Revisit the Body Farm

The Huntsville Library Foundation will host the return of Jefferson Bass, the writing team of journalist Jon Jefferson and forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Bass, on Friday, September 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library.

They’ll talk about their new Body Farm suspense novel, Cut to the Bone. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing.

Cut to the Bone, the long-awaited prequel to the New York Times bestselling mystery series, turns the clock back to reveal the Body Farm’s creation – and Dr. Bill Brockton’s deadly duel with a serial killer.

In the summer of 1992, Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton and Tennessee Sen. Albert Gore begin their long-shot campaign to win the White House. In the sweltering hills of Knoxville at the University of Tennessee, Dr. Bill Brockton, the bright, ambitious young head of the Anthropology Department, launches an unusual – some would call it macabre – research facility, unlike any other in existence.

Brockton is determined to revolutionize the study of forensics to help law enforcement better solve crime. But his plans are derailed by a chilling murder that leaves the scientist reeling from a sense of déjà vu. Then there’s another murder. Then another. And the bodies bear eerie resemblances to cases from Brockton’s past.

As the body count rises, the victims’ fatal injuries grow more and more distinctive – a spiral of death that holds dark implications for Brockton, and everyone he holds dear.

Admission is $10. For ticket information, call 256-532-5954 or visit