In three words:
Arachaeology, forensic, jam-packed
Keeping the Dead is jam-packed full of different types of murders which the police suspect is the work of one person whom, due to the fact that they don’t have just one modus-opperandi, makes them an extremely dangerous killer.
There is a media buzz around the hospital in which Dr Maura Isles works – reporters and doctors are gathered for a highly unusual event at which Maura is asked to be involved with. A dead woman found in the basement of a local museum, assumed to be a mummy of at least 2000 years old, is about to be autopsied. To the surprise and dismay of everyone present, the x-ray reveals that a bullet is lodged in the body, and Maura contacts her colleague, Detective Jane Rizzoli. What began as a historical investigation has suddenly become a case of murder.
What I loved about Keeping the Dead is that the first murder and subsequent murders are all different – they all follow ancient or cultural rituals but this both baffles the police, and keeps them on their toes. One of the museum curators who is involved in the mummy autopsy also appears to have something to hide and it seems that whoever she is running from knows exactly where she is and how to get to her!
Verdict – the pages just turn themselves!
(source: I bought my copy of the book)
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