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Valley of Bones

(2004)
(The second book in the Jimmy Paz series)
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This top-notch novel confirms Gruber's place as a gifted writer who stretches the conventional bounds of the genre by placing the mysteries of faith and religious experience and the complexities of the human mind as well as spirit at the center of his work. It's a taut, compelling whodunit that's as far from a typical detective procedural as good is from evil and a worthy follow-up to his acclaimed debut (Tropic of Night) that also features Cuban-American cop Jimmy Paz. Here Gruber tells a mesmerizing tale of Emmylou Dideroff, who communes with saints and whose checkered past includes stints as a hooker, drug dealer, and the leader of a band of Sudanese freedom fighters. But did she kill the Arab businessman on a government "watch list" who plunged to his death from a Miami hotel? While that's the incident that brings her to Paz's attention, it's only one of his questions about this strange woman, whose unsettling "confessions" stir up the detective's confusion about his own deepest beliefs. Emmylou is as fascinating and fully realized as Jane Doe, the memorable protagonist of Gruber's first book--so too is Lorna Wise, the psychologist brought in to assess Emmylou's sanity, whose personal and professional lives are turned totally upside down by her involvement in the case and her relationship with Paz. This is a smart, riveting, wholly original and thoroughly fascinating book that's impossible to put down and leaves the reader with only one question--when is this author's next one coming out? --Jane A Adams

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

January 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Valley of Bones
Author(s): Michael Gruber
ISBN: 0-06-057766-5 / 978-0-06-057766-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

April 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Valley of Bones: A Novel (Jimmy Paz)
Author(s): Michael Gruber
ISBN: 0-06-165074-9 / 978-0-06-165074-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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April 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Valley of Bones
Author(s): Michael Gruber
ISBN: 0-330-43651-1 / 978-0-330-43651-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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February 2006 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Valley of Bones
Author(s): Michael Gruber
ISBN: 0-06-057767-3 / 978-0-06-057767-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperTorch
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February 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Valley of Bones
Author(s): Michael Gruber
ISBN: 1-4050-5117-5 / 978-1-4050-5117-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Valley of Bones
Author(s): Michael Gruber
ISBN: 0-06-078722-8 / 978-0-06-078722-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Audio Editions

January 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Valley of Bones CD
Author(s): Michael Gruber
ISBN: 0-06-075930-5 / 978-0-06-075930-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperAudio
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January 2005 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Valley of Bones
Author(s): Michael Gruber
Publisher: HarperAudio
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January 2005 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Valley of Bones
Author(s): Michael Gruber
Publisher: HarperAudio
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January 2005 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Valley of Bones
Author(s): Michael Gruber
Publisher: HarperAudio
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January 2005 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Valley of Bones
Author(s): Michael Gruber
ISBN: 0-7927-3429-7 / 978-0-7927-3429-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers Sound Library
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January 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Valley of Bones (Home Repair Is Homicide Mysteries)
Author(s): Michael Gruber
ISBN: 0-7927-3430-0 / 978-0-7927-3430-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Chivers Sound Library
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January 2005 : USA MP3 CD

Title: Valley of Bones (Home Repair Is Homicide Mysteries (Audio))
Author(s): Michael Gruber
ISBN: 0-7927-3442-4 / 978-0-7927-3442-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Valley of Bones: A Novel (Jimmy Paz Book 2)
Author(s): Michael Gruber
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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