Thursday, March 13, 2008

Cross Bones

by Kathy Reichs

I read this for the Themed Reading Challenge. My theme is books with the word bone in the title. So far I've read two by Kathy Reichs, both in the Temperance Brennan mystery series. Earlier I read Bare Bones - #6 in the series. Cross Bones is #8. I don't feel like it's mattered that I didn't start with the first book.

Since reading Bare Bones I've watched the first season of the TV series, Bones, which is based on the books. They are enjoyable.

The books are based on Reichs real experiences as a forensic anthropologist. In Cross Bones Temperance is called upon to help in a murder investigation of an antiquities dealer. The death may have something to do with some bones that may be from a family grave site at Masada.


Les said...

My sister-in-law has recommended this series to me on numerous occasions. I hope to start it once I finish with John Sandford's "Prey" series. I need to stop bringing so many ARCs home from work so I can tackle my TBR stacks!!!

raidergirl3 said...

I've liked the Temperance series but I haven't read any in a while. I didn't even know this one was the new one. I like when she goes to Montreal. Sounds like the series is holding up.

Megan said...

I started watching the show last season and really fell in love with it. Then I found one of the books at a thrift store and I was so excited. I would love to get more.

Lezlie said...

I've very much enjoyed the Temperance Brennan series. I believe there are ten so far, and they've all been quite good. And the newest one, "Bones To Ashes" (released Aug. 2007), leaves you completely impatient for the next one!! I think the only thing that would be lost by reading them out of order would be the flow of Tempe's relationship with Ryan. If you don't mind a few spoilers in that area, then I don't think it matters.


Susan said...

I love Kathy Reichs. She's a "must read" author for me.

That said, I was disappointed in the TV series Bones. I actually like the series, I just don't think the Tempe on TV is AT ALL like the Tempe in the books and that bugs me. I'm not wild about the actress (Deschanel, can't remember the first name) that plays Tempe (she's annoying), but I love the actor that plays the cop.

Anonymous said...

Oh these kind of science-based books can be really fun.

jenclair said...

I enjoyed Cross Bones more for the historical aspect than anything else. Reichs pulled events from the news and ran with them for this mystery, and they were events that had already interested me.

While I've read quite a few of the novels, I think I did start with the first one, but the rest have not been in order and that didn't bother me.

I agree with Susan, though, about the television series. The part of Temperance in the series is not at all the Temperance of the books. The series Temperance is annoying.

Megan said...

Good I was just double checking and Silent to the Bone is on your theme list. I was going to suggest it. i really enjoyed.

Framed said...

I have Deja Dead by Reichs sitting on my bookshelf, but I have no idea when I will get to it. Surely there is a challenge that will fit.