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Publisher Description

Nowhere is there another lab like Dr. Bill Bass's: On a hillside in Tennessee, human bodies decompose in the open air, aided by insects, bacteria and birds, unhindered by coffins or mausoleums. At the "Body Farm," nature takes its course, with corpses buried in shallow graves, submerged in water, concealed beneath slabs of concrete, locked in trunks of cars. As stand-ins for murder victims, they serve the needs of science -- and the cause of justice.
For thirty years, Dr. Bass's research has revolutionized the field of forensic science, particularly by pinpointing "time since death" in murder cases. In this riveting audiobook, he investigates real cases and leads listeners on an unprecedented journey behind the locked gates of the Body Farm. A master scientist and an engaging storyteller, Bass shares his most intriguing work: his revisit of the Lindbergh kidnapping and murder, fifty years after the fact; the mystery of a headless corpse whose identity astonished the police; the telltale bugs that finally sent a murderous grandfather to death row; and many more.
Forensic science and murder investigations are among the most fascinating topics of our time. Dominating television and print media the subjects could not be hotter. As one of the world's leading forensic anthropologists, Dr. Bill Bass is the premier guide to this unusual realm.

George Grizzard
hr min
October 1
Simon & Schuster Audio

Customer Reviews

steveawill ,

Beyond the Crimes

This is an absolutely fascinating book. Dr. Bass is an excellent reader and paced himself very well. The author was able to draw you in with the intriguing criminal investigations, as well as the stories of life in general. I really appreciated Dr. Bass’ revelations of his personal relationships with his wives and father – very inspiring. It was like being told a life story from your grandfather.

breedendusty ,

The Body Farm

This is a great book if u like learning about dead bodys and what scientist are doing to tri to catch murderers its a dirty job but somebody has to do it

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