Some of Kathy Reichsﾒ bestselling novels include ﾓBones Never Lie,ﾔ ﾓDeja Deadﾔ and ﾓDevil Bones.ﾔ Reichs is a crime novelist and forensic anthropologist whose most popular books focus on Temperance Brennan, a crime-solving forensic anthropologist.
ﾓBones Never Lieﾔ dredges up a troubling case from Brennanﾒs past, as she is called into the Charlotte Police Departmentﾒs Cold Case Unit for consultation on a serial killer who eluded her years ago and may be killing again. To catch the killer, Brennan must face her jaded ex-partner, the bureaucracy of the local PD and her own past failures.
First published in 1997, ﾓDeja Deadﾔ is Reichsﾒ first Temperance Brennan novel, which won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel. When Brennan investigates a female corpse that is found methodically dismembered and hidden in trash bags, she notices a disturbing pattern in the murderﾒs methodology. Hot on the trail of a vicious serial killer, Brennan quickly realizes that the investigation is putting her own family at risk.
ﾓDevil Bonesﾔ begins with a renovating plumberﾒs grisly discovery: a secret room beneath a house containing evidence of religious ceremonies and the skull of a teenage girl. When the skull of another teen is found at a nearby lake, citizen vigilantes become anxious, mounting a witch hunt for the suspected Satan worshippers. Brennan must navigate complex local politics and the forensic difficulties of the crime scenes to solve the mystery.