Kathy Reichs ~ Temperence Brennan series. Murder, forensic anthropologist. I started reading these books WAY before the Bones TV series. Yes, the show Bones is created very loosely based on this book series. But the Tempe Brennan in this book series is a very different main character. She is an older lady, divorced with a 20 something child and she is a forensic anthropologist who splits her time between North Carolina and Quebec. Very good books.