Book: Grave Secrets by Kathy Reichs (Bones #5)

Temperance Brennan and a team are in Guatemala recovering the remains of 23 murder victims in the bottom of a well. These people were viciously murdered 20 years ago. It’s heartbreaking excavating these people. What’s worse is those who are guarding them likely know what happened or took part in it.

But shots ring out and they are under fire. The same violence that took these lives continues today.

Tempe receives an additional request from the Guatemalan Government. Four women of a higher class have gone missing. They would like her expertise in solving this case as remains have turned up in a septic tank.

Why were these people massacred? Is she able to identify them all? Does she find the remains of all four missing girls? Who’s in the septic tank?

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Book: The Cat Who Played Brahms by Lillian Jackson Braun (The Cat Who #5)

Qwill wants a break from the big city. Aunt Fannie overs to let him use her cabin in Moose County. He wants to write a crime novel.

However, the country is very, very different from the city. He takes up fishing to give himself something to do. But out on the lake he thinks he hears a murder.

He quickly becomes familiar with everyone in town and the places to eat. His cats seem to like the cabin. Koko learns how to use a tape player. He’s quite fond of classical music.

Did Qwill hear a murder? If so, does he solve it or Koko? Does Qwill take to the country and stay or head back to the big city?

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Vanish By Tess Gerritsen (Rizzoli & Isles 5)

Maura is overwhelmed by bodies coming into her morgue from an accident. Once she is finally done and preparing to leave she hears a sound from the freezer. When she finally checks it out she discovers one of the victims are actually alive. She calls for an ambulance and rushes her to the Emergency Room. Det. Jane Rizzoli is not faring much better. She is testifying in court and worried about her baby because she’s well past her due date. While on the stand her water breaks and she gets rushed to the Emergency Room too.

The woman Maura found alive is named Fierce Olena. She’s dedicated herself to destroying someone in the government who turned her friends into slaves and murdered them. She causes so much trouble in the hospital that they evacuate it. However, not everyone got out. Fierce has taken Jane and other people hostage inside the hospital. Tense negations take place while Jane’s husband, FBI agent Gabriel Dean, tries to find out who the hostage takers are. The Feds swoop in and kill all the hostage takers saving the day. But the fact that they took the bodies and the evidence doesn’t sit well with Jane.

Who’s the person responsible for the murders that triggered Fierce Olena? What does Jane name the baby? Why did the Feds take everything? Are they hiding something?

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E is for Evidence by Sue Grafton

Kinsey is having a trying holiday season. Her ex-husband has popped into town. California Fidelity offers her a nice distraction, an arson case. But it all spirals out of control. Somehow $5,000 gets deposited into her checking out, but she isn’t the one who put it there. Now she is suspected of taking a bribe. Her whole career is in jeopardy.

Did she take a bribe? Did her ex take the bribe and put it in her account? Who set the fire? Does Kinsey catch him/her? Does she survive the subterfuge?

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Book: The Xibalba Murders (Lara McClintoch Archaeological Mystery #1) by Lyn Hamilton

Lara McClintoch is newly divorced from her now ex-husband and ex-business partner Clive. To relax and recover from the loss of her marriage and business she takes a trip to Mexico. She’s going to meet an older archaeologist who she is attracted to.

Her trip doesn’t go as planned. When she arrives her beau disappears before she even gets to see him. Her trip continues to go sideways. She witnesses the robbery of an antiquity. Then she finds a dead body in a museum. All this excitement make her a person of interest for the police.

What is the antiquity that was stolen? Who is the dead body? Where is Lara’s beau?

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Elementary S02, Ep16 – The One Percent Solution

Show: Elementary
Season: 2
Episode: 16
Title: The One Percent Solution
Original Air Date: February 27, 2014

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Favorite Quotes:

* Joan: Are you mad that he’s stealing your act? Or annoyed that he managed to pull it off?

* Sherlock: He’s more than just an annoyance now. He’s involved in this somehow.

* Joan: Just so I’m clear, you don’t think your ex-partner helped plan a mass murder, do you?
Sherlock: Not wittingly.

* Joan: I think Lestrad just tried to recruit me.

* Joan: He lied to us. I want to know why.

* Joan: I know you’ve worked with Lestrad for a long time but it’s getting hard not to think of him as a straight up suspect.

