Day: October 1, 2014

Kathy Reichs in Conversation

The Great Hall hosted Kathy Reichs’s visit to Queen’s Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities. She was launching her anticipated new novel, Bones never lie. One of the most prominent American writers in Crime Fiction, she is, too, a forensic anthropologist and academic. She is a professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and she works for the Laboratoire des Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale of the Province of Québec. She is also a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
Her first novel, Déjà Dead, features the character of forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan. She has an Irish Name (which she shares with a very fine Northern Irish Crime Writer). As she remarks when we first meet her, in the first pages of Déjà Dead, her first name, Temperance, rhymes with France. She is American, speaks perfect French, and even, she notes, le Français Québecois. She works for the Laboratoire de Médecine Légale Continue reading