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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,111 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jefferson Bass Narrator: Tom Stechschulte Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Body Farm Novels Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9780062027313
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“[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).

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The novels about forensic anthropologist ans crime solver Bill Brockton have become worthy of mention in the same breath with Kathy Reich’s Temperence Brennan mysteries. The series has always been skillfully written, but the most recent titles have been especially gripping…Fans of forensic-themed mystery fiction…definitely should add the Brockton series to their reading lists.” 

    Booklist

  • The Bone Yard is especially good and should find an audience with CSI fans and devotees of crime fiction in general…[A] tense puzzler…The real appeal is in the technical detail as Bass shows that careful observation and a few test can make silent bones tell a story.”

    Pasadena Star-News

  • “In The Bone Yard [Bass] provides the reader with plenty of grisly detail…plenty of good reading to keep the thriller aficionado in your house busy.”

    Canberra Times (Australia)

  • “Full of creepy small-town tension…A particularly chilling read.”

    St. Petersburg Times

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 2/20/2014

    " I'd read another Body Farm book years ago, and picked this up at the library without remembering much about the first one I'd read. In this one Dr. Bill Brockton, a forensic anthropologist, explores and exposes the atrocities committed by staff of a boys school in Florida. This is a very entertaining story of the struggle of good to triumph over evil. I want to read more from this series. I have one caveat. The authors describe the actual excavation of an Arikara burial site. Although I know that when it occurred, times were much different than now, I could not help but be deeply offended by the desecration of ancestral native graves. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine | 2/15/2014

    " Excellent story in a good series. Unfortunately, the plot deals with a sad and violent story of a Florida reform school, but it is qwell written and holds your interest through out. Dr. Brockton is a very likeable and endearing character that keeps you reading until the last page. Jefferson Bass deal with forensic events in an informative and factual way that will hold a reader's interest, without any of the cheesy gimmicks in the CSI genre. A very good addition to a higly recommended series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lora King | 2/10/2014

    " I so enjoy these books. This is the first time Dr. Brockton has headed down to Fla. and it's a doozy of a story. A dog finds a bone and opens up a whole new can of worms for the authorities. A boys reformatory school in the 50's-60's was the scene of horrible injustice and Dr. B helps shed light on the sicko's who ran it, and continue in power today. We need to be so vigilant about monitoring those who oversee young offenders. You want to shower after reading this story, but it's a great mystery and you know the story will be resolved in these books. It's like Bones, but with a guy if you haven't read this series of books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly Moore-Campbell | 2/9/2014

    " I LOVE LOVE this series and authors! This is the man who started the "Body Farm" at the University of Tenneessee and his fiction is based on real stories. Highly recommended! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 2/1/2014

    " I always enjoy these books! Fast reads, good forensics. A little reading candy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna Kass | 1/26/2014

    " I like this series as I enjoy learning more about the body farm. The book moved along at a good clip and kept me interested. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Irene Slater | 1/17/2014

    " Again, a good and informative read, but also very disturbing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee-anne | 1/12/2014

    " The first book by Jefferson Bass I've read and liked it so much, I'm getting the rest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Berrendsci | 1/10/2014

    " Decent forensic anthropology tale. Refreshing to have forensics done by a man (making sense as one of the co-authors is the originator of THE body farm). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 1/9/2014

    " OK book, but a bit too forensically detailed for me. Parts of the book were based on events that, unfortunately, happened at reform schools in Florida in the 60's. Would not seek out to read other books in the "bone" series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phyllis | 1/4/2014

    " As per the last five of these books, a really good mystery read, a learning experience, and well-written entertainment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 11/17/2013

    " I like Jefferson Bass and this was one of his best books. Nice blend of fact and fiction. I don't generally like to review. I'd rather people read a book and decide but this time the book was ripe for someone else to review it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mysteryfan | 11/14/2013

    " The forensic anthropologist goes to Florida on one case and finds tragic cases of abuse at a boys' school. Some parts were hard to read. The authors cite modern-day cases as evidence of an ongoing problem. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mickey Boggs | 11/7/2013

    " One of the better books in this series. The story line was compelling and just when you think you've figured it out, there's another twist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane S. | 9/26/2013

    " Pretty brutal subject matter but one that definitely should be brought to everyones attention. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 8/5/2013

    " Another good book in their series. Plot is kind of stretching things, but it is fiction after all. Takes place mostly in Florida. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 4/15/2013

    " I love this series and Dr. Bass's work. This installment felt much more procedural than many of the others, though. And many favorite characters disappeared, replaced by others who were never fully fleshed out (ironic, if you've read the novel). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Irene | 3/22/2013

    " too slow and about a subject I am not interested in. good for those interested in CSI. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arae316 | 1/25/2013

    " Compelling story-telling. If you have sons or children period, I dare you not to cry. I usually figure out the whodunit before the big reveal, but again, I enjoy the forensics and the way the authors incorporate historical tragedies into the storyline. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin Keef | 9/8/2012

    " Dr. Bass and Mr. Jefferson delivered yet another great novel chock full of real anthropological technique. The plot was engaging, the characters were fully realized and the science was enlightening. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 3/9/2012

    " Fast exciting read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Audrey | 11/18/2011

    " I always love these guys books and this book was a exciting to read as the others. I would love to learn more about how these two guys work together to turn out one book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jana | 5/21/2011

    " This one wasn't as good as others in the series. There really isn't much of a mystery. I could have forgive than if not for the over the top ending where in Brockton does the dumbest thing an unarmed scientist could do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 5/9/2011

    " I LOVE LOVE this series and authors! This is the man who started the "Body Farm" at the University of Tenneessee and his fiction is based on real stories. Highly recommended! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debra | 5/6/2011

    " I really liked it; thought it was one of the best Jefferson Bass has put out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 4/18/2011

    " This book was a lot better than the last Jefferson Bass novel I read. Glad I didn't give up on this author as I sometimes do after a dud. The ending was a bit predictable, but otherwise, a great story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 4/16/2011

    " This series is getting better. This was a page-turner for me. It was adventurous "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 4/16/2011

    " maybe a 3.5--gripping story. based on a true story of boys' "reform" school in Florida. this series is a consistently good one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 4/12/2011

    " as always they write a fantastic book. this one is much more of just a story rather than adding everything that is going on in bill's life. they story they tell is quite a sad one but they do it so much justice while getting justice ... very much looking forward to the next book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 4/11/2011

    " Another good book in their series. Plot is kind of stretching things, but it is fiction after all. Takes place mostly in Florida. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 4/6/2011

    " Pretty brutal subject matter but one that definitely should be brought to everyones attention. "

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About the Author
Author Jefferson Bass

Jefferson Bass is the writing team of Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson. Dr. Bass, a world-renowned forensic anthropologist, founded the University of Tennessee’s Anthropology Research Facility—the Body Farm—a quarter century ago. 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. He is also a dedicated teacher, honored as National Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

About the Narrator

Tom Stechschulte has narrated well over a hundred audiobooks and has won sixteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. He won the prestigious Audie Award in 2009 and has been a finalist for the Audie in 2005 and 2011. As an actor, he has been seen in eleven Broadway shows as well as numerous television and film shows, including the remake of The Manchurian Candidate.