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8 March 2014

Title
The Bone Collector
Author
Jeffery Deaver
Publisher
Hodder
Publication Date
1997
Pages
436
Genre
Crime, Psychological, detective story, forensic science
Mini Review

A good old detective and 'whodunnit' story with a twist. 

Lincoln Rhyme is a Forensic Criminalist. He also happens to be a quadriplegic. Rhyme doesn't see much purpose in life. Once the head of NYPD Forensics, he is now bed bound and can only lift as much as finger.  
Enter Amelia Sachs, a young NYDP Patrol Officer who is called to attend a potential crime scene by some train tracks. Amelia is observant and intuitive and thus finds bones sticking out of the ground - a finger belonging to businessman who had taken a cab with a co-worker a few days earlier. And the co-worker is still missing. 
The two homicide detectives who are investigating the murder and desperately looking for the missing person call upon Rhyme. Hearing about how the finger was found, Rhyme wants to speak to Amelia. 
As the murders starts to get more odd, a great working relationship and deep friendship starts to develop between Rhyme and Amelia. And the hunt for the killer - whose setup of the killings seem to get more and more bizarre and gruesome - starts to get personal. This is not for the faint-hearted and the descriptions of the murders and the crime scenes are graphic. 

Rhyme and Amelia proved so popular that Deaver started a series with those two as the main investigators. 

This book has been turned into a successful movie starring Denzel Washington as Rhyme and Angelia Jolie as Amelia Sachs. What a great pair and I enjoyed the movie just as much, even though I knew the story by then.