Get Lit: Kathy Reichs

Not many women live lives that become a series of bestselling books and a television series. Dr. Kathy Reichs does. She started off as a university professor and forensic scientist. That led to her training agents at Quantico and becoming a leading expert witness. Somewhere along the way, she added suspense novelist and television producer to the list.

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Dr. Kathy Reichs

Both Reichs’s books and television series,

Bones

, feature Temperance Brennan, a (surprise, surprise) sexy, smart forensic scientist who also moonlights as a novelist. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that Temperance is Reichs, v2, no matter how much Reichs insists that she leads a much more mundane existence than her crime-fighting counterpart. Reichs will be reading from

Bones to Ashes

, the tenth and latest installment of her Temperance Brennan series, tomorrow at Murder by the Book.

Bones to Ashes finds Brennan, who is on the outs with her detective boyfriend, escaping her tension-filled home life by investigating the death of a teenage girl. When she begins to suspect that the girl is actually a childhood friend that went missing 30 years before, the case gets personal. 6:30 p.m. 2342 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-524-8597 or visit www.murderbooks.com. Free. — Olivia Flores Alvarez


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