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A collection of short stories featuring Dr Temperance Brennan, from the Sunday Times and New York Times No. 1 bestselling author, Kathy Reichs.

A collection of chilling tales featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan – including the untold story of her first case.

No matter where she goes, Tempe’s cases make for the most gripping reading.

Dr Temperance Brennan thought she’d seen it all until she came across Bones in Her Pocket in the foothills of North Carolina.

Down in the Everglades Tempe investigates Swamp Bones­ – a grisly discovery in the stomach of an eighteen-foot Burmese python.

In the heights of Mount Everest a frozen corpse means Bones On Ice.

And First Bones gets under Tempe’s skin with the untold story of her first case and her decision to become a forensic anthropologist.


Reichs’ own experiences shine through at all times and she writes with an authority that few can match, but these are not dry takes from a textbook. Even in the middle of death at its most gruesome, life finds a way to shine through.

Crime Review

Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    April 18, 2017


    384 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook


    November 3, 2016

    Cornerstone Digital

    384 pages

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Also by Kathy Reichs

Trace Evidence
Speaking in Bones
Bones Never Lie
Swamp Bones: A Temperance Brennan Short Story
Shift: A Virals Short Story
Bones of the Lost
Bones In Her Pocket (Temperance Brennan Short Story)
Bones Are Forever
Deja Dead
Flash and Bones
Spider Bones
206 Bones
Devil Bones
Bones to Ashes
Break No Bones
Fatal Voyage
Cross Bones


Make Me
The Girl on the Train
The Thirst
The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-time
The Handmaid's Tale
To Kill A Mockingbird
The Couple Next Door
Don't Let Go
The Lost Symbol
Midnight's Children
A Gentleman in Moscow
The Godfather
I Am Pilgrim
The Heart's Invisible Furies
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Swing Time
Tiger Men