Death Du Jour

Death Du Jour

Book - 2000
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March in Montreal: It is a bitterly cold night and in the grounds of an old church forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan digs carefully. She is there to exhume the remains of a nun proposed for sainthood. But the body has been moved to an unmarked grave in a far corner of the cemetery. What will Tempe discover when the frozen ground finally yields to her tools?Just hours later, Tempe is called to the scene of an horrific arson. A young family has perished, and there seems to be no witness, no motive, no explanation.From the charred remains of the arson, to a trail of sinister cult activity and a terrifying showdown during an ice storm, Tempe gathers her evidence and confronts the terror of a killer out of control. 'Another day. Another death. Death du Jour. My God, how many such days would there be?'
Publisher: New York : Pocket Star Books, 2000, c1999
ISBN: 9780671011376
0671011375
Characteristics: 451 p. ; 18 cm

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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

Brooke24 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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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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