Kathy Reichs
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Kathy Reichs

Kathy Reichs's first novel Déjà Dead catapulted her to fame when it became a New York Times bestseller and won the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First Novel. Her other Temperance Brennan novels include Death du Jour, Deadly Décisions, Fatal Voyage, Grave Secrets, Bare Bones, Monday Mourning, Cross Bones, Break No Bones, Bones to Ashes, Devil Bones, 206 Bones, Spider Bones, Flash and Bones, Bones Are Forever, Bones of the Lost, Bones Never Lie, Speaking in Bones and the Temperance Brennan short story collection, The Bone Collection. In addition, Kathy co-authors the Virals young adult series with her son, Brendan Reichs. The best-selling titles are: Virals, Seizure, Code, Exposure, and Terminal along with two Virals e-novellas, Shift and Swipe. These books follow the adventures of Temperance Brennan's great niece, Tory Brennan. Dr. Reichs is also a producer of the hit Fox TV series, Bones, which is based on her work and her novels.

From teaching FBI agents how to detect and recover human remains, to separating and identifying commingled body parts in her Montreal lab, as a forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs has brought her own dramatic work experience to her mesmerizing forensic thrillers. For years she consulted to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in North Carolina, and continues to do so for the Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the province of Québec. Dr. Reichs has travelled to Rwanda to testify at the UN Tribunal on Genocide, and helped exhume a mass grave in Guatemala. As part of her work at JPAC (Formerly CILHI) she aided in the identification of war dead from World War II, Korea, and Southeast Asia. Dr. Reichs also assisted with identifying remains found at ground zero of the World Trade Center following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Dr. Reichs is one of only 100 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. She is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

Dr. Reichs is a native of Chicago, where she received her Ph.D. at Northwestern. She now divides her time between Charlotte, NC and Montreal, Québec.

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Best Sellers

    • Deja Dead

    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
    • Length: 16 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,348
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,183
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,192

    It's June in Montreal, and Dr. Temperance Brennan, who has left a shaky marriage back home in North Carolina to take on the challenging assignment of Director of Forensic Anthropology....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Perplexed over other reviews about the narrator

    • By R. Klein on 04-26-14

    Regular price: $28.30

    • Death du Jour

    • A Temperance Brennan Novel, Book 2
    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Bonnie Hurren
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 578
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 514
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 516

    Dr. Temperance Brennan, Forensic Anthropologist for the Province of Quebec, digs for a corpse where Sister Elisabeth Nicolet, a candidate for sainthood, should be....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Ghastly narration!

    • By epeep on 04-27-13

    Regular price: $22.63

    • Deadly Decisions

    • A Novel
    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 320
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292

    Stepping into the world of forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan, star of Kathy Reichs' electrifyingly authentic best sellers....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Does not disappoint.

    • By Amanda V. on 04-16-15

    Regular price: $22.63

    • Cross Bones

    • A Novel
    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Michele Pawk
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 331
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 297
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296

    When an Orthodox Jew is found shot to death in Montreal, Temperance Brennan is called in to examine the body and to figure out the puzzling damage to the corpse....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • struggling to keep listening

    • By Kristi on 05-24-12

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Speaking in Bones

    • A Temperance Brennan Novel
    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Katherine Borowitz
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 958
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 864
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 854

    Professionally, Temperance Brennan knows exactly what to do - test, analyze, identify. Her personal life is another story....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Tempe is brilliant yet brainless at times.

    • By Julie on 07-25-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Fatal Voyage

    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Kate Harper
    • Length: 11 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 483
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 422
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 423

    Temperance Brennan hears the news on her car radio. An Air TransSouth flight has gone down in the mountains of western North Carolina, taking with it 88 passengers and crew....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • An early novel in the Temperance Brennan series

    • By Wayne on 06-26-18

    Regular price: $22.63

    • Grave Secrets

    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Katherine Borowitz
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 761
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 401
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 400

    It was a summer morning in 1982 when soldiers ravaged the village of Chupan Ya, raping and killing women and children...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good story

    • By Don on 06-24-03

    Regular price: $27.93

    • Bones in Her Pocket

    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Linda Emond
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 309
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 273
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 274

    When a fly-covered canvas bag floats to the surface of North Carolina’s Mountain Island Lake, forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan is called to the scene....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great short story

    • By James on 10-17-14

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Bare Bones

    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Michele Pawk
    • Length: 9 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 664
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 350
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 348

    It's a summer of sizzling heat in Charlotte where Dr. Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist for the North Carolina medical examiner, looks forward to her first vacation in years...

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good

    • By Sara Gallinger on 08-22-03

    Regular price: $26.60

    • Flash and Bones

    • Temperance Brennan, Book 14
    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Linda Emond
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 790
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 667
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 674

    Just as 200,000 fans are pouring into town for Race Week, a body is found in a barrel of asphalt next to the Charlotte Motor Speedway....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Don't start here if you're new to the series!

    • By Tia on 08-30-11

    Regular price: $20.99

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