Break No Bones (Temperance Brennan, #9) by Kathy Reichs

Break No Bones (Temperance Brennan, #9)

Following the tremendous success of "Cross Bones, "Kathy Reichs explores another high-profile topic in Break No Bones -- a case that lands forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan in the middle of a gruesome international scheme. Summoned to South Carolina to fill in for a negligent colleague, Tempe is stuck teaching a lackluster archaeology field school in the ruins of a Native American burial ground on the Charleston shore. But when Tempe stu...

Details Break No Bones (Temperance Brennan, #9)

TitleBreak No Bones (Temperance Brennan, #9)
Release DateJul 11th, 2006
PublisherScribner Book Company
GenreMystery, Crime, Fiction, Thriller

Reviews Break No Bones (Temperance Brennan, #9)

  • Jocelynne Broderick
    I don't know if maybe I'm getting over this style, maybe too much Law and Order watching, but this was a little boring for me.Yeah, it had all the classic KR stuff...bones, mystery, more bones, more mystery.But it was so predictable! I think that's the main reason I was bored with it. Tempe's in trouble again, but now she has Ryan AND Pete to help her out, which is just annoying as hell. And throw in some 'colleague' never mentioned before, and t...
  • Tiffany PSquared
    ❝Friends ask how I can bear to do the work that I do. It is simple. I am committed to demolishing the maniacs before they demolish more innocents. ❞Tempe is back, this time battling a possible serial killer on Dewees Island, SC. An unlikely place for multiple homicides, but the bodies keep turning up. But she's also battling a crisis of the heart because she's shacking up with two handsome men - her ex-husband, Pete, and her current lover, An...
  • Belinda
    4,25 stars - Nederlandse hardcover - genoten van deze ! Wel een maand over gedaan omdat ik hem in bed las en steeds in slaap viel. Je wordt regelmatig op het verkeerde been gezet zonder de rode draad te verliezen. 🌺🌸🦋
  • Alaina
    meh.This was definitely not my favorite out of the series. WHY? Well, it definitely didn't hold my attention, like at all. Also, I just didn't care one bit about what was happening. Whether it was Ryan or Pete related. It was just meh all around. I hated that little "love triangle" because it was just so freaking boring to deal with. Then on top of all that nonsense, everything was very predictable.Temperance is always in trouble. She's also alwa...
  • Sarah
    I found out that this series is the inspiration for the TV show Bones so I thought that it might be a fun read. I am not a huge Bones fanatic, but I do find it entertaining every now and then. The book, to be honest, bored me. What I like about the Bones TV show is that Dr. Brennan has this antisocial way about her - she doesn't really know how to interact with living people, and yet she still has empathy and she does care. That's the most endear...
  • نرمين الشامي
    اثناء انشغال عالمة الانثروبولوجيا تمبرينس برينان في رحلة ميدانية مع صف من طلاب الاثار تتعثر بجثة مجهولة الهوية ثم تتوالى الاحداث ويتزايد عدد الجثث المجهولة وتثابر برينان على ايجاد الحقيقة لتكتشف اشياء يشيب لها الولدان .رواية مشوقة وممتعة خاصة لم...
  • Ellen
    Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs.This could have been just another mystery using a familiar set of circumstances but it was so much more. Tempe is filling in for a colleague during an archaeological dig. The site ia an American Indian burial ground in Charleston. Not too much exciting for the students or Tempe and then something among the old bones catches Tempe's eye. A fresh skeleton is unearthed. A chain of events/murders soon follows and this s...
  • Cristina Tomi
    Well, it’s never a good idea to watch The movie or TV series before reading the book... I got my hands on this book, and was very excited about it, because I just loved watching Dr. Brennan on TV. So, I ended up feeling a bit disappointed with the book... although it’s an entertaining read, I found it to be quite monotonous, and the twist at the end .. not worth it.
  • Toni Osborne
    Dr Temperance Brennans work brings her and her archaeological students to an ancient Native American burial ground near Charleston. While there they uncover a decomposing body in a shallow grave.Why was this body buried in a clandestine grave? And what does the unusual hairline fracture and condition of the sixth vertebrae signify? What began as a simple project turns into a heated homicide investigation when three more bodies are found. While in...
  • Gina
    Another awesome book in the series!I adore Tempe. I love her attitude, her personality. She's not without flaws, just like any human being, and I love reading about her - her feelings, her emotions. The novel is smooth with her thought process, and it wouldn't be the same without it.Reading about her troubles between Pete and Ryan, it feels natural and completely real. Anyone in her situation would be questioning herself. I love how Reichs brings...
  • Sarah
    Requires great suspension of disbelief to swallow the idea of Tempe (a forensic anthropologist from Charlotte), Ryan (her detective boyfriend from Quebec), and Pete (her estranged husband, a lawyer) solving murders in Charleston. Hello, jurisdiction?And a shoutout to my librarian friends - you might find it annoying that Tempe searches in vain for a journal article online, and then suddenly her hindbrain reminds her where to find it (conveniently...
  • Bex
    I had avoided Kathy Reichs' books for a while, finding her plots somewhat repetitive and was getting bored with how (to me) unnecessarily complicated Temperance's personal relationships were and yet they were just going in the same circles. So I picked this one up, not sure what to expect. I'm glad I did. Yes, her relationships are still complicated, but I liked the direction this book took them in. Reich's writing can be almost formulaic (she al...
