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Reichs, Kathy. GRAVE SECRETS - William Heinemann 2002

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Grave Secrets by Kathy Reichs. 2002 - William Heinemann. For sale is a first edition, first printing. very good used hardback book in a very good dust jacket.

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For sale is a very good hardback copy of the novel, Grave Secrets by Kathy Reichs, published in 2002 by William Heinemann.

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Title Grave Secrets
Author Kathy Reichs
Publisher William Heinemann
Edition first edition, first printing
Copyright Year 2002
ISBN 0434008400
Cover Price 16.99
No. Pages 315
Dimensions 24 cm x 16 cm
Weight (kg) 0.58

The book is a first edition, first printing as evidenced by a full numberline on the copyright page.

The book has black boards and gold lettering. The boards have no knocks or signs of wear. Internally there are no marks or inscriptions. The pages are clean and not excessively toned, have no tears or creases, and the binding is tight with some creasing to the spine and light rubbing to the spine ends.

The very good dust jacket is complete showing the original cover price of £16.99. It has a few small nicks to the edges.

Overall a very good copy of a novel by a popular author.

The book is not an ex library book, it has no remainder marks or publisher's stamps.

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Kathy Reichs

Kathy Reichs serves as forensic anthropologist for the Offices of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of North Carolina, and for the Laboratorie de Sciences Judiciaires et de Medecine Legale for the province of Quebec. A professor of anthropology at the University of North Caroline at Charlotte, she divides her time between Charlotte and Montreal.

Synopsis of this title

Dr. Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist for the medical examiners in Montreal and North Carolina, departs from home turf to journey to Guatemala, where her skills will be tested to the limit.

It was a summer morning in 1982 when soldiers entered the village of Chupan Ya and rounded up the women and children. No records were kept. Families and neighbors refer to their lost members as "the disappeared". The bodies are said to lie in a mass grave.

Tempe digs in the cold, damp pit. The soil begins to yield ash and cinder. Her trowel uncovers the bone of a child no more than two years old. Something savage happened in this village twenty years ago.

And something savage is happening today. Four girls are missing from Guatemala City, including the daughter of a high-ranking government official. When a young archaeologist is brutally murdered, Tempe realizes that she may be the next victim in a web of intrigue that connects the historical and contemporary murders.

Reviews of this title


The Independent
'Kathy Reichs is some kind of writer! Deep in Particia Cornwell territory, I think she outdoes the queen of slice 'em and dice 'em fiction... Terrific'

The Times, July 13, 2002
'...GRAVE SECRETS is a serious and chilling book that is several cuts above most crime fiction. Reichs has proved that she is now up with the best.'

Literary Review, July, 2002
'A long way from your standard forensic thriller: all the excitement you crave, indefatigably expert, but conscience-generated and compassionate too.'

Sunday Express, June 30, 2002
'Chilling, atmospheric thriller'

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