The Bone Yard: A Body Farm Thriller

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Quercus Publishing, Nov 24, 2011 - Fiction - 352 pages

Early summer brings warm weather to the Body Farm in East Tennessee, but Dr Bill Brockton's about to get more heat than he's bargained for. A former student who's now an agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement seeks his help in identifying a partial skull found in the woods in rural Florida. The victim appears to have been a young male who died from lethal blows to the head.

While leading a search for the remaining bones, Brockton and his graduate assistant Miranda Lovelady find a series of shallow graves on the overgrown grounds of a shuttered reform school for boys.

According to local lore, the school's poor, troubled students understood that one wrong move could land them in their own plot in the de facto cemetery. As Brockton and his team close in on the truth, they find skeletons in some surprisingly prominent closets... and learn that the ghosts of the past are ever present.

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Forensic anthropologist Bill Brockton is called when a dog drags a human skull back to a backwoods cabin. The skull is that of a young boy and when another turns up the search is on for the source ... Read full review

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Dr Bill Brockton, forensic pathologist, responds to a personal call for help from a former student now working in Tallahassee. Her sister has died – reportedly a suicide – but Angie St Claire has her ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Jefferson Bass is the writing team of Dr Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson. Dr Bass, a world-renowned forensic anthropologist, founded the Body Farm 25 years ago. Jefferson is a journalist, writer and documentary film-maker. This is the sixth novel in the Body Farm series. They have also written two non-fiction books together, Death's Acre and Beyond the Body Farm.

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