The Devil's Bones
The Devil's Bones
A Body Farm Novel
Harper, Mass Market Paperback, 9780060759902, 320pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2009
A burned car sits on a Tennessee hilltop, a woman's lifeless, charred body seated inside. Forensic anthropologist Bill Brockton's job is to discover the truth hidden in the fire-desecrated corpse. Was the woman's death accidental . . . or was she incinerated to cover up her murder?
But his research into the effect of flame on flesh and bone is about to collide with reality like a lit match meeting spilled gasoline. The arrival of a mysterious package--a set of suspiciously unnatural cremated remains--is pulling Brockton toward a nightmare too inhuman to imagine. And an old nemesis is waiting in the shadows to put him to the ultimate test, one that could reduce Brockton's life to smoldering ruins.
“[A] fine thriller...this third installment is the best of a steadily improving series, but it’s doubtful we’ve seen the finest moments yet.”
“A superb mystery—well-plotted, filled with memorable characters, based on accurate forensic science.”
“A superb mystery...written with more flair and literary sensibility than anything by John Grisham.”
-Charlotte Observer, praise for CARVED IN BONE
“A gripping murder mystery.”
-Emily A. Craig, Ph.D., Kentucky State Forensic Anthropologist and author of Teasing Secrets from the Dead
“[A] unique corpse, solid science, quirky humor and a lovable protagonist.”
“[F]ascinating...a delightful course in “how to examine a skeleton,” and the intrigues of the Tennessee moonshine backwoods!”
-Michael M. Baden, M.D., author of Remains Silent and former Chief Medical Examiner, New York City
“CARVED IN BONE introduces a captivating protagonist and is full of obscure, fascinating forensics. [A] fine new talent.”
-Stephen White, New York Times bestselling author of MISSING PERSONS
“Carved in Bone brims with terrific forensic detail . . . the real deal.”
-Kathy Reichs, New York Times bestselling author, praise for CARVED IN BONE