Carved in Bone

Carved in Bone

eBook - 2006
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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 career surrounded by death at the Body Farm. Now he's being called upon to help solve a baffling puzzle in a remote mountain community. The mummified corpse of a young woman dead for thirty years has been discovered in a cave, the body bizarrely preserved and transformed by the environment's unique chemistry. But Brockton's investigation is threatening to open old wounds among an insular people who won't forget or forgive. And a long-buried secret prematurely exposed could inflame Brockton's own guilt—and the dangerous hostility of bitter enemies determined to see him fail . . . by any means necessary.

With Fascinating Insider Information on the Body Farm!

Baker & Taylor
The founder of the Body Farm, the only laboratory devoted to the study of human composition, Dr. Bill Brockton is staggered by what he discovers about an unusual corpse--an almost perfectly preserved mummy discovered in East Tennessee's mountainous Cooke County. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2006
ISBN: 9780061804885
Branch Call Number: E-Book
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Oct 13, 2016

Interesting, fun, fast-paced, and despite some repetition (we get it, bones can tell a lot about a dead person) it is a very enjoyable read. It was definitely much better than anything that Cornwell has put out in years

bookfanatic1979 Jul 30, 2012

When I heard Bass, the author of Death’s Acre, (which I read last year) had a fiction series based on his real-life experiences I had to read it. Fascinating. I will definitely be continuing on with these books.

Jul 14, 2012

Wow...there really is a "body farm"; it's in Tennessee. The writing team, a teacher and forensic anthropologist, add intriguing details about decomposition. In this book, a corpse hidden in a cave had just the right conditions to transform her into a mummy.

bec314wis May 31, 2011

A good read! It has murder, mystery, romance (small), and some comedy in it! I loved meeting the characters and hope they are carried over into the next book! Mini-spoiler alert: there is a part in the book where the Dr is exploring the cave, it's so well written I felt like I was there with him!

MerlinsMum May 13, 2011

A good introduction to The Body farm as well as a promising first novel. Both authors also wrote Death's acre a non-fiction book about the Body farm and William Bass's more interesting cases.


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