Carved in Bone: A Body Farm Novel

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HarperCollins, Dec 26, 2006 - Fiction - 352 pages
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There is a patch of ground in Tennessee dedicated to the science of death, where human remains lie exposed to be studied for their secrets. The real-life scientist who founded the "Body Farm" has broken cold cases and revolutionized forensics . . . and now he spins an astonishing tale inspired by his own experiences.

Renowned anthropologist Dr. Bill Brockton has spent his career surrounded by death at the Body Farm. Now he's being called upon to help solve a baffling puzzle in a remote mountain community. The mummified corpse of a young woman dead for thirty years has been discovered in a cave, the body bizarrely preserved and transformed by the environment's unique chemistry. But Brockton's investigation is threatening to open old wounds among an insular people who won't forget or forgive. And a long-buried secret prematurely exposed could inflame Brockton's own guilt—and the dangerous hostility of bitter enemies determined to see him fail . . . by any means necessary.

With Fascinating Insider Information on the Body Farm!

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Enjoy their writing. - Goodreads
The plot is okay, but not as good as the science. - Goodreads
Educational and entertaining. - Goodreads
I really like Jefferson Bass' style of writing. - Goodreads
Interesting premise but it was slow in certain parts. - Goodreads
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Review: Carved in Bone (Body Farm #1)

User Review  - Clara Baldwin - Goodreads

Really enjoyed this first book of the series. I'll definitely read more to see just what kind of trouble Dr. Brockton can get into in those East Tennessee mountains. I actually did have this one figured out before the ending, but not the way Jefferson Bass tied it all up. Read full review

Review: Carved in Bone (Body Farm #1)

User Review  - Carol - Goodreads

Great story line, great detail. Love the factual details inside fiction. Forensic novels are one of my favorite reads. I have all Jefferson Bass books on my reading list. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Jefferson Bass is the writing team of Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson. Dr. Bass, a world-renowned forensic anthropologist, founded the University of Tennessee's Anthropology Research Facility—the Body Farm—a quarter century ago. He is the author or coauthor of more than two hundred scientific publications, as well as a critically acclaimed memoir about his career at the Body Farm, Death's Acre. Dr. Bass is also a dedicated teacher, honored as National Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Jon Jefferson is a veteran journalist, writer, and documentary filmmaker. His writings have been published in the New York Times, Newsweek, USA Today, and Popular Science, and broadcast on National Public Radio. The coauthor of Death's Acre, he is also the writer and producer of two highly rated National Geographic documentaries about the Body Farm.

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