Kathy Reichs

Kathy Reichs

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August 6th, 2024: Fire and Bones

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Kathy Reichs Stats: The highest rated book by Kathy Reichs on Book Notification is Cold, Cold Bones, the 24th novel in the Temperance Brennan series. The second-highest rated book is The Bone Hacker (Temperance Brennan #25).

The most read book by Kathy Reichs on Book Notification is Déjà Dead, the first novel in the Temperance Brennan series. The second most read book is Fatal Voyage (Temperance Brennan #4).

Below is a complete list of Kathy Reichs books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series. The most popular series by Kathy Reichs is the Temperance Brennan Series.

List of Temperance Brennan Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
7.9
Déjà Dead
1997
2
7.6
Death du Jour
1999
3
7.9
Deadly Decisions
2000
4
7.8
Fatal Voyage
2001
5
7
Grave Secrets
2002
6
7.9
Bare Bones
2003
7
7.4
Monday Mourning
2004
8
7.1
Cross Bones
2005
9
6.9
Break No Bones
2006
10
6.3
Bones to Ashes
2007
11
7
Devil Bones
2008
12
6.9
206 Bones
2009
13
6.7
Spider Bones / Mortal Remains
2010
14
7.7
Flash and Bones
2011
15
7.6
Bones Are Forever
2012
16
8
Bones in Her Pocket
2013
17
6.8
Bones of the Lost
2013
18
8.4
Swamp Bones
2014
19
8
Bones Never Lie
2014
20
9
Bones on Ice
2015
21
8.2
Speaking in Bones
2015
22
7.6
A Conspiracy of Bones
2018
23
7
The Bone Code
2021
24
8.8
Cold, Cold Bones
2022
25
8.7
The Bone Hacker
2023
26
Fire and Bones
2024

List of Temperance Brennan Collections in Publication Order

List of Tory Brennan (Virals) Books in Publication Order (with Brendan Reichs)

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of The MatchUp Collection Books in Publication Order

The MatchUp Collection is a series of short stories where famous authors team up their well-known characters, such as Temperance Brennan and Jack Reacher in the same story.

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Honor & ... (By: C.J. Box, Sandra Brown)
2017
2
8
Deserves to Be Dead (By: John Sandford, Lisa Jackson)
2017
3
92017
4
Midnight Flame (By: Christopher Rice, Lara Adrian)
2018
5
Short Story (By: Karin Slaughter, Michael Koryta)
2019
6
Past Prologue (By: Diana Gabaldon, Steve Berry)
2019
7
9
Faking a Murderer (With: Lee Child)
2019
8
2019
9
Taking the Veil (By: J.A. Jance, Eric Van Lustbader)
2019
10
10
Rambo on Their Minds (By: Gayle Lynds, David Morrell)
2019
11
Footloose (By: Val McDermid, Peter James)
2019
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List of Bones Books in Publication Order (with Max Allan Collins)

List of Kathy Reichs Anthologies in Publication Order

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 26 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 is an upcoming novel for the Temperance Brennan series entitled Fire and Bones which is being released on August 6th, 2024.

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 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.

Related Authors

The most common authors followed by users who also follow Kathy Reichs are:

  1. Michael Connelly, author of the Harry Bosch Series.
  2. David Baldacci, author of the Amos Decker Series.
  3. Lee Child, author of the Jack Reacher Series.
  4. James Patterson, author of the Alex Cross Series.
  5. Patricia Cornwell, author of the Kay Scarpetta Series.

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?

Déjà Dead: 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 has a new book coming out on August 6th, 2024 called Fire and Bones.

How many books has Kathy Reichs written?

Kathy Reichs has written 40 books. 26 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 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.

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    Austin D.
    Austin D.
    2 years ago

    Reichs was a medical examiner herself and writes the Temperance Brenan novels and writes in great medical and descriptive detail. She is able to include these details without ever making the novel slow down in any way. Each of the books have a good mystery and it is interesting to see how Tempe gets out of her perilous situations with plenty of technical information.

    Fatal Voyage is a favorite of the series, because of its vivid imagery of the plane crash site and the aftermath of the destruction. Kathy has such a mastery of words and paints a word picture, illustrating the scene in such compelling fashion in the novel.

    Michael K.
    Michael K.
    2 years ago

    No one told me that ‘Bones’ started as a book series. I love that show. It had a slow start. Well, no, it had a decent start. But I wasn’t sold on the idea of another detective show in which the lead characters used forensic science to solve crimes.

    But ‘Bones’ won me over. It had an incredible cast of charismatic characters with quirky personalities and a surprising amount of depth. The books are different, which I like.

    If the show had accurately adapted the books, I wouldn’t have bothered reading them. But the show made several significant changes, which is good because the books are a new entity that I can enjoy separately.

    Tom
    Tom
    4 months ago

    I haven’t read any of her books in a long time. I picked up her latest, The Bone Hacker, and hope to read a few more.

    stalsma
    stalsma
    3 months ago

    Code – picked this up at a free book because I’ve read other books by her. It was interesting but not a series I will continue with. I prefer books that don’t have “science fiction” type elements in them.

    Ken
    Ken
    23 days ago

    Working my way through the Temprance Brennan novels and really enjoying them. The only one I have not really enjoyed so far is ‘Bare Bones’ Reichs has fallen for the old, old, one about the bones of someone who will shake the foundations of the Church. I hate to think how many books have been published with this as a theme.

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