Carved in Bone

Carved in Bone

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The founder of the Body Farm, the only laboratory devoted to the study of human decomposition, Dr. Bill Brockton discovers an unusual corpse--an almost perfectly preserved mummy found in East Tennessee's mountainous Cooke County.
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, [2006]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9780060759810
006075981X
Branch Call Number: BAS
Characteristics: 343 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

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rahmmie
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.

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IrisNielsen
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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