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The Bone Readers

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When Michael (Digger) Digson is recruited into DS Chilman’s new plain clothes squad in the small Caribbean island of Camaho he brings his own mission to discover who amongst a renegade police squad killed his mother in a political demonstration. Sent to London to train in forensics, Digger becomes enmeshed in Chilman’s obsession with a cold case – the disappearance of a young man whose mother is sure he has been murdered. But along with his new skill in forensics, Digger makes rich use of the cultural knowledge he has gained from the Fire Baptist grandmother who brought him up, another kind of reader of bones. And when the enigmatic Miss K. Stanislaus, another of Chilman’s recruits, joins him on the case, Digger finds that his science is more than outmatched by her observational skills. Together, they find themselves dragged into a world of secrets, disappearances and danger that demands every ounce of their brains, persistence and courage to survive.



Fiction & PoetryCrime & ThrillersFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Peepal Tree Press Ltd Publication Date: 24/09/2016 ISBN-13: 9781845233358  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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I bought The Bone Readers when it won the inaugural Jhalak Prize, supporting writers of colour and I'm glad I did. Jacob Ross sets his noirish crime story on a fictional Caribbean island, but evokes all the atmosphere of his native Grenada. His characters are vividly drawn, including Digger, the hapless detective who carries the story. Digger and his unlikely partner Miss Stanislaus make a memorable crime duo. They find themselves in deep in a mystery that goes to the heart of the police force. Digger also has a family mystery to solve in this gripping crime novel that swaps the streets of London or Glasgow that are typical for crime novels and takes us to huts nestled along dark lanes, and a baptism gone wrong on the beach in the heat of the Caribbean. This is a taut crime thriller with complex characters and a plot full of intrigue. Jacob Ross is also a beautiful writer. Worth a read.

- 25/06/2017
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