The Secrets of Bones
A MysteryA Jazz Ramsey Mystery (Volume 2)
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St. Martin's Publishing Group
On Sale: 03/30/2021
ISBN: 9781250782168336 Pages
Second in a new series from national bestselling author Kylie Logan, The Secrets of Bones is a riveting mystery following Jazz Ramsey as she trains a cadaver dog.
Assembly Day at St. Catherine’s dawns bright and cloudless as professional woman gather from all around Ohio to talk to the schoolgirls about their careers ranging from medicine, to NASA, to yoga. Jazz Ramsey has also signed up to give the girls a taste of her lifelong passion: cadaver dog training. Her adorable new puppy Wally hasn’t been certified yet, so she borrows the fully-trained Gus from a friend and hides a few bones in the unused fourth floor of the school for him to find.
The girls are impressed when Gus easily finds the first bone, but then Gus heads confidently to a part of the floor where Jazz is sure no bones are hidden—at least not any that she’s put there. But Gus is a professional, and sure enough, behind a door that no one has opened in ages, is a human skeleton. Jazz recognizes the necklace the skeleton is wearing, and that it belonged to Bernadette Quinn, an ex-teacher at the school who’d quit her job abruptly one Christmas break. But now it seems Bernadette never left the school at all, and her hiding place makes it clear: this was murder.
Bernadette in life had been a difficult personality, and so there are a plethora of suspects inside the school and out of it. As Jazz gets closer to the truth she can’t help but wonder if someone might be dogging her footsteps...
Wally the puppy was a nineteen-pound ball of boundless energy with more sass than a three-year-old kid, and more common sense than one, too. He came when he was called, knew the names of his toys and fetched them on command,...
Praise for The Secrets of Bones
"Appealing....Red herrings, a developing romance, and just the right amount of information about cadaver dogs help make this a winner." —Publishers Weekly
"Logan's mystery-building chops are apparent. Readers will be engaged by the many clues and red herrings Jazz follows...Recommended for cozy readers who like some mysteries a bit darker as well as suspense fans who want something more traditional." —Booklist
"[With] winning characters, an intriguing mystery in the traditional style, fun dialogue and a pace that makes this small town in Ohio, even with a murder, a charmingly entertaining place." —Shelf Awareness
"Jazz is an appealing heroine and the school setting coupled with her avocation means that Logan will be able to maintain interesting story lines in this enjoyable series for book after book." —Akron Beacon Journal