For those who have been enjoying the Temperance Brennan Mysteries by Kathy Reichs, Bones Never Lie brings forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan and Detective Andrew Ryan of Canada back together in the search for a serial murderer.
One of my favorite things about working in a library is discovering new authors, or at least new to me authors. J. T. Ellison is the author of the Taylor Jackson series which focuses on the cases of Nashville Homicide Detective Taylor Jackson.
The Poisoner’s Handbook, by Deborah Blum tells the tale of the birth of modern forensic medicine. Set against the backdrop of Prohibition, moonshine and corruption, this nonfiction offering reads like a crime thriller. The science of the book is accessible without being condescending. Each chapter deals with a specific poison and how it was employed in a specific murder.
The latest in the Kay Scarpetta series, a rewarding read for those who have followed the lives of Kay, Benton, Marino and Lucy. The novel is set in hot, steamy Savannah, in the middle of summer, focusing on a cold case as well as a suspected serial murderer. All the Cornwell story elements are there – suspense, forensics, family relationships - and all the characters progress on with their dramatic lives. Be warned though – eat
The king's mistress is dead. Who killed her? A jealous queen? A scheming noble hoping to foment civil war? Or was it an unfortunate accident? The stakes are high, and so the King sends his foremost medical investigator to unravel the mystery: an investigator who just happens to be not only a doctor and forensic scientist but also, most unusually for 12th-century England - a woman.
A serial killer is murdering young women across the country. He has been dubbed the "Christopher Killer" because he leaves a St. Christopher medal with each of his victims. Dr. Jewel, a famous psychic, predicted that the next "Christopher Killer" victim would be found "on a dirt road somewhere in the mountain where the road leads to water".