I’m newly a fan of Kathy Reichs and her Temperance Brennan books. I tried to watch the TV show Bones, but it didn’t pull me in. I started to read a Kathy Reichs book once, and when I saw it was related to the TV show, I put it down. My daughter urged me to try again a couple of months ago, and this time I couldn’t put it down. Here’s why:
- Temperance Brennan of the books is a mature woman with a grown daughter.
- She has a sister named Harry who is a major player in her life.
- She has a messy love life, but it doesn’t interfere with her ability to solve mysteries.
- The book I’m reading now (my second, but the tenth in the Bones series of which there are sixteen and counting) contains a lot of French, which I love.
- Kathy Reichs herself holds down the jobs that her character Temperance Brennan does in the books: forensic anthropologist for the Offices of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of North Carolina, and for the Laboratorie de Sciences Judiciaires et de M-decine L-gale for the province of Quebec. She is also a professor, and a frequent expert witness.
BTW, my own detective, Shirley Combs is asexual. Not that sexuality has anything to do with a person’s ability, but I’m wondering — do you know of other asexual fictional detectives?