Bone Detective tells the life story (so far) of forensic anthropologist Diane France, a contemporary scientist at the height of an incredible career. Diane examines skeletons to identify characteristics (male/female, age range, diseases, etc.) and forensic evidence that might indicate how the person died. As part of a DMORT emergency team, she's worked on the sites of horrific tragedies—fires, explosions, the 9/11 terrorist attack aftermath, and plane crashes. As a member of NecroSearch, a team of science and law enforcement experts, she hunts for clandestine graves—hidden places where murderers dump their victims. Diane has even had a few brushes with fame. She "met" the skeletons of the Romanov royal family of Russia, Jesse James, Jamestown settlers, and others.
Lorraine gives an overview of the book:
I've had a no-complaints career writing nonfiction and a little fiction, too, for tweens and teens. I'm especially proud of my biography, Bone Detective. Now, some 50 books (and a dozen board games!) later, it's time to grow up and write what's in my heart. I'm currently...