Carved in Bone (Body Farm #1)
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...more
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Awesome read. Really enjoyed this new series.
All about forensic anthropology, which was more interesting than it sounds. There are more twists and turns than the Jersey Pike.
Dr Brockton is brought in to solve an old murder and finds that someone wants to stop him dead in his tracks. With the aide of his students and Art, who happens to be a kick-ass cop, one of the top criminalists, at that.
The entire time I read the book, I never had a clue as to who was the good guy. Just when you th ...more
Bass, Jefferson – 1st book
Harper, 2007- US Paperback- ISBN: 9780060759827
***Anthropologist Dr. Bill Brockton is summoned to a Tennessee mountain town where the local sheriff and deputy take him to see a mummified corpse of a young woman. His first task is to find out who she is and how she died. And then he has to find out who killed her while not dying himself.
*** I liked this book. The protagonist clearly knows his forensics but is down to earth, g ...more
Author Jefferson Bass is himself a fascinating character. Too bad he doesn't exist.
Bass is a hybrid between writer Jon Jefferson and Dr. Bill Bass - the forensic anthropologist who founded the notorious "body farm", a three acre breeding ground for rotting corpses in backwoods Tennessee. In fact, the area is ...more
I enjoyed reading this book, although it wasn't near as interesting as the crime scene investigation workshop I attended conducted by the author, Jon Jefferson. After hearing him describe what it was li ...more
There are so many elements within this book that ring true. Jefferson Bass is the pen name for two talented individuals w ...more
I admire his work both at "The Body Farm" and in the literary field. I believe that his research and contributions in forensics is and will be monumental in sovlving the mysteries of both life and living; and death and dying for centuries to come.
As Doctor Brockton soon discovers, many of the ...more
Dr. Brockton runs the Body farm at the University of Tennessee. The Body Farm is a unique research ...more
Oh, god! I do love how Bass started this. He sets you up thinking one thing in the Prologue and switches completely by the first chapter. His character, Dr. Brockton, is interesting. He's got a wicked sense of humor and some personal issues and it's a good thing that he accepts a joke on himself...turnabout is fair play. That said, I found this story more clinical and detached t ...more
This is written in part by the real-life founder of the Body Farm research facility in Tennessee, Dr. Bill Bass, which is what initially drew me to this series. I was warned ahead of time that this series got off to a rocky start, but was told it would get better later in the series. I knew who the killer was by the time I was about a third of the way through the book, which was kind of disappointing. And I tried to overlook some odd storyline developments, like the fact that the main c ...more
Then out of the blue comes th ...more
I loved the book and found myself reading aloud passages that describe some of the forensic procedures, much to the chagrin of some of my family.
If you’ve ...more
Carved in Bone is the first in a series of bo ...more
I have mixed feelings. I was really looking forward to reading this book because I live in Tennessee and the body farm at U.T. is one of our claims to fame.
Positives: character development; dialect of the locals; suspense; research.
Negatives: Bill was stiff at the beginning, but changed for no apparent reason as the story went on.
Bill’s dialect changed as the story progressed which didn’t seem right.
The dialogue between Bill and his colleagues was awkward, unnatural.
Eventually, I started it again because it was there.
It's pretty good. The subject is interesting, although maybe not for everyone. The first person wasn't overly grating. Some of the stuff about his wife was a bit baffling because it didn't get e ...more
A visiting Deputy from Cook County asks Dr. Brocton to help with an interesting case. The mummified corpse of a young woman dead for thirty years has been discovered in a cave in the Appalachia ...more
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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