Jefferson Bass is the writing team of Dr Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson. Dr Bass, a world-renowned forensic anthropologist, founded the Body Farm 25 years ago. Jefferson is a journalist, writer and documentary film-maker. His writings have appeared in the New York Times, Newsweek and USA Today.
At the start of the entertaining second Body Farm novel from the pseudonymous Bass (the writing team of forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Bass and journalist Jon Jefferson), Dr. Bill Brockton ties a dead man dressed in drag to a tree at the Body Farm (a facility he heads outside Knoxville, Tenn., devoted to researching postmortem decay), in an effort to replicate a recent murder. Dr. Bill's just beginning a romantic relationship with another participant in this experiment, Chattanooga medical examiner Dr. Jess Carter. The story veers wildly from fascinating forensics with a high yuck factor to sophomoric and corny romantic byplay, often in the same scene. Fans of the bestselling first book in the series, Carved in Bone, and readers with a penchant for the gross and grisly will take to Dr. Bill, a hero with a big heart who isn't afraid to tackle complicated issues while solving mildly engrossing mysteries. Dr. Bass and Jefferson are the coauthors of Death's Acre, about the actual Body Farm. 7-city author tour. (Feb.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Nearly everything known about the science of human decomposition comes from one place - forensic anthropologist William Bass' Body Farm - CNNRazor sharp...Fans of forensic fiction will want to add this author to their list of favourites - Booklist
With his lover's body on the slab, Dr. Bill Brockton of the Body Farm (the only lab devoted to the study of human decomposition) finds himself a suspect in his second case. Bass is the pen name of Dr. Bill Bass, founder of the University of Tennessee's Body Farm, and veteran journalist Jon Jefferson. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.