by Kathy Reichs
Temperance “Bones” Brennan is a forensic anthropologist who works in the Medico-Legal lab at the Jeffersonian Institution in Washington D.C. Although it is implied that most of her work at the lab was related to either long-dead bodies or victims of genocide, her occasional contract work for the FBI shifted the focus of her work. She was paired with FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth, and helped to solve two difficult cases. Since then, they have worked together almost exclusively on modern-day murder cases.
Description: Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan has finally planned a weekend off to explore Montreal. But when an unidentified female corpse is discovered meticulously dismembered and stashed in garbage bags, her weekend plans–and her life–are turned upside down.
Description: Temperance Brennan exhumes the remains of Sister Elisabeth Nicolet, who was buried in 1888, a nun the church may make a saint. When the bones are finally located, Brennan suspects that the nun did not die naturally.
Description: Biker wars, buried secrets, and an ever-rising body count — forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan is back in Deadly Décisions, a bloody new thriller that’s sure to keep your heart pumping.
Description: When forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan joins the Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team mobilized to investigate an airplane crash in North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains, she literally stumbles on a body part that doesn’t match up with the remains of any of the plane’s passengers.
Description: It was a summer morning in 1982 when soldiers ravaged the village of Chupan Ya, raping and killing women and children. Twenty-three victims are said to lie in the well when Dr. Temperance Brennan and the team from the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation now dig.
Description: It’s a summer of sizzling heat in Charlotte where Dr. Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist for the North Carolina medical examiner, looks forward to her first vacation in years. A romantic vacation. She’s almost out the door when the bones start appearing.
Description: Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist for both North Carolina and Quebec, has come from Charlotte to Montreal during the bleak days of December to testify as an expert witness at a murder trial. She should be going over her notes, but instead she’s digging in the basement of a pizza parlor.
Description: When an Orthodox Jewish man is found shot to death in Montreal, Temperance Brennan is called in to examine the body and to figure out the puzzling damage to the corpse.
Description: Following the tremendous success of Cross Bones, Kathy Reichs explores another high-profile topic in Break No Bones — a case that lands forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan in the middle of a gruesome international scheme.
Description: Temperance Brennan, like her creator Kathy Reichs, is a brilliant, sexy forensic anthropologist called on to solve the toughest cases. But for Tempe, the discovery of a young girl’s skeleton in Acadia, Canada, is more than just another assignment.
Description: In a house under renovation, a plumber uncovers a cellar no one knew about, and makes a rather grisly discovery – a decapitated chicken, animal bones, and cauldrons containing beads, feathers, and other relics of religious ceremonies.
Description: Temperance Brennan swims to consciousness, queasily aware that her feet are painfully tied to her hands. She finds that she is in an enclosed space, and keeps her fear at bay by remembering what she has been doing recently — travelling with the body of an heiress to a Chicago morgue.
Description: Brennan finds herself immersed in a bizarre case of mistaken identity.
Description: Just as 200,000 fans are pouring into town for Race Week, a body is found in a barrel of asphalt next to the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Description: A story of infanticide, murder, and corruption, set in the high-stakes, high-danger world of diamond mining.
Description: Brennan’s examination of a mysterious hit-and-run victim triggers an investigation into human trafficking.
Description: Brennan will have to draw her bitter ex-partner out of exile, keep the local police and feds from one another’s throats, and face more than just her own demons as she stalks the deadliest of predators into the darkest depths of madness.
Speaking in Bones (2015)