* Sherlock: I think you’ve allowed yourself to become a bit of a fool, but in spite of that I can’t believe you’d allow yourself to become involved in a murder.

* Sherlock: So he views everyone he meets as a potential prostitute.

* Joan: So what is he? A serial indecent proposer?

* Joan: Why is the chicken outside my door?
Sherlock: To wake you of course.

* Joan: So now what? We own chickens, don’t we? I’m not feeding them.

Synopsis: A phone rings, but it’s attached underneath a table in a restaurant and it explodes. At the brownstone, Joan arrives home to find Sherlock with two chickens that he has rescued from a cock fighting room. Sherlock gets a text from Gregson. He and Joan head to meet him. It’s the bomb scene. They take in the scene. Lestrad appears on the scene, he works for one of the victims. He decides to start a war of words with Holmes. Joan gets a text from the hospital and is informed that two victims are able to talk. The three head to the hospital to interview the two. Sherlock and Watson get annoyed at Lestrad and break away to interview the manager. Back at the brownstone, Sherlock is watching video of Lestrad plagiarizing him. Downstairs, Sherlock and Joan do more analysis of the bomb’s location under the table. They take a closer look at the three who suffered the worst injuries. Lestrad calls and is stunned at Sherlock’s change in direction. Sherlock and Joan head off to see Lestrad’s boss, but Lestrad has beat him to it. Sherlock notices a book written about the Teton’s written by the man. The two go to the hotel and watch the security footage. They discover the mystery man is Lestrad. At the brownstone, they discuss this new lead. Lestrad shows up. He’s come to apologize. He also tells them that he has side affairs and he gets him hotel rooms to cover it up. He brings up the waiter again. Joan politely kicks him out. He tries to steal Joan away. She also snatched his phone. Sherlock has baked his thinking recipe. He also discovered that the now dead man was being investigated because he was planning a coup. Lestrad calls, he’s found the missing waiter. Joan goes to the station to meet with Lestrad and the waiter. He gives them a new lead. Sherlock spooks Lestrad at his place. He lays out the evidence against him and confronts him. He finally tells Sherlock everything. At the brownstone, Sherlock brings Joan up to speed. The next morning, Joan is woken by a rooster crowing outside her door. Sherlock wanted to show her thermal scans of New York. He’s tracked down the bomber. The crew stakes out the bombers house. Gregson informs them they got a warrant to go in. They find him in the garage dead. The bomb he was building killed him. Sherlock finds this bomb was going to a bio-tech company. Since he’s been dead over a week, he did not bomb the restaurant. At the brownstone, Sherlock keeps ignoring Lestrad. Sherlock is re-examining the injured again. But now Lestrad is at the door. He’s enraged because his bosses secret is out. The blackmailer wants stock trades completed. This new information has led Sherlock to the party responsible for the crimes. The three go tell Lestrad’s boss what’s going on and who is behind it all. It’s the woman who they interviewed in the hospital. He’d rather give her what she wants, but Lestrad informs him that Sherlock and Joan don’t do bribes. At the hospital, they stop Ms. Forrester before she escapes. Sherlock finally re-introduces the roosters to each other to see if they are going to fight or not. They are now just regular roosters again, no longer fighters.

Book: Bones of Betrayal by Jefferson Bass (Body Farm #4)

This book left me speechless. Clearly, my high school history class left a lot out.

Dr. Brockton is called to Oak Ridge to assist with removal of a body from a frozen pool. The victim turns out to be Leonard Novak, a scientist from the Oak Ridge facility of the Manhattan Project.

The autopsy takes a life-threatening turn for Dr. Garcia and Miranda. In a single moment, a small pebble, which turns out to be highly radioactive, changes their lives forever. As both get hit with radiation levels that are extremely high. Dr. Garcia got more exposure than anyone because the body was in the morgue for nearly 24 hours and he was exposed for over 10 hours. He also held the pebble in his hands. Miranda also held it with her fingers but only for seconds.

This book covers a lot of history regarding the Manhattan Project. It weaves a tale of murders, revenge, espionage, betrayal and lives destroyed.

Who killed Leonard Novak? What secret was he being blackmailed about? What was the radiation source that Miranda and Dr. Garcia were exposed to? Do they survive the radiations effects?


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