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Tony Rossiter looks at a writer who uses her professional expertise to produce crime novels with the stamp of authenticity.
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It was a global bestseller – and the fastest-selling debut novel ever in the UK. Déjà Dead (1997) introduced feisty forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, based loosely on the author herself.

Kathy Reichs has gone on to write a further seventeen bestsellers about Brennan, selling over 30 million copies worldwide (and six YA books written with her son featuring Brennan’s great-niece Tory). A professor of anthropology, she’s known to many simply as ‘the bones lady’.

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In the first issue of Writing Magazine for the New Year, we look at what's hot for 2018 as publishing insiders share their predictions for the year ahead. You can get your writing year off to a great new start with advice for all writers - whether you write crime, romance, fantasy, poetry, historical fiction or for children, we've got something in this issue to help and inspire you. • Our star interview is the queen of dynasty sagas, the great Barbara Taylor Bradford. • Keep up to date with the latest opportunities to sell your work and see it in print, and win £58,142 in writing prizes.

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