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Sarah Johnson | 'The Bones Remember'

Alexa Glock Forensics Mysteries #2

At first, Alexa Glock's initial case as a traveling forensic investigator seems straightforward--her expertise in teeth helps her identify the skeletal remains of a hunter found on the remote Stewart Island in New Zealand. But when she realizes the bullet lodged in his skull was not self-inflicted, and then a second, shark-ravaged body washes up on Ringaringa Beach, it's clear that something dangerous is lurking in the beautiful waters surrounding the island. The disturbing sight seems to confirm what locals have hashed out in the pub: shark cage-diving, lucrative for owners and popular with tourists, has changed the great white sharks' behavior, turning them into man-eaters. Tensions between cagers and locals mount as Alexa--christened the "shark lady"--dives into the harrowing case. While measuring bite patterns, she makes a shocking discovery that just might lead her to who--or what--is behind both deaths.

Sara E. Johnson lives in Durham, North Carolina. She worked as a middle school reading specialist and local newspaper contributor before her husband lured her to New Zealand for a year. Her first novel, Molten Mud Murder, is the result. She is the president of the Triangle Sisters in Crime.

She will be in conversation with Heidi Eldridge, who has worked for over 11 years as a forensic scientist at three different police agencies, working predominantly in latent fingerprints, crime scene analysis and reconstruction, and drug chemistry. She is an internationally-recognized leader in fingerprint research, education, and standard-setting and is currently working full-time as a forensic science researcher, establishing the foundational science behind latent fingerprints. Heidi lives in Durham, NC and is about to complete her PhD in Forensic Science from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland.

Event date: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
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ISBN: 9781464213359
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Poisoned Pen Press - September 8th, 2020

A new title in the Alexa Glock Forensics Mysteries. When bodies wash up on the beach, is man or animal the culprit? It'll take everything forensic specialist Alexa Glock has to seek out the truth. Because lips may lie, but teeth never do...

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ISBN: 9781464211232
Availability: On our shelves now
Published: Poisoned Pen Press - September 3rd, 2019

First book in the Alexa Glock Mystery series For a normal tourist, finding a body in a geothermal pool in New Zealand might ruin a vacation. Forensic specialist Alexa Glock, however, sees a chance to help local law enforcement with a baffling case.