SKELETON OF THE PAST
Back in the Sixties, the street belonged to students, druggies, and rolling stones. Nowadays it's a sedate family enclave, and freelance writer Liz Sullivan, who is child-and house-sitting on the block, is astonished when the kids find human bones in their dug-up sidewalk.
Whose bones? Probably those of a male in his twenties, whose body was stashed away some thirty years ago. Positive identification seems unlikely. But Liz and her friend, police detective Paul Drake, go digging, and from the memories of people who lived the days of peace and love in Palo Alto they resurrect a past that someone would--and will--murder to keep buried. Meanwhile, the bones take a walk, the helter-skelter past resumes its sway, and Liz picks a bone with a killer. . . .
"A refreshing and offbeat take on the female detective."
--San Francisco Chronicle
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Okay, I'm biased because Lora Roberts, like her wonderfully original protagonist Liz Sullivan, lives in Northern California--my home state. But Liz is not your everyday detective. She's down-to-earth, someone I can relate to. A person who isn't afraid to be vulnerable . . . who will tough it out rather than throw in the towel . . . who even buys in thrifts shops. You gotta love her--and Murder Bone by Bone is a great introduction.
Grant Neumann, Copy Director
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Book Description Fawcett, 1997. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110449149463