Twenty Seven Bones

Version: Unabridged
Author: Jonathan Nasaw
Narrator: Dion Graham
Genres: Police Stories
Publisher: Recorded Books
Published In: June 2004
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 10 hours
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The brilliant author of Fear Itself pulls readers into an intricate web of ritual killings orchestrated by an evil pair of murderers who always manage to be one step ahead of the law.
Former FBI Special Agent E.L. Pender may be retired, but he jumps at the chance to help solve a particularly gruesome series of crimes in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

This is no ordinary case, seeing as the right hand on each body in the string of murders is missing. The police want to keep the existence of a serial killer under wraps; they hope to solve the crime before a stampede sets in. Meanwhile, Pender is convinced the killer must be the husband of the last victim and sets out to capture him -- but he's only partly right. The husband is connected to the case, but the real murderers are a cunning husband-and-wife team of archeologists who believe that if they breathe in their victim's last breath they will live forever.

Never before has Pender come up against such savvy, diabolical opponents. From one trail of dead ends to another, readers will feel Pender's fever to prevent more murders from occurring...and his sheer panic when he can't. Twenty-Seven Bones is that most quintessential of thrilling reads, providing a visceral experience of chills and excitement on every page

Reviews (3)

Demented, Erotic, and Funny - Go Figure

Written by Cindy S. on December 14th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Well this book just might have it all if you are looking for lust, lunacy, legend, and a little laughter. I went from disgust, to blushing, to an occasional wide grin couched in the context of a story about a group of serial killers. The characters are memorable. The story is certainly not ho-hum. My prediction: you'll either love it or hate it! Probably worth the risk of finding out.

Twenty-Seven Bones

Written by Anonymous from Eagan, MN on September 29th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I am not a prude, but about disk 4, when he started lusting for a child, I packed it up and shipped it back. A great story was ruined by way-too-graphic perversion. I would have loved to follow the mystery to the end, but just could not handle how sick it got.

Twenty-Seven bones [ uab ]

Written by Trish 719 from Dover Plains, NY on June 9th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 3/5

This is an odd,but interesting book. It took me a long time to follow the story and indentify all of the characters. Once I acheived that,I was able to understand what was going on.It's not one of my favorites,but it was good listening anyway.If you like unusal murder mysteries,you will enjoy this book. .

Author Details

Author Details

Nasaw, Jonathan

Jonathan Nasaw is the acclaimed author of "Fear Itself" and "The Girls He Adored, " both Literary Guild Selections. He lives in Pacific Grove, California.