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Written in Bone Summary
Simon Beckett

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Written in Bone Summary

Plot Summary

"Written in Bone" is a mystery novel by Simon Beckett, one in a series that features the forensic anthropologist David Hunter. An incinerated body has been found on the remote Scottish island of Runa, and Hunter is called in to examine it. As the investigation unfolds, two different murderers surface and the body count rises. After a series of unexpected twists, the criminal mastermind is revealed to be the retired cop Andrew Brody. Meanwhile, the beautiful Grace Strachan turns out to be a twisted serial killer in her own right.

After Brody 'finds' a burned body in an abandoned rural cottage, he joins Hunter and two local policemen in investigating its origins. Their first task is to determine whether the strange death was an accident or not. The island's few citizens are insular and resistant to any outsiders other than the rich and philanthropic Michael Strachan and his...

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