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Old 06-20-2012, 03:22 PM   #16
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I'd like to nominate Carved in Bone by Jefferson Bass.




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There is a patch of ground in Tennessee dedicated to the science of death, where human remains lie exposed to be studied for their secrets. The real-life scientist who founded the "Body Farm" has broken cold cases and revolutionized forensics . . . and now he spins an astonishing tale inspired by his own experiences.

Renowned anthropologist Dr. Bill Brockton has spent his career surrounded by death at the Body Farm. Now he's being called upon to help solve a baffling puzzle in a remote mountain community. The mummified corpse of a young woman dead for thirty years has been discovered in a cave, the body bizarrely preserved and transformed by the environment's unique chemistry. But Brockton's investigation is threatening to open old wounds among an insular people who won't forget or forgive. And a long-buried secret prematurely exposed could inflame Brockton's own guilt--and the dangerous hostility of bitter enemies determined to see him fail . . . by any means necessary.
Carved in Bone has a 3.83 average rating at Goodreads with 2,454 ratings. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...carved-in-bone

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Old 06-20-2012, 03:46 PM   #17
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Who was the wise guy who first decided to name some months after verbs in the first place? March and May should be renamed, and while I'm on a rant, august has no business being an adjective.
Why don't we get rid of the months we don't need and stick with just the two most important months of the year? January and September.
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:49 PM   #18
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I'll nominate Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell

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First in the Kurt Wallander series.

It was a senselessly violent crime: on a cold night in a remote Swedish farmhouse an elderly farmer is bludgeoned to death, and his wife is left to die with a noose around her neck. And as if this didn’t present enough problems for the Ystad police Inspector Kurt Wallander, the dying woman’s last word is foreign, leaving the police the one tangible clue they have—and in the process, the match that could inflame Sweden’s already smoldering anti-immigrant sentiments.

Unlike the situation with his ex-wife, his estranged daughter, or the beautiful but married young prosecutor who has peaked his interest, in this case, Wallander finds a problem he can handle. He quickly becomes obsessed with solving the crime before the already tense situation explodes, but soon comes to realize that it will require all his reserves of energy and dedication to solve.
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:50 PM   #19
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It may not be his best, it's the third in a series (but afaik they can be read as stand-alone novels), it's really expensive. But i'd like to nominate:

Jeffery Deaver - XO (third in Kathryn Dance series).

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Old 06-20-2012, 03:53 PM   #21
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:56 PM   #22
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:40 PM   #23
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I would like to nominate The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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Terror stalks the Devonshire moors as a long-forgotten horror reawakens to haunt the last remaining heir of Baskerville Manor. Widely considered to be Conan Doyle’s finest work, The Hound of the Baskervilles features the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and his faithful colleague Dr. Watson as they grapple with a mysterious power from the unseen world.
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:45 PM   #24
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I would like to nominate The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
It's already been done for December 2008. You do get your nomination back.
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:04 PM   #25
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Why don't we get rid of the months we don't need and stick with just the two most important months of the year? January and September.
I could go for that! I love non-fiction!
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:07 PM   #26
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I'll nominate In Pale Battalions by Robert Goddard. Goddard is a British author who generally writes stories that are based around deep family secrets that have implications on future generations, with mysteries to be unravelled that have a major impact on those involved, often deadly...

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Six months after her husband's sudden death, Leonora Galloway sets off for a holiday in Paris with her daughter Penelope. At last the time has come when secrets can be shared and explanations begin...

Their journey starts with an unscheduled stop at the imposing Thiepval Memorial to the dead of the Battle of the Somme near Amiens. Amongst those commemorated is Leonora's father. The date of his death is recorded and 30th April, 1916. But Leonora wasn't born until 14th March 1917.

Penelope at once supposes a simple wartime illegitimacy as the clue to her mother's unhappy childhood and the family's sundered connections with her aristocratic heritage, about which she has always known so little.

But nothing could have prepared her, or the reader, for the extraordinary story that is about to unfold.
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:29 PM   #28
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It's already been done for December 2008. You do get your nomination back.
Jon's right, VioletVal: the vote thread is here.

You have that nomination back.
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Old 06-20-2012, 05:47 PM   #29
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I wonder if the inkmesh search has passed its sell-by date. I'll note that for Necropolis Railway it gives a price of $1.99 at Amazon and $8.79 at Kobo, but in fact it's $2.90 at both venues.
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