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Dead Secret (Diane Fallon Forensic Investigations, No. 3) Mass Market Paperback – December 6, 2005


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Product Details

  • Series: Diane Fallon Forensic Investigations (Book 3)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Onyx; 1st edition (December 6, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451411927
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451411921
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 4.2 x 6.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,004,581 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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An outstanding series...deserves comparison with the best of Patricia Cornwell. -- Booklist, starred review

Calls to mind the mysteries of Aaron Elkins and Patricia Cornwell. -- Chicago Sun-Times

About the Author

Beverly Connor previously worked as an archaeologist in the South-Eastern United States and she weaves this professional knowledge into her works. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

More About the Author

Hello, I'm Beverly Connor and I love archaeology. I worked in Georgia and South Carolina as an archaeologist, doing both fieldwork and analyzing artifacts. I also love mysteries. I combined these two loves and now write mysteries in which I weave my professional experience as an archaeologist into stories of murder and intrigue in both my Diane Fallon Forensic Investigation series and Lindsay Chamberlain Archaeology Mystery series.

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Dead Secret may be her best Diane Fallon (series) novel to date.
M. Hughes
The only problem I had with the book will actually be a plus for many - it seemed I had to concentrate so hard to keep all of the sub stories straight.
an avid reader
I'm beginning to develop a real fondness for the recurring characters as well.
Denise Crawford

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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By M. Hughes on December 13, 2005
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Beverly Connor has become one of my favorite authors. She keeps the suspense level high while creating complicated plots and sub plots that always leave me guessing.

Dead Secret may be her best Diane Fallon (series) novel to date. While cave mapping with friends, an accident reveals a skeleton hidden within the cave for decades.

Diane investigates the cause of death and attempts to learn the identity of Cave Doe (the name given to the skeleton). As she works on the first body, Diane is asked to analyze the bones of yet another cave fatality. These bones, as legend goes, belong to a witch murdered centuries ago in an English cave. Diane combines the resources of her crime unit plus those of her natural history museum to discover the identity of both skeletons.

Beverly Connor manages to include just enough forensic detail to create interest, but she doesn't bog the plot down with an overload of scientific data. She also throws in a bit of archeology, anthropology, and earth science and weaves them into her tale of adventure and mystery. And what a shocking end to this story.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By C. Butler on March 16, 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I love to read. I love mysteries and crime dramas. I've been a fan of Patricia Cornwell for a while, but have been disappointed with her last few novels, so I've been expanding my library (when I say library, I mean it...I own more books myself than my parents, 2 sisters, 1 brother, and 5 nieces combined). I commute by way of the DC area Metro trains and spend a lot of time each week with a book, so they have to be good to keep me interested.

I picked up Beverly Connor's "Dead Secret" because the title caught my eye. The book description on the back isn't the most impressive I've ever read and the cover really didn't sell me the book. The title intrigued me though.

Beverly's writing style is similar to the old Patricia Cornwell style. The book grabbed me from the first moment and held onto my attention to the end. I won't give away any of the plot, but I will say this: I'm usually very good at figuring out the who-dun-it pretty early on, but this one kept me guessing right to the last page.

An excellent read for the mystery fan!
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Lady McTeach on December 19, 2005
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
I've now read all of Beverly Connor's books and have enjoyed each one of them. I have enjoyed Patricia Cornwell's books, but not her most recent ones. Beverly Connor has written books that have the best of what I enjoyed in the character of Kay Scarpetta. I dearly hope Connor writes more and FASTER!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Denise Crawford TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 22, 2009
Format: Mass Market Paperback
These are great mysteries with not much gore or grisly murders. Diane is smart (she knows everything and can do everything) and the details about so many different subjects make the novels very interesting. We learn tidbits about forensics, archeology, paleontology, osteology, botany, entomology, anthropology, medicine, police procedure, crime scene investigation and forensic art/sculpture (don't think I left something out but may have). I enjoy all the facts and the science and find all the information quite educational. I'm beginning to develop a real fondness for the recurring characters as well. Can't wait for #4.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sires on November 5, 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Frantic would probably be the best word to describe this mystery. Connor also has her usual high body count. However, in this case the reader also learns a little more about Diane Fallon's backstory.

Of course there are a lot of people who are giving a synopsis of this book so I will skip that part. What the faithful reader needs to know is that this book has all the virtues of her previous books in this series and avoids the worst pitfalls.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By an avid reader on March 31, 2006
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I very much enjoyed this book. I hadn't read the previous ones, not realizing it was a series at first so I was a little lost in some places. I'm going to rectify that as soon as possible and read "One Grave Too Many" as soon as it comes.

The only problem I had with the book will actually be a plus for many - it seemed I had to concentrate so hard to keep all of the sub stories straight. I'm not used to working so hard at reading fiction!

I fully realize that everything tied together but there were so many things going on at once I had to go back and re-read many pages. I actually had to put it down and take a little walk around the house to clear my head at one point! I couldn't wait to pick it back up again, though.

The author put a lot of work into this book and it shows. Excellent work.

This is the first Beverly Connor book I've ever read and I am going to read all of them. I'm thrilled to have discovered her and am anxiously looking forward to the next Diane Fallon book.
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Format: Kindle Edition
My word, she's done it again! I can't believe the consistency of Beverly Connor's writing. I feel i belong to a family of people who I've known all my life. Diane Fallon and her crew are so alive and so real.
It's the effect her writing has on me and I'm not alone.
And, best of all I am about to start book #4 with five more to go.
Thank you Beverly, you have come at a time in my life when reading is more important to me that anything else at present and you fulfil a need graciously.
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By Diana Wireman on June 11, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed this book. I thought it was a little drawn out and the ending was hard to tie together. Still a good read overall.
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