Death Du Jour

Death Du Jour

Book - 2006
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Assaulted by the bitter cold of a Montreal winter, the American-born Dr. Temperance Brennan, Forensic Anthropologist for the Province of Quebec, digs for a corpse where Sister Elisabeth Nicolet, dead over a century and now a candidate for sainthood, should lie in her grave. A strange, small coffin, buried in the recesses of a decaying church, holds the first clue to the cloistered nun's fate.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Star Books, 2006, ©1999
ISBN: 9780671011376
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY REICHS 2006
Characteristics: xii, 451 pages ; 18 cm


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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.

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.

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..

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!

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.

Apr 02, 2011


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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Jan 11, 2012

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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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