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Madonna and Corpse (Novella) [NOOK Book]

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Renowned bone detective Bill Brockton and his intrepid assistant, Miranda, are about to get immersed in murder and intrigue in Avignon, France, home of the popes for most of the fourteenth century. But first, in this artful prequel to The Inquisitor's Key, other mischief is afoot in the ancient walled city. Inspector René Descartes of the French National Police is roused from a deep sleep to investigate a break-in at the Petit Palais, Avignon's museum of medieval masterpieces. Descartes's discovery plunges him ...

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Madonna and Corpse (Novella)

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Overview

Renowned bone detective Bill Brockton and his intrepid assistant, Miranda, are about to get immersed in murder and intrigue in Avignon, France, home of the popes for most of the fourteenth century. But first, in this artful prequel to The Inquisitor's Key, other mischief is afoot in the ancient walled city. Inspector René Descartes of the French National Police is roused from a deep sleep to investigate a break-in at the Petit Palais, Avignon's museum of medieval masterpieces. Descartes's discovery plunges him into an elaborate, art-lined labyrinth: a labyrinth that leads him to a master forger's studio . . . and to a charred corpse. Just as he's finally closing the case, Descartes gets called to an even more bizarre death scene, where his path—and his fate—will collide with those of Brockton and Miranda.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062219886
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/24/2012
  • Series: Body Farm Series
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 100
  • Sales rank: 23,565
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Jefferson Bass is the writing team of Jon Jefferson and Dr. Bill Bass. Dr. Bass, a world-renowned forensic anthropologist, is the creator of the University of Tennessee's Anthropology Research Facility, widely known as the Body Farm. He is the author or coauthor of more than two hundred scientific publications, as well as a critically acclaimed memoir about his career at the Body Farm, Death's Acre. Dr. Bass is also a dedicated teacher, honored as U.S. Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Jon Jefferson is a veteran journalist, writer, and documentary filmmaker. His writings have been published in the New York Times, Newsweek, USA Today, and Popular Science and broadcast on National Public Radio. The coauthor of Death's Acre, he is also the writer and producer of two highly rated National Geographic documentaries about the Body Farm.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 2.5
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  • Posted May 13, 2012

    Diasappointing/Misleading

    Extremely disappointed that this wasn't clearly advertised as a prequel to the real novel!

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2013

    Falsely avertised as a book

    I was looking forward to sinking into another Jefferson Bass book; however, this was a disappointment. The Nook Shop should be responsible for adequately describing the works they sell. I want a book, not an advertisement for another book. Feeling much like Descartes, duped.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 19, 2013

    More like a prologue instead of a novella. They attempt to intr

    More like a prologue instead of a novella. They attempt to introduce a story but for the length of it have far too many characters. The only reason to read it is to be introduced to the detective for "The Inquisitor's Key", which I don't recommend reading.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 3, 2012

    "Madonna and Corpse"--This is one of the best reads a


    "Madonna and Corpse"--This is one of the best reads as a prequel. A delectable appetizer to the grand entree' that lies ahead! This work is about 44 pages in length, and then it is followed by a bonus excerpt of "The Inquisitor's Key". It is a story that pulls you in and prepares you for the adventure ahead. This telling is a way for the narrative to embody your mind in the twists and turns of a story that truly comes to life.
    The author engages the reader in a museum curators’ misplaced trust in an art restorator which flows in surprising turns of events. "Madonna and Corpse" is well researched in facts, as are all 'The Body Farm Novels', but it is indulged in embellishments that keep the reader eagerly turning the pages striving to find out what is going to happen next! You don’t want to miss this or any other of the Jefferson Bass collection. This one is definitely worth reading! Infact, these books can be considered, “addictive”, but only in the best way! Enjoy!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2013

    Terrible

    Do not waste your money. This book was incredibly boring and short. It was terrible with a misleading storyline and extremely confusing. If i could give it 0 stars i would. DO NOT READ THIS STUPID BOOK!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2012

    Horribley boring

    Not good

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2012

    don't waste your money!

    What a waste of time, both writing it and reading it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 6, 2012

    I was laready looking forward to JeffersonBass's new book, but w

    I was laready looking forward to JeffersonBass's new book, but with this new prequel... I am more excited than ever... Kind of a forensics world meets DaVince Code in a unique way... Loved it!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2014

    Not bad

    This story had only 46 pages and you need to read the next bookthe inquitor

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2014

    OK

    This was OK. Not the usual Jefferson Bass book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2013

    Rip off

    I agree with other reviewers; I was not best pleased to find this was a prequel AFTER reading Inquisitor's Key. This should have been prominently indicated in the overview. Reading it second, it was impossible to enjoy, since I already knew what Descartes turned out to be.

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  • Posted October 1, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Excellant

    Highly recomment

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  • Posted August 23, 2013

    100% Ripoff at any price: Actual rating -infinity

    The publisher and author(s) should be prosecuted for this scam, as should B&N for suborning this kind of activity.

    What is advertised as a stand alone book, the prequel to another book, is evidently no more than what would be the prologue chapter of the other book.

    You get about 20 pages of actual story content (after all of the title, content, dedication, etc. pages) then a preview of the book that this "book" is supposed to be the prequel to.

    I had read one other book by the author(s), found it enjoyable, and looked forward to reading more. However, after this experience there is no way I will pay to read another one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    Missing text - Copy of another book

    This was transmitted incomplete - only 121 pages. When I looked it over, I realized this is exactly the same as The Inquisitor's Key, which I ordered at the same time. There were some format differences and missing content. Co not order this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2012

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    Vnruthr

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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