Carved in Bone: A Body Farm Novel

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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.

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'Carved in Bone brims with terrific forensic detail ... the real deal' Kathy Reichs.

'Fantastic forensic detail and an engaging hero ... an authoritative, compelling new voice to the forensic mystery' Jeff Abbott.

'A superb mystery ... written with more flair and literary sensibility than anything by John Grisham' Charlotte Observer.

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“Fantastic forensic detail and an engaging hero … an authoritative, compelling new voice to the forensic mystery” Jeff Abbott, bestselling author of Fear and Panic The corpse of a woman is found in a remote cave deep in the Appalachian Mountains. Lying undiscovered for thirty years, the body has been near-perfectly preserved by the cave's unusual chemistry. Dr Bill Brockton, founder of the University of Tennessee's Anthropology Facility, a.k.a. the Body Farm, is called in to investigate the circumstances of the mummified corpse's death. What Brockton uncovers is a secret with its roots buried deep in the past of the remote mountain community, placing him at the centre of a decades-old feud, and possibly its next victim.

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