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 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.