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Bones in Her Pocket (Temperance Brennan #15.5)

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Dr Temperance Brennan is in unfamiliar territory as she races to learn the truth from the bones - before it's too late. A new, exclusive straight-to-digital short story from Kathy Reichs, world leading forensic anthropologist and No.1 bestselling author of Deja Dead, Bones Are Forever and Bones of the Lost.

Dr. Tempe Brennan has seen it all. Human bones. Animal bones. Old b
ebook, 64 pages
Published July 11th 2013 by Cornerstone Digital (first published July 1st 2013)
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Jun 27, 2016 rated it liked it
I think that Kathy Reichs work on the TV series, Bones, has given her some insight into writing novellas. Usually, I feel cheated, but in this short book, Tempe Brennan is called to a remote area near Charlotte where she finds a dead body in a canvas bag. Using her forensic skills, she is able to identify sex, race, and approximate age and by searching missing persons, determine the identity of the victim. Reichs manages to create some likely suspects, and her persistence uncovers the perpetrato ...more
Jul 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Fans of the Reichs series starring Tempe Brennan will love this short story as a teaser before the next major literary release. Reichs offers up a teaser of the upcoming novel Bones of the Lost (which I left untouched) to lure her most ardent fans into devouring this quick read. When few bones turn up in a lake, Brennan must use all her forensic anthropological skills to solve this whodunit. What looks to be a simple case of ‘identify those bones’ turns into a much larger mystery, which is more ...more
James L Pagano
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good

Very good but not as intense as most of her books in my estimation. I will continue to read her books .
Nov 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Title - Bones In Her Pocket

Author - Kathy Reichs

Summary -

A canvas bag floats to the top of Mountain Island Lake in North Carolina and forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan is called in to investigate. Inside is the decomposed body of a young adult female that fits the profile of missing graduate student Edith Blankenship.

What startles Temperance even more is the small cache of bones that are located in Edith's hip and groin area. As if someone had shoved an animal inside of her. Or as Temp
Her Saturday off, ruined by an early morning call to investigate a bag, odorous and bulging and discovered at Mountain Island Lake in the foothills of North Carolina, meant Dr Temperance Brennan was now on her way with a silent local policeman, plus the owner of the property, to pick up said bag. A few weeks prior, unidentifiable human bones had been found in the same area, and Tempe needed to see if there was a connection.

But when she began her investigation on the contents at her lab, she was
Dotti Elrick
Jul 16, 2013 rated it really liked it

This is a very short story about our favorite forensic anthropologist. Temperance Brennan.

Even though it was short, it still kept up the usual pace and drama of a full length novel. I liked it.

Tempe is called out to an artist colony to recover what she thinks are the rest of the bones of an old skeleton. What she finds instead are the remains of a body stuffed into a bag and thrown into the lake.

The remains are that of a missing college student, Edith Blankenship.

Their main subject is a known e
This was Ms. Reich's first foray into the e-reader short story world. I wasn't sure what this story was about, since it is very new, but I love Ms. Reich's genre, so I figured it would be about forensic science. This story had a little bit of that, but I think Ms. Reichs was trying to write a story with a message, but her message came at the end of the story, and really had absolutely nothing to do with the beginning part. Her message was about Puppy Mills and how horrible they are. The focus on ...more
Aug 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery-suspense
Bizarre forensic details, vivid setting, deft use of dialogue, powerful social commentary. Bones in Her Pocket packs as much literary power as any of Kathy Reichs' full-length novels. Reichs fans who need their fix before the next volume in the series should be satisfied.

I have just one little quibble, however: This e-story ends at the 74% mark, the rest being reserved for a two-chapter preview of the author's next novel. It's understood that Kindle "shorts" by major authors often function as ad
Oct 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
It is no secret that I like the Bones series by Kathy Reichs. This was her first all digital book. It was short and uncomplicated. I think if it had been a printed book, the second set of bones would have yielded another story. As it was, the second set alluded to a story that was not investigated. The murder mystery was pretty uneventful as Bones mysteries go, but it had a couple twists and turns. The message of the book came at the end, which seemed a bit contrived. The message was a good one, ...more
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Nicht zu vergleichen mit den "richtigen" Büchern. Netter Zeitvertreib, aber einfach nicht wirklich spektakulär. Zudem eine Geschichte, die sich entwickelt, ohne dass man recht folgen kann, ohne dass man selbst miträtseln kann. Und einfach zu kurz, um wirklich gut zu sein, um es einmal auf den Punkt zu bringen. Von daher auch meine Bewertung ...
Jul 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013, wom-2013
Unlike a lot of these ebook short stories Bones in her Pocket is the real deal and just what I expect from a Kathy Reichs book. In has an interesting case, enough twists and turns to keep you guessing and the unique writing style that makes Temperance Brennan my favorite fictional character of all times. Can't wait for August!!
This novella falls between Bones are Forever and Bones of the Lost. Dr. Tempreance Brennan is called in to identify remains found in the foothills of North Carolina. While the identity of the victim is easily discovered, the circumstances surrounding the death and additional surprising evidence lead the case in an unexpected direction.

