This is my first, and probably only Kathy Reichs Temperance “Bones” Brennan Bones book. And I didn’t even realize it going in. I guess I should have since Bones was in the title. And it turns out that Bones is in pretty much all the titles of the books. There’s only so many difference ways we says Bones in colloquial American English, so a lot of them are sort of forced fake idioms like “Bones are Forever” which as a scientist, she has to know just isn’t true, or Spider Bones…which…well, spiders don’t have bones?
Anyway, this is a novella and it’s apparently the 13.5th book in the series. And while there might have been some grand plot arc situations going on here, I wasn’t particularly lost. The voice is pretty charming and goofy and a little off-kilter, and the mystery was fine.
I can’t say a whole lot more than that because it’s a short little mystery and saying anything would simply give it away.
Do you think Kathy Reichs will write a book called “Them Bones” so we can all sing the song together. But what if she does and there’s a dramatic moment where Temperance “Tempe” “Bones” Brennan is like scratching her head and screams in frustration “I have to find THEM BONES!”
Maybe that happens in the tv show and it’s very dramatic.
Wait. She wrote a book called “Speaking in Bones.” And also “Bones Never Lie”.
Anyway, I spent a lot of this book singing Swamp Bones to the tune of Swamp Music by Lynyrd Skynyrd.