Jefferson Bass

Jefferson Bass is the writing team of Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson. Together, they wrote DEATH'S ACRE, a nonfiction account of the Body Farm, before embarking on a forensic fiction writing career as Jefferson Bass. Their debut novel, CARVED IN BONE, reached no. 25 on The New York Times Best Seller list and was followed by FLESH AND BONE, THE DEVIL'S BONES, and a second nonfiction title, BEYOND THE BODY FARM.

Dr. Bill Bass

Forensic Anthropologist Dr. Bill Bass is a legend in forensic circles. In 1980 Dr. Bass created the world's only laboratory devoted to human decomposition: the University of Tennessee's "Body Farm." Dr. Bass has written or coauthored more than 200 scientific publications, many of them based either on the research facility's work or on murders and other mysteries he's helped to prosecute or solve. During half a century in the classroom, Dr. Bass has taught tens of thousands of students, including many of the foremost forensic anthropologists practicing in the United States today. He's been featured on numerous network television news programs, as well as in documentaries for National Geographic and the BBC. CBS was not exaggerating when it called Dr. Bass "America 's top forensic scientist."

Jon Jefferson

Jon Jefferson is a veteran journalist, science writer, and documentary filmmaker. His journalism credits include work for The New York Times, National Public Radio, Newsweek and USA Today. Jefferson learned the art of combining scientific material with compelling human stories during a decade as a science writer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. In the 1990s he began writing and producing documentaries for the History Channel and the Arts and Entertainment network, covering topics ranging from Vatican treasures to World War II fighter planes. An aviation buff, Jefferson owns and flies an experimental airplane. As a volunteer with a search-and-rescue team, Jefferson trained his Australian shepherd, Chief, to work as a cadaver dog.

Jefferson Bass

Books by Jefferson Bass

by Jefferson Bass - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

It’s been 10 years since Dr. Bill Brockton created the Body Farm --- the world’s first postmortem research facility dedicated to advancing the frontiers of forensic science --- and the researcher is at the pinnacle of his career. Calling him in for a number of high-profile cases, the FBI now wants him to identify the charred remains of a maverick millionaire, killed in a fiery plane crash. But a storm is about to hit Brockton with cataclysmic force.

by Jefferson Bass - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller

On a sweltering hillside in Knoxville, Dr. Bill Brockton launches an unusual research facility. Brockton is determined to revolutionize the study of forensics to help law enforcement solve homicides --- but the scientist's plans are derailed by a chilling murder that leaves him reeling from a sense of déjà vu. As the body count rises, the victims' fatal injuries grow more and more distinctive --- a spiral of death that holds dark implications for Brockton himself.

by Jefferson Bass - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

When Miranda Lovelady, Dr. Bill Brockton’s protégé, uncovers a stone chest during an excavation beneath the Palace of the Popes in Avignon, France, she is shocked to find an inscription claiming the chest holds the bones of none other than Jesus of Nazarus. Though she and Dr. Brockton are skeptical, evidence for authenticity appears to be strong.

by Jefferson Bass - Fiction, Mystery

When a Florida forensic analyst asks Bill Brockton, a researcher on human decomposition, to investigate her sister’s death, he gets more than he bargained for. Bones turn up in the panhandle, leading them to ruins of a reformatory, where they find several shallow graves. They soon discover that the ghosts of the past can have a deadly effect on the present.