Dead Secret Call ing to mind the forensic mysteries of Aaron Elkins and Patricia Cornwell Chicago Sun Times Beverly Connor s spellbinding series proves that the dead do tell tales and reveal secrets that can th

  • Title: Dead Secret
  • Author: Beverly Connor
  • ISBN: 9780451411921
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Call ing to mind the forensic mysteries of Aaron Elkins and Patricia Cornwell Chicago Sun Times , Beverly Connor s spellbinding series proves that the dead do tell tales and reveal secrets that can threaten the living in the most chilling of ways In the depths of an unmapped cave, forensic anthropologist Diane Fallon makes an astonishing discovery the decades old s Call ing to mind the forensic mysteries of Aaron Elkins and Patricia Cornwell Chicago Sun Times , Beverly Connor s spellbinding series proves that the dead do tell tales and reveal secrets that can threaten the living in the most chilling of ways In the depths of an unmapped cave, forensic anthropologist Diane Fallon makes an astonishing discovery the decades old skeleton of a caving victim Soon, the remains of two bodies are found one in an old car submerged in the waters of an abandoned quarry, another buried in the Georgia woods At first, with nothing to link the dissimilar victims except desiccated bones, Diane can t fathom the connection But someone in her shadow does It s the key to a mystery that reaches back seventy years in a heritage of love, greed, and murder and an unearthed family secret that still holds the power to kill.

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    About "Beverly Connor"

    1. Beverly Connor

      I m Beverly Connor and I love archaeology I worked in Georgia and South Carolina as an archaeologist doing both fieldwork and analyzing artifacts I also love mysteries I combined these two loves and now write mysteries in which I weave my professional experience as an archaeologist into stories of murder and intrigue in both my Diane Fallon Forensic Investigation series and Lindsay Chamberlain Archaeology Mystery Series.

    645 thoughts on “Dead Secret”

    1. A really great read with lots of likeable and unlikeable characters carried over from the first books in this series. Lots of twists and turns and not just in the caves that they venture into. A few red herrings and a couple of side cases merging into one another make this book hard to put down.Highly recommend this book to anyone that loves forensic investigations.2 thumbs up and a solid 5 stars


    2. I am really warming up to this series. With each book the author is refining her characters. Dr. Fallon and her staff at the museum and in the crime lab are finding their personalities, strengths and weaknesses. Diane's relationship with Frank and his adopted daughter is maturing into a comfortable respite and way for Fallon to work through theories away from the multiple cases she is handling as head of the Crime Lab and Director of her museum.I love the trickle down knowledge in so many fields [...]


    3. Beverly Connor’s writing style is very easy to understand and since “Dead Secret” is a mystery novel, I feel that it is important to have a storyline that makes sense and is flowing. Connor has both of those which makes her novels enjoyable, as there are many plot twists and times when I think I know who the culprit is but there are so many other characters that could potentially be the killer. The main character, Diane Fallon, a museum director and forensic investigator, has a likeable pe [...]


    4. Connor has two mystery series with forensic anthropologists. I said in a review of the other series that the emotional life of the main character is unsatisfactory because it is merely reported on rather than experienced. This series with museum-and-crime-lab-director, Diane Fallon, does the same thing but is much more successful. Probably because Fallon herself is very work oriented in a way to control her complex feelings and relationships.Diane and a couple of co-workers are exploring an unma [...]


    5. This was an excellent mystery with plenty of twists and turns. Love the character Diane Fallon!! And bones.s can be so interesting!!!!!



    6. 4.0 out of 5 stars Great series for those interested less in gore and more in science,, January 22, 2009This review is from: Dead Secret (Diane Fallon Forensic Investigation, No. 3) (Paperback)These are great mysteries with not much gore or grisly murders. Diane is smart (she knows everything and can do everything) and the details about so many different subjects make the novels very interesting. We learn tidbits about forensics, archeology, paleontology, osteology, botany, entomology, anthropol [...]


    7. Not a fan. Many things in the story made me go "Really" - witches bones show up while there is a murder investigation and not related to the story. I have never been to a museum which sells steak and baked potato in the restaurant. There wasn't even a "twist" to the story. Would never recommend this book to anyone.


    8. ok mystery book. ending was a bit rushed and the subplot of the "rabbit fan" could have been better used in another book, imo.






    9. As I’ve said with previous books in this series, I liked this book, but… It is becoming clear that these are going to be the kind of cheap thrill reads that are well written, but still a little cookie cutter with certain aspects.In every book so far in the series, Diane is put into a situation where she is in danger and attacked. Once or twice I’ll buy, but not in every single book, or worse like this one, more than once in a single book. She is a museum director and crime scene specialist [...]



