Franklin, IN July 8

Join us at the Branigin Room at Franklin College for this event on Friday evening, July 8th. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the event starts at 6:30 p.m.

The first 100 JCPL cardholders to register and attend will receive a free copy of “Cold, Cold, Bones.” Meet the author and get your books signed, as well! Copies of the author’s books will also be available for purchase from Wild Geese Bookshop.

Dr. Reich’s popular mystery novels featuring the character Temperance Brennan were developed into “Bones,” a long-running TV series for Fox that was loosely based on the author’s life. Dr. Reichs has written more than 20 novels, including the Temperance Brennan series, several novellas, and the Virals series which she co-authored with her son Brenden.

Dr. Kathy Reichs received her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from American University, in Washington, DC (1971). She went on to Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., where she earned a master’s degree in Physical Anthropology (1972) and a Ph.D. in Physical Anthropology (1975)

She is one of only 100 forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology and served on the Board of Directors and as Vice President of both the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, and is currently a member of the National Police Services Advisory Council in Canada.

As a forensic anthropologist, Dr. Kathy Reichs has brought her own lived experiences to her captivating forensic thrillers and also served as a producer for the “Bones” television series. A Chicago native, Dr. Reichs splits her time between Charlotte, N.C., and Montreal, Québec.

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