Devil Bones : (Temperance Brennan 11), Paperback

Devil Bones : (Temperance Brennan 11) Paperback

Part of the Temperance Brennan series

3.5 out of 5 (3 ratings)


An underground chamber is exposed in a seedy, dilapidated house.

In the dark cellar, a ritualistic display is revealed: a human skull rests on a cauldron, surrounded by slain chickens and bizarre figurines.

Called to the scene is forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance Brennan.

She determines that the skull is that of a young, black female.

But how and when did she die? Just as Tempe is closing in on answers, another body is discovered: a headless corpse carved with Satanic symbols.

As local vigilantes begin a witch-hunt, Tempe struggles to contain her emotions.

But the eventual truth proves more shocking than even she could have imagined.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780099492375



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An apparently Satanic altar complete with human bones is discovered in a cellar, and Tempe Brennan investigates. This 11th book in the series sounds interesting, but the execution was lacking. For some reason the heroine spent much of her time explaining things like she was Wikipedia, or flirting with her ex-lovers. It felt puffed up and the resolution of the mystery was a disappointment.

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I've always enjoyed Kathy Reichs Tempe Brennan stories, and this was no exception. I really couldn't put it down and finished it within 24 hours. Just when I thought I'd got a handle on the story and indeed I had another twist turned up and baffled me again. An excellent novel questioning tolerance.

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this book was a more than adequate read, good story line, easy to read. For me however it just did not set off any lightbulbs.

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