Bones of Coral

Bones of Coral

by James W. Hall

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Critically acclaimed author James W. Hall has enthralled readers with his storytelling prowess that has "raised mystery writing to its rightful place of honor alongside the best of American fiction" (The New York Times). Now in his latest novel, he brings us his signature mix of South Florida's evocative setting, nail-biting action, and edge-of-the-seat suspense...

Bones Of Coral

Paramedic Shaw Chandler knows Miami's nitty-gritty all too well. But when a routine suicide call uncovers his long-lost father, it's anything but routine-and it appears it's anything but suicide. Then Shaw's mother falls victim to financial fraud, leaving Shaw with no choice but to return home to Key West-and into the arms of his old flame soap opera actress Trula Montoya. Trula's got her own skeletons and reasons for returning to Key West. Rekindling her relationship to Shaw can only complicate her life. But Trula and Shaw are about to learn that they can no longer run from their secrets or the past as they discover a lethal conspiracy and science run amok. And when a psychotic, rhyming killer is added to the mix, they must stop an evil that could spell doom to all.

"Hall keeps the tension high and the surprises coming."

People (A People Page-turner of the Week)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312999506
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 08/31/2004
Series: Thorn Mysteries Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.03(d)

About the Author

James W. Hall lives in South Florida with his wife Evelyn and his dogs, Carrie and Stella.

Visit his Web site at

What People are Saying About This

Barry Gifford

Hard-boiled evidence that Hall has what it takes to keep the pages burning and turning.

James Crumley

Hall has once again driven the South Florida thriller out of the ballpark and into the fourth dimension...this is a great, good, funny novel.

James Ellroy

Like top-drawer butch Leonard turned inside out...this book is smart, observant, richly grotesque.

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Bones of Coral 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Kate55KL More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed All of James W. Hall books. Very interesting and consistent writer
golfjr on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
One of the better "Florida genre mystery writers"
debavp on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I was so disappointed. Hall came highly recommended and I was looking forward to some good southern fiction. The first pages start out with such promise and then went completely off the rails. The characters were poorly developed, the plot ridiculous, even for the most rabid conspiracy therorist , along with a never ending supply of unnecessarily graphic sex was more than I could stand. This was trash! I could not wait to throw this one in the recycle bin, noting the irony as I tossed it in. And yes, I did briefly consider setting fire to it.