Calling Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan – solve this murder

Posted: May 29, 2015 in Writing
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What a cold case. 430,000 years ago. In Spain. We weren’t even modern humans at this point.

But a fascinating find by paleontologists in Spain’s “pit of bones” makes for a great story idea. I haven’t read a good cold case murder mystery that happened so deep in the past, but I’m sure they’re out there. Finding old journals, examining bones of ancient people, piecing together the evidence to a murder that somehow rocks modern thought or territorial rights sounds like fun.

Check this out: World’s oldest murder case

I like modern thrillers that tie to ancient history. Steve Berry is super effective twisting great historical facts into stories set in modern times. I’m a huge fan. But I don’t have the research or background to write this type of story. I’m more a modern science and technology writer.

But feel free to post the title of a good book that illuminates some historical fact as part of a modern thriller.

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