Born in Chicago, Illinois
Forensic anthropologist, novelist and consultant to various police agencies specializing in identifying human remains
Author of the 'Bones' series of crime novels featuring the character Temperance 'Bones' Brennan, a forensic anthropologist (based in part on herself) who aids the FBI in solving crimes
'Bones' novels include 'Deja Dead,' 'Death du Jour,' 'Fatal Voyage,' 'Bare Bones,' 'Devil Bones,' and '206 Bones'
Academic books include 'Forensic Osteology: Advances in Identification of Human Remains' and 'Hominid Origins: Inquires Past and Present'
Has helped identify the dead from WWII, the Korean and Vietnam wars, the Rwandan Civil Wars, and 9/11
BA in Anthropology from American University and MS and PhD from Northwestern University
Full name: Kathleen Joan Toelle Reichs
Has taught at Northern Illinois University, Davidson College in Davidson, North Carolina, UNC - Charlotte, at Quebec's Concordia and McGill Universities, UNC's Medical School, the University of Pittsburgh, and the FBI's and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Academies
One of fewer than 100 certified physical anthropologists in the world
Presently (2010) working in a crime lab in Quebec and in North Carolina
Why she might be annoying
Her books, and especially the TV show based on them, show forensic experts doing things that they would never do in real life like questioning subjects and surveying crime scenes.
She published an academic paper on arthritis in Rhesus monkeys.
Her books are often overly complex with multiple plots/storylines and she likes to end chapters with cliffhangers.
Bone's love life or lack thereof is usually a feature of her novels and is an annoying distraction.
She goes off subject and inserts irrelevant scenes in her books willy nilly.
Why she might not be annoying
The plots, action, and settings of her books are often quite original, as are the characters.
She makes sure the science in her books and TV show are dead on. Pun intended.
She testified in the war crimes trials of the Rwandan Civil War criminals, ensuring that they would be punished.
Her life has been threatened at least once over her courtroom testimony.
Her debut novel, Deja Dead, won the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First Novel.
She has succeeded in a field dominated by men.
The 'Bones' character has been an inspiration for young women considering a career in science.
The TV show 'Bones' has been a hit in both first run and in syndication.
She's been married to the same man for over thirty years with whom she has three grown children.
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Year In Review:
For 2017, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
In 2016, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 22 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 24 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 13 Votes: 46.15% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 18 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 20 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 14 Votes: 28.57% Annoying
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