Temperance Brennan39 books in series
Dr. Temperance Brennan is a medical examiner who studies the degraded human remains of violent deaths - and remains mystified by human relationships. The inspiration for the hit TV show Bones.
A brilliant forensic anthropologist, Dr. Temperance “Tempe” Brennan studies decomposed human remains - skulls, skeletons, teeth, isolated bones, and sometimes even entire corpses - in her lab and wherever arson, bludgeoning, dismemberment, entombment, and other forms of murder happen. As Dr. Brennan works cases in Quebec and North Carolina, she encounters crimes from drug smuggling to wildlife theft to killing for money, vengeance, and/or love. Not one to suffer fools lightly, Tempe bypasses bureaucrats to get the job done and occasionally indulges in repartee and romance - when she’s not butting heads with Detective Andrew Ryan.
As the voice of Dr. Temperance Brennan, veteran actress Linda Emond gracefully transitions from science jargon to suspense and intrigue. Named an AudioFile Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense, Emond portrays Dr. Brennan as a confident woman with authority and a sense of humor, and is equally adept in her portrayal of the interesting collection of characters that make up her world. Classically trained actress and Earphones Award winner Katherine Borowitz also expertly voices Tempe in her own style.
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. She catapulted to fame when Déjà Dead, introducing Temperance Brennan, became a New York Times best seller and won the Ellis Award for Best First Novel. One of only 100 forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, Dr. Reichs is also a producer of the long-running Fox TV series Bones, which is based on her work and her novels. With her son, Brendan Reichs, so co-authors the Virals young adult series, following the adventures of Temperance Brennan’s great niece, Tory Brennan.