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One Grave Too Many (Diane Fallon Forensic Investigation, No. 1) (edition 2004)

by Beverly Connor

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Title:One Grave Too Many (Diane Fallon Forensic Investigation, No. 1)
Authors:Beverly Connor
Info:Onyx (2004), Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
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Diane Fallon as a forensic anthropologist had worked for humanitarian aid organization exhuming mass graves of those who were killed by criminal elements in third world countries.
A personal trauma caused her to resign and take up the position of Director of River Trails Natural History Museum.

I enjoyed the suspense, the intrigue and the characters. I couldn’t set it down, I read it late into the night to finish.
This is the first book in the Diane Fallon series, I had read books 2-6 before I was able to get this one from my local library. Therefore, this series can be read-out-of-order but each does build upon the last so if you need a cohesive timeline read-in-order. ( )
  Bettesbooks | May 4, 2017 |
One Grave Too Many by Beverly Connor
Book #1 in the Diane Fallon series
4 Stars

After returning home following a stint documenting crimes against humanity for a human rights organization, forensic anthropologist, Diane Fallon, disavows this type of work and becomes a museum curator. A detective friend asks her to examine a bone and determine whether it belongs to a missing girl. Diane soon finds herself embroiled in a murder investigation that may threaten her life while at the same time coping with the vicious world of academic politics.

This is a fast paced and absorbing read with some interesting forensics tidbits.

The lead character is strong and intelligent, and the supporting characters are well-developed; they do not merely blend into the background. There are several carefully interwoven plot lines but the story is never convoluted or confusing. There are plenty clues to the identity of the killer but they are not too obvious, and I did not manage to figure it out before it was revealed in the book, which is unusual for me.

Recommendation: This book is well worth the read. ( )
  Lauren2013 | Nov 19, 2016 |
I have read them all and I love this series by Beverly Conner. The heroine of the series is the head of the museum and also an anthropologist that works with the police department. The forensics lab is a separate part of the museum. She seldom sees eye to eye with the police but she is always fair. some of the people she deals with are difficult to say the least but she always has the last word. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
And the award for most unusual boss goes to-- Diane Fallon at the RiverTrail Museum of Natural History in Georgia.

Fallon is a forensic anthropologist and the new director of the RiverTrail Museum in Rosewood, Georgia. Her life is sort of like a big game of chess. Her old flame Frank Duncan comes to her with a bone (literally) and she gets pulled into the investigation of the murder of a couple of Frank's friends even as the working with bones brings up bad and melancholy memories. At the same time as the murderer is trying to scare Fallon away, there are more political machinations going on at the museum against her too.

It's a great book, both stories complement each other, but don't tread on the other. There are unexpected twists and turns that are surprising but make sense, and the characters are awesome. They jump off the page and t hey're so real that I found myself rooting for some and despising others. (Probably as the author wanted). And whether 'good' or 'bad', they were all unique too.

This is a great start to a great forensic anthropologist/crime lab series. The PR says it could be compared to Patterson, Cornwell, personally I think it's significantly better than both. ( )
1 vote DanieXJ | Feb 24, 2014 |
I really didn't think I would enjoy this book much when I started it. It's very similar to the Eve Duncan series by Iris Johannson and so I figured it would be boring to me.. I was wrong. It is similar in some aspects, but I really liked the characters. The story was well written and good too. I will definitely be adding this author and series to my list to read. ( )
1 vote Barb_H | Jul 13, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0451411196, Mass Market Paperback)

With spot-on details, a smart new voice, and ingenious plot twists, Beverly Connor has been compared to the hottest crime writers on the scene. Now, she ratchets up the suspense with a brand new series featuring one of today's most cunning and complex sleuths: forensic anthropologist Diane Fallon. Her new job as director of the RiverTrail Museum of Natural History in Georgia takes Diane out of the game-until a former love and a murdered family bring her back in.

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Ex-forensic anthropologist, Diane Fallon, finds her past catching up to her when her former lover, Detective Frank Duncan, asks for her help in examining a bone he found in the woods, a grisly discovery that is linked to her family.

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