Authors: Kathy Reichs
“Fans of TV’s
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
should be in heaven” (
) stepping into the world of forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan, star of Kathy Reichs’ electrifyingly authentic bestsellers.
Using her expertise to detect a murderous pattern is all in a day’s work.
In the bitter cold of a Montreal winter, Tempe Brennan is digging for a corpse buried more than a century ago. But it’s a chain of contemporary deaths and disappearances that has seized her attention—and she alone is ideally placed to make a chilling connection among the seemingly unrelated events. At the crime scene, at the morgue, and in the lab, Tempe probes a mystery that sweeps from a deadly Quebec fire to startling discoveries in the Carolinas, and culminates in Montreal with a terrifying showdown—a nerve-shattering test of her affinities for both science and survival.
“ATMOSPHERIC, SUSPENSEFULLY PACED. . . . A DELECTABLE TALE OF CORPUS DELICTI . . . BONE-CHILLING PRIME CRIME.”
“BRENNAN IS A WINNER, AND SO IS REICHS.”
Includes an excerpt from
Bones to Ashes—
coming soon in hardcover from Scribner!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
like her fictional creation Temperance Brennan, is a board-certified forensic anthropologist for the Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the province of Quebec, a position she also held at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of North Carolina. She is Vice President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and serves on the National Police Services Advisory Council in Canada. A professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Dr. Reichs received her Ph.D. at Northwestern University. She now divides her time between Charlotte and Montreal. Her debut novel,
brought her fame when it became a
New York Times
bestseller, a #1 international bestseller, and winner of the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First Novel.
Bones to Ashes,
her tenth Temperance Brennan novel, is forthcoming in hardcover from Scribner.
Her website is
“The showdown is scary enough to keep the lights on and the dog inside. Reichs is that good.”
—Bill Bell, New York
can lie side-by-side with the works of Patricia Cornwell. . . . Both do a fine job of telling a good, sometimes scary tale.”
The Washington Times
“Accomplished and chilling. . . . Reichs not only serves up a delicious plot, she also brings a new recipe to hardboiled cop talk.”
“It’s mesmerizing to watch as Temperance slices, measures, and weighs. . . . We can rely on her clinical detachment and female concern.”
San Francisco Chronicle
“A strong, authentic, and welcome new voice. . . . Tempe Brennan is both a smart crime solver and a vulnerable human being. . . . What she says and what she does ring very true.”
—John Douglas (former chief of the FBI Profiling Unit) and Mark Olshaker,
New York Times
bestselling authors of
The Anatomy of Motive
“Reichs knows how to put all [her] exotic experience into a novel.”
The Globe and Mail
“A prodigious new talent in the crime game. . . . Reichs entertains readers even as she educates them in some of the finer points of forensics.”
“As good as Cornwell at her best.”
Detroit Free Press
“Reichs tells a good, grisly story.”
“Welcome Kathy Reichs and her forensic investigator Tempe Brennan, a great combination! . . . I loved
—Janet Evanovich, bestselling author of
“Gruesomely authentic, dark and troubling, this one will have you on the edge of your seat until its gripping conclusion.”
“Reichs is the real thing.”
—Tom and Enid Shantz,
The Denver Post
“If you like Cornwell, you will welcome Reichs.”
The News & Record
“Great, suspenseful fun. . . . A fascinating inside look at the workings of a coroner’s office.”
“With fast action, a great lead character, impeccable writing, [and] a perfect setting . . .
is a keeper.”
“A page-turner—the kind of novel that keeps the reader up well into the night. . . . Science becomes the comfort factor as the novel becomes increasingly suspenseful.”
Quill and Quire
“A superb new writer. . . . Reichs . . . drives the pace at a heady clip . . . [and] dazzles the reader with sensory imagery that is apt, fresh, and funny. . . . First-class.”
“The dialogue crackles with Tempe’s black humor.”
“Gripping. . . . Readers ravenous for ghoulish details and hints of unfathomable evil . . . will gobble this first course greedily.”
“Genuinely exciting . . . a nerve-rattling tale. . . . D
is a knockout novel. . . . I can’t imagine anyone picking up the novel and not finishing it in a rush.”
—William W. Starr,
“Kathy Reichs takes the reader from the morgue to the streets of Quebec like a seasoned novelist. Patricia Cornwell’s heroine, Kay Scarpetta, has an able colleague in Reichs’ Temperance Brennan.”
—Linda L. Heinzman,
The Florida Times-Union
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