The Bone Track (Alexa Glock Forensics Mysteries) (Paperback)

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The Bone Track (Alexa Glock Forensics Mysteries) (Paperback)



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This is book number 3 in the Alexa Glock Forensics Mysteries series.

A nature trek turns dangerous when the wilderness gives up its bones…

New Zealand's remote Milford Track seems the perfect place for forensic investigator Alexa Glock to reconnect with her brother Charlie, with whom she hasn't spent much time since they were kids. Their backpacking trip seems ill-fated from the start, though, when she must stop on the way to examine nine skeletons—most likely Māori tribespeople—whose graves have been unearthed by highway construction. Before she opens the first casket, a Māori elder gives her a dire warning: "The viewing of bones can unleash misfortune to the living. Or worse."

Though Alexa dismisses his words as superstitious, they soon come back to haunt her as the idyllic hike takes a sinister turn. First, Charlie is aloof and resentful of the time Alexa has spent at work. Then a rock avalanche nearly carries her away as it reveals the skeletal remains of someone who has clearly been stabbed to death. When a fellow hiker goes missing and is later found dead, Alexa has all she can do to focus on the science as she investigates two murders, while trying not to become the third victim.

Sara E. Johnson lives in Durham, North Carolina. She worked as a middle school reading specialist and local newspaper contributor before her husband lured her to New Zealand for a year. Her first novel, Molten Mud Murder, is the result, followed by The Bones Remember and The Bone Track.

Product Details ISBN: 9781464213977
ISBN-10: 1464213976
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publication Date: February 15th, 2022
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Alexa Glock Forensics Mysteries
"Smart and relentlessly paced, The Bone Track is an ingenious locked room mystery playing out on a famous hiking trail. The story is shot through with the wild New Zealand landscape, the mysteries of the Maori culture, and the clever mind of Alexa Glock. The suspense ratchets up as the pieces of forensic evidence fit together, the suspects are narrowed, and Alexa contends with the hazards of nature and threats from the company of fellow hikers." — Frederick Weisel, author of The Silenced Women and The Day He Left

"Alexa muses, about the same time we do, that we're in a "locked-room manor mystery," though this one is surrounded by a natural world as malevolent as the humans inside. This third entry in the Alexa Glock series takes the blinders off our view of the great outdoors." — Booklist

"A vacation hiking New Zealand’s Milford Track turns deadly for forensic odontologist Alexa Glock, her brother, and the two dozen people in their group. Familiarly novel territory for fans of Aaron Elkins and Kathy Reichs." — Kirkus Reviews

"This book stands out due to its unusual location and forensic-science focus...especially Alexa's fascinating specialty: dead people's teeth." — First Clue

"The real star here is New Zealand’s Milford Track. Armchair travelers will best appreciate this one." — Publishers Weekly