Search Results: "Jefferson Bass"


BOOK REVIEW

FLESH AND BONE by Jefferson Bass
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2007

"Call it a sophomore slump."
Bone man Bill Brockton is back on the case and ready for another round of forensics fun in this second thriller from writing team Jon Jefferson and Bill Bass (Carved in Bone, 2006). Read full book review >

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CARVED IN BONE by Jefferson Bass
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"Southern-fried forensics. Nothing too fancy, but it does taste good going down."
Crime and science slug it out in this second book from writing team Jon Jefferson and Bill Bass (Death's Acre, 2003), a neatly-done mystery aimed straight at the CSI set. Read full book review >

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THE INQUISITOR'S KEY by Jefferson Bass
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 8, 2012

"This novel isn't better than average as a thriller, but it provides plenty of food for thought about religious artifacts and their role in people's lives."
Can the ancient bones discovered in a stone chest in Avignon, France, possibly be the remains of Jesus of Nazareth? Urgently summoned from the scene of a more mundane horrible killing in Tennessee to find out, forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Brockton investigates with the Vatican and a religious zealot bearing down on him. Read full book review >

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WITHOUT MERCY by Jefferson Bass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Despite a contrived denouement and some saggy, draggy passages, Bass (The Breaking Point, 2015, etc.) balances anthropological instruction with a twisty tale of suspense in the 10th Body Farm case."
A scientist who's more savvy about human remains than human relationships finds his own distinguished person threatened. Read full book review >

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CUT TO THE BONE by Jefferson Bass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 24, 2013

"There's nothing especially original about the plot, but Bass is more comfortable working in his own backyard than he is chasing exotic secrets on foreign soil."
Having explored the mysteries surrounding the Shroud of Turin in The Inquisitor's Key (2012), the seventh book in his Body Farm series, Bass is back on home turf, tracing the origins of forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Brockton's research facility. Read full book review >

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JEFFERSON by Max Byrd
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 1993

"A pivotal historical moment, but feebly reenacted, with an unfortunate tendency to substitute posturing for plotting—even the illicit relationships are more tepid than torrid."
Suspense writer Byrd (Target of Opportunity, Finders Weepers, etc.) shifts from familiar turf for a well-founded but listless historical saga about Thomas Jefferson in Paris during the French Revolution, depicting the author of the Declaration of Independence as a man whose actions ran counter to his principles. Read full book review >

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JEFFERSON by John B. Boles
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 25, 2017

"A stately, knowledgeable study jostling for space among the groaning bookshelves devoted to the third president."
A fully fleshed biography of Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) that emphasizes his creative paradoxes and accomplishments. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2007

"More morbid goodies for the C.S.I. set."
One of the big names in the small but heavily trafficked field of forensic anthropology provides more cases for gruesome consideration. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 28, 1997

"He might be out there stalking them, but no one will doubt Reiger's love of the striper after finishing this book. (22 line drawings, not seen)"
A pleasantly avuncular history and reminiscence of striped- bass fishing from Field and Stream conservation editor Reiger (Heron Hill Chronicle, 1994, etc.). Read full book review >

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THOMAS JEFFERSON by Elizabeth V. Chew
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Well-informed and much-idealized if not entirely simplistic pictures of both the great man and his bustling estate. (sidebars, endnotes, bibliography) (Nonfiction. 9-11)"
Stepping carefully around the controversies, a former curator at Monticello reconstructs the septuagenarian Jefferson's active daily round. Read full book review >

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THOMAS JEFFERSON by Joyce Appleby
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"A useful slap against the reactionaries who today claim descent from Jeffersonian ideals."
A portrait of our most controversial Founding Father as a genuine radical possessed of dangerous, frightening ideas about human nature and government. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 17, 1998

"Despite these flaws, this biography will attract readers too young for John B. Severance's Thomas Jefferson (p. 1293). (b&w reproductions, maps, notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 9-13)"
In the Trailblazer Biography series, an entry that proceeds chronologically, through the highlights of Jefferson's life, from his boyhood in Virginia, college days, family, views on slavery, the construction of Monticello, his reluctant participation in the new government, retirement, and death, with an summary of his legacy. Read full book review >