Search Results: "Jefferson Bass"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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TWO TIMES A TRAITOR by Karen Bass
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 21, 2017

"Still, time travel is a thrilling concept, and the tale overflows with compelling action, more than making up for minor flaws. (Fantasy. 11-16)"
After fighting with his controlling dad while the family tours the Citadel in Halifax, Laz runs off—and then somehow slips through time to 1745. Read full book review >

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THE DIEZMO by Rick Bass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2005

"Beyond that, little, really, is delved into, although the war, suffering and deprivation are vivid."
Only the second full-length novel from Bass (The Hermit's Story, 2002), this takes an episode from Texas history that provides grit and suffering aplenty—while matters psychological remain generally unstirred. Read full book review >

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PLATTE RIVER by Rick Bass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 22, 1994

"Beautifully written and filled with radiant imagery and a powerful sense of the mysteries of nature—human and otherwise."
Three fascinating long stories from a greatly gifted avatar of the outdoors (The Ninemile Wolves, 1992; The Watch, 1989, etc.) Read full book review >

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Somethin' for Nothin' by M.T. Bass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 2, 2016

"A familiar plot fortified by delightful characters in a glacial setting."
Recovering a decades-old crashed plane promises a fortune for a small group in Alaska, provided everyone can avoid double-crosses and murderous drug dealers, in Bass' (In the Black, 2015, etc.) thriller.Read full book review >

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SHERMAN'S MARCH by Cynthia Bass
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1994

"Cease and desist."
This first novel examines General William Tecumseh Sherman's March to the Sea from the perspectives of a Union captain, a Southern widow, and Sherman himself. Read full book review >

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NEGROLAND by Margo Jefferson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"Jefferson swings the narrative back and forth through her life, exploring the tides of racism, opportunity, and dignity while also provocatively exploring the inherent contradictions for Jefferson and her family members in working so tirelessly to differentiate themselves."
From a Pulitzer Prize-winning theater and book critic, a memoir about being raised in upper-class black Chicago, where families worked tirelessly to distance themselves as much from lower-class black people as from white people. Read full book review >