Friday, April 3, 2009

Carved in Bone by Jefferson Bass

First sentence:

"I picked up the hunting knife with my left hand and tested its heft, then shifted it to my right hand to compare."


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." -- from the back cover

My thoughts:

I liked this mystery set at the "Body Farm" and in the Appalachian mountains. I especially liked the interactions between Brockton and police officer Art Bohanan as they work together to solve the murder of the woman in the cave. I look forward to reading the next book in the series, Flesh and Bone.

Date read: 4/2/2009
Book #: 24
Challenge: 999 Challenge
Series: Body Farm, #1
Rating: 3*/5 = good
Genre: Mystery

ISBN-10: 0060759828
ISBN-13: 9780060759827
Publisher: HarperCollins
Year: 2006
# of Pages: 317
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
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