Death Du Jour

Death Du Jour

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Baker & Taylor
When Temperance Brennan, Quebec's top forensic anthropologist, goes digging for the corpse of a dead nun recently recommended for sainthood, she finds an empty grave and a chest full of unanswered questions. Reprint.

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Dr. Temperance Brennan draws on all her forensic skills to investigate a series of seemingly unrelated events, beginning with horrifying deaths in a Quebec fire and some startling discoveries in distant North Carolina.

Simon and Schuster
Forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs exploded onto bestseller lists worldwide with her phenomenal debut novel Déjà Dead -- and introduced "[a] brilliant heroine" (Glamour) in league with Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta. Dr. Temperance Brennan, Quebec's director of forensic anthropology, now returns in a thrilling new investigation into the secrets of the dead.
In the bitter cold of a Montreal winter, Tempe Brennan is digging for a corpse buried more than a century ago. Although Tempe thrives on such enigmas from the past, it's a chain of contemporary deaths and disappearances that has seized her attention -- and she alone is ideally placed to make a chilling connection among the seemingly unrelated events. At the crime scene, at the morgue, and in the lab, Tempe probes a mystery that sweeps from a deadly Quebec fire to startling discoveries in the Carolinas, and culminates in Montreal with a terrifying showdown -- a nerve-shattering test of both her forensic expertise and her skills for survival.


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Dreamstime
Feb 02, 2017

Second book in the series is so much better than Deja Dead, her first. Get's complicated as multiple threads of murders begin to cascade. Hard to follow at times especially since I read in 30-45 minute bursts. Temperance Brennan has to perform quite the juggling act, often at the edge (or perhaps slightly over) of having a hysterical nervous breakdown. I think a little medication might have helped. A long book but worth the time.

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lpreston214
Sep 18, 2013

Another good book (#2) in this series. The only thing I can say I don't like so much is the sometimes overly long descriptions of the science but I know Kathy Reichs is dedicated to getting the science right. However, sometimes it's so obviously for the reader. Tempe asks questions I gotta think she already knows the answer to. Oh well. I like these books a lot so far. So many readers on Goodreads are upset or bothered that the books are not like the TV series (Bones, which is loosely based on these books), but I have not seen, nor intend to see the series and so am not bothered by that. Just be warned if you like Bones, you might not like the books as much because the characters/setting etc. are different.

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ilovewhippets
Sep 10, 2013

A very good author! Lots of intrigue in her stories.. She, often, has several stories going at the same time.. I recommend her books..

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mrr5745
Jun 04, 2013

A little bit of a let down after the first book, but still far above average! Kathy Reichs always keeps me on the edge of my seat!

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dixiedog
Feb 03, 2012

This is book two for Kathy Reich. I have read about 10 of her books. While this book started out as very interesting, I was very disappointed with the last 20 pages where she lost me. The finish was simply not up to her standards. Senior Doctor-at-Bass! D. A.

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Bella189
Apr 02, 2011

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Atinman
Feb 25, 2010

Kathy Reichs has a way of turning a phrase that makes you chuckle even as you're reading of a murder scene. She keeps you turning the page. She has a formula that works but sometimes the formula gets in the way. Her character Tempe Brennan is a smart woman who seems to make stupid decisions just so the plot can move forward. That is a minor complaint though. An enjoyable, quick read.

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Brooke24
Jan 11, 2012

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kaijene
Aug 26, 2017

But if any of these psycho charlatans get off the bus in my town, the reckoning will be swift and certain.

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