Three new titles debut this week on the list of bestselling mysteries.
In 7th position (and certainly to be higher next week) is the 10th forensic thriller in Kathy Reich's series featuring Temperance Brennan, Bones to Ashes. The discovery of a young girl's skeleton in Acadia, Canada, is more than just another assignment. Évangéline, Tempe's childhood best friend, disappeared when they were both 8 years old. Tempe was warned not to search for her, that the girl was "dangerous." Thirty years later, flooded with memories, Tempe cannot help wondering if this skeleton could be the friend she lost so many years ago. And what is the meaning of the strange skeletal lesions found on the bones of the young girl? Publishers Weekly states that Reichs "has produced another winner in one of the genre's most satisfying series."
Also new this week: Hard Row, the 13th mystery in the Deborah Knott series by Margaret Maron. As North Carolina Judge Deborah Knott presides over a case involving a barroom brawl, it becomes clear that deep resentments over race, class, and illegal immigration are simmering just below the surface in the countryside. Mutilated body parts have appeared along the back roads of Colleton County, and the search for the victim's identity and for that of his killer will lead Deborah and her new husband, Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant, into the desperate realm of undocumented farm workers exploited for cheap labor. These newlyweds will discover dark truths that threaten to permanently alter the serenity of their rural surroundings and their new life together. The Betz Review states that Hard Row is "a singularly satisfying crime novel."
The third new title appearing on the list this week is actually an old one: Delacorte Press is reissuing a hardcover version of Drop Shot, the second Myron Bolitar mystery by Harlan Coben. It was originally published by Dell in paperback in 1996.
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