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Jul 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: on-kindle
What a joy it was to find a novella featuring my favorite heroine Temperance Brennan. "Bones in her Pocket was as good as any of Reich's full-length novels. Tempe does what she does best, lets the bones speak to her, and finds herself, yet again, in a life or death situation.
Pretty decent for a Kindle Single, despite the weak ending. "Bones" fans will enjoy it, but I doubt the book will do much to enlarge Reichs' readership.
Jul 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Great short story - some twists and turns and a "I didn't see that coming".

Well written, and a good lead up to her next novel being released in August. Two thumbs up and 5 stars!

Helen Tomlinson
May 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I could not put the book down. Her books are all good. She know how to keep you enthralled in her books.
Dec 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: crimethriller
Short story set between books which are a little snack to help keep you sane whilst miss Reichs keeps you waiting for the next book.
Sue Gale
Sep 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Short Story To Engage You

If you are a fan this will help fill the gap until the next novel.An interesting read but finished all too quickly
Jan 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a pleasant listen, and it is a novella, different than her other works. I liked the way she presented this book, and even though different and shorter, she was still able to get a full/complete story in it. I liked it which surprised me. Good stuff. A canvas bag floats to the top of Mountain Island Lake in North Carolina and forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan is called in to investigate. Inside is the decomposed body of a young adult female that fits the profile of missing gradu ...more
Jun 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
I always enjoy Kathy Reichs!
Aug 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
i'm pretty sure I actually read this one last year - I remember the reveal at the end, and it made me gag again like it had the first time...but wasn't my favorite Reich's book
May 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Very quick. Nice that it was a fast read, but missed the complexity and thought of other Kathy Reichs books.
Karen Grikitis
May 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Masterfully suspenseful novella with a distinctly American tone.
Kat Lebo
Aug 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Bones in Her Pocket, a Tempe Brennen E-Short
by Kathy Reichs

I had a full day between finishing one book and the arrival of two new books (1 Kindle, 1 hardback) -- what to do! At first I thought I'd just not read anything, but OH! the horror of that thought. I'd recently picked up a novella and a short story in the Temperence Brennen, "Bones," series, so decided the short story would work perfectly. It did -- in every way. Perfect timing and the perfect read.

Although I faithfully watch the "Bone
Mar 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: done
This short story was as every bit as good as the full length Bones stories. Alot of suspense in a short time.
Jun 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Short but sweet, it was an interesting case.
Feb 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
It's Brennan vs the puppy mills!

Bones are found on a property, yadda yadda yadda....this novella was written because Reichs wanted to educate her readers about endangered raptors such as owls, eagles, etc, and the unspeakable horror that are puppy mills (it's an educational twofer!). Brennan's life is only endangered once and since it's so short, we get to skip the usual dream sequence. I have no idea why this woman continues to think that it's a good idea to go & investigate on her own with
Feb 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
#15.5 in Tempe Brennan series. Author Reichs first novella in the series about Charlotte, NC and Montreal, Canada forensic anthropologist, Temperance Brennan. (She's brought to wider fame in the TV series, "Bones".) Obviously the shorter format doesn't permit the plot development of a novel, but the story of tracking down the identity and cause of death for a bag of bones found in a NC lake is interesting, and the presence of 'red herrings' keep it in the mystery genre.

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Jun 29, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
Review Taken From The Pewter Wolf

Dr Temperence Brennan has seen a lot of disturbing things in her line of work. But when she's asked to the foothills of North Carolina, she goes thinking she's going to find bones. Expect she has a bone of a young woman on her hands. And then she discovers something weird in the dead girl's pocket. Discovering this will set off a chain of events that will make Tempe discover something truly disturbing...

I liked this. Of course I'm going to say this. I like Kathy
Jan 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
Listened for Review (Simon & Schuster Audio)
Tracking Books Read Review (Short)
Overall Rating: 4.50
Story Rating: 4.50
Character Rating: 4.50

Audio Rating: 4.00 (Not Part of the Overall Rating)

First Thought when Finished: Bones in Her Pocket was a short Tempe story (short stories are usually not a hit with me) but it hit on a subject near and dear to my heart so I loved it!

Overall Thoughts: Bones in Her Pocket was a novella where Temperance has a case that is a little outside the norm for her. T
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Kathy Reichs is a forensic anthropologist for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of North Carolina, and for the Laboratoire des Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the province of Quebec. She is one of only fifty forensic anthropologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology and is on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. A ...more
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Temperance Brennan (1 - 10 of 18 books)
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  • Deadly Decisions (Temperance Brennan, #3)
  • Fatal Voyage (Temperance Brennan, #4)
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