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Modern Signed Books interviews Dr. Bill Bass about his experience as an author

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About Dr. Bill BassJefferson Bass

As readers and collectors we are often surprised to learn that our favorite author is actually a writing team, and that is notably true with Jefferson Bass. Jefferson Bass is the writing team of the world-renowned forensic anthropologist, Dr. Bill Bass, and the celebrated journalist, Jon Jefferson.


Dr. Bass founded the University of Tennessee’s Anthropology Research Facility, known as the Body Farm in 1987. The Forensic Anthropology Center has grown into a leading institution for forensic anthropology research and training. Dr. Bass has had published over 200 scientific papers in numerous journals. Jefferson is a writer, and documentary filmmaker. His work has been published in Newsweek, USA Today, the New York Times, and Popular Science and broadcast on NPR.

In 2006, Jefferson and Bass published their debut novel, Carved in Bone, to rave reviews. Each following year, Jefferson Bass released another novel in the Body Farm series, including: Flesh and Bone, The Devil’s Bones, Bones of Betrayal, The Bone Thief, The Bone Yard, The Inquisitor’s Key and Cut to the Bone. Each books features accurate forensic science, helping to increase popular interest in forensic criminal investigations involving human remains.

There is a patch of ground in Tennessee dedicated to the science of death, where human remains lie exposed to be studied for their secrets. The real-life scientist who founded the “Body Farm,” who has broken cold cases and revolutionized forensics, along with the well-known journalist, Jon Jefferson spin astonishing tales inspired by true life experiences.

Jefferson Bass – not to be missed!