On the campus of the University of Tennessee lies a patch of ground unlike any in the world. The “Body Farm” is a place where human corpses are left to the elements, and every manner of decay is fully explored — for the sake of science and the cause of justice. The scientist who created(…)
Jefferson Bass is not one person, but rather a pen name used by the team of Jon Jefferson and Dr. Bill Bass. Together, they co-author The Body Farm series. They started working together on a non-fiction book called Death’s Acre, the success of which caused them to collaborate on a crime fiction series involving real-life forensics.
Dr. Bill Brockton, a forensic anthropologist in Tennessee, in the Body Farm series.
Dr. Bill Brockton, the founder of the world-famous Body Farm, is hard at work on a troubling new case. A young man’s battered body has been found in nearby Chattanooga, and it’s up to the talented Dr. Brockton to assemble the pieces of the forensic puzzle. Brockton is brought into the case by the rising(…)
In two previous New York Times bestselling novels, Jefferson Bass enthralled readers with ripped-from-the-headlines forensic cases, memorable characters, and plots that “rival Kathy Reichs and Patricia Cornwell” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). Drawing on research at the Body Farm—three acres of land in the backwoods of Tennessee, where bodies are left to the elements to illuminate human decomposition—Bass(…)
The first three Body Farm novels – Carved in Bone, Flesh and Bone, and The Devil’s Bones – took readers deep into the backwoods of East Tennessee, where fascinating forensic science mixed with extraordinary characters, including the Farm’s charismatic founder. Now, in the latest installment of the New York Times bestselling series Kathy Reichs calls(…)
New York Times bestselling author Jefferson Bass delivers an authentic and knuckle-biting thriller in which forensic anthropologist Dr. Bill Brockton must confront a crime of unimaginable proportions on his own doorstep. Find out why Booklist says, “Fans of forensic fiction will want to add this author to their list of favorites. The Bone Thief Dr.(…)
In this latest thriller from New York Times bestselling author Jefferson Bass, Dr. Bill Brockton discovers the dark side of the Sunshine state when he’s called in to investigate human remains found on the grounds of a boys’ reform school in Florida The Bone Yard The onset of summer brings predictably steamy weather to the(…)
Miranda Lovelady, Dr. Bill Brockton’s protÉgÉ, is spending the summer helping excavate a newly discovered chamber beneath the spectacular Palace of the Popes in Avignon, France. There she discovers a stone chest inscribed with a stunning claim: inside lie the bones of none other than Jesus of Nazareth. Faced with a case of unimaginable proportions,(…)
In the summer of 1992, Arkansas governor Bill Clinton and Tennessee senator Al Gore begin their long-shot campaign to win the White House. On a sweltering hillside in Knoxville, Dr. Bill Brockton, the bright, ambitious young head of the University of Tennessee’s Anthropology Department, launches an unusual – some would call it macabre – research(…)
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. Under his leadership, the University of Tennessee’s forensic anthropology program has become the most prominent in the(…)