Déjà Dead

Déjà Dead

Book - 2007
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A killer in Montreal is murdering and dismembering women, and police are getting nowhere. Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, a middle-aged lady from North Carolina, goes after him herself.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, 2007, ©1997.
Edition: 1st Pocket books trade pbk ed., 10th anniversary ed.
ISBN: 9781416570981
1416570985
Branch Call Number: REICHS K
Characteristics: 411 pages : map ; 24 cm

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pokano
Sep 17, 2018

If you're looking for the Temperance Brennan and her colleagues of the TV show, you won't find them here. This Temperance was married once, has an adult child, and is working in Montreal. The first part of the book contains all the flaws of a first time author; things improve in the second half. I think I would have preferred it had the book been written in the third person, rather than the first. At least in this first volume, the author (who was the executive producer of the TV show) didn't seem to be very comfortable writing in the first person, even though she herself was the forensic anthropologist on whom the book and the TV series are based.

CRRL_MegRaymond Dec 18, 2017

Introducing Tempe Brennan, a forensic anthropologist who in can go from a sterile autopsy suite to a crime scene in search of "who dunnit".

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blue_cat_9633
Mar 08, 2017

My favorite book!! I had to buy the rest of the series and watch the TV show. Yes, it was slow at first but i couldn't put it down when it got flowing. Writing this good should not be allowed!

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Dreamstime
Nov 02, 2016

A huge disappointment. A meandering story with distracting segments of llama drama punctuated by graphic forensics and the grisly details of a psychopath's murders of women. Temperance stupidly puts herself in danger several times. I love gritty detective stories, but this one is too much for me. I wanted to wash my eyes out after I finished the book.

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Anneatthelibrary
Dec 11, 2013

Great start to a very interesting series. I like the characters and can get a good visualization of the story as it goes along.

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lpreston214
Sep 13, 2013

Similar to the Patricia Cornwell books but Temperance Brennan is a forensic anthropologist, an expert on bones. In this first book some of her technical stuff gets a little long and boring but I like Tempe better than Kay Scarpetta. Tempe seems more human. We get inside her head and feel her emotions more. Kay Scarpetta always seemed kind of cold to me. Tempe is lonely, angry, terrified. Good first novel for Reichs.

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mrr5745
Jun 04, 2013

Amazing book. Enough to get me hooked on reading all of the "Bones" books, and watching the TV show! It's so rare to find a good mix of accurate medical information combined with an exciting, suspenseful story line. 5+ stars!!!

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Carmine1
Aug 19, 2012

Good suspense, a little hard to get into at first with the medical detail but once the story started flowing it was hard to put down.

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shizuku_san
Jul 03, 2012

It always amazes me that books with writing this terrible become bestsellers. It's loaded with mixed metaphors and unnecessary verbiage. The characters are flat and not sympathetic. It's not even suspenseful until around page 350 (after that I just skimmed over the bad writing to see what happened). There's not very much in the way of forensics a la the TV show, either. If you want to read a good detective thriller, try some Sherlock Holmes. Skip this one, it's not worth your time.

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candot
Jun 08, 2012

Good thriller. There is some science as the author is a forensic anthropologist and she knows her stuff, it's interesting. Keeps you on the edge of your seat and making sure your door to the outside is locked. Some interesting thoughts about murder and victimization of women in our world. Also interesting how she wants to identify the murdered dead women and let them RIP.

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kaijene
Jul 04, 2017

He does talk about a time he was seven and she caught him jacking off. Granny tied little Leo's wrists to her own and dragged him around for three days.

FavouriteFiction Oct 31, 2009

The first Temperance Brennan novel. Author Kathy Reichs is a forensic anthropologist.

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FavouriteFiction Oct 29, 2009

A forensic anthropologist searches for the truth behind a series of brutal rapes and murders and soon becomes a target herself.

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