Why do all your brilliant ideas involve felonies?
Death in anonymity is the ultimate insult to human dignity.
High school popularity is so fickle.
Today he wore a burnt-orange shirt, black pants, and a tie that looked like a street fight at the south end of the color wheel.
My line of work makes you aware of the fragility of life. You can get up in the morning, eat your cornflakes, blow-dry your hair, go to work and end up dead.
What gives my books authenticity is that I actually do what it is I'm writing about. I think the fact that I am in the autopsy room, I go to the crime scene and I do work in the lab gives my books this flavor that otherwise they wouldn't have.
If you want to be an anthropologist, you need to study physical anthropology specialized in bones. If you want to be a forensic chemist, get a degree in chemistry. Do you want to do DNA work? Get a degree in microbiology. And do well. Study hard and go to graduate school.
I have a cotillion event. Some yacht-club charity fundraiser thingy. Whitney is insisting, and Kit took her side.” Three wide smiles. “Oh shut up.
I have come to think of violence as a self-perpetuating mania of the power of the aggressive over those less strong.
I tend to watch a lot of movies at home. It's nice to be close to the refrigerator with my pyjamas on and just relax.
I originally worked as an archaeologist in North Carolina, and when bones were found police would take them out to the bones lady at the university, and that was me.
I've never lost my capacity to be shocked.
Murder mysteries are puzzles that are fun to resolve.
Many fiction writers who put the science in dont get it right.
Bones tell me the story of a person's life — how old they were, what their gender was, their ancestral background,
My first book was the most successful debut novel in the U.K. ever and every one of my books has reached number one in the U.K. Clearly the British know brilliance when they see it.
I've been accused of being a minimalist writer. I don't like a lot of verbiage in there.
I was a university professor, I could talk on and on and on. Give me a podium and you have to drag me off with a hook.
I work with the dead, but I am working for the living.
I'm not writing great literature. I'm writing commercial fiction for people to enjoy the stories and to like the characters.
Everyone’s gone mad, typing to themselves all day long like mindless robots.
Violence wounds the body and it wounds the soul. Of the predator. Of the prey. Of the mourners. Of collective humanity. It diminishes us all.
Indecision is the key to flexibility.
Experience is a valuable thing. It enables us to recognize mistakes when we repeat them.
Channel your outrage ... Do that which you are able to do.
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