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The Bone Garden: A Novel e-book

Author:

Carolyn McCormick,Tess Gerritsen

Language:

English

Category:

Mystery

Subcategory:

Thrillers & Suspense

ePub size:

1968 kb

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Rating:

4.7

Publisher:

Random House Audio (September 18, 2007)

ISBN:

0739343238

The Bone Garden: A Novel e-book

by Carolyn McCormick,Tess Gerritsen


The Bone Garden, a standalone novel, is my first experience with a Tess Gerritsen book, but based upon . Tess Gerritsen’s latest novel The Bone Garden takes us away from her popular Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles series.

The Bone Garden, a standalone novel, is my first experience with a Tess Gerritsen book, but based upon this reading experience, it is unlikely to be my last. The bulk of the novel is set in 1830s Boston and concerns what happens when a serial killer strikes that city- with flashes forward to modern day Boston and some of the descendants of those featured in the historical section of the story. Julia Hamill, 38-years-old and freshly divorced from a jerk, is the new owner of an old Boston.

Written by: Tess Gerritsen. Read by: Carolyn McCormick. With unflagging suspense and pitch-perfect period detail, The Bone Garden deftly traces the dark mystery at its heart across time and place to a finale as ingeniously conceived as it is shocking. 5 Hours Imprint: Random House Audio Genre: Fiction - Mystery & Detective - Historical Release Date: September 18, 2007. Praise for The Mephisto Club.

Narrated by Carolyn McCormick. Books related to The Bone Garden. Present day: Julia Hamill has made a horrifying discovery on the grounds of her new home in rural Massachusetts: a skul.

Bold, bloody, and brilliant, this is Tess Gerritsen’s finest achievement to date . An old mystery is crossed with a modern story in the latest from Gerritsen (The Mephisto Club, 2006, et. Julia Hamill, newly divorced and still smarting, purchases an old house outside Boston. Determined to dig a garden, she instead finds the bones of a long-dead woman–the apparent victim of murder–which starts her on a journey to ferret out the story behind her death. Books A Million - Audiobook (CD format): ww. kqlhce. IndieBound - Audiobook (CD format): ww. ndiebound. org/book/978073937. enguinGroupUS.

The Bone Garden: A Novel Tess Gerritsen Tess Gerritsen The Bone Garden In memory of Ernest Brune Tom . It's been a long, hard year for me as I labored to bring The Bone Garden to life.

It's been a long, hard year for me as I labored to bring The Bone Garden to life.

Had he known that the Welliver sisters were visiting Edward today, he would have stayed away-at least ten days’ ride away.

Had he known that the Welliver sisters were visiting Edward today, he would have stayed away-at least ten days’ ride away deness to immediately flee from it, screaming. At any rate, by the time he considered that option, it was too late, for Kitty and Gwen had leaped up from the chairs where they had been so prettily perched, and each had snagged an arm by which they pulled Wendell into the parlor, like hungry spiders hauling in their next meal

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The Bone Garden is yet another example of Tess Gerritsen at her finest. While attempting to dig a garden she makes a horrifying discovery –a human skull.

Читать онлайн The Bone Garden: A Novel. Thanks also to Selina Walker, Dana Isaacson, and Dan Mallory for all the ways they made this book so much better. And to my wonderful husband, Jacob: If they gave out awards for - best writer's spouse, - you'd win it, hands down! March 20, 1888.

The bone garden: a novel, Tess Gerritsen. p. cm. 1. Medical examiners (Law)-Fiction. This book contains an excerpt from The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen. eISBN: 978-0-345-50222-3.

