A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

#86. Bones to Ashes

Bones to Ashes by Kathy Reichs
Tenth in the Temperance Brennan series

Pages: 310
Finished: Oct. 1, 2007
Reason for Reading: next in the series
First Published: 2007
Genre: mystery, forensic crime
Rating: 4/5

First Sentence:

Babies die.

Comments: This is the newest book in the Temperance Brennan series and it is right on track. The story starts with missing girls and unidentified bodies and ends in a web of pornography and pedophilia. This is a top-notch entry in the series. We are given a look at Brennan's childhood in this book and her sister Harry is back after an absence of several books. I find Harry incredibly annoying so wasn't too pleased to see her again. Brennan's personal life also takes a nose dive and I really don't like the path her relationship has taken. But now I find myself at the end of this series and in the position of having to wait for the next book to be published. I'll be looking forward to it.


  1. I've never read any of Kathy Reichs' books; this sounds interesting!

    I just read one of Linda Fairstein's Alexandra Cooper Mysteries (which I'd never heard of either); Entombed... have you read her?

  2. Hi Janet, The first book in Kathy Reichs series is Deja Dead and very,very good.

    I have not read Fairstein, in fact I've never heard of her either, but with a title like Entombed I'm off to find out about her right away. Sounds like it might be just the thing! Thanks.

  3. I have yet to try Kathy Reich's either, but I do have the first couple of her series books in my TBR collection. I've heard she gets better and better with each book.

    I really like Linda Fairstein's series. She weaves a lot of the New York City's history into her books which I find quite interesting. I recommend you give her a try!

  4. literary, Kathy Reichs are indeed wonderful and they are all great except Cross Bones which I was disappointed in. Too much like The Da Vinci Code for me.

    I've definately got Linda Fairstein on my tbr list now. They sound really good. Thanks for adding your recommendation!