Kathy Reichs has been a forensic anthropologist for the past 16 years, one of only 40 in North America (and three in Canada) certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. She works for the Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Medicine Legale for the Province of Quebec and for the office of The Chief Medical Examiner for the State of North Carolina, dividing her time between Montreal and Charlotte. Déja Dead, Kathy's first novel, was published in 1997 to great critical acclaim and commercial success. A #1 best-seller in Canada and the U.K., as well as a New York Times best-seller in the U.S., Déja Dead won the prestigious Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel of 1997. Her most recent novel, also a bestseller, is Death Du Jour.