Carved in Bone

A Body Farm Novel

by Jefferson Bass

Series: Body Farm Novel (No. 1)

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  • 9780062277350
  • 9780061804885

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!


  • HarperCollins; October 2009
  • ISBN: 9780061804885
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: Carved in Bone
  • Series: Body Farm Novel (No. 1)
  • Author: Jefferson Bass
  • Imprint: William Morrow
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780062277350
  • 9780061804885

In The Press

“CARVED IN BONE brims with terrific forensic detail...the real deal.”

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780062277350
  • 9780061804885