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Kathy Reichs

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“I’m not a violent person.”


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Kathy is one of only about 100 certified Forensic Anthropologists in the U.S. and Canada. She uses science to solve real-life crime mysteries and to identify remains. But she doesn’t carry a gun.


How can you be involved in solving serial murders and not share that kind of magic with the world? You can’t! Kathy is the author of the best-selling Temperance Brennan mystery novels and is a producer/writer for the series, “Bones,” which is based on her novels.

Digging Up ‘Bones’

Kathy Reichs goes from solving mysteries as a forensic anthropologist to creating mysteries in her Temperance Brennan novels and the TV series "Bones".

She Couldn’t Even Dissect a Frog

Kathy Reichs couldn't dissect a frog in high school, but her favorite "Bones" episode is "gross and disgusting".

Only for David Duchovny

Kathy Reichs gets bamboozled into appearing on an episode of "Bones"... because David Duchovny.

Original funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" was provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.