Brooklyn Bones Audiobook, by Triss Stein Play Audiobook Sample

Brooklyn Bones Audiobook

Brooklyn Bones Audiobook, by Triss Stein Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Xe Sands Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Erica Donato Mysteries Release Date: February 2013 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481593489

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Longest Chapter Length:

34:09 minutes

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12:15 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

21:27 minutes

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Publisher Description

Unburying history can have unintended consequences.

In Brooklyn Bones, a crime of the past comes much too close to home when Erica Donato's teenage daughter Chris finds a skeleton behind a wall in their crumbling Park Slope home. Erica—a young widow, overage history PhD candidate, and product of blue-collar Brooklyn—is drawn into the mystery when she learns that the skeleton is of an unknown teenage girl and that it was hidden there within living memory. Erica and Chris are both touched and disturbed by the mysterious tragedy in their own home.

With her daughter's dangerous curiosity and her own work at a local history museum, Erica follows leads about the mysterious skeleton right back to her own neighborhood in its edgy, pregentrification days, the period when the age of Aquarius was turning dark. Now she finds that a cranky retired reporter wants to share old files, the charming widow of a slumlord has some surprises for her, and the crazy old lady who hangs around her street keeps trying to tell her something. Finally, there are some people—including ones she is close to—who know the whole story and will stop at nothing to make sure it stays buried forever.

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"Nice...being from Brooklyn it was nice to read something about home. Interesting characters & good read. 04/26/13"

— Stephanie (4 out of 5 stars)


  • “Reaching into Brooklyn’s past, this series debut by the author of Murder at the Class Reunion and Digging Up Death is sure to please those who like a little local color in their mysteries. Family ties lie at the heart of this book, and the way they are woven into the mystery will be sure to surprise.”

    — Library Journal
  • “Framed with the details of historical research and Brooklyn of the 1960s, this mystery also weaves in a close but volatile mother-daughter relationship that is reminiscent of Joan Hess’ Claire Malloy series.”

    — Booklist
  • “As much fun as a day at Brighton Beach and as many twists and turns as a high-speed chase on the BQE.”

    — Rosemary Harris, Anthony finalist and author of Pushing Up Daisies
  • “An engaging mystery with a spirited heroine. Erica Donato is a welcome addition to the amateur sleuth club.”

    — Laura Joh Rowland, author of the Sano Ichiro Mysteries
  • “This richly-developed portrait of life in the melting pot of New York is better than a Grayline bus tour. Hail a cab to the nearest bookstore.”

    — Nancy Martin, author of the Blackbird Sisters and Roxy Abruzzo series

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  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A quick, easy read. I liked the characters that she came up with. "

    — Michele, 11/27/2013
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    " Fast moving. Good tie in of Interesting cast of characters. "

    — Shirley, 5/23/2013
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    " It felt a bit ponderous trying to get where it was going. Predictable. Not a bad try. I'd like to read some later books to see if the talent develops. "

    — Nora, 2/26/2013

About Triss Stein

Triss Stein is a small-town girl who has spent most of her adult life living and working in New York City. A member of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime, she is the author of three mystery novels. She lives in Brooklyn.

About Xe Sands

Xe Sands has more than a decade of experience bringing stories to life through narration, performance, and visual art, including recordings of the Nightwalkers series from Jaquelyn Frank. She has received several honors, including AudioFile Earphones Awards and a coveted Audie Award, and she was named Favorite Debut Romance Narrator of 2011 in the Romance Audiobooks poll.