Shelve The Bone Yard. Madonna and Corpse by Jefferson Bass. Renowned bone detective Bill Brockton and his int… More.
Shelve Madonna and Corpse. The Inquisitor's Key by Jefferson Bass. The most riveting and ambitious novel to date in… More. Shelve The Inquisitor's Key. Jordan's Stormy Banks by Jefferson Bass. In the summer of , Dr. Bill Brockton—a bright… More. Shelve Jordan's Stormy Banks. Cut to the Bone by Jefferson Bass. So we start by bouncing story ideas around, then Jon starts to write a draft, and will interview Bill extensively about the forensic details. Explain your decision to base this character on the actual person.
When we asked Art if we could base a character on him, he agreed, on two conditions: Is there any other interesting information about some of the other characters? Creating a fictional character is a little like becoming a parent: How do you relax? Play with the dog, or take her for walks. Take my dog for a long run in the woods.
Talk with Jane, the woman I love. In general, my favourite books are non-fiction and history. The plays of William Shakespeare not books, exactly, but close enough. The dark, literary novels of Cormac McCarthy. The poetry of Billy Collins. Mostly, though, I read court legal depositions.
Where do you write? Generally in my study in my home in Knoxville Tennessee. Best time to write? When do you find time to write?
When the deadline looms large enough to fill the windscreen! Flesh and Bone By Jefferson Bass Quercus THE novel has a rather gruesome start when a male corpse, dressed in fishnet stockings, stiletto heels, a blonde wig and wearing make-up is found tied to a tree — with, ahem Just as Brockton, with the help of his good friend and fingerprint expert Art Bohanan, is making strides in discovering the identity of the deceased victim he discovers another gruesome scene. A colleague is found dead tied to the tree and body at the Body Farm, where they were replicating the original scene.
Number 2 in the Body farm series. View all 4 comments. Past, present, and future collide to throw respec… More. I again loved the forensic descriptions in the story and also the small part of legal history of the biblical versus evolution theories. Refresh and try again.
This is the second instalment from the hugely popular Body Farm series. Bill Brockton founded Tennessee's world famous Body Farm where bodies are left to decay in order to gain forensic information. Jess Carter, a state medical examiner, friend and hopefully girlfriend, recreate a death scene, Brockton finds his career, reputation and life in jeopardy. This story moves at a quick pace and is chock full of facts about bugs, decay, forensics, etc. May 24, Robin Overman rated it really liked it. I again loved the forensic descriptions in the story and also the small part of legal history of the biblical versus evolution theories.
I like the development of the characters and the way they are becoming a close knit group of friends. Starting the third book of the series now! Jul 15, Erin L rated it really liked it Shelves: I didn't read the synopsis before starting this book, so I was surprised when our intrepid hero turned out to be the main suspect in the murder.
I spent a bit of time waffling between suspects, but was pretty sure I knew the perpetrator early on. I just had a few questions. Excellently written and well paced. I really enjoyed this thriller. Oct 08, Dee rated it it was amazing Shelves: Prof disses beliefs Dr. Bill's in big trouble Then things get much worse Liked this one a lot Really made me feel for him Life's not always fair. This is new author for me. Kept me interested but I was little thrown with creationist issue.
Nov 11, Spynonu rated it really liked it Shelves: Feb 26, Renee Pinkston rated it liked it. I will admit, I have been trying to read this book for about 6 months now. It isn't that the story or the writing is bad, it is just that the first 13, to me were just really slow and didn't really leave me wanting to turn the pages. There were just small bits of exciting things, like the crime scene and the accurate description of the Body Farm, but other than that there was a lot of talking and setting up the plot for the remainder of the book.
After chapter 13, things started to pick up the p I will admit, I have been trying to read this book for about 6 months now. After chapter 13, things started to pick up the pace a bit and more interesting things were beginning to happen. However, after that it all seemed to be a bit rushed, especially when it came to finding the second crime scene and the ultimate killers.
This book was also weird for me because it began with one plot which then warped into another. I was a little upset however, that the first plot which was the first crime that was being handled was not really given the attention that it deserved. The story fizzles out and the killer is announced with no frills. I really didn't even realize what was happening until the words were uttered by the killer and those who were confronting her or him.
The second crime took the main-stage, but also seemed to fizzle out at the end as well. It was like the author had to finish the story in the last pages and did so as quickly and eloquently as possible. I did love the detail that was put into the story. The forensic details are fascinating, as well as the details surrounding the crime. I love when stories like this one include lots of anatomical lingo and identifies bones and features of the human correctly. This was an enjoyable book to read since it did take me back to my forensic anthropology course.
I also loved the detail that was put into the prison and legal system. If one did not understand those systems, this book paints a wonderful image of how all the works and really works to de-villanize that system, especially the prison booking system which I had no idea about before reading this. I would have wished for a more quicker paced beginning and then a longer ending, rather than the slow beginning and quick ending. None the less, after the 13th chapter, I was left turning page after page and not wanting to put it down.
I remember I was falling asleep, but made myself continue reading because I couldn't and wouldn't put it down. I am sure I would read another novel in this series, especially if they all have as good of insights as this one had. Aug 12, Kelly rated it it was ok Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. I've enjoyed one of Dr. Bass' non-fiction books and looked forward to combination of fictional elements with a clinical expertise. Every single building is a block shape? I would imagine that Knoxville residents or former UT students would totally eat up the detailed descriptions of the area, but I know the area fairly well and still found myself bored by the inclusion of the exact number of miles the narrator drove along a specific highway or where the traffic is worst.
