Submitted by Adrienne Raczki
Kathy Reichs is a brilliant scientist who splits her time between the Carolinas and Montreal. She is a famed anthropologist and had been instrumental in assisting law enforcement with crime solving. She is also a celebrated author and the inspiration behind TV’s smash hit, Bones.
Reichs’ books draw heavily from her real life cases, and she leads the readers on these wonderfully brisk adventures through the almost-true stories.
Her lead character, Temperance Brennan is a smart-mouthed genius with a typical southern family and an on again off again romance with an indifferent Montreal-based police officer. Temperance uses her brilliant mind and catalogue of experience to bring readers through the steps of autopsy, analysis and law enforcement bureaucracy.
Each novel is a unique story, and flows effortlessly and almost timelessly between each crime.
Reichs creates novels that are easy and enjoyable to read, leaving the reader wanting more and never overwhelmed with technical jargon. She easily puts things in layman terms, encouraging the reader to add up the clues.
A must-read author for those with a penchant for the true crime/whodunit genre of literature.