Mining her experience as a forensic anthropologist, Kathy Reichs has turned her Bones series of crime novels into one of the most successful ever written. A TV series spinoff definitely helped. She's on to the 17th instalment in Bones Never Lie ($32, Simon & Schuster), in which forensic pathologist Tempe Brennan is forced to face down some old demons while pursuing a serial child-killer. Reichs signs the new novel on Tuesday (September 9) at Indigo ManuLife Centre. See book listings.