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Carved in Bone

Carved in Bone

‘If you like Kathy Reichs, you’ll like Jefferson Bass’ The Times.

A woman’s corpse lies hidden in a cave in the mountains of East Tennessee. Undiscovered for thirty years, her body has been transformed into a near-perfect mummy. Clueless, the local police enlist the help of Dr Bill Brockton, renowned anthropologist and founder of the University of Tennessee’s Anthropology Research Facility – the Body Farm – where human corpses are left to the elements, and every manner of decay is fully explored for the sake of science and the cause of justice.

The body has been found in Cooke County, a remote community that’s clannish, insular and distrustful of outsiders. When Brockton’s autopsy discloses an explosive secret, old wounds are reopened and feuds rekindled. As the powerful and uncooperative sheriff and his inept deputy threaten to derail Brockton’s investigations, even Brockton, after years surrounded by death and decay, is baffled by this case unfolding in a unique environment, where nothing is quite what it seems.

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 27th March 2008

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781849164375


'A superb mystery ... written with more flair and literary sensibility than anything by John Grisham' Charlotte Observer.
Charlotte Observer
'Fantastic forensic detail and an engaging hero ... an authoritative, compelling new voice to the forensic mystery' Jeff Abbott.
Jeff Abbott
'Carved in Bone brims with terrific forensic detail ... the real deal' Kathy Reichs.
Kathy Reichs