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									Kathy ReichsKathy Reichs
Kathy Reichs burst onto the fiction scene in the late 1990s with her first novel, Déjà Dead, a thriller rooted in an expert knowledge of science and medicine and powered by a strong female protagonist, Temperance Brennan. Since then, Reichs has been a regular feature on bestseller lists and is often mentioned in the same breath as the chief of the autopsy whodunit, Patricia Cornwell.

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Kathy Reichs
Also Known As:
Kathleen J. Reichs (full name)
Current Home:
Charlotte, North Carolina and Montreal, Québec
Place of Birth:
Chicago, Illinois
Undergraduate degree, American University; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University
Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel of 1997

Reichs's Latest

The Brennan Books

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								Bones to Ashes, Author: 
								Kathy Reichs .

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Bones to Ashes
by Kathy Reichs
In bestseller Reichs's entertaining 10th Temperance Brennan forensic thriller, Brennan, her relationship with Det. Andrew Ryan on the rocks, welcomes the distraction of an unidentified New Brunswick skeleton from Québec's cold case unit. But when the bones are determined to be that of an adolescent girl, Brennan is convinced they belong to her childhood friend, Évangéline Landry, who disappeared at age 15. Now Brennan must come to terms with Évangéline's possible death, while trying to ignore her feelings for Ryan as they investigate a series of teenage abduction murders that could be tied to the mysterious bones.
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								Death Du Jour, Author: 
								Kathy Reichs, Kathleen J.  Reichs.
*  Deja Dead (1997)
*  Death Du Jour (1999)
*  Deadly Decisions (2000)
*  Fatal Voyage: A Temperence Brennan Novel (2001)
*  Grave Secrets (2002)
*  Bare Bones (2003)
*  Monday Mourning (2004)
*  Cross Bones (2005)
*  Break No Bones: A Temperance Brennan Novel (2006)
*  Bones to Ashes (2007)

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Reichs's Reading Recommendtions

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								Wuthering Heights (Barnes & Noble Classics Series), Author: 
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Wuthering Heights (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
by Emily Bronte, Daphne Merkin (Introduction)
We asked Reichs to tell us about some of her all-time favorite reads. Wuthering Heights made her list; she calls it "a classic I re-read every few years." Read on to learn more about Reichs's reading recommendations, including:

*  Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy   by Douglas Adams
*  The World According to Garp   by John Irving
*  Mary, Queen of Scots   by Antonia Fraser
*  Even Cowgirls Get the Blues   by Tom Robbins

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The Case That Inspired Her First Book

In an interview with, Reichs detailed the case she helped solve just before starting Déjà Dead:

"That was the case of Serge Archambault. He had killed two women. Following the second one, he used her bankcard. The police were eventually able to track down the transaction and arrested him. He had admitted to having killed a third victim two years earlier and cut her body up and buried it in five locations. So that's the case I came into. I helped with the identity in that case and also the way he had done the dismemberment. It was quite unique and showed a lot of skill going directly into the joints. I was able to say you're looking for someone who knows something about anatomy - an orthopedic surgeon or butcher. And it turned out he was a butcher."

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