Deja Dead: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 25, 2015 - Fiction - 640 pages

Kathy Reichs blasts into Patricia Cornwell territory -- and onto the "New York Times" bestseller list -- with this critically acclaimed debut novel inspired by Reichs' own career. Dr. Temperance Brennan, the wry, impassioned director of forensic anthropology for the province of Quebec, is driven to unravel shocking acts of violence by reading the bones of the dead.
In the year since Tempe left behind a shaky marriage in North Carolina, work has often preempted her weekend plans to explore Quebec. But when an unidentified female corpse is discovered meticulously dismembered and stashed in garbage bags, Tempe detects an alarming pattern within the grisly handiwork -- and her professional detachment gives way to a harrowing search for a killer in the city's winding streets. With little help from the police, Tempe calls on her expertise, honed in the isolated intensity of the autopsy suite, to investigate on her own. But her determined chase is about to place those closest to her -- her best friend and her daughter -- in mortal danger....

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forensics and fiction make a superb pair

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This book is excellent! The forensics are very informative and factual. The characters are relatable to real people in every day life. The storyline and cases go well together to create a remarkable ... Read full review


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Dr. Temperance Brennan, the forensic anthropologist transplanted from North Carolina to Montreal, hopes the bones found at Le Grand SÇminaire are too ancient to fall within her purview. No such luck ... Read full review

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Kathy Reichs is the internationally bestselling author of twenty-six novels. Like the protagonist of her Temperance Brennan series, Reichs is a forensic anthropologist—one of only 100 ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. A professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, she is a former vice president of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and serves on the National Police Services Advisory Council in Canada. Reichs’s own life, as much as her novels, is the basis for the TV show Bones, one of the longest-running series in the history of the Fox network.

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