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Second in a new series from national bestselling author Kylie Logan, The Secrets of Bones is a riveting mystery following Jazz Ramsey as she trains a cadaver dog.
Assembly Day at St. Catherine’s dawns bright and cloudless as professional woman gather from all around Ohio to talk to the schoolgirls about their careers ranging from medicine, to NASA, to yoga. Jazz Ramsey has also signed up to give the girls a taste of her lifelong passion: cadaver dog training. Her adorable new puppy Wally hasn’t been certified yet, so she borrows the fully-trained Gus from a friend and hides a few bones in the unused fourth floor of the school for him to find.
The girls are impressed when Gus easily finds the first bone, but then Gus heads confidently to a part of the floor where Jazz is sure no bones are hidden—at least not any that she’s put there. But Gus is a professional, and sure enough, behind a door that no one has opened in ages, is a human skeleton. Jazz recognizes the necklace the skeleton is wearing, and that it belonged to Bernadette Quinn, an ex-teacher at the school who’d quit her job abruptly one Christmas break. But now it seems Bernadette never left the school at all, and her hiding place makes it clear: this was murder.
Bernadette in life had been a difficult personality, and so there are a plethora of suspects inside the school and out of it. As Jazz gets closer to the truth she can’t help but wonder if someone might be dogging her footsteps...
Logan's appealing sequel to 2019's The Scent of Murder finds Jazz Ramsey, whose day job is administrative assistant at St. Catherine's Preparatory Academy for Girls in Cleveland, training her Airedale puppy, Wally, to become a cadaver dog and sniff out dead bodies for the police. Jazz gets pressed into giving the students a cadaver dog demonstration on career day at St. Catherine's, but what should have been a fascinating hour turns grim when Wally sniffs out a body in the school's attic. The dead woman was former religion teacher Bernadette Quinn, who left the school three years earlier under a cloud. Bernadette was fanatic about her religion, but a good teacher and something of a special project for principal Sister Eileen Flannery. Jazz is dismayed when the police begin to suspect that the person with the strongest motive for murder was Sister Eileen, so Jazz takes it upon herself to discover who really had it out for Bernadette. Smooth prose more than compensates for a couple of unlikely events. Red herrings, a developing romance, and just the right amount of information about cadaver dogs help make this a winner.