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BOOK REVIEW: CARVED IN BONE
BY BILL BASS AND JON JEFFERSON

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In this book the term "Body Farm" is exactly what you think it might be! The Body Farm is on a patch of grass at the University of Tennessee and was created by a scientist for the sake of forensics. Human corpses are exposed to all kinds of elements and the result is studied.

Tom Kitchings, the Sheriff of Cooke County, invites Dr. Brockton along to look at a corpse. The corpse was hidden in a cave in the mountains of East Tennessee for thirty years. What really stifled everyone is that her body has been transformed by the cave's chemistry into a near-perfect mummy. Even though Dr. Brockton has seen almost everything in his time as a forensic anthropologist, this had him mystified.

Once Dr. Brockton starts to investigate, all kinds of things begin to happen. The town does not like outsiders. The discovery of this woman's corpse starts to open up many things that have happened in the past. It gets to the point where the sheriff, who is now being uncooperative, threatens to derail Dr. Brockton's investigation. Dr. Brockton, who is still going through a grieving process over his wife's death, is determined to solve this crime.

Is Dr. Brockton successful at solving this crime? What caused the woman's corpse to be in a mummy-like state?

The reader will be hooked from the very first page. The details of the body farm really set the stage for the story to follow. Some details of the body farm are graphic so be prepared. The reader will feel like they are right there involved in this forensic investigation. This novel is a captivating read so be sure to add it to your list. This book is highly recommended.

REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON

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