Beyond the Body Farm: A Legendary Bone Detective Explores Murders, Mysteries, and the Revolution in Forensic Science

Beyond the Body Farm by Dr. Bill Bass & Jon Jefferson

The second non-fiction book of Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson is scheduled for release this September.  While it probably won’t get the Harry Potter treatment, I like their non-fiction and fictional works much much better than J.K. Rowling’s tomes.  I’m an adult.  So, I don’t get into kids’ books.

The duos’ first non-fiction work was Death’s Acre: Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab The Body Farm Where the Dead Do Tell Tales, a very good read for fans of forensic science.  You can listen to or read an excerpt of it on the Death’s Acre website and/or take a virtual tour of the Body Farm.

Let me caution you.  Death’s Acre may be a let down for fans of the CSI shows.  And, the authors don’t have a problem telling fans in their public appearances that they don’t care much for the license taken by Hollywood in the way they present forensic science, because of the way it misleads viewers.

Dr. Bass and Jon have two current fictional novels that have been released under the pseudonym of Jefferson Bass. The first is Carved in Bone, released in January 2006.  It was followed up by Flesh and Bone in January 2007.  The next installment is scheduled for release in January 2008.  To date, I have read all of their books and am eagerly awaiting the new non-fiction in September and the new novel in January.

If you ever get the opportunity to meet the authors at one of their book signing events, take the time to do so.  Both times I have seen them in person, I have thoroughly enjoyed Dr. Bass’ presentation on his work in Forensic Anthropology.  Dr. Bass is a very humorous fellow.

Instapundit and the Instawife of the Glenn & Helen Show interviewed the authors in the recent past.  Have a listen.

Death's Acre Carved in Bone Flesh and Bone 

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