Book Review

Devil Bones (2008)

Devil Bones | MADE FOR TV Kathy Reich's protagonist Temperance Brennan is the inspiration for Fox's Bones
MADE FOR TV Kathy Reich's protagonist Temperance Brennan is the inspiration for Fox's Bones
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Aug 26, 2008; Writer: Kathy Reichs; Genres: Fiction, Mystery and Thriller; Publisher: Scribner

When the skull of a young woman is discovered in a basement cauldron and the carved torso of a young man turns up at a lake, in Devil Bones, the citizens of Charlotte, N.C., suspect Wicca, Santería, voodoo, or satanism. Enter forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, the inspiration for the Fox drama Bones, whose work is described in painstaking but fascinating detail (as usual). Though the alcoholic Tempe goes on a captivating bender, the mystery itself is all too predictable. And Reichs' moral — ''Americans have become a nation afraid'' — is spelled out so clearly it's almost condescending. B

Originally posted Aug 15, 2008 Published in issue #1007-1008 Aug 22, 2008 Order article reprints
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