Publication Date: 16/08/2018 ISBN: 9780751574463 Category:

The Bone Readers

Jacob Ross

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication Date: 16/08/2018 ISBN: 9780751574463 Category:
Paperback / Softback

£8.99

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Description

WINNER OF THE JHALAK PRIZE

‘The Bone Readers is a page-turner, but its insights and language are equally testament to a literary novel of impressive depth and acuity’
Guardian

Secrets can be buried, but bones can speak . . .

After standing witness to a murder on the streets of the Caribbean island of Camaho, young Michael ‘Digger’ Digson is recruited into a unique plain clothes homicide squad, an eclectic group of semi-official police officers, led by the enigmatic DS Chilman.

Digger becomes enmeshed in Chilman’s obsession with a cold case, the disappearance of a young man. But Digger has a murder to pursue too: that of his mother, killed by a renegade police squad when he was a boy.

He has two weapons at his disposal – his skill in forensics, and Chilman’s latest recruit, the mysterious, observant Miss Stanislaus. Together, the two find themselves dragged into a world of dangerous secrets that demands every ounce of their courage to survive.

This award-winning crime debut by highly acclaimed author Jacob Ross marks the thrilling start to a new series following forensics genius Michael Digson.

‘It’s masterly. I’ve started to read it again with increasing admiration’
Crime Time

‘A breath-taking, thought-provoking, and yes brilliant read. I know this is a book I shall go back to again and again’
Sunny Singh

‘Ross’s novel is one that effortlessly draws together the past and the present, gender, politics and the legacy of colonialism in a top quality Caribbean set crime thriller. The Bone Readers is a wonderful read’
Catherine Johnson

‘By turns thrilling, visceral and meditative, and always cinematic’
Musa Okwonga

‘An unconventional crime novel, and one that exposes the dark underbelly of ‘paradise”
Book Muse (blog)

‘I was fascinated by Ross’ ability to create characters with depth and diversity. A great read’
Not Chai tea (blog)

‘A unique read, paced to the islands where it takes place with a group of interesting characters I will enjoy following into future books’
Word Dreams (blog)

‘An engaging, poetic and twist-filled Caribbean crime-noir novel. Masterful’
Book Witty (blog)

Publisher Review

An engaging, poetic and twist-filled Caribbean crime-noir novel. Masterful * Book Witty (blog) * A unique read, paced to the islands where it takes place with a group of interesting characters I will enjoy following into future books * Word Dreams (blog) * I was fascinated by Ross' ability to create characters with depth and diversity. A great read * Not Chai Tea (blog) * An unconventional crime novel, and one that exposes the dark underbelly of 'paradise' * Book Muse (blog) * By turns thrilling, visceral and meditative, and always cinematic * Musa Okwonga * Ross's novel is one that effortlessly draws together the past and the present, gender, politics and the legacy of colonialism in a top quality Caribbean set crime thriller. The Bone Readers is a wonderful read * Catherine Johnson * A breathtaking, thought-provoking, and yes brilliant read. I know this is a book I shall go back to again and again * Sunny Singh * Jacob Ross is a unique and thrilling new voice in crime fiction * Mark Billingham * It's masterly. I've started to read it again with increasing admiration * Crime Time * The Bone Readers is a page-turner, but its insights and language are equally testament to a literary novel of impressive depth and acuity * Guardian *

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