Carved in Bone

Carved in Bone 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

  • Title: Carved in Bone
  • Author: Jefferson Bass
  • ISBN: 9780060759827
  • Page: 124
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 cThere 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

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    1. A friend recommended this series to me almost two years ago and I'm embarrassed it took me this long to get to the first book. If the first book is any indication, it's a great series. I really enjoyed the blending of fact and creative story. You learn a lot about forensic anthropology. Good strong characters - I'll be curious to see which of them outside the main character show up again.

    2. I realize that this review is nearly as long as the book but I felt is was important to lay the groundwork for the basis of the novel. Jefferson Bass is the writing team of Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson. Dr. Bill Bass is a world-renowned forensic anthropologist who founded the University of Tennessee's Anthropology Research Center, informally nicknamed the Body Farm.Jon Jefferson, a veteran journalist, writer, and documentary filmmaker, has written and produced two highly rated documentaries a [...]

    3. Carved in Bone by Jefferson Bass.This is the 1st in the body farm mystery series and my 7th since I didn't start at the beginning. This story was an excellent read. the details, which this series is famous for, is in depth and brings the reader into the story and close to the characters involved.A woman's body is found inside a cave under climatic conditions that preserved the body for decades without exterior decay. She, the victim, appeared to be comparable to a wax figure. Dr. Bill was asked [...]

    4. A sensational first book in the series by the author known as Jefferson Bass. While not only laying out a comprehensive explanation of forensic anthropology for laymen, but also creating a great story, the author is able to keep the reader interested from beginning to end. Explaining things while still moving the story forward is a great skill. Doing so while keeping characters developing, the setting realistic and the plot from going stale sets this book apart from many others I have read. Whil [...]

    5. This is the first in a now established series by the writing team of Bill Bass, a real forensic professor at the University of Tennessee, and Jon Jefferson, a writer and reported. You can definitely tell this is a first effort. I found some of the humor and dialog to be a little immature and clunky in several places. I also found it difficult to believe that this widower is suddenly being seduced and fawned over by not one, but two college girls. Really??? Not too believable.The mystery part was [...]

    6. 4 StarsAwesome 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 [...]

    7. Where can you find a world class research institute, decaying bodies, Skoal spitting rednecks, underground caves and steamy romance all within a mile of each other? Carved in Bone, of course!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 [...]

    8. Ugh. I got this book as either the free Friday Nook book or it was the daily find and I paid $1.99 for it. Either way, I am happy I did not make a huge investment in this book. It barely scraped by at getting 2 stars from me. It is not that the writing is bad, but the editing is horrendous. This book has no idea what it is supposed to be (I seem to be coming across that a lot in books of late)- is it a thriller, a procedural, a story about small town dynamics? Not to say that a book can't be all [...]

    9. Not sure what put me off about this one, which I got as a Free Friday ebook from Barnes & Noble, and would not otherwise have read. It might be that the protagonist had the usual Robert Langdon/Mikael Blomkvist trait of being an emotionally damaged middle-aged man who is irresistible to much younger women. It might be that the character I suspected of obstructing justice from the beginning was, in fact, obstructing justice. Or maybe it was the multitude of oddly placed tertiary characters, w [...]

    10. This book was so good! The author takes you step-by-step in the scientific processes and gives great, easy to understand background information so you don't have to worry about knowing anything about Forensic Anthropology to be able to enjoy this book. Infact, the story is presented in such a way that you actually learn true information as you go along and in a very fun way, if I may add. The discriptions of the places Dr. Brockton goes really comes to life in your minds eye because it is so wel [...]

    11. CARVED IN BONE (Forensic Mystery-TN-Cont) – G+Bass, Jefferson – 1st bookHarper, 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 eart [...]

    12. I mean, look. This isn't really a four star book. The writing is unpolished, the characters are one dimension, and the story is same old same old. But. But. This scratches such a nostalgic itch that I can't help but love it. It's like Marie Callender frozen pot pies. There are way better pot pies but the ease and delicious saltiness of them just make me so happy. Pot pies and forensic anthropology thrillers are my happy place.

    13. This was a pretty good introduction of characters and what will hopefully be a long and interesting series of murder and mystery. I do like the fact that the author is -in fact- an actual author duo, one being the primary writer and one who is an actual scientist and was a key reason why the 'Body Farm' actually exists. It makes for a much more interesting read actually, as you know it's based more on truth than on fiction. So what you're shaking your head at (because it's out of the realm of yo [...]

    14. really liked this book, much easier to read then Kathy Reichs. Believable characters, and much more likeable than the aforementioned series. Awesome forensic sceince, and local colorful folks. Will be wantin' ta read more o' these.

    15. Not for the squeamish, The Body Farm grabbed my attention from the get- go, and never let go until the end! I read it in one day. Fortunately this book was suggested to me by my GR friend Michael, as a candidate to read in my Road Trip USA Challenge, for the state of Tennessee. I am so glad I followed his advice. I will definitely be adding this series to my "must read" list. There are so many elements within this book that ring true. Jefferson Bass is the pen name for two talented individuals w [...]

