|Plot Summary of The Bone Collector|
|"Lincoln Rhyme must figure out the next moves of a serial killer who leaves clues in each murder site foreshadowing the next murder, so that Rhyme is as responsible as he is for the death of the next victims."
Jose Notario, Resident Scholar
|"Lincoln Rhyme was a brillian criminologist. But an accident left him crippled, and emotionally on then edge. He is about to be drug into one of the most dangerous and horrible cases of his long career. He is the only one who can stop the killer stalking the streets of New York, who has been dubbed the Bone Collector. Coupled in the intelligent, beautiful police detective, Amelia Sachs, he will go into the depths of a madman's mind to stop him from killing again."
Megan, Resident Scholar
|"Lincoln Rhyme, hurt in the line of duty, can move nothing but his left ring finger, his neck, and head: Lincoln Rhyme is also one of the best forensic specialists there is. He along with an unsuspectingly good criminalist, Amelia Sachs, struggle to stop an insane killer from Rhyme's past. The killer follows the same killings from a book and leaves clues for Lincoln at every killing. The identity of the killer will keep you guessing from beggining to end. This is a top-notch thriller and a must read. "
Greg Mahler, Resident Scholar
|"This is the first book in the Lincoln Rhyme series. Lincoln himself is a highly intellectual detective and there isn't anything he can't uncover. He had an accident that left him a quadrapeligic, but it didn't stop him from solving this unusual case with his other police buddies.
There is a killer out there who is fascinated with taking lives and going for the bones of his victims. He drives a taxicab and takes his victims off to kill them when he picks them up. As he does this, Rhyme and his friends are behind him picking up clues where this psychopath leaves them behind.
The thing is, the killer may be closer than Lincoln thinks, and in fact right under his nose and he doesn't even realize it before it may be too late!"
Boppy, Resident Scholar
|"This is a bone-chilling shocker about a deadly game of wits between a physically crippled but brilliant criminologist and diabolical and brutal psychokiller who is terrorizing New York City. In Lincoln Rhyme,the criminologist Deaver has created a flawed but unforgettable hero and the villian: Bone Collector he has a killer to put Hannibal Lector to shame! This novel boast up to date knowledge of forensics and chilling details as the author goes into the twisted mind of his villian. Excellent thriller but not for the faint of heart. "
Rodney Powell, Resident Scholar
|"Rookie cop, Amanda Sachs has never worked a crime scene before. She is responding to a call, when she discovers a hand sticking up in the middle of the railroad tracks. She takes extreme measures to secure the crime scene making her boss angry but attracting the attentions of Lincoln Rhyme.
Lincoln was head of the NYPD forensics and the nation's best criminologist until he became a quadriplegic while working a scene. He joins forces with Sachs and she reluctantly becomes his arms and legs. Together they walk to grid of the Railroad track where she discovered the hand. While they try to make heads or tails of the collected evidence, another grusome yet related scene is discovered.
The killer is purposely leading them somewhere by leaving clues as to his next crime scene yet to be discovered, but they seem to stay just minutes behind the killer. Amanda Sach's life becomes endangered during the investigation and Lincoln himself becomes the final target. "
Tracey Ray, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Bone Collector|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Book
descript. of violence and chases - 23.3%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 48.3%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 26.7%
Tone of story
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
- chronically deranged person
Murder of certain profession?
Misc. Murder Plotlets
- "All in the family" murder
- Big focus on forensic evidence
- Killer purposely leaves clues
Kind of investigator
- Handicapped investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Any non-mystery subplot?
- feelings of fear/loss/inadequacy
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
- Super genius
- New York
Accounts of torture and death?
- very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture
A lot of techno jargon?
Kind of jargon?
Unusual forms of death
- frying (cooking)
Unusual form of death?
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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