Book Review: “Spider Bones” by Kathy Reichs (Temperance Brennan #13)

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Title:  Kathy Reichs

Author:  Kathy Reichs

Series:  Temperance Brennan #13

Synopsis (from

One man, two deaths—four decades apart. This story can’t stay buried forever.

Shocking discovers await Tempe at the scene of a Quebec drowning: the victim—identified as one John Lowery—was engaged in a bizarre sexual practice when he died; the same John Lowery was an American soldier declared dead in 1968, after a Huey crash in Vietnam. Who then, Tempe sets off to find out, is buried in the vet’s North Carolina grave? Exhuming the remains and having them analyzed at a military compound in Hawaii gets complicated when Tempe’s ex, Detective Andrew Ryan, appears, and a Honolulu ME consults with her on a lethal shark attack—or is it a more sinister predator? Then Lowery’s dog tags turn up linked to yet another corpse, and Tempe must deconstruct a deadly deception that spans years, continents, and too many tragic losses.


My thoughts:  I have been following this series for years and forgot how much I love it until I got back into it with of course the goal to catch up on the series before the next one comes out in the next couple of months 🙂

This is a great mystery series with a wonderful mix of excitement, great plots, great characters, science, humor, and everything else.  And I must admit, I particularly liked the setting in this book, namely Hawaii!  Hawaii happens to be one of my favorite places on the planet and it was just kind of neat to recognize some of the places that they were talking about and feeling like I was there.

This was an incredibly fast read.  I highly recommend this book and this series to anyone who loves a wonderful mystery series!

And remember,

Books Are Life,



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