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by Tess Gerritsen

eBook The Bone Garden download ISBN: 034551047X
Author: Tess Gerritsen
Publisher: Ballantine Books (July 29, 2008)
Language: English
ePub: 1408 kb
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Rating: 4.3
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Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Thrillers and Suspense

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

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

Home Tess Gerritsen The Bone Garden. He straightened and looked at Nurse Poole. Although the amniotic sac is ruptured, she is not yet fully dilated. He dried his hand on the filthy towel. How many days has it been?

The Bone Garden is yet another example 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 t. .

The Bone Garden is yet another example 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

It's been a long, hard year for me as I labored to bring The Bone Garden to life. When we first got the listing, there were boxes and boxes of books and old papers, stacked to the ceiling. It took a month for the heirs to haul it all away. Obviously, it needs bottom- up renovations, right down to the foundation.

Tess Gerritsen is a physician and an internationally bestselling author. She gained nationwide acclaim for her first novel of medical suspense, the New York Times bestseller Harvest. She is also the author of the bestsellers The Mephisto Club, Vanish, Body Double, The Sinner, The Apprentice, The Surgeon, Life Support, Bloodstream, and Gravity. Tess Gerritsen lives in Maine.

The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen certainly meets the standard. I enjoyed reading Tess Gerritsen’s novel, The Bone Garden, because she is so adept at conveying sensations to the reader.

The Bone Garden (US). New york times bestseller I’ve been asked by some readers: Why bother to place a real person like Holmes in the book? Couldn’t a fictional character have worked just as well in a story. 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. Bold, bloody, and brilliant, this is Tess Gerritsen’s finest achievement to date. I’ve been asked by some readers: Why bother to place a real person like Holmes in the book? Couldn’t a fictional character have worked just as well in a story of childbed fever? That would be like writing a novel set in 1776 and replacing George Washington with some fictional General Brown.

I enjoyed reading Tess Gerritsen’s novel, The Bone Garden, because she is so adept at conveying sensations to the reader. She actually brought to my senses the smell of poverty, the scratch of a filthy straw bed, the odor emanating from rotten teeth, the sting of a vermin’s bite, the numbing cold and wet of New England weather, the sight, heft, and stink of human innards. It’s what I look forward to when first opening a new book.

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.

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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. But whoever this nameless woman was, and whatever befell her, is knowledge lost to another time. . . . Boston, 1830: In order to pay for his education, Norris Marshall, a talented but penniless student at Boston Medical College, has joined the ranks of local “resurrectionists”–those who plunder graveyards and harvest the dead for sale on the black market. Yet even this ghoulish commerce pales beside the shocking murder of a nurse found mutilated on the university hospital grounds. And when a distinguished doctor meets the same grisly fate, Norris finds that trafficking in the illicit cadaver trade has made him a prime suspect. To prove his innocence, Norris must track down the only witness to have glimpsed the killer: Rose Connolly, a beautiful seamstress from the Boston slums who fears she may be the next victim. Joined by a sardonic, keenly intelligent young man named Oliver Wendell Holmes, Norris and Rose comb the city–from its grim cemeteries and autopsy suites to its glittering mansions and centers of Brahmin power–on the trail of a maniacal fiend who lurks where least expected . . . and who waits for his next lethal opportunity. With unflagging suspense and pitch-perfect period detail, The Bone Garden deftly interweaves the thrilling narratives of its nineteenth- and twenty-first century protagonists, tracing the dark mystery at its heart across time and place to a finale as ingeniously conceived as it is shocking. Bold, bloody, and brilliant, this is Tess Gerritsen’s finest achievement to date."An old mystery is crossed with a modern story in the latest from Gerritsen (The Mephisto Club, 2006, etc.).Julia Hamill, newly divorced and still smarting, purchases an old house outside Boston. Determined to dig a garden, she instead finds the bones of a long-dead woman–the apparent victim of murder–which starts her on a journey to ferret out the story behind her death. Julia connects with Henry, a no-nonsense 89-year-old with boxes of documents that once belonged to the now-deceased previous owner of Julia’s home. The two discover a mystery dating back to the 1830s. At the heart of it is a baby named Meggie, born to the beautiful but doomed Irish chambermaid, Aurnia. Married to a man who cares nothing for her, Aurnia lays dying in a maternity ward with her sister, Rose, at her side. Rose, a spirited 17-year-old, takes Meggie to protect her from Aurnia’s husband, but soon finds herself the target of a bizarre manhunt. Someone is after the child–and Rose, as well, because she witnessed a horrifying murder. The body count piles up as Rose struggles to remain free of those who would take Meggie from her. Meanwhile, a young medical student becomes the chief suspect of the West End Reaper killings when he stumbles onto another terrible homicide. Although he fights the prospect, eventually he and Rose join forces to solve the murders and protect the baby at the heart of the mysterious deaths. Readers with delicate stomachs may find Gerritsen’s graphic descriptions of corpse dissection hard to take, but the story, which digs up a dark Boston of times long past, entices readers to keep turning pages long after their bedtimes." - Kirkus Reviews (starred)From the Hardcover edition.
Comments: (7)
Ironrunner
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.
Pameala
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....