  • Miriam Smith
    Kathy Reichs books are either easy to read or hard to follow as they can be very heavy on the forensic science. This one was not over the top in that area and I found the story easy to follow and very enjoyable. I particularly liked the banter between Pete and Ryan (Tempes ex and current love interest). Although nothing like the popular tv series "Bones" which is based on these books, they are still great books to read, professionally written and...
  • M1ssb3rry
    I would say that so far this is my favourite oneTempe is showing a bit more emotion in her love life particularlyI can see why she loved Pete however I really like RyanThe story itself was great, the villain in this book was extremely smart, making sure from the beginning to cover their tracks so it was even more satisfactory when they were captured
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  • Hali Sowle
    Sometimes Tempe just doesn't know how to say no and when she doesn't she usually finds herself in the midst of something dark and dangerous. Break No Bones exemplifies this problem of Tempe's and throws in the personal issue of both ex-husband Pete and current boyfriend Ryan having to get along to help her out.The book starts in South Carolina. Tempe has been "roped" into teaching the field class in anthropology for the University because the wom...
  • Matt Schiariti
    Break No Bones brings Tempe back to her native Carolina. She's working a teaching dig in the lowlands when she digs up an unexpected surprise. A dead body. And not an ancient burial either, this one is quite recent. The local coroner and an old friend of Tempe's has fallen ill recently so as a favor, Tempe takes on the job of trying to identify the remains she uncovered at the dig.Enter Pete, the estranged husband. Hired by a client to see if an ...
  • Shirley
    If you like mysteries and forenics, then this is the book for you. It's written by a Canadian forensic anthropologist from Montreal. Kathy Reichs works for the Chief Examiner in North Carolina and Laboratoire de sciences et de Medecine Legale in Quebec. This is her ninth book about a forensic anthropologist who is always getting too emotionally involved in strange murder cases. It's not too heavy on the science and tech language and it is fairly ...
  • Sarah (Workaday Reads)
    My lastest audio book in the car was Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs. The main character was the inspiration for the Fox tv show Bones. I love the show, so I was prepared to love the books.I hate the book. The only thing it has in common with the show is the character name and field of occupation.The book has a lot of extraneous, rambling information that contributes nothing to the story. It starts out very slow, and doesn't get into the story ver...
  • Briar's Reviews
    Kathy Reichs did it again! She made a fantastic forensic novel, but this time with a splash of romance! What will Tempe do when Ryan and Pete are in the same room? What will happen when the adrenaline and testosterone get pumping? And what happens when bodies are found in areas they were definitely not killed at? This novel had an amazing twist at the end, that I will not spoil, that had me hooked. I did find the beginning of the book to be borin...
  • Kathleen Dixon
    It's a couple of years since I read a Kathy Reichs novel, and the last one was one I didn't enjoy that much, so it was with a little hesitancy that I started this. Well, I needn't have bothered being concerned - she (or me, because it may have been my state of mind that caused the unhappines with that last one) was back to the great kind of story that I'd loved in all the former ones.What did I like in particular about this? - I enjoyed the sparr...
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  • Winnie
    My first Kathy Reichs book - review to follow.Not bad - but for low maintenance/wise cracking/semi loner female detectives, I really prefer Kinsey Millhone.
  • Angela
    I have been following this series of books for many years now and have always enjoyed every reading experience. Recently I have revisited them again as my daughter wanted me to buddy read them with her after discovering the television series and then seeing the books in our bookshelves. Even though I explained that the books and TV show are two different entities, she was still determined to read them. So here I am, many books later and enjoying ...
  • Magpie67
    Where is the ten star button? I don't know why I stopped reading this series. I love this author, I love this series and I love the forensics. I adore the characters each and every one of them including new people that enter Tempe's circle of discovering the truth for the dead bodies she is asked to help identify. Sheriff Gullet was cantankerous in the beginning and warmed up to Tempe's style of dealing with skeleton remains plus her side kick, P...
  • Cybercrone
    Well, it's official. I LOATHE Temperance Brennan in the books. This one just downgraded her from adolescent to infantile. Unfortunately, I still like the stories a lot so I'll have to put up with her for a while.How is it that the writers for the TV show made her likeable? There she is nerdy, introverted and socially inept, but still interesting and sane enough that you don't want to slap her silly every 5 minutes like I do when I'm reading the b...
  • Erin L
    Interesting story with good twists and turns. Enjoyed the read
  • Margaret Menker
    a book you cannot put down
  • Zoe Radley
    Wow again another brilliant story from the queen of the dead.
  • Charlie Kaufman
    Kathy Reichs is an amazing writer. Her descriptions of Charleston made me homesick for living down there again.