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Inherit the Bones

(2016)
(The first book in the Detective Gemma Monroe series)
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“I couldn't put down Inherit the Bones. Small town Colorado police detective Gemma Monroe is a human and fallible heroine I can't wait to meet again, and Littlejohn's prose is lyrical and gripping—the book is a sure bet for one of the finest debut novels of the year.”
—Deborah Crombie

Secrets and lies can’t stay buried forever in Cedar Valley.

In the summer, hikers and campers pack the small Colorado town’s meadows and fields. And in the winter, skiers and snowboarders take over the mountains. Season by season, year after year, time passes and the lies, like the aspens and evergreens that surround the town, take root and spread deep.

Now, someone has uncovered the lies, and it is his murder that continues a chain of events that began almost forty years ago. Detective Gemma Monroe’s investigation takes her from the seedy grounds of a traveling circus to the powerful homes of those who would control Cedar Valley’s future.

Six-months pregnant, with a partner she can’t trust and colleagues who know more than they’re saying, Gemma tracks a killer who will stop at nothing to keep those secrets buried.

Beautifully written with a riveting plot and a richly drawn cast of characters, Inherit the Bones is a mesmerizing debut from Emily Littlejohn.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A sure bet for one of the finest debut novels of the year." - Deborah Crombie


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Used availability for Emily Littlejohn's Inherit the Bones

Hardback Editions

February 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Inherit the Bones (Center Point Large Print)
Author(s): Emily Littlejohn
ISBN: 1-64358-084-1 / 978-1-64358-084-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sterling Mystery Series
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November 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Inherit the Bones: A Detective Gemma Monroe Mystery (Detective Gemma Monroe Novels, 1)
Author(s): Emily Littlejohn
ISBN: 1-250-08939-5 / 978-1-250-08939-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

October 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Inherit the Bones: A Detective Gemma Monroe Mystery (Detective Gemma Monroe Novels, 1)
Author(s): Emily Littlejohn
ISBN: 1-250-14559-7 / 978-1-250-14559-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

May 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Inherit the Bones: A Detective Gemma Monroe Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Emily Littlejohn
Publisher: Vibrance Press
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May 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Inherit the Bones: A Detective Gemma Monroe Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Emily Littlejohn
Publisher: Vibrance Press
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May 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Inherit the Bones: A Detective Gemma Monroe Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Emily Littlejohn
Publisher: Vibrance Press
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May 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Inherit the Bones: A Detective Gemma Monroe Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Emily Littlejohn
Publisher: Vibrance Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Inherit the Bones: A Detective Gemma Monroe Mystery (Detective Gemma Monroe Novels Book 1)
Author(s): Emily Littlejohn
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU