing and eagerly awaiting the next episode' Publishers Weekly 'An intriguingly quirky read! And Maurice the cat is a very clever puss indeed!' Leslie Phillips OBE
[from inside dust jacket flaps:] "It seems like the best of both worlds for Superintendent Robert Bone and his new bride, Grizel: a holiday that combines Bone's passion, a stately houses tour, with a visit to Grizel's friend, Jane, and her husband, Lord Benet Paisley Roke. Roke Castle is on the tour, and, with Roke's penchant for wicked practical jokes--an alligator in the swimming pool, a skeleton in the oubliette--it promises to give full entertainment value. But when an unpopular tour-party guest takes a fatal tumble, and Roke himself is brutally murdered, no one is laughing. For once on the scene of the crime as it happened, Bone---as a potential suspect--has no authority to investigate. He also must endure being grilled by the local Chief Inspector, a working-class boor who seems delighted by a nasty rumor that gives Bone motive as well as opportunity to shove the hapless tourist over the battlements. While the abrasive C.I. continues his interrogations--Lord Roke gave almost everyone, save the butler, ample reason to do him in--Bone joins Roke's two youngest sons in a frantic search for their father's will. Roke's cryptic clues lead everywhere, from the castle's ancient privies, to the library and its collection of rare erotica, to the magnificent gallery filled with Japanese armor. For the boys, the treasure hunt is a welcome distraction. But the press is camped on the doorstep, and the beleaguered adults can only wonder whether Roke would have skipped this last prank if he'd known he was going to be murdered. For Grizel and Bone, who must snatch their tender moments amidst the chaos, it is an odd honeymoon: a foretaste of their future life together. As Grizel helps Jane cope with the duties of a bereaved widow, Bone cannot resist carrying out a few discreet inquiries. And, in the explosive aftermath of the reading of the will, Bone--in a flash of sudden, blinding clarity--must spring into action, racing to stop a bold and reckless killer who is poised to strike again."
The New York Times bestselling author of Demon Mistress returns with a new sensual Otherworld paranormal... Another equinox is here, and life's getting more tumultuous for the D'Artigo sisters. Smoky, the dragon of Camille's dreams, must choose between his family and her. Plus, the sisters can't locate the new demon general in town. And Camille's summoned to Otherworld, thinking she'll reunite with her long-lost soul mate Trillian. But once there, she must undergo a drastic ritual that will forever change her and those she loves.
"A powerhouse author; a master of the craft." -Maggie Shayne, New York Times bestselling author Three sisters ridding the Otherworld of evil-one monster at a time. We're the D'Artigo sisters: sexy, savvy operatives for the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. But being half-human, half-Fae short-circuits our talents at all the wrong times. My sister Delilah is a Were who turns into a golden tabby when she's stressed. And Menolly's a vampire who's still trying to get the hang of being undead. As for me, I'm Camille D'Artigo, a wicked-good witch who's learning death magic with my youkai-kitsune husband. Until now', the Moon Mother "has pretty much ignored me, but she's about to take me on the Hunt of my life... Another equinox is here, and life's getting more dangerous for all of us. The past is catching up to our friends Iris and Chase. Smoky-the dragon of my dreams-is forced to choose between his family and me. To top it off, there's a new demon general in town, and we can't locate her. And when the Moon Mother and the Black Beast summon me to Otherworld, I think I'm just going to reunite with my long-lost soul mate, Trillian. But once there, I'm forced to undergo a drastic ritual that will forever change my life, and the lives of those around me...
Bone Marrow Diagnosis is an essential resource for all those who need to report bone marrow trephine biopsies. The text will be succinct and concentrates on the core information necessary to make an accurate diagnosis. Each diagnostic entity will be accompanied by high quality images which show typical and more unusual examples of histological features.Each section will be comprehensively revised by an international team of authors. Over 900 high quality colour images will accompany each diagnostic entity. There will be coverage of cytology in sections relating to myeloid dysplasias and acute leukaemias, as well as incorporating new WHO classification of lymphomas and leukaemias.The digitally photographed and remastered images in this new edition will be of the highest quality, put onto disk directly from the microscope in digital format and reproduced in print form. The text will give comparisons of the common methods of sample collection, fixation and staining, and a clear description of how to examine a trephine section. It will cover the disorders of bone marrow, discussing the clinical features, histopathology of bone marrow and diagnostic problems of each condition. Chapters close with a summary of key points. The consistent approach to describing each condition makes this a valuable reference tool for the trainee and practicing histopathologists, pathologists and haematologists.
