In CARVED IN BONE, forensic anthropologist Bill Brockton obviously is the fictionalized version of his creator, Dr Bill Bass, the founder of the real-life Body Farm, a research facility that he runs in Knoxville, Tennessee. Although THE BODY FARM and DEATH'S ACRE were both exceptionally well written and compelling non-fiction books that provided clear, graphic, easily understood explanations of the exciting, innovative, pioneering research conducted on THE BODY FARM, many readers will still … more
The first book in the "Body Farm" series was recommended to me by a co-worker. Having had the opportunity to attend a few lectures by the renowned Dr. Bill Bass discussing several different cases he had worked on, I had to read Carved in Bone. The story is set in East Tennessee; the main character obviously based upon Dr. Bass and housed exactly where the Body Farm and his office actually is made the story fascinating for me. The team of Jefferson Bass does … more
I piked this book because i am a fan of anthropology but i stayed for what turned out to be a pretty good story. I half expected to be bored out of my mind but was pleasantly surprised to find that i could not put it down. This was a well written and interesting story with good characters and some good scientific insight. I had never herd of the body farm but i am not surprised that such a place exists. i think that it is really cool what they are doing there and i would be happy to donate … more
Having just finished reading both "Carved in Bone" by William M. Bass and Jon Jefferson (writing as Jefferson Bass) and "Book of the Dead" by Patricia Cornwell (who is credited by Bass for making his Body Farm famous), my conclusion is that they should come together and write books, perhaps under the name Jefferson Cornwell Bass. The Bass team covers every juicy (literally) detail of the autopsy process, something lacking in the glossed over versions found in Cornwell's stories, … more
Dr. William Brockton is forensic anthropologist with the University of Tennessee and overseer of the Body Farm, made famous in Patricia Cornwell's bestselling novel of the same name. This installment of the Body Farm series finds Dr. Brockton called to Cooke County, Tennessee by Sheriff Tom Kitchings, where a woman's corpse lies mummified in a cave. When evidence of murder is revealed, Brockton, with the aid of Arthur Bohanan, criminalist with the Knoxville Police Department, embarks on his own … more
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