The Bone Yard by Jefferson Bass

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 7 Critic Reviews



“[Bass is] the real deal.”
—Kathy Reichs

The sixth electrifying forensic mystery by author Jefferson Bass (“a fresh voice in the crime novel arena” —Seattle Post-Intelligencer), The Bone Yard is the most gripping installment yet in the New York Times bestselling Body Farm series. Called away from Tennessee’s renowned Body Farm (the real life  human decomposition laboratory around which these remarkable thrillers are based), Dr. Bill Brockton discovers the dark side of the Sunshine state when he’s called in to investigate human remains found on the grounds of a Florida boys’ reform school. Rich in authentic forensic detail and featuring a protagonist as involving as crime fiction’s most popular medical examiners—including Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta, Karin Slaughter’s Sara Linton, and Kathy Reichs’s star forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan—The Bone Yard is unassailable evidence that this series “just keeps getting better” (Booklist).


About Jefferson Bass

See more books from this Author
Jefferson Bass is the writing team of Jon Jefferson and Dr. Bill Bass. Dr. Bass, a world-renowned forensic anthropologist, is the creator of the University of Tennessee's Anthropology Research Facility, widely known as the Body Farm. He is the author or coauthor of more than two hundred scientific publications, as well as a critically acclaimed memoir about his career at the Body Farm, Death's Acre. Dr. Bass is also a dedicated teacher, honored as U.S. Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Jon Jefferson is a veteran journalist, writer, and documentary filmmaker. His writings have been published in the New York Times, Newsweek, USA Today, and Popular Science and broadcast on National Public Radio. The coauthor of Death's Acre, he is also the writer and producer of two highly rated National Geographic documentaries about the Body Farm.
Published March 8, 2011 by HarperCollins e-books. 333 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Crime. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for The Bone Yard

New York Journal of Books

See more reviews from this publication

Jefferson Bass is the pseudonym for writing team Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson.

Mar 08 2011 | Read Full Review of The Bone Yard

Book Reporter

Angie St. Claire, a forensic analyst with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, asks Brockton to come to the Sunshine state, where she's trying to prove that her sister was murdered and the finding of suicide by the local medical examiner is wrong.

Mar 28 2011 | Read Full Review of The Bone Yard

Reviewing the Evidence

[ Home ].

| Read Full Review of The Bone Yard


Angie does not believe her sister committed suicide.

Mar 05 2011 | Read Full Review of The Bone Yard

Mysterious Reviews

Review: Dr. William Brockton, Director of the University of Tennessee's Body Farm, heads to the Florida panhandle to be with an old friend when her sister commits suicide, only to be drawn into a potential decades-old crime scene, in The Bone Yard, the sixth mystery in this series by Jefferson Ba...

| Read Full Review of The Bone Yard

Geeks of Doom

The original sub-plot, the sister’s death, was so trivialized in the book that it seemed an afterthought when you finally get the truth of the matter.

May 24 2011 | Read Full Review of The Bone Yard

The Beachside Resident

The fictional county seat of the fictional Apalachee County is a “sleepy, pretty little town .

| Read Full Review of The Bone Yard

Reader Rating for The Bone Yard

An aggregated and normalized score based on 195 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review