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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:
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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.” 


  • 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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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! "

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