Introducing: Claire Carter, Bone Detective July 26, 2018 – Posted in: News

Claire Carter, Mystery of the Bones in the DrainpipeNew publisher Os Liber Press LLC announces the debut of its first series, Claire Carter: Bone Detective. Book one, titled The Mystery of the Bones in the Drainpipe, introduces Claire Carter and her 11 year-old niece and bone-detective-in-training, Penelope Charbonnet. The series is written by forensic anthropologist Mary H. Manhein and is based on real cases. Original black and white illustrations by local artist Leah Wood Jewett serve as visual puzzles that enhance the story. The books are geared toward readers aged 10 to 14 years old.

“Through the series, young readers will be introduced to the skeleton and all the many things we can learn from both human and animal bones, such as: the impact of disease and trauma; determination of age, sex and ancestry; and differentiation of species. Readers will also learn about the diverse people of Louisiana, as well as the abundant and unique flora and fauna of our state,” said Manhein. “It has been a dream of mine for a long time to start a children’s book series based on my experiences over the last 30 years in the field of forensic science, and I am thrilled to embark with eager young readers on the adventures of Claire Carter, Bone Detective.”

Os Liber Press LLC was founded in 2018 by native Louisianans and LSU alumnae Mary H. Manhein and Leah Wood Jewett. The name of the press comes from the Latin for “bone book,” a nod to the subject matter of the firm’s first title.