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To solve murders, you must understand the process of decomposition. Australia’s newest body farm, the Victorian Taphonomic Experimental Research Institute, is hidden in bushland some four hours’ drive from Melbourne. Scattered across its 150 acres are human donor cadavers and pig carcasses arranged to mimic some of the ways in which police might find murder victims: expose ...more
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Published August 14th 2019 by Severed press
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The Grim Reader
Oct 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
I've had a resurgence in reading zombie fiction after avoiding it like the plague for a couple of years. It was all sparked by reading Brian Keene's The Rising-an old school zombie read with great characters. Deborah Sheldon's Body Farm is set in Australia-Victoria to be exact. It's a lot of fun with gore aplenty and a cast of worthwhile, investable characters. Zombie pigs, birds, possums, it can seem quite bizarre and the lack of closure over the virus' cause led me to take a star away. With ro ...more
Kara
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: zombies, horror, humor

A zombie story that gleefully deconstructs the genre with an explosion of no-really-THIS-is-how-people-would-react.

Set in rural Australia - a game changer just in the setting - on a forensic crime research body farm (uh oh) - the dead rise and between the cops with guns and the scientists with brains you'd think there'd be more hope - but it is an exciting adrenaline rush from beginning to end of who - if any - will survive.

Also - I think Deborah Sheldon gets the prize for first zom
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Alyson Rhodes
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A fast, entertaining, high octane adventure ride of a novel- you start off reading it as a straight police forensics thriller – the Aussie cops (including likeable Rick Evans and his loquaciously irritating partner) are visiting a ‘Body Farm’ as part of their day job, where numbers of cadavers are scattered around and/or buried and scientifically examined for decay etc to help solve murders- a bit weird but OK, then it gets a whole lot weirder, as the narrative tilts and tips you into a zombie o ...more
Steven Paulsen
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book, it’s a zombie novel with an original premise, almost a forensic crime crossover. It’s authentically Australian with both its characters and setting. There are no cardboard cutouts here, the people are real, and the tension high, as is the body count. It’s eminently readable, compelling and gripping. Highly recommended.
Kathy Finfrock
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you enjoy zombie themes, you want to read Body Farm Z. I can't say as much as I would like without the review being full of spoilers.

The synopsis does not give Body Farm Z fair representation and seems quite dry. The story on the other hand is fabulous. I didn't care much for the book cover, but what caught my attention was somewhere it mentioned the origin of the zombies. How it all began and dang it, I wanted to know. I was not disappointed.

As for the story, I loved Ms. Sheldon
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Robyn O'Sullivan
'Body Farm Z' is a zombie tale with a difference: set in a bushland research institute where the decomposition of bodies is monitored and studied. Enter the protagonist: a police officer trying to solve a cold case. A strong character, his interactions with a fellow officer and the institute staff reveal the human strengths and flaws that drive this story to its grisly end. I could not put this book down. The plot is convincing, the characters engaging, the action fast-paced. Another fabulous re ...more
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I'm an award-winning author from Melbourne, Australia. I write short stories, novellas and novels across the darker spectrum.
My latest releases, through several publishing houses, include the horror novels "Body Farm Z", "Contrition", and "Devil Dragon"; horror novella "Thylacines"; crime-noir novellas "Dark Waters" and "Ronnie and Rita"; romance-suspense novella "The Long Shot"; collection
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