Identity Crisis: The Murder, the Mystery, and the Missing DNA

Identity Crisis: The Murder, the Mystery, and the Missing DNA

by Jefferson Bass

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ISBN-13: 9780062419897
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/09/2015
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 381,475
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.28(d)

About 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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Identity Crisis: The Murder, the Mystery, and the Missing DNA 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This short (52 pages) is about a real case Dr. Bill Bass handled. It is interesting and there is a preview if the next novel in the Body Farm series, "The Breaking Point".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hag high hopes for ths short, but it turnedout to be a story the author a already pubished in another book. LeomaPatterson was interesting but reading it once was enough. Also, why were there no photographs on the nook version? It gave a place to click to see phots but the link goes nowhere. I wish I had saved my money or the descriptive iformation had indicated a repeat story. Stephanie Clanahan
MaraBlaise More than 1 year ago
I'm rewatching Bones and reading this book makes me really realize how easy everything is on TV when it comes to identifying bodies. Cold cases in real life isn't that easy to solve. Nothing is easy in this book when it comes to identifying the remains of "Leoma Patterson". There isn't much left of her body, only the scull and some bones and trying to figure out if the bones belong to Leoma or not took years instead of days. It was intriguing to read and also sometimes mind boggling. I'm no scientist so some of the explanations, like how to determine if the DNA is a match or not will I just have take the experts word for it. I have wanted to read "Jefferson Bass" (pseudonym Jon Jefferson, writer, and Dr. Bill Bass) fiction book series "Body Farm," but after reading this book I'm even more inclined to read the books!
XerAZ More than 1 year ago
Love the insider's info into forensic investigation. The cases were interesting. The book is informative without being too scientific to understand. Procedures and terms are explained. Entertaining read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why don't the links for the pictures work? They work on other ebook vendor copies.... B&N needs to step up their game. They should at least tell you prior to purchase if you cannot access embedded links. As far as the book goes, I love every Jefferson Bass book written, but I do remember this story from another of his books. I'm not sure why this was published separately.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago