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April - June 2011     VOLUME 15 ISSUE 2
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Jon Jefferson

Forensic Science

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 first four Body Farm novels — Carved in Bone, Flesh and Bone, The Devil’s Bones, and Bones of Betrayal — took readers deep into the backwoods of East Tennessee, where fascinating forensic science mixed with extraordinary characters, including the Farm’s charismatic founder, Dr. Bill Brockton. Now, in the latest installment of the New York Times bestselling series Kathy Reichs calls “the real deal,” Brockton seeks to unearth the deadly truth about a notorious reform school. Don’t miss this white-knuckle adventure, which draws on the experiences of the man widely considered the world’s foremost expert in forensic anthropology. Inspired by a real and infamous boys' reform school in Florida, Bass delivers his most riveting and affecting thriller to date.

Jefferson Bass is the writing team of Jon Jefferson and Dr. Bill Bass. Jefferson is a veteran journalist, writer, and documentary filmmaker. His writings have been published in the New York Times, Newsweek, USA Today, and Popular Science and broadcast on National Public Radio. The coauthor of Death's Acre, he is also the writer and producer of two highly rated National Geographic documentaries about the Body Farm.

Mr. Jefferson will be appearing on Friday, April 8th at 1:30 p.m. in the Mount Dora Community Building and again at 6:30 p.m. at the Authors' Reception.  On Saturday he will be speaking on "Researching the Crime" at 11 a.m. in the W. T. Bland Public Library.