Wordfest Presents Kathy Reichs

Wordfest Presents Kathy Reichs with Hart Hanson

Wordfest Presents Kathy Reichs

Aug 15 @ 7 PM - 8:15 PM MT $15 - $25
Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall, Central Library
800 3 Street SE
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It's an exclusive, in-person Bones reunion! Not only does Calgary get to celebrate Kathy Reichs, we get to do it with Hart Hanson, the creator of the celebrated TV edition of Bones. They'll be talking about Fire and Bones (the 23rd Temperance Brennan novel), as well as The Seminarian, which introduces us to Hanson's unforgettable detective Xavier "Priest" Priestley. This rollicking good time starts at 7PM and includes a book signing, fuelled by Owl’s Nest Books. Want to devour the books before the show? You can preorder Kathy's latest (and her extensive backlist) here to pick up at Owl's Nest. Get Hart's books here. Please submit your questions for Kathy and Hart in advance of the show via this link

We are grateful to Simon and Schuster Canada for making it possible for Wordfest to connect you with this fantastic duo.

About Kathy Reichs

Kathy Reichs’s first novel Déjà Dead, published in 1997, won the Ellis Award for Best First Novel and was an international bestseller. Fire and Bones is Reichs’s 23rd novel featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. Reichs was also a producer of Fox Television’s longest-running scripted drama, Bones, based on her work and her novels. One of very few forensic anthropologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, Reichs divides her time between Charlotte, North Carolina, and Charleston, South Carolina. Visit her at KathyReichs.com or follow her on Instagram @KathyReichs, or Facebook @KathyReichsBooks.

About Fire and Bones

#1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs returns with a twisty, surprise-packed thriller featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, who finds herself at the center of an arson investigation, a deepening mystery, and a stunning culmination of violence and deception.

It’s never easy working fire scenes, Tempe thinks. Called to Washington, DC to analyze the victims of a building set ablaze amid mysterious circumstances, she sees all of her misgivings justified. The building site is in Foggy Bottom, a neighborhood with a colorful past and present, and the residence’s ownership becomes even more suspicious when Tempe delves into the building's past.

The pieces start falling into place strangely and quickly, and, sensing a good story, Tempe teams with a new ally, telejournalist Ivy Doyle. Soon the duo learns that back in the thirties and forties the property belonged to a member a group of bootleggers and racketeers known as the Foggy Bottom Gang. Though interesting, this fact seems irrelevant—until the son of a Foggy Bottom gang member is shot dead at his farm in Fairfax County, Virginia. Coincidence? Targeted attacks? So many questions.

As Tempe and Ivy dig deeper, an arrest is finally made. Then another Foggy Bottom Gang-linked property burns to the ground, claiming one more victim. Slowly, Tempe’s instincts begin raising flags. Have too many of her moves while in Washington been anticipated in advance?

Long after that first fire is extinguished its flames of consequence spread outward, and eventually Tempe finds herself fighting for her life.

About Hart Hanson

Hart Hanson is the author of  The Driver – lauded as one of The New York Times “Best Crime Novels of 2017” – and his new novel, The Seminarian. Also a TV writer, he is best known for creating Bones, based on the novels of Kathy Reichs. Before moving to Los Angeles from his native Canada, Hanson created Traders, the multiple award-winning Global Television Network program. He also wrote and produced, amongst other Canadian TV series, Beachcombers, The Road to Avonlea, and North of 60. Married with two sons, he lives with his wife, Brigitte, in Venice, California. Visit him at HartHanson.com or follow him on Instagram @hartdhanson or Facebook @HartHansonBookWriter

About The Seminarian

If you like your detectives hard-boiled but with a redeeming soft centre, then step forward Xavier Priest, your newest PI hero. IHart Hanson has sent his gloriously unforgettable characters into a wondrously twisty-turny mystery that the reader will never want to end. More please!” –Stephen Fry

A Criminal Element Pick of Most Anticipated 2024 Books! From the creator of the TV show BonesThe Seminarian is a twisty murder mystery perfect for fans of Janet Evanovich and Carl Hiaasen.

Xavier “Priest” Priestly is a snarky former seminarian turned private investigator. Dusty Queen is a hard-as-nails professional stuntwoman and freelance bodyguard. When Dusty’s girlfriend suddenly disappears, a woman in a strange blue wig tries to assassinate Priest, and a 12-year-old boy shows up claiming to be his son, the two friends are thrown into a maelstrom of intrigue and high-stakes violence that’s as convoluted and dangerous as it is hilarious.

Thankfully, Priest and Dusty don’t have to navigate these tangled mysteries alone. Aided by a lawyer who’s underwhelmed by their extra-legal methods, a strait-laced detective who doesn’t trust them as far as he can throw them, and Priest’s father, a notorious bank robber, they are well equipped to deal with potential kidnapping and attempted murder. But whether Priest is up to the challenge of a son with a gun, a backpack full of weed, and a major attitude problem… well, that’s a different story.

With its unforgettable cast, parade of twists and turns, and breakneck pace, The Seminarian showcases Hanson at his best. Packed with action and glistening with snappy dialogue, surprising tenderness, and (mostly) good people doing some exceptionally bad things, this distinctive thriller is as entertaining as it is insightful.

Be Curiouser

This isn't the first time Wordfest has been able to put Kathy Reichs and Hart Hanson together. During the pandemic, we paired them in a memorable Imagine On Air online show, which we are thrilled to be able to share with you here. 

• Imagine on Air Presents Kathy Reichs & Hart Hanson. –https://vimeo.com/571678277
• 20 Questions with Kathy Reichs - About Her Book. –https://vimeo.com/569510053
• 20 Questions with Kathy Reichs - This or That. – https://vimeo.com/569510020
• 20 Questions with Kathy Reichs - On the Pandemic. https://vimeo.com/569510034
• Kathy Reichs on Crystal Clear Intestines. –https://vi–meo.com/572257022

 

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