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Death Du Jour

by Kathy Reichs

Pocket Star | July 31, 2000 | Mass Market Paperbound |

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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.

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 480 Pages, 3.94 × 6.69 × 0.79 in

Published: July 31, 2000

Publisher: Pocket Star

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0671011375

ISBN - 13: 9780671011376

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Death Du Jour

by Kathy Reichs

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 480 Pages, 3.94 × 6.69 × 0.79 in

Published: July 31, 2000

Publisher: Pocket Star

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0671011375

ISBN - 13: 9780671011376

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Chapter 1 If the bodies were there, I couldn''t find them. Outside, the wind howled. Inside the old church, just the scrape of my trowel and the hum of a portable generator and heater echoed eerily in the huge space. High above, branches scratched against boarded windows, gnarled fingers on plywood blackboards. The group stood behind me, huddled but not touching, fingers curled tightly in pockets. I could hear the shifting from side to side, the lifting of one foot, then the other. Boots made a crunching sound on the frozen ground. No one spoke. The cold had numbed us into silence. I watched a cone of earth disappear through quarter-inch mesh as I spread it gently with my trowel. The granular subsoil had been a pleasant surprise. Given the surface, I had expected permafrost the entire depth of the excavation. The last two weeks had been unseasonably warm in Quebec, however, allowing snow to melt and ground to thaw. Typical Tempe luck. Though the tickle of spring had been blown away by another arctic blast, the mild spell had left the dirt soft and easy to dig. Good. Last night the temperature had dropped to seven degrees Fahrenheit. Not good. While the ground had not refrozen, the air was frigid. My fingers were so cold I could hardly bend them. We were digging our second trench. Still nothing but pebbles and rock fragments in the screen. I didn''t anticipate much at this depth, but you could never tell. I''d yet to do an exhumation that had gone as planned. I turned to a man
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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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Forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs exploded onto bestseller lists worldwide with her phenomenal debut novel Deja 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.

About the Author

Kathleen Joan "Kathy" Reich is native of Chicago and works as a forensic anthropologists for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of North Carolina and for the Laboratoire des Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale in Quebec. She has taught at Northern Illinois University, University of Pittsburgh, Concordia University, McGill University and is currently the Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her work as a forensic anthropologists is internationally recognized since she has traveled to Rwanda to testify at the UN Tribunal on Genocide, helped in an exhumation in the area of the highlands of southwest Guatemala, done forensic work at Ground Zero in New York, and so forth. To date, she has written nine novels, which have been translated into 30 languages. Her first novel, Déjà Dead, won the 1997 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel.

From Our Editors

This thriller is by forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs, the author of Deja Dead. In Death Du Jour, Dr. Temperance Brennan, Quebec's director of forensic anthropology, finds herself digging up a corpse buried more than a century ago in order to seek out clues to a number of murders taking place in present-day Montreal. The result is a terrifying showdown that tests the doctor's will to survive. Fans of the genre will relish this macabre whodunit for its chilling authenticity.

Editorial Reviews

"Brennan is a winner, and so is Reichs."

-- Daily News (New York)
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