Kathy’s Blog


ABOUT TWO NIGHTS #1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs steps beyond her classic Temperance Brennan series in a new standalone thriller—featuring a smart, tough, talented heroine whose thirst for justice stems from her own dark past. Meet Sunday Night, a woman with physical and psychological scars, and a killer instinct. . . . Sunnie has spent years running from her past, burying secrets and building a life in which she needs no one and feels nothing. But a… Read more

Kathy Reichs: Digging up ‘Bones’

NOVA’s Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers Kathy Reichs goes from solving mysteries as a forensic anthropologist to creating mysteries in her Temperance Brennan novels and the TV series “Bones.”  … Read more

Clear your calendar for THE BONE COLLECTION

Mark your calendars, November 1st is coming up fast.  You won’t want to miss this.  Pre-order your copy today! http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/546465/the-bone-collection-by-kathy-reichs/9780399593222/ OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA… Read more


Good News for Temperance Brennan Fans!  The Bone Collection is coming to you this November.   ABOUT THE BONE COLLECTION A collection of pulse-pounding tales featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan—including the untold story of her first case! The #1 New York Times bestselling author behind the hit Fox seriesBones, Kathy Reichs is renowned for chilling suspense and fascinating forensic detail. Now she brings that same artistry to her first volume of collected short fiction. In First Bones, a prequel to… Read more

10,000 Hours. My interview with American University

Read the interview here: http://www.american.edu/americanmagazine/10K-Hours.cfm   As a forensic anthropologist,Kathy Reichs, CAS/BA ’70,studies human skeletons—bones—in hopes of identifying victims and pinpointing their cause of death. After decades at the forefront of a relatively small field, Reichs—inspired by a wealth of intriguing, tragic, and sometimes downright creepy stories—crafted her first novel in 1997. Eighteen books and one long-running television show later, Reichs’s Temperance Brennan protagonist is among the most beloved characters in the world of murder mysteries. 1957 Wrote—by hand—two books,… Read more

In LA this week shooting The Stiff in the Cliff for Bones!

Kerry and I are back in LA this week shooting “The Stiff in the Cliff” for Season 11 of Bones!  This cast and crew are the best in the world. Check out some of the behind the scene photos.  … Read more

Concordia University March 14

Montreal! Come and see me March 14th at Concordia University. Kathy Reichs (forensic anthropologist, author) in conversation with Concordia’s Cameron Skinner and Brigitte Desharnais (Chemisty/Biochemistry), on the complex stories emerging from science and how they help us connect the dots. Come hear the real deal on CSI-style science and crime solving.… Read more

Bones Renewed for Season 12!

Bones has been renewed for the 12th and final season.  This is bittersweet of course.   I am thrilled we have been renewed for a 12th season, but it will be difficult to say goodbye to the amazing cast, crew and writers that help make Bones what it has become over the last 10 years.  A big thank you to all of the Bones fans!  You guys are what made our show such a tremendous success.  Never have I seen such… Read more

TERMINAL Available in Paperback March 1

In the riveting conclusion to the Virals series, Tory and the others are nearing an impossible choice—and the ultimate showdown. Terminal finds Tory Brennan—grandniece of the famous forensic anthropologist (star of the hit show Bones)—and the rest of the Morris Island gang tracking a pack of rogue Virals who call themselves the Trinity. The new pack was infected by a strain of supervirus created by Tory’s nemesis and sometimes-crush, Chance Clayborne, who accidentally infected himself, too. These red-eyed Virals have… Read more


8 REASONS BONES FANS WILL LOVE VIRALS from Penguin Teen http://penguinteen.tumblr.com/post/138559749461/8-reasons-bones-fans-will-love-virals Ever find yourself looking for more of the crime solving, scientific geniuses, and heart-racing of Bones? Look no further than the Virals series, starring the niece of famed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan! Read on for the 8 reasons you’re guaranteed to love it: 1. TORY IS THE YOUNG TEMPE YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO HANG OUT WITH gif source Ever wonder how a teenage Temperance Brennan would’ve navigated the halls… Read more

Happy Book Birthday to Trace Evidence!

Today is the day!  Trace Evidence is now available. A collection of four short stories based on the Virals series from New York Times bestselling authors, Kathy Reichs and Brendan Reichs! Fans of the Virals series will be thrilled with this companion volume that includes three short stories originally published as eSpecials as well as an all-new, never-before-seen Virals adventure! Shift, Swipe, Shock and the new story Spike give further glimpses of the Virals’ world as they work with Tory’s… Read more

Check out my interview with The Guardian

I really love your Virals novels and am particularly interested in the supernatural element of the stories, was it hard to think of ways to keep the supernatural element of the story going? The hardest part of the supernatural element was keeping that angle in line with actual scientific principles. In the Virals series — which I co-write with my son, Brendan Reichs — we use science in our fiction more so than write “science fiction.” That’s how we like… Read more

Spike Story Sample!

Interested in a sneak peek of SPIKE? Check it out here: http://brendanreichs.com/2016/01/spike-story-sample-in-trace-evidence-releasing-2216/  … Read more

Trace Evidence Book Launch at Park Road Books

Brendan and I are signing at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC on February 2nd at 7pm.  Come out and see us!    … Read more


Trace Evidence is coming to you very soon!  Have you pre-ordered your copy yet?  This will answer a lot of the unanswered questions from Terminal. UK RELEASE 1/28US RELEASE 2/2CANADA RELEASE 2/2AUSTRALIA RELEASE 3/28As soon as I know other pub dates, I will post. A collection of four short stories based on the Virals series. Includes, Swipe, Shift, Shock, and the never before seen Spike.… Read more