Sunday, February 22, 2009

Book Review: Carved in Bone

Title Carved in Bone: A Body Farm Novel (Body Farm Novels)
Jefferson Bass
Rating ****
Tags forensic anthropology, mystery, tennessee, body farm, series

This is the first in the Body Farm novels. The Body Farm is a real place, where scientists study body decomposition in order to improve forensics. The series is written by Jefferson Bass, who is in charge of the Body Farm.

Dr. Bill Brockton, head of the Body Farm, is called in to the case of a woman's body found in a cave in rural Cooke County, Tennessee. Brockton becomes deeply involved in the case, which grows difficult when it seems the villains are more trustworthy than the law enforcement.

Brockton is a good character, though perhaps too eager to put himself in danger. It is always fun to read a story like this where you know the background is done right, and some of the stories are drawn from life. I plan to read others in the series.

Publication Harper (2007), Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Publication date 2007
ISBN 0060759828 / 9780060759827

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