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The Inquisitors Key – Jefferson Bass

The Inquisitor's Key (Body Farm)

I feel like I’ve discovered a treasure. The Inquisitor’s Key is the latest installment of the Body Farm series by the writing team ofJefferson Bass.  I downloaded the book for free several months ago and I would say spend the money on this one (and I’m banking the other books in the series are good too). I plan on buying the others.

Set in the primary location of Avignon France, the book features the beauty of the medieval city, it’s history which can be quite dark, it’s artwork which is glorious and a modern day mystery. There are real-life characters throughout the book, but I won’t tell you who they are. I found it fun to find out in the end of the book.

Dr Brockton heads up Tennessee’s body farm. He has an assistant named Miranda who is in France on involved in a mystery that involves bones that could be Jesus Christ’s, the Shroud of Turin’s origins and possible explanation, and the history of Avignon in the medieval age. The book is interesting, well- paced (some readers didn’t like the history background. They found it dragged.), and well researched. There’s a murder and a tangled web of intrigue surrounding the bones.

I love stories set in France, and I love art history. I like history in general and being a lapsed Catholic, I find stories of the history of the church and its mysteries fascinating. And I love a good mystery. This book has all of this, so of course I loved it. I am excited now to read the rest of the series, and I’ll review them as I do. The books are written by the writing team of Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson known as Jefferson Bass.  I would tell you it’s ok to start with this book if you want to, and like me go to the beginning novel afterwards. Or you can start at the beginning and wait for this treat. And yes, it’s worth the money. For the record, it has to be pretty damn good for me to part with $7.99 for the Kindle edition.  I will gladly pay for these books in the future.

Five Stars.


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