Present day: Julia Hamill has made a horrifying discovery on the grounds of her new home in rural Massachusetts: a skull buried in the rocky soil–human, female, and, according to the trained eye of Boston medical examiner Maura Isles, scarred with the unmistakable marks of murder. Boston, 1830: In order to pay for his education, medical student Norris Marshall has joined the ranks of local “resurrectionists”–those who plunder graveyards and harvest the dead for sale on the black market. But when a distinguished doctor is found murdered and mutilated on university grounds, Norris finds that trafficking in the illicit cadaver trade has made him a prime suspect. With unflagging suspense and pitch-perfect period detail, The Bone Garden deftly traces the dark mystery at its heart across time and place to a finale as ingeniously conceived as it is shocking.
Malodora
The French gave us the word "plot" through "plait" or weaving together. The reader then unravels the threads of the plot in the process of reading. What makes Tess Gerritsen's "The Bone Garden" stand out as a thriller is the thick plait, one with many strands. Oh, the fun of the unraveling!

One of the minor subplots (or strands) which has actual medical and historical import of the highest degree is Oliver Wendell Holmes's contribution to medicine. Gerritsen weaves this contribution into her plot through the story of Aurnia Connolly who dies of childbed fever, or puerperal fever.

The two major plots are interwoven through alternating chapters. Julia Hammil impulsively buys a 130-year-old house situated near Boston, where she almost immediately finds an old skeleton. It is linked to 80-something Henry Page of Maine who invites her to go through old boxes of the previous owner to look for clues of the skeleton's identity. His family had built the house decades earlier. Everything is linked and believably so.

The other major plot revolves around Rose Connolly, an Irish immigrant, and newborn niece, and Norris Marshall, an impoverished medical student. How they meet and become friends is part of the periphery of the West End murders committed by a ghoul, which each actually sees.

The story of the medical students and how cadavers are obtained is another strand involving some unsavory and some upright characters. Gerritsen is like Dickens in quickly filling details of her characters. Another strand woven into the plot is the status of women in the 1830's, the time of the medical story.

Still another is the loneliness inherent in some occupations, in some characters, in some hearts and how some people can love and others cannot.

Tess Gerritsen has been one of my favorite writers since her first novel, "Harvest," was published. Her early books were filled with lush prose, beautiful phrases, sentences, entire passages. I missed that in this book. However, keeping all those strands tight and making them hold together was an amazing feat of writerly talent.
Globus
Tess Gerritsen generally stays in the modern world when she writes, and does so very well indeed. This time, however, she journeys into the past, into a time when women were viewed as barely human and although doctors were considered to dwell in America's middle or upper classes socially, medical students were often suspected of robbing graves or committing pagan rituals with bodies of the dead in order to learn their profession. They were generally regarded with dislike, if not outright loathing. Medicine itself was stuck in the past, still adhering to the humoristic principles of disease established by Hippocrates of Ancient Greece and expounded on by the Rome's 2nd century physician Claudius Galen. To doctors of that era, all illness was the result of an imbalance in the body's four ''humors'', and the only way to bring them back into balance and thus provide a cure, was to bleed the patient. The germ theory of disease was a good 50 years in the future and the thought of illnesses being transmitted by lack of cleanliness or via a physician's germ-ridden hands was scoffed at.

Monitored by a devoted pair of modern history buffs, we are transferred into this world via a series of letters written by O.W.Holmes in which he has recorded a heart-rending story redolent of a true Shakespearean tragedy. The story begins in the present but within a few dozen pages one finds oneself conveyed into a squalid, corrupt American past wherein an unfortunate young woman, an Irish immigrant, who watches her sister die in childbirth and having taken her niece from that deathbed, finds herself alone in an unbelievably filthy, decaying world of the poor, harassed by a vicious, grasping brother-in-law and hounded by a stupid and callous member of the local watch who has a virulent hatred of Irish immigrants and whose detecting abilities exist only in his own venomous fantasy.

As if this were not enough to chill anyone's imagination, into this world steps a death-dealing monstrosity who appears to those who've seen it as a dragon-winged, white-faced abomination that seems to kill without reason or mercy, but with the skill of a surgeon - or a medical student.

I do not wish to present the reader of this review with any more information. This is a story that deserves to be read with care. Tess Gerritsen has written with a style and depth of feeling that people of all ages should experience, if for no other reason than to become aware of how fortunate we are to be living today, rather than in the America of the early 19th century.

The ''Good Old Days'' were not really very good after all....

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