— Publishers Weekly
"This series ... just keeps getting better."
"More flair and literary sensibility than anything by John Grisham."
— Charlotte Observer
Coming soon to the U.S. and U.K!
The first six Body Farm novels took readers deep into the East Tennessee hills and the Florida panhandle, where fascinating forensic science mixed with extraordinary characters, including the Farm's charismatic founder, Dr. Bill Brockton. Now, in the seventh installment of the New York Times bestselling series that Kathy Reichs calls "the real deal," Brockton travels to one of the most beautiful and historic cities in France... and tackles the case of the millennium.
The Inquisitor's Key
The most riveting and ambitious novel to date in Jefferson Bass's New York Times bestselling Body Farm mystery series, The Inquisitor's Key takes forensic investigator Dr. Bill Brockton to Avignon, France — the spectacular seat of the popes in the 14th century — and embroils him in a deadly religious mystery that could shake the Vatican itself to its very foundations. Another sterling crime novel in the vein of Patricia Cornwell, Kathy Reichs, and Karin Slaughter — as well as TV's C.S.I. and Bones — The Inquisitor's Key starts with the trademark Jefferson Bass mix of suspense, surprise, and finely detailed forensic investigation, then adds a touch of James Rollins action, Da Vinci Code scope, and Girl with a Pearl Earring lushness. Set against an international landscape, and weaving a rich tapestry of suspense, religion, history, art and science, The Inquisitor's Key takes Jefferson Bass readers to an exciting new level of suspense.
The Bones of Avignon
The United Kingdom edition: same great story as The Inquisitor's Key, highbrow British title!
Release Date: April 26, 2012 (UK)
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The Bone Yard!
Early summer brings warm weather to the Body Farm in East Tennessee, but Dr. Bill Brockton's about to get more heat than he's bargained for. Angie St. Claire, a former student who's now a forensic specialist with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, seeks his help in identifying a partial skull found in the woods in rural Florida. The victim, a child, appears to have died from a lethal blow to the head. Brockton and Angie's search for the remaining bones leads to a notorious reform school, where boys lived under constant threat of being beaten... and of being buried in "the bone yard." As Brockton and his team close in on the truth, they find skeletons in some surprisingly prominent closets — and learn that someone is willing to kill to keep the truth hidden. Despite the danger, Brockton knows he must expose the school's horrors... and speak for boys who have been silenced far too long.
Mass-market paperback on sale March 27, 2012!
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The Body Farm
On the campus of the University of Tennessee lies a patch of ground unlike any in the world. The "Body Farm" is a place 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.
And now, a fascinating new fiction series based on reality...