    10. There's that fine line that forensic mystery writers walk and tend to stomp the reader to just about tears of boredom with the in-the-weeds forensic medical speak. Beverly Connor has mastered the tightwire and not a bored tear to be found while reading this pretty exciting quick-turn-the-page-see-what's-going-to-happen-next kind of suspense. I liked the mixture of getting to see Diane Fallon's life outside the labs and museum while she went caving with friends. Granted going caving and finding a [...]


    11. Dead Secret is a rather enjoyable book. It is an easy read that throws in enough scientific expressions, so that you get the feeling of reading a really smart book. The first third of the book is a more than welcome variation of the usual whodunit, and the rest of the novel is interesting and thrilling enough to keep you reading.My big problem with the novel (or with this series in general) is that Diane Fallon and her co-workers, be it crime-lab or museum staff, are all super smart, super nice [...]


    12. This is my first novel by Beverly Connor and the third in her series on Diane Fallon Forensic Investigation.A nice crime novel based on the science of forensic anthropology, which tries to deduce information from old bones of the long dead. Diane Fallon is the main character who heads a museum and a crime lab and is a passionate caver.The story revolves around discovering and linking some old murder crimes accidentally discovered during an adventurous cave exploration.It is decent read with lots [...]


    13. Dead Secret4.5 StarsIn this installment, Forensic Anthropologist, Diane Fallon, and her team discover a mummified corpse while caving, which sets in motion a series of chilling events culminating in the revelations of a decades old murder that has deadly consequences in the present. An action packed and intricate plot with characters that come to life on the pages. The forensic details are fascinating and contribute significantly to the engrossing storyline without being excessive or redundant. [...]


    14. I was trying to figure out why I have a problem with this engrossing series. I've been flying through it and enjoying it while I read, but I was left with a sense of disappointment when I finished this latest book (#3.) I think my problem is the fact that two very disparate things were happening at once with very little information to help the reader along in the narrative. Also, I like more payoff in my mysteries. The abrupt ending with no information as to what happens to the perps doesn't giv [...]


    15. Thoroughly enjoyable, fast-paced anthropological thriller with likeable characters. Third book in the series, following a museum director's adventures in discovering mysteries and tales that only bones can tell. Multiple events spiral down starting with the findings of the remains of a caving victim and then so many things happen that sometimes it's hard to keep up; probably what makes it such an exhilarating read.


    16. My mother recently turned me on to the works of Beverly Connor, since she knows I am interested in forensic science. So far, I have read two of hers, and own two more. Fans of Cornwell's "Body Farm" series and Kay Scarpetta will love Diane Fallon. The characters are approachable, the science interesting, and the plot takes numerous twists and turns, expertly weaving in subplots, side plots, and outright red herrings. Definitely recommended for fans of the Crime Network.


    17. While exploring a rather dangerous cave, forensic anthropologist Diane Fallon discovers a mummified skeleton. More skeletons, recent and ancient follow. The bones of a reputed witch are delivered from England. Diane is stabbed and her mother wrongly imprisoned. The museum and crime lab that she directs are threatened. All this action makes for a frantic pace interspersed with various lectures by Diane. The book is entertaining but not satisfying.


    18. I am certainly improving my forensic anthropology skills and feel I could probably get my Master's in it by now! Apart from a little too much detailed information in this area, I enjoyed this book which had an interesting plot which held my interest. The protagonist, Dr Diane Fallon, is rather too much of a superwoman who can recover amazingly quickly from various assaults from the baddies but she is still a sympathetic character. I'll definitely read more of this series.


    19. Diane Fallon is the director of a museum, a forensic anthropologist, and all around tough lady. Even when the "who done it" is obvious, this series is a fun read because of the rich details (about caving, museum exhibits, the sciences, etc) and full cast of recurring characters. Will keep reading the series.


    20. up to **** 1/2I've read all three of the Dian Fallon series - this is my favorite. The mystery held my interest better than the second book. The author weaves combination of caving, crime scene investigation and detective work together very well. All around good read looking forward to the next.


    21. The forensics and various data bases (e.g buttons, fabrics) that help solve crimes these days are amazing, as always, as is Diane Fallon's other job, the natural history museum. What keeps this book from being a 4-star, IMHO, is the extraneous serial killer tossed in near the end. The central set of murders is complex and interesting enough without this strange extra.


    22. Another one, yes (and there are more to come!). This one was back up to the first one's standard, I thought. I really enjoyed it. Although I did consider that the next one might start off immediately after this one (based on how it ended), but I skimmed a few pages and it didn't otherwise I would've had to move directly onto it!I am still really enjoying the characters.


    23. Thoroughly enjoyed this book. When I first started reading it I thought I might not like it too much because it is very detailed about caving, forensic anthropology, etc. It surprised me. It wasn't too much detail, and it helped to explain for a better understanding of the story. Several twists in the book-loved the one at the end! Gotta get the next one!


    24. Excellent really enjoyed it so much going all the time there is no time to get bored. Love all the different characters it isn't all Diane Fallon she doesn't tackle the investigations single handed she has a team and they all work together.


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