Dead Secret

Beverly Connor's thrilling novel proves that the dead do tell tales.

Dead Secret

Beverly Connor's thrilling novel proves that the dead do tell tales. In the depths of an unmapped cave, forensic anthropologist Diane Fallon makes an astonishing discovery: the decades-old skeleton of a caving victim. Soon, the remains of two more bodies are found - one in an old car submerged in the waters of an abandoned quarry, another buried in the Georgia woods. At first, with nothing to link the dissimilar victims except desiccated bones, Diane can't fathom the connection. But someone else does. It's the key to a mystery that reaches back seventy years in a heritage of love, greed, and murder - and an unearthed family secret that still holds the power to kill.

Dead Guilty

In the shadow of Diane Fallon's new forensic lab in Georgia, a land survey team has discovered three bodies hanging in an isolated patch of woods.

Dead Guilty

In the shadow of Diane Fallon's new forensic lab in Georgia, a land survey team has discovered three bodies hanging in an isolated patch of woods. The sensational case has aroused the interest of the media, unnerved the locals - and inspired a gruesome game between the killer and forensic anthropologist Diane. It begins with taunting e-mails and chilling phone calls. Where it leads is a personal investigation as each bizarre clue brings Diane closer to danger...

Lab Lit

Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (New York:
Anchor Books, 1995), 54; Sol Stein, Stein on Writing, (New York: St. ... Beverly
Connor, Skeleton Crew, 3–5. 23. ... Dead Secret: A Diane Fallon Forensic
Investigation.

Lab Lit

This book introduces and explores a new genre, lab lit. Essays both discuss lab lit novels using a variety of analytical approaches as well as provide a theoretical framework to explore the social and literary backgrounds of the genre.

Dead Hunt

Also available in Beverly Connor's Diane Fallon Forensic Investigation series:
ONE GRAVE TOO MANY Leaving a troubled past ... DEAD GUILTY In the
shadow of Diane Fallon's new forensic lab in Georgia, a land survey crew has
discovered three bodies ... DEAD SECRET In the depths of an unmapped cave,
forensic.

Dead Hunt

Clymene O'Riley is in prison for killing her husband - though Diane Fallon is sure she killed another, and suspects she may have left a veritable graveyard of dead men in her wake. Either way, Diane was happy to help put her behind bars. So when Clymene informs her that one of the prison guards may be in danger from a serial killer, Diane is suspicious. And when Clymene escapes from jail, Diane becomes the prime suspect in a bloody murder that puts her in the path of an angry killer who wants her dead . . .

Scattered Graves

Beverly Connor's “outstanding series” (Booklist) returns with a gripping new installment that sends forensic anthropologist Diane Fallon hot on the trail of a stone-cold killer.

Scattered Graves

Beverly Connor's “outstanding series” (Booklist) returns with a gripping new installment that sends forensic anthropologist Diane Fallon hot on the trail of a stone-cold killer... Local politics get nasty when Rosewood, Georgia, elects a new mayor—and the honorable Spencer Jefferies makes it his first order of business to replace Diane Fallon with an incompetent crony as head of the crime lab. But just as Diane is adjusting to life without murder, a double whammy hits: within a 24-hour period, the newly appointed chief of police and the mayor himself are shot dead. Back on the job, Diane sees, but can't quite believe, the evidence damning the former chief of detectives as the shooter. Someone with plenty to gain intends to get away with more than murder, and as the investigation reveals an ever-widening web of corruption and treachery, Diane realizes that no one is safe—least of all her.

Sequels

3. Honour Be Damned (regnery, 2000) Markham leads a motley band behind
French lines on the riviera, meets up again with ... A Rumor ofBones was the first
fiction book published by nashville,tennessee–based Cum- berland house. 1. ...
and feature a new protagonist, forensic anthropologist diane Fallon, who has left
a troubled past for a newjob in georgia. 1. ... 3. Dead Secret (onyx, 2005) Fallon
unearths the key to a mystery that reaches back 70 years when she discovers a
trio of ...

Sequels

A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.