Kathy Reichs Kathleen Joan Toelle was born in 1950 in Chicago, Illinois. She received a BA in Anthropology at the American University in 1971. She received her master's degree in Physical Anthropology in 1972 and her doctorate in 1975 from Northwestern University. In addition, it is professionally trained in archeology. She is one of only 60 forensic anthropologists from the American Board of Forensic certified, where she is also a board member.
Kathy says, as a child shehad a great interest in archeology and was an avid mystery fan reading Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys. Kathy Reichs has many faces. Besides being a wife and mother (she married attorney Paul Reich, and they have three children) she is a professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She also has at Northern Illinois University, University of Pittsburgh, Concordia University and McGill University. She divides her timebetween North Carolina and Quebec, where she works at the Laboratoire de Sciences et de Judicaires Medicine Leagale. She is also Director of Forensic Anthropology for the providence of Quebec. She went to Quebec, originally as part of a program, so that professors, the positions for one year swap. Since it can only very few board-certified forensic anthropologists who speak French, there was an agreement for them to commute each month from Charlotte.
Kathy stated that the forensic anthropologistis usually in a case where a body decomposed, burned, mummified, mutilated, or skeletonized for a normal autopsy asked. Sometimes they are called, the damage in the bone itself to seek fresh bodies. She often says, what type of weapon to get the injury. It is not uncommon that the skeletal remains are brought in for identification, and they turn out to be animal or bird. Kathy has published books and written several articles forensics. In 1997, she had her first bookof fiction published.
Her series of books are based on the character of Forensic Anthropology, Dr. Temperance Brennan. This series of books inspired the television series "Bones" by Kathy as executive producer. "Bones is the name Seeley Booth, Dr. Temperance Brennan's FBI partner, she exclaims. "Bones" is very loosely based on the book Kathy Reichs series. Dr. Temperance Brennan, apart from the work of a forensic anthropologist at the Jeffersonian Institute in Washington, DC to work closely withFBI says, even best-selling books with her protagonist is Kathy Reichs. Kathy played a small role in one of the "Bones" episodes, playing a forensic anthropologist who is a member of Zach Addy's dissertation committee. It is the scene where he defended his dissertation before the committee, and we are a serious and Dour group. Zach Addy is Dr. Brennan's assistant. The show is now in the fifth season. She says she would like to see Dr. Temperance Brennan represented in a movie, but waitfor the right offer. Kathy Reichs was a member of the Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team to participate in the cleanup at the World Trade Center in which she said was the hardest thing she had to do ever. Kathy has worked on projects with the National Disaster Medical System team. It is also an expert witness in a criminal case. Kathy has identified victims of the genocide in Guatemala, and appeared at the United Nations in the Rwandan genocide tribunal to testify. AlsoTrains agents in Quantico, the FBI Academy.
Book written by Kathy Reichs:
Deja Dead (1997)
Death Du Jour (1999)
Deadly Decisions (2000)
Fatal Voyage (2001)
Grave Secrets (2002)
Bare Bones (2003)
Monday Mourning (2004)
Break No Bones (2006)
Bones to Ashes (2007)
Devil Bones (2008)
206 Bones (2009)
Deja Dead / Death Du Jour in (2004)
I'd Kill for That (2004)(with Rita Mae Brown, Jennifer Cruise, Linda Farstein, Heather Graham, Kay Hooper, Katherine Neville, Anne Perry, Julie Smith and Tina Wainscott)