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In this incredible follow-up to the
New York Times and
USA Today best seller
FaceOff, 22 of the world's most popular thriller writers come together for an unforgettable anthology.
MatchUp takes the never-before-seen best seller pairings of
FaceOff and adds a delicious new twist: gender. Eleven of the world's best female thriller writers, from Diana Gabaldon to Charlaine Harris, are paired with 11 of the world's best male thriller writers.
It's June in Montreal, and Dr. Temperance Brennan, who has left a shaky marriage back home in North Carolina to take on the challenging assignment of Director of Forensic Anthropology for the province of Quebec, looks forward to a relaxing weekend in beautiful Quebec City. First, though, she must stop at a newly uncovered burial site in the heart of the city. The remains are probably old and only of archeological interest, but Tempe must make sure they're not a case for the police. One look at the decomposed and decapitated corpse, stored neatly in plastic bags, tells her she'll spend the weekend in the crime lab.
No one speaks the language of suspense more brilliantly than Kathy Reichs, number-one
New York Times best-selling author of the acclaimed Temperance Brennan series. In
Speaking in Bones, the forensic anthropologist finds herself drawn into a world of dark secrets and dangerous beliefs, where good and evil blur. Professionally, Temperance Brennan knows exactly what to do - test, analyze, identify. Her personal life is another story.
Unexpectedly called in to the Charlotte PD's Cold Case Unit, Dr. Temperance Brennan wonders why she's been asked to meet with a homicide cop who's a long way from his own jurisdiction. The shocking answer: Two child murders, separated by thousands of miles, have one thing in common - the killer.
New York Times best-selling author Kathy Reichs returns with her 16th riveting novel featuring forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan, whose examination of a young girl killed in a hit and run in North Carolina triggers an investigation into international human trafficking. When Charlotte police discover the body of a teenage girl along a desolate stretch of two-lane highway, Temperance Brennan fears the worst.
John Lowery was declared dead in 1968—the victim of a Huey crash in Vietnam, his body buried long ago in North Carolina. Four decades later, Temperance Brennan is called to the scene of a drowning in Hemmingford, Quebec. The victim appears to have died while in the midst of a bizarre sexual practice. The corpse is later identified as John Lowery. But how could Lowery have died twice, and how did an American soldier end up in Canada?
Temperance Brennan has been asked to examine the corpses of three dead babies in Montreal. It’s a difficult assignment, complicated further by the fact that her long-time flame Detective Ryan is investigating the infants’ mother, a former (and possibly current) prostitute. When the woman flees to Edmonton, the investigation is joined by Royal Canadian Mounted Police sergeant with whom Tempe had an ill-advised fling over a decade earlier. The dissonant team heads to remotest Yellowknife - mining country - to pursue an ever more sinister trail.
There are 206 bones in the human body. Forensic anthropologists know them intimately, can read in them stories of brief or long lives and use them to reconstruct every kind of violent end.
206 Bones opens with Tempe regaining consciousness and discovering that she is in some kind of very small, very dark, very cold enclosed space. She is bound, hands to feet. Who wants Tempe dead, or at least out of the way, and why? Tempe begins slowly to reconstruct...
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 by a man walking his dog.
Nine-year-old Emily Anne Toussaint is fatally shot on a Montreal street. A North Carolina teenager disappears from her home, and parts of her skeleton are found hundreds of miles away. The shocking deaths propel Tempe Brennan from north to south, and deep into a shattering investigation inside the bizarre culture of outlaw motorcycle gangs - where one misstep could bring disaster for herself or someone she loves.
Temperance Brennan hears the news on her car radio. An Air TransSouth flight has gone down in the mountains of western North Carolina, taking with it 88 passengers and crew. An a forensic anthropologist and a member of the regional DMORT team, Tempe rushes to the scene to assist in body recovery and identification. She finds a field of carnage: torsos in trees, limbs strewn among bursting suitcases, and smoldering debris. Many of the dead are members of a university soccer team. Is her daughter among them?
Just as 200,000 fans are pouring into town for Race Week, a body is found in a barrel of asphalt next to the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The next day, a NASCAR crew member comes to Temperance Brennan’s office at the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner to share a devastating story. Twelve years earlier, Wayne Gamble’s sister, Cindi, then a high school senior and aspiring racer, disappeared along with her boyfriend, Cale Lovette. Lovette kept company with a group of right-wing extremists known as the Patriot Posse.
It’s sweltering in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Temperance Brennan, still recovering from neurosurgery following an aneurysm, is battling nightmares, migraines, and what she thinks might be hallucinations when she receives a series of mysterious text messages, each containing a new picture of a corpse that is missing its face and hands. Immediately, she’s anxious to know who the dead man is, and why the images were sent to her. An identified corpse soon turns up, only partly answering her questions.
Tory Brennan, niece of acclaimed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan (of the
Bones novels and hit TV show), is the leader of a ragtag band of teenage "sci-philes" who live on a secluded island off the coast of South Carolina. When the group rescues a dog caged for medical testing on a nearby island, they are exposed to an experimental strain of canine parvovirus that changes their lives forever.
A new, exclusive straight-to-digital Temperance Brennan short story from Kathy Reichs, world leading forensic anthropologist and number-one best-selling author of
Bones Are Forever and
Bones of the Lost. Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan has just arrived in Florida's Everglades for a much-needed break when she is unwittingly thrown into the middle of a deadly case with its roots in the darkest depths of the swamp.
Nur wer ihre Sprache versteht, kann die Geheimnisse der Knochen lüften.
In "Die Sprache der Knochen" sieht sich die forensische Anthropologin Tempe Brennan vor einige Rätsel gestellt - darunter auch, was sie auf den Heiratsantrag von Detective Andrew Ryan antworten soll. Doch die Fragen zu ihrem Familienstand treten in den Hintergrund, als ein Hobbydetektiv behauptet, eine Gruppe menschlicher Überreste in Brennans Labor identifizieren zu können.
In Charlotte, Tempe Brennans Heimatstadt, ist die Hölle los. 200.000 NASCAR-Fans sind auf dem Weg zum Charlotte Motor Speedway und dem großen Rennwochenende. Auf einer Müllhalde nahe der Anlage wird in einem Teerfass eine Leiche gefunden. Ist es die lange vermisste Cindi? Ihre Ermittlungen führen Tempe ins Fadenkreuz einer Verschwörung. Sie arbeitet fieberhaft daran, den Fall schnell aufzuklären. Doch sie weiß: Das Böse holt dich immer ein.
Grauenvolles erwartet die forensische Anthropologin Tempe Brennan, als sie in den kleinen Ort St. Jovice gerufen wird: ein niedergebranntes Haus mit sieben Leichen, zwei davon Babys, denen das Herz fehlt. Nur zu gern widmet sie sich deshalb ihrem anderen Auftrag - der Exhumierung der Ordensschwester Elisabeth Nicolet zwecks posthumer Heiligsprechung. Doch erst liegt die Nonne in einem falschen Grab, und dann entdeckt Tempe gemeinsam mit Detective Ryan eine entsetzliche Parallele zu dem Fall von St. Jovice.
Tempe Brennan ist forensische Anthropologin in Montreal. Skelette und verweste Körperteile gehören zu ihrem Alltag. Als die 23-jährige Isabelle missbraucht, erdrosselt und zerstückelt in Müllsäcken aufgefunden wird, erinnert sich Tempe an einen Fall ein Jahr zuvor. Sie versucht, die beiden Verbrechen mit drei weiteren Leichen in Verbindung zu bringen. Doch Detective Luc Claudel nimmt sie nicht ernst.