Kathleen Joan Toelle “Kathy” Reichs was born in 1950 in Chicago Illinois, USA. She is an American crime writer, forensic anthropologist and academic. She is a professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She divides her work time between the Laboratoire des Sciences Judiciaires et de Medecine Legale for the province of Quebec and her professorship at UNC Charlotte. She is one of eighty-two forensic anthropologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology and is on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Her schedule also involves a number of speaking engagements around the world. Reichs has been a producer for the TV series ‘Bones’
She was a member of the Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team assigned to assist at the World Trade Centure disaster. She started writing crime novels in 1997.

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  • Jack Reacher walked out of the Baltimore bust depot into a world of frozen streets and dirty snow… In this short story from the thrilling anthology MatchUp, bestselling authors Kathy Reichs and Lee Child -- along with their popular series charac...


  • #1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs ratchets up the suspense as forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan fights to crack her most chilling case yet. Temperance Brennan is stressed. Following her boyfriend’s marriage proposal, sh...


  • #1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs steps beyond her classic Temperance Brennan series in a new standalone thriller -- featuring a smart, tough, talented heroine whose thirst for justice stems from her own dark past. Meet Sunday Nigh...


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    No one speaks the language of suspense more brilliantly than Kathy Reichs, author of the acclaimed Temperance Brennan series. In "Speaking in Bones," the forensic anthropologist finds herself drawn into a world of dark secrets and dangerous beliefs, ...


  • Featuring a preview of the highly anticipated new thriller Speaking in Bones, this eBook original novella showcases #1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs at the peak of her powers. In Bones on Ice, forensic anthropologist Temperance Brenn...


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    The evidence is irrefutable: In sixteen New York Times bestsellers over the course of as many years, Kathy Reichs has proven herself “a genius at building suspense” (New York Daily News). In forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, Reichs has ...


  • Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan returns in a chilling eBook original novella from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs. In the prequel to Reichs’s upcoming thriller Bones Never Lie, Tempe takes a much-needed vacation—but m...


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    #1 New York Times bestselling author and producer of the Fox hit series Bones, Kathy Reichs returns with an unforgettable new novel featuring forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan, whose examination of a mysterious hit-and-run victim triggers an inve...






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    A new story featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan from #1 "New York Times" bestselling author and FOX TV s "Bones" producer, Kathy Reichs. When a fly-covered canvas bag floats to the surface of North Carolina s Mountain Island Lake,...


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    Kathy Reichs, #1 "New York Times "bestselling author and producer of the FOX televison hit "Bones, "is at her brilliant best in a riveting novel featuring forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan--a story of infanticide, murder, and corruption, set in t...


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    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 America's favorite forensic anthropologist, Dr. Temperance Brennan. ...


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    #1 New York Times bestselling author and producer of the FOX television hit Bones KATHY REICHS ensnares Dr. Temperance Brennan in a chilling puzzle of death and identity -- in this superb addition to her "fascinating" (Entertainment Weekly) forensic ...


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    There are 206 bones in the human body. And one shattering secret hidden among them.... Cold and alone, bound hands to feet, Tempe Brennan regains consciousness locked in a dark cell--or is she buried alive in a tomb?--and begins to reconstruct the...


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    The bodies tell a story of young lives cut short. The bones tell a story of pure evil. In Charlotte, North Carolina, a house under renovation becomes the site of a heated forensic investigation and unrelenting media attention when a plumber s...


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    As a child, she was told to forget about the missing girl. But some memories don't die.... The discovery of a skeleton in Acadia, Canada, reawakens a traumatic episode for forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan: Could the young girl's remains be...


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    To some, the dead are a commodity. For Tempe Brennan, they hold the key to cracking a horrific crime ring. Among the ancient remains in a Native American burial ground, Tempe discovers a fresh skeleton -- and what began as an ordinary teaching sti...


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    When an Orthodox Jewish man 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. Unexpectedly, a stranger slips her a photograph of a skeleton and assures her it ...


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    WHEN DEALING WITH THE RICH... On the banks of the scenic Truxton River, nestled in rolling woodlands just minutes away from our nation's capital, lies Gryphon Gate, a premier gated community. But tempers flare and tension grows when someone decides ...


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    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. She should be going over her notes, but instea...


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    She works with the dead but she works for the living. "Down time" is not a phrase in Tempe Brennan's vocabulary. A string of disturbing cases has put her vacation plans on hold; instead, she heads to the lab to analyze charred remains from a sus...


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    Kathy Reichs takes her acclaimed heroine, forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan, on a harrowing excavation where she unearths a chilling history - and puts her own future on the line in a desperate investigation. They are "the disappeared...


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    A commercial jetliner disaster has brought Tempe Brennan to the North Carolina mountains as a member of the investigative agency DMORT. As bomb theories abound, Tempe soon discovers a jarring piece of evidence that raises dangerous questions - and ge...


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    Nine-year-old Emily Anne Toussaint is fatally shot on a Montreal street. A North Carolina teenager disappears from her home, and parts of her skeleton are found hundreds of miles away. The shocking deaths propel forensic anthropolgist Tempe Brennan...


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    In the bitter cold of a Montreal winter, Tempe Brennan is digging for a corpse buried more than a century ago. Although Tempe thrives on such enigmas from the past, it's a chain of contemporary deaths and disappearances that has seized her attention-...


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    In the year since Tempe left behind a shaky marriage in North Carolina, work had often preempted her weekend plans to explore Quebec. But when an unidentified female corpse is discovered meticulously dismembered and stashed in garbage bags, Tempe det...