Kathy Reichs

Bestselling Author, Forensic Anthropologist Producer, Bones

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Through her internationally bestselling books and hit FOX TV series, Bones, Kathy Reichs has introduced the subject of forensic anthropology to millions.

Her 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 Decisions, Fatal Voyage, Grave Secrets, Bare Bones, Monday Mourning, Cross Bones, Break No Bones, Bones to Ashes, Devil Bones, 206 Bones and Spider Bones. Her first book for young adult readers, Virals, was published in 2010 to rave reviews.

Dr. Reichs is also a producer of TV's hit show, 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 traveled 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 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. She is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

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  • A Conversation With Kathy Reichs

    When she's not working for North Carolina's chief medical examiner in Charlotte, and for Quebec's central crime lab in Montreal, Kathy Reich writes bestselling crime novels featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, whose character inspired the hit TV show Bones.

    Originally trained in archaeology, Dr. Reichs has always considered herself a scientist first. Through her books and TV show, there is an increased awareness of the subject of science, especially among girls, and she receives thousands of requests from people interested in going into her field.

    From her travels around the world testifying on the subject of genocide to the process of writing, to her work on everyday cases as a forensic anthropologist, Dr. Reichs offers audiences a unique behind-the-scenes look at the fascinating worlds she inhabits.

  • Bones, Bugs and Bodies: Inside Today's CSI Cases

    There seems to be no end to the public’s fascination with headline making cases. From the Casey Anthony trial in Florida to genocide cases half a world away in Rwanda, ultimately the outcomes rest on the forensic evidence.

    Kathy Reichs offers audiences a true insider’s look at how forensic science is used in these high profile cases. How, literally, bones, bugs, chemistry, odors, all play a part in learning the truth.

    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 eighty-two forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology and 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.

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