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Author: Tess Gerritsen
ISBN13: 978-1408428658
Title: The Bone Garden
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Language: English
Category: Thrillers and Suspense
Publisher: Windsor; Large type / large print edition edition (April 6, 2009)

The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen

Also by Tess Gerritsen. Excerpt from The Silent Girl. It’s been a long, hard year for me as I labored to bring The Bone Garden to life.

The Bone Garden is yet another example of Tess Gerritsen at her finest. of Tess Gerritsen at her finest. I really enjoyed the beginning of this book, setting things up in both timelines and Gerritsen plays with the reader by ending each section on a bit of a cliff-hanger, forcing you to keep turning the pages.

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

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The Bone Garden (US). New york times bestseller. Unknown bones, untold secrets, and unsolved crimes from the distant past cast ominous shadows on the present in the dazzling new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen. 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.

The Bone Garden - is a 2007 novel written by Tess Gerritsen, loosely part of the Maura Isles/Jane Rizzoli series. Plot introductionThis book delves into Boston s past (1830), with Maura Isles playing a cameo role in present day Boston. Garden Park, Colorado - Garden Park, in southcentral Colorado, is known for its Jurassic dinosaurs and the role the specimens played in the infamous bone wars of the late 1800s.

Reviews: 7
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.
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....