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 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,467
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,290
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,300

    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 628
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 556
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 559

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

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Did not enjoy narration

    • By Kimber M. on 01-26-15

    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 366
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 332
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 331

    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

    • MatchUp

    • By: Lee Child - editor, Val McDermid, Charlaine Harris, and others
    • Narrated by: Laura Benanti, Dennis Boutsikaris, Gerard Doyle, and others
    • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 298
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 294

    In this incredible follow-up to the New York Times best seller FaceOff, 22 of the world's most popular thriller writers come together for an unforgettable anthology....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • All but Two were worth the read

    • By Tim on 12-31-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Exposure

    • A Virals Novel
    • By: Kathy Reichs, Brendan Reichs
    • Narrated by: Cristin Milioti
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 253

    When twin classmates are abducted from Bolton Prep, Tory and the Virals decide there’s no one better equipped than them to investigate....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great series, very good narrator with a few flaws

    • By Eric on 11-02-16

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Bones of the Lost

    • A Temperance Brennan Novel, Book 16
    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Linda Emond
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 641
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 568
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 570

    New York Times best-selling author Kathy Reichs returns with her 16th riveting novel featuring forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • If you're reading them in order skip this one...

    • By Paula on 09-11-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Bones on Ice

    • Temperance Brennan, Book 17.5
    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Katherine Borowitz
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 640
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 575
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 581

    Dr. Temperance Brennan is hired to identify a frozen, mummified human corpse....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not Barbara Rosenblat, But Borowitz Does Well

    • By Mamacat on 06-02-17

    Regular price: $2.79

    • Speaking in Bones

    • A Novel
    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Katherine Borowitz
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 995
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 898
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 886

    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

    • Grave Secrets

    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Katherine Borowitz
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 795
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 431
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 429

    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

    • Bare Bones

    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Michele Pawk
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 691
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 375
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 373

    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

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