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General Information

Name:  Kathy Reichs  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Mystery

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois


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Illinois Connection

Dr. Reichs is a native of Chicago and received her Ph. D. at Northwestern Illinois University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dr. Kathy Reichs is an American crime writer, forensic anthropologist and academic. She earned her Bachelors of Arts degree with a major in anthropology from American University in 1971. In 1972, she completed her Master of Arts in physical anthropology from Northwestern University, and in 1975 she completed her Ph.D. in physical anthropology from Northwestern University. Since then, Reichs has taught at Northern Illinois University, University of Pittsburgh, Concordia University and McGill University. She is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.Like her fictional creation, Temperance Brennan, she is forensic anthropologist for the province of Quebec. She is one of only eighty-two forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. She served on the Board of Directors and as Vice President of both the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, and is currently a member of the National Police Services Advisory Council in Canada. Reichs has also been a producer for the TV series Bones.


Published Works

  • Deja Dead, Scribner, 1997
  • Death du Jour, Scribner, 1999
  • Deadly Decisions, Scribner, 2000
  • Fatal Voyage, Scribner, 2001
  • Grave Secrets, Scribner, 2002
  • Bare Bones, Scribner, 2003
  • Monday Mourning, Pocket Books, 2004
  • Cross Bones, Scribner, 2005
  • Break No Bones, Pocket Books, 2007
  • Bones to Ashes, Pocket Star, 2008
  • Devil Bones, Scribner, 2008
  • 206 Bones, Scribner, 2009
  • Spider Bones, Scribner, 2010
  • Virals, Razorbill, 2010
  • Seizure, Razorbill, 2011
  • Mortal Remains, Random House, 2011
  • Flash and Bones, Scribner, 2012


Selected Titles At Your Library

Déjà dead /
ISBN: 0684841177. OCLC Number:

Scribner,. New York, NY :. ©1997.

A killer in Montreal is murdering and dismembering women, and police are getting nowhere. Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, a middle-aged lady from North Carolina, goes after him herself.

Death du jour /
ISBN: 0684841185. OCLC Number:

Scribner,. New York :. ©1999.

Forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan investigates religious-cult murders in a monkey preserve in North Carolina. She learns of a planned massacre in Quebec, where the novel's climax comes during a snow storm. By the author of Déjà Dead.

Deadly décisions /
ISBN: 0684859718. OCLC Number:

Scribner,. New York :. ©2000.

Nine-year-old Emily Anne Toussaint is shot dead on a Montreal street. A North Carolina teenager disappears from her home and parts of what may be her skeleton are found hundreds of miles away. For Dr. Temperance Brennan, a forensic anthropologist in both Montreal and North Carolina, the deaths kindle deep emotions that propel her on a harrowing journey into the world of outlaw motorcycle gangs. As a scientist, Tempe should remain dispassionate. As a caring individual, she yearns to take the killers off the streets. Emily Anne was cut down in a biker crossfire. The North Carolina victim, Savannah Osprey, was last seen hitching a ride with a transient biker. Tempe's nephew, Kit, is intrigued by motorcycles. Does he understand the difference between legitimate riders and gangs, or is he too mesmerized to comprehend that outlaw bikers are big trouble? With her boss Pierre LaManche in the hospital, and her friend Andrew Ryan disturbingly unavailable, Tempe begins a perilous investigation into a culture where evil often wears a mask.

Fatal voyage /
ISBN: 0684859726. OCLC Number:

Scribner,. New York :. ©2001.

Tempe Brennan finds "a shocking, multilayered tale of deceit and depravity" and a disembodied foot that couldn't have been involved in the crash when she rushes to help at the scene of an Air TransSouth flight that's crashed in the mountains of western North Carolina.--Jacket.

Grave secrets /
ISBN: 0684859734. OCLC Number:

Scribner,. New York :. ©2002.

Investigating a massacre that took place in Guatemala in 1982, forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan discovers that those events are linked to the disappearance of four girls from Guatemala City, as well as the murder of a human rights investigator.

Bare bones /
ISBN: 0743233468. OCLC Number:

Scribner,. New York :. ©2003.

Her plans for a romantic vacation interrupted by the discoveries of two murdered bodies and a small plane crash, Tempe Brennan traces leads to an isolated North Carolina farm.

Monday mourning /
ISBN: 0743264266. OCLC Number:

Scribner,. New York :. 2004.

Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist for both North Carolina and Quebec, has come from Charlotte to Montreal during the bleak days of December to testify as an expert witness at a murder trial.

Cross bones /
ISBN: 0743233484. OCLC Number:

Scribner,. New York :. ©2005.

Receiving mysterious clues about a shooting murder in Montreal, Tempe Brennan wonders if the victim may have been a Jewish black market antiquities trader and embarks on a dangerous investigation in Israel.

Break no bones /
ISBN: 0743453034. OCLC Number:

Scribner,. New York :. ©2006.

Struggling with a lackluster teaching position at an archaeology field school in South Carolina, Tempe Brennan discovers a fresh skeleton among ancient bones and traces leads to a free street clinic where patients are going missing.

Bones to ashes /
ISBN: 0743294378. OCLC Number:

Scribner,. New York :. 2007.

Discovering the skeleton of a young girl in the neighborhood of a childhood best friend who had gone missing thirty years earlier, Tempe Brennan investigates suspicions that victim and her friend are one and the same.

Devil bones /
ISBN: 0743294386. OCLC Number:

Scribner,. New York :. 2008.

A call to examine a skull found in a hidden floor space plunges forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan into a case that may involve ritual murder.

206 bones /
ISBN: 0743294394. OCLC Number:

Scribner,. New York :. 2009.

"Chicago forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan is accused of mishandling the autopsy and the case of a missing heiress from Montreal--an investigation that becomes more complicated when two more bodies of elderly women are found in Montreal and Tempe faces the very real possibility that a colleague has sabotaged work in the lab."--

Spider bones /
ISBN: 1439102392. OCLC Number:

Scribner,. New York :. 2010.

John Lowery was declared dead in 1968--the victim of a Huey crash in Vietnam. Four decades later, Temperance Brennan is called to the scene of a drowning in Quebec. The victim appears to have died while in the midst of a bizarre sexual practice. The corpse is later identified as John Lowery. But how could Lowery have died twice? Taking the remains to JPAC in Hawaii for reanalysis, Tempe is joined by her colleague and ex-lover Detective Andrew Ryan (how "ex" is he?) and by her daughter, recovering from her own tragic loss. Soon another set of remains is located, with Lowery's dog tags tangled among them. Three bodies--all identified as Lowery.--From publisher description.

Virals /
ISBN: 1595143424. OCLC Number:

Razorbill,. New York :. ©2010.

The niece of famed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, fourteen-year-old Tory and her three friends are exposed to a rare strain of canine parvovirus that gives them special powers which they use to try to solve a murder.

Seizure /
ISBN: 1595143947. OCLC Number:

Razorbill,. New York :. ©2011.

Ever since Tory Brennan and her friends rescued Cooper, a kidnapped wolf pup with a rare strain of canine parvovirus, they've turned from regular kids into a crime-solving pack! But now the very place that brought them together - the Loggerhead Island Research Institute - is out of funding and will have to shut down. That is, unless the Virals can figure out a way to save it!

Mortal remains /
ISBN: 0099556863. OCLC Number:

Arrow,. London :. 2011, ©2010.

Flash and bones /
ISBN: 1451675291. OCLC Number:

Scribner,. New York :. 2011.

"Kathy Reichs--#1 New York Times bestselling author and producer of the FOX television hit Bones --returns with a riveting new novel set in Charlotte, North Carolina, featuring forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan. Kathy Reichs's trademark blend of forensic descriptions that "chill to the bone" (Entertainment Weekly) and breathless suspense have made her books major bestsellers worldwide. Now, she delivers the fourteenth thriller in a "cleverly plotted and expertly maintained series" (The New York Times Book Review). A body is found in a barrel of asphalt next to Lowes Motor Speedway near Charlotte just as 200,000 fans are pouring into town for race week. The next day, a NASCAR crew member shares with Tempe a devastating story. Twelve years earlier his sister, Cyndi Gamble, then a high school senior who wanted to be a professional racecar driver, disappeared along with her boyfriend, Cale Lovette. Lovette kept company with a group of right wing extremists known as the Patriot Posse. Is the body Cyndi's? Or Cale's? At the time of their disappearance, the FBI joined the investigation, but the search was quickly terminated. As Tempe is considering multiple theories, including an FBI cover-up, a surprising, secret substance is found with the body, leaving Tempe to wonder what exactly the government was up to ..."--


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