The Bone Yard (Body Farm #6)
“[Bass is] the real deal.”
The sixth electrifying forensic mystery by author Jefferson Bass (“a fresh voice in the crime novel arena” —Seattle Post-Intelligencer), The Bone Yard is the most gripping installment yet in the New York Times bestselling Body Farm series. Called away from Tennessee’s renowned Body Farm (the real life human decomposition laboratory a...more
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At the behest of Angie St. Clair, a forensic analyst from Florida, Brockton gets involved in two cases. Angie's sister died from a shotgun blast that the authorities have ruled suicide, but Angie insists her brother-in-law pulled the trigger; and bones of adolescents who attended a long-defunct Florida reform school turn up, leading to the discovery ...more
This particular story was interesting because of the reality of the beatings at a boys camp that were still proven to have been happened as recently as 2006. I had not heard of this school in Florida and did not know about the atrocoties that occured there. Horrific to think what happened there.
I found this book to be thrilling in as much as I was well aware of the infamous scandal regarding the Dozier Reformatory for Boys in Florida. This book although fictionalized was based on that account. All findings by students excavating in that immediate area were verified through DNA testing on the bones and accounts from the surviving White House Boys.
Dr. Bill Brockton's co-worker on investigations, Angie St. Claire, receives news that her sister has committed ...more
I really like this series. Brockton is a serious scientist, and heads the Department of Anthropology at the Univ of Tennessee in Knoxville. This is the site of the (in)famou ...more
I went on to do some research on the White House Boys to whom the book is dedicated and found a book written by one of the former residents. I started it, but I'm not sure I can finish it. I read a lot of true crime b ...more
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Angie St. Claire, a forensic analyst with the Florida ...more
In this latest thriller from New York Times bestselling author Jefferson Bass, Dr. Bill Brockton discovers the dark side of the Sunshine state when he's called in to investigate human remains found on the grounds of a boys' reform school in Florida
The Bone Yard
The onset of summer brings predictably steamy weather to the Body Farm, Dr. Bill Brockton's human-decomposition research facility at the University of Tennessee. But Brockton's about to get more heat than he's bargained for wh ...more
As heroes go, Dr Bill Brockton is an enjoyable one to follow. An acknowledged expert in ...more
The Bone Yard is a good thriller/mystery, and while it has its share of fascinating forensic science, what really got me engaged was the beautiful descriptive prose, particularly of set ...more
Regardless, the same thing applies to the "Body Farm" novels of Jefferson Bass. Even though it's gross, even though it's icky, it's just fascinating. If it wasn't, there wouldn't be TV shows like CSI...and CSI Miami...and CSI New York.
In this 2011 adventure of the fictionalized Bill Bass, we are taken to the site of a former boys' juvenile detention center by way of a "suicide or murder" su ...more
Very good story loosely based on a boy's school in north Florida. I am going to read up on the history of that school also. This is a new to me author but I am looking forward to more.
The presenter of the photographs? Dr. Bill Bass, founder of the University of Tennessee's Body Farm, a facility designed to study the field of forensic anthropology.
I first heard about the Body Farm in Patricia Cornwell's book of the same name, one of her Kay Scarpetta seri ...more
Jefferson Bass is the pen name of Jon Jefferson, writer, and Dr. Bill Bass, renowned forensic anthropologist. Jefferson and Bass have collaborated on 2 nonfiction books and 6 crime novels; their 7th novel, The Inquisitor's Key, will ...more