A Reader's Diary

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs

Today's review:

Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs
(forensic/archaeological thriller)

Summary: Dr. Tempe Brennan is investigating another Montreal murder when she is drawn into something much bigger than she's ever dealt with before: she may have found the bones of Jesus Christ. Brennan and Ryan take off for Israel. But others want want she's found and will kill to get it.

This eigth novel in the series is based on facts, particularly on the work of a colleague of Reichs' at UNC-Charlotte, James D. Tabor, who has recently published the non-fiction The Jesus Dynasty. Those like myself who rushed out to get their hands on Holy Blood, Holy Grail after reading The DaVinci Code will probably want to read that book too. And while the historical aspects of Jesus and early Christianity are such a hot topic these days, especially with the release of the DaVinci Code movie last week, Cross Bones is a great novel to pick up for some early summer reading.

~Happy reading!