Mini-reviews for my A-to-Z BLUES, PUPUS, and REVIEWS theme
appear on Monday and Wednesday.
This Wednesday is also #IWSG day!
Often I get stuck in my writing or start to feel less than confident with a current WIP. That’s when I like to pick up a book that will entertain me without making me feel guilty for not working on my own project. I am a sucker for any book with the word “bones” in the title.
Admittedly, Kathy Reichs cornered the market with the television series BONES, and her novel Flash and Bones is high on my reading list. At the top of that list is Keri Hulme’s The Bone People, but several other authors with “bones” novels have also entertained me over the years.
My A-list of “bones” books includes
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold,
heralded by the Chicago Tribune as saying
“. . . there are more important things in life than retribution.
Like forgiveness, like love.”
Jan Burke’s Bones: An Irene Kelly Mystery offers a controversial story that moves forward at a steady pace. The Bone Collector: The First Lincoln Rhyme Novel made best-seller Jeffrey Deaver a favorite on many lists. The kindle edition is scheduled for release in May, 2014. Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell offers a look at poverty in the Ozarks that gives me a chill even now.
Other guilt-free favorites are:
Bag of Bones by Stephen King
City of Bones (A Harry Bosch Novel) by Michael Connelly
The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen
At a book sale, I came across Bones: A Forensic Detective’s Casebook by Dr. Douglas Uberlaker that demonstrates how bones can speak for the dead. It is a good reference book for mystery writers.
What is your favorite “BONES” title?