Any fan of Bones, the TV whodunit featuring the smart and beautiful forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, will be thrilled to learn that Brennan's creator is in town. The New York Times best-selling novelist Kathy Reichs will be at Murder by the Book, where she will discuss and sign copies of her newest thriller, Virals. This is something of a different take for Reichs - it's a young adult novel featuring Brennan's teenage niece. Tory Brennan is a leader just like her famous aunt, but instead of a lab, Tory heads up a pack of sci-philes - a group of kids who, once exposed to an experimental strain of canine parvovirus, grow some strangely animal-like reflexes. Lucky for us, they use their newfound skills to conquer bad guys. 6 p.m. 2342 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-524-8597 or visit www.murderbooks.com. Free.
Sat., Nov. 13, 6 p.m., 2010