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
"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
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
The Devils Bones follows Dr. Bill Brockton, a forensic anthropologist who works that The Body Farm, a place where bodies are left to rot under various conditions in the name of science. In this b ...more
Devil Bones is the 11th in the Temperance Brennan series that I have read, and they're all entertaining but not, in my estimation, great literature. They suffer from some of the same maladies that affect many of our modern authors in that they are written with speed for a mass market and lack careful editing for context, e.g., Tempe is in Charlotte's First Ward on page 9, but it's become the Third Ward on page 12. Proper grammar and punctuation, app ...more
Bill’s character comes across as this truly genuine guy that is imperfect but still tries to be a decent human being. All of the supporting characters that seem to be constant, Miranda and Art are much the same. The humor that gets tossed around amongst them is very much on the corn ...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 does, however, differ from the format of the 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 nar ...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
This book deals with the crematory scandal of 2010 that happened in No Georgia. As I live in GA it was really interesting to me to read the back story and forensic details. I don't doubt (in my own mind) that Dr Bass had a lot to do with this cas ...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
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