Kathy Reichs

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Date of Birth July 7, 1948
Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois
Age 72 years old
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Kathleen Joan Toelle Reichs is an American crime writer, forensic anthropologist and academic. She is an adjunct professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte; as of 2016 she is on indefinite leave. She is also affiliated with the Laboratoire des Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the province of Quebec. She is one of 100 anthropologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology and is on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Her schedule also involves a number of speaking engagements around the world. Reichs was a producer for the TV series Bones, which is loosely based on her novels, which in turn, are inspired by her life. She has two daughters, Kerry and Courtney, and one son, Brendan.

Born: July 07, 1948, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Occupation: Forensic Anthropologist, Novelist, Professor
Nationality: American
Genre: Crime
Notable works: Break No Bones (2006)
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About Kathy Reichs

Forensic anthropologist who used her expertise to write the bestselling crime novel, Break No Bones (2006). Her numerous other novels include Death du Jour (1999) and Grave Secrets (2002).

Before Fame

She earned a Ph.D. in Physical Anthropology from Northwestern University. She subsequently held professorships at Northern Illinois University, the University of Pittsburgh, Concordia University, McGill University, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.


She served on the board of directors of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

Family Life

She married Paul Reichs in 1968. Together, the couple had a son, Brendan, and two daughters, Kerry and Courtney.


She became a producer for the popular television crime drama, Bones, which stars Emily Deschanel.

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