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Forensic Mysteries

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Carved in Bone
by Jefferson Bass Details
The "Body Farm" at the University of Tennessee is a place where human corpses are left to the elements, and every manner of decay is fully explored -- for the sake of science and the cause of justice. The scientist who created the Body Farm has broken cold cases and revolutionized forensics, and now he spins an astonishing tale inspired by his own experiences. A woman's corpse lies hidden in a cave in the mountains of East Tennessee. Undiscovered for thirty years, her body has been transformed by the cave's chemistry into a near-perfect mummy -- one that discloses an explosive secret to renowned anthropologist Bill Brockton.
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Body Farm Novel
Deja Dead
by Kathy Reichs Details
Internationally acclaimed forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan left behind a shaky marriage in North Carolina to explore beautiful Quebec, Canada. Instead she found herself involved in a series of murders, and establishes an office in Montreal while she commutes back and forth to North Carolina.
Grave danger
by Katy Lee Details
When skeletal remains are found on a small Maine island, forensic anthropologist Lydia Muir is sent to investigate. It is Lydia's job to dtermine whether the homicide happened long ago--or more recently. Island sheriff Wesley Grant seems sure the murder didn't happen on his watch. But when Lydia uncovers the victim's identity, someone goes to great lengths to get Lydia off the island. Wes vows to protect her, but is the handsome lawman holding something back? To help catch a killer, she will have to trust him--or become the next victim.
by Patricia Cornwell Details
Leaving behind her Charleston forensic pathology practice to accept an assignment in New York City, Kay Scarpetta learns the story of an injured psychiatric patient who claims he was attacked by a stalker who was killing someone else at the time.
The Anatomy of Deception
by Lawrence Goldstone Details
A mesmerizing forensic thriller that thrusts the reader into the operating rooms, drawing rooms, and back alleys of 1889 Philadelphia, as a young doctor grapples with the principles of scientific process to track a daring killer.
The Bone Collector
by Jeffery Deaver Details
Retired forensic scientist and criminologist Lincoln Rhyme is enlisted to track down a serial murderer stalking victims in New York City. Injured on the job and now a quadriplegic, Rhyme can move one finger, which enables him to use his computer. Assisted by policewoman Amelia Sachs, Rhyme races against time to find the killer. Includes a glossary of forensic terms.
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Lincoln Rhyme
The missing : a thriller
by Chris. Mooney Details
Darby McCormack was in high school when she first encountered the killer: someone murdered a woman in the woods where Darby and her two best friends were partying. His race to silence the witnesses was sure-footed and violent - but somehow Darby survived.Twenty-five years later, Darby is a crime-scene investigator for the Boston Police Department, and a chilling case - a woman's late-night abduction - has her uncovering strange leads to missing women, past and present. As forensic clues lead her closer to a psychopath called the Traveler, Darby must finally resolve the nightmare of her past and come face-to-face with a killer who is determined to keep the missing - and the horrors they endured at his hands - from ever coming to light.
The outcast dead
by Elly. Griffiths Details
Forensic archaeologist Ruth Galloway uncovers the bones of a Victorian murderess while a baby snatcher threatens modern-day Norfolk.
The Silence of the Lambs
by Thomas Harris Details
Clarice Starling, a young FBI agent, tracks down a serial killer, known as Buffalo Bill, who preys exclusively on overweight women. He flays the victims' bodies and deposits the remains in rivers. The only clues are provided by another sociopathic killer, psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter, who practices cannibalism.
The wild beasts of Wuhan : an Ava Lee novel
by 1946- Hamilton Details
Wong Changxing, a rich Chinese powerbroker, has just been bilked out of $100 million in an elaborate art forgery con. His one hope of recovering the money, and of saving face, is Ava Lee--a forensic accountant with a talent for tracking down untraceable funds.
Updated 02/17/2015
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