The Devil's Bones (Body Farm #3)
In two previous New York Times bestselling novels, Jefferson Bass enthralled readers with ripped-from-the-headlines forensic cases, memorable characters, and plots that "rival Kathy Reichs and Patricia Cornwell" (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). Drawing on research at the Body Farm—three acres of land in the backwoods of Tennessee, where bodies are left to the elements to ill...more
I’m finally starting to get accustom to this author’s writing style. I have to say that this book, the 3rd in the series, just wasn’t my favorite. It seemed like the author just had to stretch to get what he was looking for.
I’m also getting a little t ...more
The third novel in the series, The Devil's Bones, continues the story of Dr. Bill Brockton, University of Tennessee professor and Body Farm founder. You need to read the first two novels to reall ...more
Be sure you read this one AFTER "Flesh and Bone." While the books are self-contained as far as the main case is concerned, they must be read in order to track Dr. Bill B ...more
It was a science experiment that was based on a case where a woman was found in her Lexus all burned up and they were trying to determine if she was dead before the car fire or if the car fire killed her.
But the main story is the return of Garland Hamilton (I almost put the former vice president's name in). He was t ...more
At the body farm, he is working on a case that involves fire. His aim is to prove that Mary Latham was killed by her husband and then set alight, rather than her husband's version, which is that she committed suicide.
Then his lawyer sends him what are supposed to be the "cremains" of his beloved aunt. However, both lawyer and Bill are su ...more
The first step in Brockton’s investigation was to burn up two cars at the Body Farm with a body in each car. One was a body that had been dead for sometime and the oth ...more
This novel has a different take from two previous novels because the plot is split between multiple cases rather than focusing on a single case. Dr. Bill Brockton finds himself staying busy and trying to piece his life back together after narrowly escaping being prosecution fo ...more
"The Devil's Bones" follows the events of the previous novel as Brockton continues to come to terms with the murder of his lover by his nemesis, Garland Hamilton. Brockton is asked to look into the cremains of a friend's loved one and soon uncovers a scam being perpetrated by owners of a cremation company. Add to this that Hamilton escapes custody and ...more
#1 -- Seemed to be almost an afterthought. This mystery wasn't the 'biggie' in this book, but was interesting to get the ans ...more
There's a whole bunch of great science in there, especially the bit where they matched the frontal sinus pattern of a skull to an X-ray... it was fascinating.
The pace was also very good in this book, ba ...more
I enjoyed the novel, but found some "issues" with the plot. One element of the plot didn't seem to have any kind of concl ...more
Terza avventura per Bill Brockton, padre virtuale dell'ormai arcinota Fabbrica dei Corpi. Fortunatamente il nostro dr. B, nel corso della vicenda, ci racconta un po' di quello che è avvenuto nei precedenti libri, perché personalmente non ricordavo più nulla. Qualche dettaglio, forse, ma nulla di più. Lo scoop principale della storia sembra influenzare poco il protagonsta e le d ...more
A woman was found burned in her car on her property - did the husband do it? was it an accident? the husband was out of town, how could he have done it?
Dr. Garland Hamilton past ME was incarcerated for the murder of Dr. Jess Carter. He faked symptoms to get taken to the ER where he escaped. This makes Dr. Brockton, nervous because he testified against Dr. Hamilton in the case that got Dr. Hamilton's medical license taken ...more
Kind of a two for one sale at the store.
Twists and turns as Dr Bill Brockton deals with an escaped killer and also a crematorium which has neglected its job kept me up late at night to find out what would happen next.
Dr. Bill Brockton is called in to investigate a murder involving a fiery car accident. He’s also trying to understand why a crematorium has failed to complete it’s assigned jobs. Adding fuel to the fire, ex-medical examiner, Garland Hamilton, Dr. Brockton’s incredibly violent but brilliant arch-enemy, has escaped custody and no ones knows where he is. Can Bill solve these red-hot mysteries and still keep himself out of ...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