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Death du Jour (Temperance Brennan Novels) Mass Market Paperback – August 1, 2000
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Readers of Kathy Reichs's cool and clever first forensic thriller Déjà Dead will recognize the ironic voice of Tempe (short for Temperance) Brennan, the North Carolina-born scientist who winds up working at the Laboratoire de Médicine Légale in Montreal. Here she bristles at the conservative attitudes of some of her Canadian colleagues.
Despite the cold weather, Tempe's workload quickly becomes heavy: the bones of a long-dead nun now up for sainthood have been moved and tampered with; a deadly house fire turns out to be arson; and a university teaching assistant disappears after joining a cult. Tempe must figure out where (and why) all the bodies are buried in the hard Canadian ground. Her investigations take her home to North Carolina, and to a strange colony living on an offshore island.
Unlike certain other writers who specialize in forensic pathology, Reichs doesn't revel in the horror of death or rub our noses in gore: she uses the science of death to reveal rather than to shock or startle. It definitely makes for easier reading--especially at mealtimes. --Dick Adler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
My only gripe is her wacky sister. Not only was there absolutely no need for her but she took something away from the story and the main character. They are way too different and not believable at all. But not for the sister's appearance I would have rated it 5 stars.
I'll anxiously await and will buy Reichs next book (new character or not) when it comes out. I hope the author doesn't feel the need to constantly inject family members into her story as Cornwell has done; ruining many storylines by focusing on the neice (a consensus among all my reader friends). We all want to read about the character and her unique professional encounters not her relatives.
Congratulations to Ms. Reich on an excellent and intelligent read.
Each of the characters is a real person with a distinct personality. The heroine Tempe, a forensic anthropologist--who is much as I imagine Dr. Reichs to be herself--is clearly defined as an individual. She has a past and a present and family relationships and problems much as we all do. Her sister Harry is not simply a carbon copy of the heroine. She too is an individual.
The mise en scene of the action in both Quebec and North Carolina are vividly recreated for the reader. One can almost feel the damp bone-chilling cold of a Canadian winter and the balmy days of a southeastern coastline. Incorporating the little details of activity such as specific restaurants eaten at and things ordered there, specifics of the medical examiners' offices in Montreal and how the character proceeds with her work there add verisimilitude to the narrative.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book with a lot of detail and background. Solid characters.Published 1 day ago by Lori Tolliver
Exciting, deeply engrossing and unpredictable as all of her novels are.Published 8 days ago by Wesley Wallace
Loved the book, it kept me interested from the beginning chapter to the last. Lots of characters to figure out their rolls in the murders. Read morePublished 15 days ago by D Past
This story had many facets that were woven together towards the end. Good story line.Published 29 days ago by L. Gantt
I love the show Bones based on these books. These books, however, are much more scientific and much more realistic. The read made me smarter!Published 1 month ago by AnnieM
I ordered her 2nd and 3rd books after reading her first, 'Deja Dead', which I enjoyed. I've never seen an author become formulaic so quickly! Read morePublished 2 months ago by J. Lingo