Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Breaking News: Kathy Reichs to visit New Zealand this month!

This exciting news for crime fiction fans has just come in from Random House NZ publicist Jennifer Balle:

Exciting news for forensic thriller fans to meet one of the best
World-class forensic anthropologist and internationally best-selling author, Kathy Reichs (pictured right, photo credit: Marie-Reine Mattera), will be in Auckland for a quick stop-over visit the week after next.

Fans will have a chance to meet her at one of three Auckland events:

IN-STORE EVENT: Sunday, 13 February, 4.00-4.45pm at Dymocks, Newmarket. Entry is free but please call Dymocks 09-522 3343 by Thursday,10 February to register.

WHITCOULLS STORE SIGNINGS: Monday, 14 February, 1.00-1.30pm at 210 Queen St & 1.45-2.15pm, Westfield Downtown

For those who can’t make it to the events and signings, be sure to tune in to National Radio, 3pm, Monday, 14 February to catch Kathy’s live, 30-min interview with Jim Mora.

Reichs, who is in Auckland for just a couple of days having disembarked from a Crystal Cruise where she delivered a guest lecture, now has thirteen thrillers under her belt. Her acclaimed series, which features her beloved character Tempe Brennan, inspired the hit TV series, Bones. She has also just published the first book in her thrilling new series called Virals which she’s written for young adults.

From teaching FBI agents how to detect and recover human remains, to separating and identifying commingled body parts in her Montreal lab, as a forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs has brought her own dramatic work experience to her mesmerising forensic thrillers. For years she consulted to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in North Carolina. Dr. Reichs has travelled to Rwanda to testify at the UN Tribunal on Genocide, and helped exhume a mass grave in Guatemala. As part of her work at JPAC (Formerly CILHI) she aided in the identification of war dead from World War II, Korea, and Southeast Asia. Dr. Reichs also assisted with identifying remains found at ground zero of the World Trade Center following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

1 comment:

  1. I am soooo disappointed that I have only just found out she came here!! :(:(:(