It is 1392, and Matthew Bartholomew, physician to Michaelhouse College, is called to examine some mysterious bones found in the King's Ditch. The next day he is called to the Ditch again--a student has been found dead there. Meanwhile, there is unrest in the town, and the strange disappearance of Dominica, the former lover of the dead student. Are these events connected? Then a skeletal hand is found in the Ditch, hailed by townsfolk as the final remains of local martyr Simon d'Ambrey, and hence a holy relic. When Bartholomew finds that the hand is wearing a ring apparently identical to a pair that were worn by Dominica and her ex-lover, and now missing, he knows that his investigative skills are called for.
Yablonsky was about to enter a world of the very rich, the very powerful the very talented, and the very corrupt. This was a world known as the best of everything. The question was who would want young men who were offering the very best sex anyone could imagine to wind up dead . . . ? The young man was beautiful-and dead. In life, Sean Maysfield was a gorgeous male stripper and an ultra-popular hustler. In death, he was the first of the boys to be found savagely slain. It is homicide detective Alvin Yablonsky's job to sort through all the dirty laundry of even the nicest people's lives and uncover all the nasty things they sometimes do to satisfy perverse lusts. But now he is obliged to put his usual cases on hold as he hunts the calculating killer who is turning New York's sexual underground into a cemetery. ...
Death is no stranger in the city of ErisÃn-- but some deaths attract more attention than others. When a prostitute dies carrying a royal signet, Isyllt Iskaldur, necromancer and agent of the Crown, is called to investigate. Her search leads to desecrated tombs below the palace, and the lightless vaults of the vampiric vrykoloi deep beneath the city. But worse things than vampires are plotting in ErisÃn. . . As a sorcerous plague sweeps the city and demons stalk the streets, Isyllt must decide who she's prepared to betray, before the city built on bones falls into blood and fire.
This is a collection of 175 previously unpublished works by Bukowski. It contains yarns about his childhood in the Depression and his early literary passions, his apprentice days as a hard-drinking, starving poetic aspirant, and his later years when he looks back at fate with defiance.
Bone Pathology is the second edition of the book, A Compendium of Skeletal Pathology that published 10 years ago. Similar to the prior edition, this book complements standard pathology texts and blends new but relatively established information on the molecular biology of the bone. Serving as a bench-side companion to the surgical pathologist, this new edition reflects new advances in our understanding of the molecular biology of bone. New chapters on soft-tissue sarcomas and soft-tissue tumors have been added as well as several additional chapters such as Soft-tissue pathology and Biomechanics. The volume is written by experts who are established in the field of musculoskeletal diseases. Bone Pathology is a combined effort from authors of different specialties including surgeons, pathologists, radiologists and basic scientists all of whom have in common an interest in bone diseases. It will be of great value to surgical pathology residents as well as practicing pathologists, skeletal radiologists, orthopedic surgeons and medical students.
In a novel rich in historical detail, acclaimed author Eliot Pattison reconsiders the founding of America and explores how disenfranchised people of any age and place struggle to find justice, how conflicting cultures can be reconciled through compassion and tolerance, and ultimately how the natural world has its own morality.Aboard a British convict ship bound for the New World, protagonist Duncan McCallum witnesses a series of murders and apparent suicides among his fellow Scottish prisoners. A strange trail of clues leads Duncan into the New World and eventually thrusts him into the bloody maw of the French and Indian War. Duncan is indentured to the British Lord Ramsey, whose estate in the uncharted New York woodlands is a Heart of Darkness where multiple warring factions are engaged in physical, psychological, and spiritual battle.Exploring a frontier world shrouded in danger and defying death in a wilderness populated by European settlers, Indian shamans, and mysterious scalping parties, Duncan, the exiled chief of his near-extinct Scottish clan, finds that sometimes justice cannot be reached unless the cultures and spirits of those involved are appeased.