Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Reminder: Kathy Reichs in Auckland on Sunday and Monday

Just a quick reminder that one of the biggest names in international crime fiction will be visiting New Zealand (Auckland) on this coming Sunday and Monday. Kathy Reichs (pictured right, photo credit: Marie-Reine Mattera), will be making three public appearances, being:

Sunday, 13 February, 4.00-4.45pm at Dymocks, Newmarket.
Entry is free but please call Dymocks 09-522 3343 by Thursday, 10 February (ie, tomorrow) to register.

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 Radio New Zealand, 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.

I am hoping to head along on Sunday to the Dymocks Newmarket event. Any Auckland-based Crime Watch readers going to join me?

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