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Kathy Reichs’s first novel Déjà Dead, published in 1997, won the Ellis Award for Best First Novel and was an international bestseller. Fire and Bones is Reichs’s twenty-third novel featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. Reichs was also a producer of Fox Television’s longest running scripted drama, Bones, which was based on her work and her novels. One of very few forensic anthropologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, Reichs divides her time between Charlotte, North Carolina, and Charleston, South Carolina. Visit her at or follow her on X @KathyReichs, Instagram @KathyReichs, or Facebook @KathyReichsBooks. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (April 22, 2025)
  • Length: 336 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781668055434

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Raves and Reviews

“There’s a reason Kathy Reichs is the Doyenne of Forensic Fiction—because her M.O. is to keep the reader guessing till the last paragraph. With Fire and Bones she once again comes out blazing.”
JODI PICOULT, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things and coauthor of Mad Honey

“I loved Kathy Reichs’s Fire and Bones in which the iconic Temperance Brennan brings her forensic expertise, dogged detection skills, and wry sense of humor to Washington, DC to investigate a harrowing fire scene. The twists and turns in the case come fast and furious, but Tempe handles each with her trademark aplomb, and every entry in this landmark series is a must-read for me! If you haven’t read Reichs, start now!”
LISA SCOTTOLINE, New York Times bestselling author of Look Again, Save Me, and The Truth About the Devlins

"In Fire and Bones Kathy Reichs is at the top of her game, seamlessly blending science, history, and procedure into a rocket-paced thrill ride. The iconic Temperance Brennan is whip-smart, wise, and wickedly funny as she digs through the ashes of a deadly act of arson into old grudges and buried motives. This is classic Reichs—sure to delight her longtime fans and earn her legions of new ones. I tore through it in a single, breathless sitting."
LISA UNGER, New York Times bestselling author of The New Couple in 5B

“This one is packed with plenty of menace, a pitch-perfect plot, and a brilliant and complicated heroine. Kathy Reichs is sharper, deeper, and better than ever. Another terrific novel from a consummate storyteller—who knows all the right chords to touch.”
STEVE BERRY, New York Times bestselling author of The Templar Legacy and The Atlas Maneuver

“Kathy Reichs, always an amazing storyteller, has once again crafted an incredible novel—a keep-me-up-all-night-story that shows off her expert ability to create characters who come alive on the page. For anyone who loves mystery, this is a must read!”
HEATHER GRAHAM, New York Times bestselling author of Whispers at Dusk and The Reaper Follows

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