BONES AUTHOR KATHY REICHS TALKS ABOUT HOW MONTREAL SHAPED HER APPROACH TO WRITING BESTSELLING CRIME FICTION

Kathy Reichs is a forensic anthropologist, academic and bestselling crime writer with more than 20 novels to her credit.

Kathy Reichs is an American crime writer, forensic anthropologist and academic. (Marie-Raine Mattera)

Kathy Reichs is a forensic anthropologist, academic and bestselling crime writer with more than 20 novels to her credit.

Born in Chicago, Reichs has a unique Canadian connection: she has divided her time between her present home of North Carolina, where she was a professor in the anthropology department at the University of North Carolina, and Montreal, where she is affiliated with the Laboratoire de sciences judiciaires et de medecine legale as a practicing forensic anthropologist.

Reichs’s debut novel Déjà Dead, set in Montreal, won the 1997 Arthur Ellis Award for best first novel and features fictional heroine Temperance “Tempe” Brennan, is also a forensic anthropologist who investigates human remains at crime scenes.  The bestselling book series featuring the character was turned into the long-running television show Bones.

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