Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Bones of the Lost, by Kathy Reichs
Reichs's plotlines are always somewhat secondary to her didacticism (used in the best possible sense) for me. I always feel like I've learned something from her books -- whether it's the omnipresent forensic science or her descriptions of troop transports and housing in Afghanistan. This story begins with some Peruvian dog mummies and a dead hit-and-run victim, and includes a trip to Afghanistan, an exhumation, a military Article 32 hearing, and, at various times, a missing boyfriend, daughter and cat.