Kathy Reichs: Crime writer, forensic anthropologist and TV producer

Bone up on the craft of crime writing with US author Kathy Reichs who spoke to Sisters in Crime convenor, Karina Kilmore, for this week’s Murder Mondays, talking about the craft of crime writing.

(Click on the image below to go to the YouTube recording.) 







Sisters in Crime Australia was so disappointed when the pandemic meant Kathy had to cancel her Melbourne event with us scheduled for a couple of months ago. Her previous three events with us attracted big crowds – she has a lot of fans in Australia. One of the advantages of Zooming, of course, is that her fans from all over Australia – and from all over the world! – can hear what she has to say.

Kathy is one of only 100 forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. Her sleuth, Temperance Brennan, who features in 20 of her best-selling crime novels, also shares her profession and like her, splits her time between Charlotte, NC and Montreal, Québec.

Kathy’s books have inspired the TV show, Bones, and she also got to be a producer and appear in one episode. In between all this, with her son she has co-written 10 Young Adult books featuring Tempe’s great niece Tory Brennan, plus authored various other books and collections. She has continued to consult as a forensic anthropologist, including work at the World Trade Centre 9/11 site and a mass grave in Guatemala. A lot has happened since 1997 when Déjà Dead, her debut novel, came out…

She is a spokesperson for the Know My Bones Campaign for the National Osteoporosis Foundation in the USA.

Find out how Kathy copes with being worked to the bone. A Conspiracy of Bones is her latest book.

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