Written by Jenny Brady on Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Kathy Reichs has signed a three-book deal with Ballantine Bantam Dell to published her Temperance Brennan suspense novels in North America. The series is the inspiration for the Fox TV series Bones.

The deal was negotiated by president/publisher of Random House, Gina Centrello. Jennifer Hershey will serve as editor, with the first novel in the deal to be published in 2014 under the Bantam imprint.

“Kathy Reichs is one of the sharpest and most entertaining suspense novelists writing today. We are thrilled to welcome her to our list and expand her readership,” says Libby McGuire, EVP/Publisher of Ballantine Bantam Dell. “Kathy’s ability to weave science, forensics, and suspense is unmatched. We are all excited to collaborate with her on these new novels.”

Reichs was previously with Scribner.

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