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Monday Mourning: Large Print edition

by Kathy Reichs

Pocket Books | June 29, 2004 | Hardcover |

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A riveting new Temperance Brennan forensic thriller from The New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs...

Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist for both North Carolina and Quebec, has come to Montreal during the bleak days of December to testify as an expert witness at a murder trial.

She should be going over her notes, but instead she''s digging in the basement of a pizza parlor, investigating the skeletonized remains of three young women. How did they get there? When did they die?

Homicide detective Luc Claudel believes the bones are historic. Not his case, not his concern. The pizza parlor owner found nineteenth-century buttons near the skeletons. Claudel takes them as an indicator of the bones'' antiquity.

But something doesn''t make sense. Tempe examines the bones in her lab and establishes approximate age with Carbon 14. Study of tooth enamel tells her where the women were born. If she''s right, Claudel has three recent murders on his hands. Definitely his case.

Detective Andrew Ryan, meanwhile, is acting mysteriously. What are those private phone calls he takes, and why does he suddenly disappear just when Tempe is beginning to hope he might be a permanent part of her life?

As Tempe searches for answers, she finds herself drawn deep into a web of evil into which women have disappeared, never to return....Tempe may be next.

With its powerful mix of nail-biting suspense and cutting-edge forensic science, Monday Mourning is the best yet from this megastar author who, as New York Newsday says, is "the real thing."

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 5.91 × 9.06 × in

Published: June 29, 2004

Publisher: Pocket Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0743262646

ISBN - 13: 9780743262644

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Monday Mourning: Large Print edition

Monday Mourning: Large Print edition

by Kathy Reichs

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 5.91 × 9.06 × in

Published: June 29, 2004

Publisher: Pocket Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0743262646

ISBN - 13: 9780743262644

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A New York Times Bestselling Author

Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist, has come to Montreal to testify as an expert witness at a murder trial. She should be going over her notes, but instead she's in the basement of a pizza parlor investigating the skeletonized remains of three young women. Thought by homicide detective Luc Claudel to be historic, Tempe's examination proves them to be very recent murders.

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Chapter 1 Monday, Monday... Can''t trust that day... As the tune played inside my head, gunfire exploded in the cramped underground space around me. My eyes flew up as muscle, bone, and guts splattered against rock just three feet from me. The mangled body seemed glued for a moment, then slid downward, leaving a smear of blood and hair. I felt warm droplets on my cheek, backhanded them with a gloved hand. Still squatting, I swiveled. "Assez!" Enough! Sergeant-détective Luc Claudel''s brows plunged into a V. He lowered but did not holster his nine-millimeter. "Rats. They are the devil''s spawn." Claudel''s French was clipped and nasal, reflecting his upriver roots. "Throw rocks," I snapped. "That bastard was big enough to throw them back." Hours of squatting in the cold and damp on a December Monday in Montreal had taken a toll. My knees protested as I rose to a standing position. "Where is Charbonneau?" I asked, rotating one booted foot, then the other. "Questioning the owner. I wish him luck. Moron has the IQ of pea soup." "The owner discovered this?" I flapped a hand at the ground behind me. "Non. Le plombier." "What was a plumber doing in the cellar?" "Genius spotted a trapdoor beside the commode, decided to do some underground exploration to acquaint himself with the sewage pipes." Remembering my own descent down the rickety staircase, I wondered why anyone would take the risk. "The bones were lying on the surface?" "Says he tripped on something sticking out of the g
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A riveting new Temperance Brennan forensic thriller from The New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs...

Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist for both North Carolina and Quebec, has come to Montreal during the bleak days of December to testify as an expert witness at a murder trial.

She should be going over her notes, but instead she''s digging in the basement of a pizza parlor, investigating the skeletonized remains of three young women. How did they get there? When did they die?

Homicide detective Luc Claudel believes the bones are historic. Not his case, not his concern. The pizza parlor owner found nineteenth-century buttons near the skeletons. Claudel takes them as an indicator of the bones'' antiquity.

But something doesn''t make sense. Tempe examines the bones in her lab and establishes approximate age with Carbon 14. Study of tooth enamel tells her where the women were born. If she''s right, Claudel has three recent murders on his hands. Definitely his case.

Detective Andrew Ryan, meanwhile, is acting mysteriously. What are those private phone calls he takes, and why does he suddenly disappear just when Tempe is beginning to hope he might be a permanent part of her life?

As Tempe searches for answers, she finds herself drawn deep into a web of evil into which women have disappeared, never to return....Tempe may be next.

With its powerful mix of nail-biting suspense and cutting-edge forensic science, Monday Mourning is the best yet from this megastar author who, as New York Newsday says, is "the real thing."

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.
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