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Excerpt of Deadly Bones by Terry Odell

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Mapleton Mystery #2
Author Self-Published
November 2012
On Sale: October 29, 2012
Featuring: Megan Wyatt; Gordon Hepler; Angie Mead
368 pages
ISBN: 1301760293
EAN: 2940015913040
Kindle: B009ZND0DW
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Also by Terry Odell:

Remaking Morgan, October 2019
Paperback / e-Book
Personal Assignment, April 2019
e-Book
Falcon's Prey, June 2018
e-Book
Identity Crisis, October 2017
e-Book
In Dire Straits, October 2016
e-Book
In Deep Trouble, May 2016
e-Book
In Hot Water, February 2016
e-Book
Seeing Red, December 2014
e-Book
Windswept Danger, November 2014
e-Book
Deadly Puzzles, May 2014
e-Book
What's In A Name?, December 2013
Audio / e-Book
Dangerous Connections, October 2013
Trade Size / e-Book
Deadly Bones, November 2012
e-Book
Nowhere to Hide, June 2012
e-Book
Where Danger Hides, June 2012
e-Book
Rooted in Danger, April 2012
Hardcover / e-Book
Saving Scott, April 2012
e-Book
Deadly Secrets, December 2011
e-Book
Finding Fire, October 2011
e-Book
Finding Sarah, September 2011
e-Book (reprint)
Danger In Deer Ridge, September 2011
Paperback / e-Book
Hidden Fire, September 2011
e-Book
Where Danger Hides, May 2011
Hardcover / e-Book
What's In a Name?, January 2011
e-Book (reprint)
When Danger Calls, October 2010
e-Book (reprint)

Excerpt of Deadly Bones by Terry Odell

Gordon pasted on a smile as he approached the coroner's van. Asel was already waddling toward him. Gordon's attempt at a civil greeting was swallowed by Asel's impatient scowl.

"Where's this bone that is so important? Let's get going. I've got places to be."

Gordon gave up on civility. "Follow me." He turned on his heel and marched away, trying not to snicker at Asel, who weighed a good three hundred pounds, puffing and wheezing behind him. Scuttlebutt had it that Asel's major qualifications for the job were experience in a funeral parlor, from which he'd retired, and being married to a distant cousin of the head coroner. But Gordon never cared enough to verify the rumors. Most of what Asel did was pronounce bodies dead and issue death certificates.

By now the sun had dipped behind the mountains, eliminating most of the light. More than once, Gordon heard Asel curse as he stumbled over a branch or rock. The man had the smarts to bring a flashlight, but he waved it around the trees like spotlights at a rock concert instead of using it to illuminate the trail. "Don't suppose there are any bears around, do you?"

If there are, they'll run the other way when they hear you coming.

"Don't think so. Didn't notice any tracks when we first came through."

Asel grunted in between wheezes.

"Right up ahead," Gordon said. He shined his own flashlight, catching reflections of the yellow tape Solomon had strung. Solomon waved his own light in response.

"Someone's there?" Asel said. "What about contamination?"

"That would be Officer Ed Solomon," Gordon said before Asel complained about anything else. "He's been containing the scene."

Asel clomped up to the edge of the tape and wiped his forehead. Solomon beamed his light at the bone. Asel stepped closer, pursing his lips in and out. He removed the bone from its resting place. "Give me some more light."

Both Gordon and Solomon complied, trying to keep the light on the bone as Asel moved it back and forth, up and down, studying it from all angles. "This is the only one?" he asked.

"Yes, Sir," Solomon said. "Animal Control found a dog burying it."

Asel frowned. "Interesting." He squinted, turned the bone, mumbled under his breath. As if someone had thrown a switch, his demeanor switched from asshole to scholarly. He held the bone out toward Gordon and Solomon, pointing as he spoke. "It's been well–chewed, although I'm not sure all these teeth marks are recent. It's the ends that tell us the most. However, despite the damage, I have no doubt that what we have is a human humerus."

Excerpt from Deadly Bones by Terry Odell
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