    16. This was my first introduction to this series of "Body Farm" books, and I really liked it. One of the authors, Bill Bass, is a forensic anthropologist, and created the actual "Body Farm" at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. The central character in this series, Dr. Bill Brockton, is also a forensic anthropologist, and assists many law enforcement agencies in the the area with criminal forensics. The author's knowledge made the story here quite credible; while much technical info is inclu [...]

    17. Along with his partner Dr. Bill Bass, Jon Jefferson manages to weave some very technical information (you learn a lot about skeletal anatomy) into a story of murder and revenge in the hills of Tennessee. Not a whole lot of twists, but the characters are compelling enough to keep the pages turning.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 [...]

    18. I started this book out with a lot of eye rolling because it seemed to fall into the same traps of many novels written by experts: too much professional detail without enough true writing skill, and too much hokey dialogue. But the writing really grew on me, and although the writing choices make it clear it's written by a professional forensic anthropologist, you can't deny that the details are incredibly interesting. The humor and relationships between the characters felt more charming and real [...]

    19. Didn't meet my expectation -- I was expecting heavy investigation related to Body Farm. But the first part was boring, in addition there was drama (the father-son relationship -- what the hell was that? -- the whole younger female students infatuation) that I thought was off-putting. Not interested with the next books.

    20. If I could work with anyone right now it would be Bass! He is my all time greatest male mentor! 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.

    21. Two-haiku review:Body found in caveAnthro prof called in to helpNot much except bonesPlenty of actionGood start for main characterSeries--on to next

    22. A body is discovered deep in a cave in Cooke County and forensic anthropologist Bill Brockton from Knoxville is called in to examine the scene. After returning to the Regional Forensic Center at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, he and his assistant Miranda examine the body to determine who she is and how she died. They discover a bit of evidence on the body that might help determine what happened and tie her death to a particular someone.As Doctor Brockton soon discovers, many of the [...]

    23. This is the first book in the Body Farm series, however, I read it after I had read #2-Flesh and Bone. There are major reference and plot development in Flesh and Bone coming out of this book that I found it necessary to read Carved in Bone to appreciate the events of book #2. I would recommend this series, particularly if you like CSI and medical dramas (You need to start with book #1, unlike me).Dr. Brockton runs the Body farm at the University of Tennessee. The Body Farm is a unique research [...]

    24. Forensic based crime fiction has become very popular in recent years. CARVED IN BONE is a worthy entrant in this sub-genre. Not only is it chock full of scientific details of forensic anthropology in easily understandable terms, it is also one terrific yarn. The characters have depth and the setting is so well described it is easy to visualise.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’ [...]

    25. William Morrow had recommended a later book written by Jefferson Bass that sounded so good I had to buy it. But, before I started reading it I wanted to start with some of the earlier novels. This is the book I chose to download first. Such a fast paced, tantalizing thriller that it carries the reader to the very end sitting on the edge of their seat the entire way! To think this book is written by the man who brought us the REAL body farm. There's no made up hokum junk science in this book. Zer [...]

    26. For some reason, I didn't know The Body Farm was in Knoxville. When I read a review of the latest book in the "Body Farm" series, co-authored by Knoxville forensic anthropologist Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson, I wanted to start the series. The main character, Dr. Brockton, is loosely based on Dr. Bass.* * * * *I'm 50% through the book and it is so good! The forensic details are interesting rather than morbid - although I did have to quit reading about adipocere whilst eating a ham-and-Swiss rollup [...]

    27. I thought this would be more about the Body Farm itself and was disappointed, but I needed an easy read, pure fluff, which this was. The situations described were unrealistic and not particularly interesting or suspenseful. The personal back story really had no connection to the primary plot. Based on this one, I won't rush out to read more Jefferson Bass books, despite his "pedigree." He should have stuck to forensic anthropology. I have read worse and more predictable books, though!

    28. A generally enjoyable, well-paced forensic mystery set in Tennessee. Some of the story line was a bit convoluted, but overall, I enjoyed very much. I liked the setting, the interest in the Body Farm and hope more of that aspect is covered in future stories. The characters are interesting and the story held my interest throughout. I look forward to reading more in the series. Flesh and Bone is up next

    29. I have to confess that this ebook has been sitting in my Nook app for a while. I got it for free, not even sure why I picked it up. But once I started it I couldn't put it down. Good first effort from the writing team of Jon Jefferson and Dr. Bill Bass (who runs "The Body Farm" at UTennessee). Clever little head nod to "Dr. Kay Scarpetta", Pat Cornwell's fictional forensic anthopologist and star of "The Body Farm".

    30. Let me start with how amazed I am that this book is written by two authors. With the smooth transition from chapter to chapter, the well built characters and the action packed story line, you can't help but get hooked.It has all the makings of a great story: drama, action, suspense, friendship and comedy all rolled up into one book.I can't wait to read more about these characters.

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