Reichs is the author of Déjà Dead, the first of 14 crime fiction novels whose protagonist, Temperance Brennan, mirrors Reich’s work as a forensic anthropologist, including her role identifying victims of the 9/11 attacks.
Describe yourself with three words starting with the same letter.
Quick, questioning, quirky.
When/where do you write?
Mostly in my office. I write whenever I can, any day I am not at the lab, in court or on the road.
Your favourite character?
Hard to pick just one. T.S. Garp in The World According to Garp. Arthur Dent in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Thursday Next in The Jane Eyre Affair. Some commonalities?
What’s more difficult – starting or finishing a book?
Starting. It’s mainly an inertia issue.
Complete this phrase: “I got off the train in Berlin and standing on the platform was…”
…a one-legged bear wearing a Latvian women’s national ice hockey team jersey and an Irish national soccer team cap.
Choose a famous person and recommend to her/him any reading available today.
Bernie Madoff. The children’s book, A Big Fat Enormous Lie by Marjorie Weinman.
‘Berlin’ rhymes with…
Merlin. One pip of a wizard.
Sep 15, 20:00, “Evil Will Always Get You”