Synopses & Reviews
The raves are in -- from Edgar-winning authors and internationally acclaimed forensic experts: Kathy Reichs and andlt;Iandgt;Dand#233jand#224 Deadandlt;/Iandgt; are something special. andlt;BRandgt;Rarely has a debut crime novel inspired such widespread excitement. A born storyteller, Dr. Kathy Reichs walks in the steps of her heroine, Dr. Temperance Brennan. She spends her days in the autopsy suite, the courtroom, the crime lab, with cops, and at exhumation sites. Often her long days turn into harrowing nights. andlt;BRandgt;It's June in Montreal, and Tempe, who has left a shaky marriage back home in North Carolina to take on the challenging assignment of director of forensic anthropology for the province of Quebec, looks forward to a relaxing weekend. andlt;BRandgt;First, though, she must stop at a newly uncovered burial site in the heart of the city. One look at the decomposed and decapitated corpse, stored neatly in plastic bags, tells her she'll spend the weekend in the crime lab. This is homicide of the worst kind. To begin to find some answers, Tempe must first identify the victim. Who is this person with the reddish hair and a small bone structure?
Barry Fisher Crime Lab Director, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department [Reichs] combines that intimate understanding of forensic science and death investigation with that unique ability to weave a story which will keep you in a white-knuckled state of terror.
"Accomplished and chilling." -- People
"Kathy Reichs knows how to put all [of her] exotic experience into a novel....Quebec's own Southern gal give[s] Cornwell a run for the money." -- Margaret Cannon, Globe and Mail
"What makes Déjà Dead so compelling, in addition to the authoritative descriptions of how a forensic scientist 'reads' the story the bones tell, is the character of Brennan -- smart, persistent, gutsy, ironic yet vulnerable." -- Judy Stoffman, Toronto Star
The raves are in -- from Edgar-winning authors and internationally acclaimed forensic experts: Kathy Reichs and Déj
About the Author
Kathy Reichs, like her character Temperance Brennan, is a forensic anthropologist, formerly for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in North Carolina and currently for the Laboratoire de sciences judiciaires et de mandeacute;decine landeacute;gale for the province of Quebec. A professor in the department of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, she is one of only ninety-nine forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. Reichsandrsquo;s first book, andlt;iandgt;Dandeacute;jandagrave; Deadandlt;/iandgt;, catapulted her to fame when it became a andlt;iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/iandgt; bestseller and won the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First Novel. Her latest Temperance Brennan novel, andlt;iandgt;Bones Never Lieandlt;/iandgt;, was an instant Canadian bestseller. Her website is KathyReichs.com.