Perhaps the most problematic thing is the author's inclusion of a more than fairly offensive transgender character and treatment of the gay culture that's kind of twitch-inducing. I suppose I could pat the author s on the back for including a trans character, but it was more problematic than sympathetic and the aforementioned trans character is a fairly offensive African American and transgender stereotype. I got me a mind to go find that ex-husband and bitch-slap some sense into him.
Bitch-slap me some po-lices, too. Some of them white-boy po-lices? They just dyin' to be bitch-slapped by a long-legged Nubian goddess Next time somebody start messin' wif you, they gonna find theyself messin' wif me. Then they be in a mess. Having vented my frustrations with the book, it was compulsively readable- i read it all in a matter of hours and wouldn't be averse to reading another, though I'd read a non-fiction title by Dr. Oct 26, Galen Johnson rated it did not like it Shelves: Gave this series a second shot, and if anything this book was worse than the first in the series.
The plotting is terrible, the pacing is off, and the main character is uncomfortably awkward and self-centered.
There are a bunch of inconsistencies in the timing for example, the main character gives a lecture on a Monday and mentions what he will talk about the next Monday, and then in the middle of that week he talks about how school is on Spring Break that week and repetitive passages for exa Gave this series a second shot, and if anything this book was worse than the first in the series.
There are a bunch of inconsistencies in the timing for example, the main character gives a lecture on a Monday and mentions what he will talk about the next Monday, and then in the middle of that week he talks about how school is on Spring Break that week and repetitive passages for example, the main character introduces us to AFIS and talks about how it works twice, as though we might have forgotten this staple of crime novels and crime shows in the 90 pages since he first gave a two-page exposition on it.
The sex scenes are cringe-worthy " I hoped maybe she was dreaming of the love we had made. The discussion of drag queen culture shows very little understanding of the scene, not to mention a very stilted "tolerance" rather than an open acceptance of the culture. The opening scene lacks drama, the conclusion gives away too much before the drama is supposed to happen, and very little in the middle makes up for it. Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs may have their faults as mystery writers, but both of them do a far better job of discussing the science and creating a fast-paced read and riveting characters than the authors Bass do.
Feb 07, Christy rated it really liked it Recommended to Christy by: Garland Hamilton based on testimony by Dr. Bill Brockton, forensic anthropologist and founder of the Body Farm. When Brockton is asked by Carter to help investigate the death of a transvestite mutilated and bound to a tree in a state park, he recreates the crime scene at the Body Farm using a cadaver similar in appearance and body.
As Carter and Brockton proceed through their investigation, they acknowledge their attraction for one another and tentatively begin a relationship. Brockton is banned from his offices at the University of Tennessee and his house has been taken over by the Knoxville Police Department as they build their case against him. With the aid of friend and renowned criminalist Arthur Bohanan, Brockton begins a frenzied investigation into the murder of Dr.
Carter, which puts his own life in peril. Jefferson Bass is the pseudonym for the writing team of journalist Jon Jefferson and Dr. Bill Bass, the actual founder of the Body Farm. The two have once more created a twisting mystery while providing a learning experience for the reader in the fascinating world of forensic anthropology. Although the book tackles an issue some may find offensive, this does not detract from an overall good read.
Mar 16, Diane rated it really liked it. This is another winner by the team Jefferson Bass. I'm not sure I liked it as much as "Carved in Bone" but it was still very good. This book delves more into Dr. Brockton's founder of the Body Farm in the novels personal life. Art Bohanan is a Marshall now and working pedophile cases which absolutely tear him up but he is still a top finger print expert and helps in identifying the corpse once Dr Brockton finds som This is another winner by the team Jefferson Bass.
Art Bohanan is a Marshall now and working pedophile cases which absolutely tear him up but he is still a top finger print expert and helps in identifying the corpse once Dr Brockton finds some evidence at the death site. Jess Carter who is the hard core ME just starts to become involved with Dr. Brockton and is brutally murdered. Does it have something to do with the mystery at hand or something totally unrelated. This is mystery number two and it tears Dr. Very good plot, although because I read the first in the series, I kind of toward the end had an inkling as to who might have killed Dr.
All-in-all a very good read with a couple twists and some very interesting characters Dr. Brockton comes in contact with in his investigation of the first mystery and to clear his name in the second. This book does stand alone though. You could read it without having read the first and it would make perfect sense. While this, the second in the Body Farm series was another good read, the first half of the book contained too much romance for my taste; It seemed to override the story.
Upon reading further, however, you begin to see that the romance is essential to the continuance of one of the plot lines. About halfway through the book something quite unexpected and devastating takes place and rocks Dr. Brockton's world to the core. However that's only the beginning of the devastation for him; He finds he's While this, the second in the Body Farm series was another good read, the first half of the book contained too much romance for my taste; It seemed to override the story.
However that's only the beginning of the devastation for him; He finds he's in trouble for his teaching on evolution versus creationism. Things begin to snowball from there and he's not sure where to turn. I love the wisdom Dr. Brockton's assistant Miranda shares with him as he bares his soul to her while working side-by-side. We've emailed you instructions for claiming your free e-book. Tell us more about what you like to read so we can send you the best offers and opportunities. By submitting your email address, you understand that you will receive email communications from Bookperk and other HarperCollins services.
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