Kathy Reichs Biography
Kathy Reichs (Kathleen Joan Toelle) was born on July 7th, 1948 and is currently 75 years old. Kathy Reichs was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Reichs attended American University where she received a B.A. Anthropology, Northwestern University where she received an M.A. Anthropology and Northwestern University where she received a Ph.D Anthropology.
Kathy Reichs is the author of the Temperance Brennan series which currently consists of 25 novels. The Temperance Brennan series started in 1997 with the novel Déjà Dead. The most recently released novel in the Temperance Brennan series was The Bone Hacker which was released in 2023. There are no upcoming novels for the Temperance Brennan series.
Kathy Reichs (Kathleen Joan Toelle) has also written the Tory Brennan (Virals) series which has 10 books including Shock and Virals.
Kathy Reichs has a son who is also an author, Brendan Reichs. Kathy Reichs has co-authored 8 novels with Brendan Reichs they are: Shock, Shift, Code, Swipe, Exposure, Terminal, Spike and Trace Evidence.
The protagonist in the Temperance Brennan series is a forensic anthropologist. Kathy draws inspiration from her own work as an anthropologist, and she is a certified anthropologist by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology.
Along with being an award winning book, Déjà Dead was a starred review in the 1987 Kirkus Review, Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly.
Kathy is the spokesperson for the Know My Bones Campaign, part of the National Osteoporosis Foundation.
Kathy Reichs Awards & Accolades
Kathy Reichs won the International Thriller Writers Award, Silver Bullet Award, in 2015.
Reichs' books have also won multiple awards, Déjà Dead won the Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence, Best First Crime Novel, in 1998. Flash and Bones won the Crime Thriller Awards, The Bestseller Dagger, in 2012.
Kathy Reichs books have also been nominated for multiple awards, Déjà Dead was nominated for the Dilys Award, Best Mystery Novel, in 1998. Grave Secrets was nominated for the Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence, Best Crime Novel, in 2003. Break No Bones was nominated for the Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence, Best Crime Novel, in 2007. Virals was nominated for the Agatha Award, Best Children’s/Young Adult, in 2010. Bones Are Forever was nominated for the The Dead Good Reader Award, The Val McDermid Award for Fiendish Forensics, in 2015.
Kathy Reichs Lists & Other Mentions
- Devil Bones was a New York Times: #1 Fiction Best Seller in 2008.
Kathy Reichs: TV/Movies Based on Books
The television show Bones, which was produced by Fox, is based on the Temperance Brennan series of novels. Bones started airing in September 2005, and concluded in March 2017 after 12 seasons and 246 episode.
The series is more based on the characters than the books themselves, and Kathy was also a producer on the show. As a fun sidenote - the character, Dr. Temperance Brennan, is also a fiction author. Her series features the character Kathy Reichs.
Emily Deschanel was the star of the show and played Temperance "Bones" Brennan. Other actors in the main cast include David Boreanaz and Michela Conlin.
Kathy Reichs F.A.Q
When was Kathy Reichs Born? How old is Kathy Reichs?
Kathy Reichs was born on July 7th, 1948. Kathy Reichs is currently 75 years old.
Where was Kathy Reichs Born?
Kathy Reichs was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA and is American.
What awards has Kathy Reichs won?
Kathy Reichs has won the following awards: Silver Bullet Award at the International Thriller Writers Award (2015).
What book awards has Kathy Reichs won?
: Crime Writers of Canada Awards of Excellence Best First Crime Novel (1998). Flash and Bones
: Crime Thriller Awards The Bestseller Dagger (2012).
What was the first book Kathy Reichs wrote?
The first novel written by Kathy Reichs was Déjà Dead, published in 1997.
What was the most recent book Kathy Reichs wrote?
Her most recently released work was The Bone Hacker on August 1st, 2023.
Will there be any more books by Kathy Reichs?
Kathy Reichs does not have any upcoming novels with a set publication date within the next few months at this time.
How many books has Kathy Reichs written?
Kathy Reichs has written 39 books. 25 books in the Temperance Brennan Series, 1 book in the Temperance Brennan Collections, 10 books in the Tory Brennan (Virals) Series, 1 Standalone Novel, 1 book in the The MatchUp Collection Series, 1 book in the Bones Series.
Why does Spider Bones have an alternate name?
In the UK and Australia, the book was actually released as Mortal Remains, as the title. As a side note, the paperback version had the name of Spider Bones.
Does Kathy write novels with her son?
Yes she does. The Virals / Tory Brennan series is written with Brendan Reichs, her son. It takes place in the same universe as the Temperance Brennan series, and the protagonist, Tory Brennan, is her great niece.