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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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
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.
Carved in Bone is the first in a series of bo...more
The Body Farm is a place of science where forensic anthropologist observe how bodies decompose in different situations as well as determine what might have been cause of death or what instruments could cause certain wounds. Therefore, bodies are a common site on the farm and when a body is found in unusual circumstance in a small town not far away Dr. Bill Brockton is called on to co...more
How did I miss these 'till now!
Wow! If you like forensics, rich, engaging characters, thrilling storyline, and breakneck run away train page turning, novels, this series is for you! FANTASTIC! Word to the wise, the authors wrote a PREQUEL later on in the series (#.5 or # 8 depending on who made the list) I rea...more
This book kept me on the edge till the very end, I didn't expect to find the person I thought was the killer wasn't.
The thing is, for all that it's a "Body Farm novel," it has very little to do with the Body Farm at all, except at the very beginning where Dr Bill Brockton (obviously the fictional version of Dr Bill Bass, the Bass half of Jefferson Bass) is attempting to recreate a m...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