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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (15,325 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kathy Reichs Narrator: Katherine Borowitz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Temperance Brennan Series Release Date:
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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 for over a century and now a candidate for sainthood, should be lying 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.

  

The puzzle surrounding Sister Elisabeth Nicolet's life and death provides a welcome contrast to discoveries at a burning chalet, where scorched and twisted bodies await Tempe's professional expertise. Who were these people? What brought them to this gruesome fate? And where are the children?

Homicide Detective Andrew Ryan, with whom Tempe has a combustive history, joins her in the arson investigation. From the fire scene they are drawn into the worlds of an enigmatic and controversial sociologist, a mysterious commune, and a primate colony on a Carolina island.

Featuring the kind of forensic detail that only Kathy Reichs can provide -- from skeletal reconstruction to insect analysis -- Death du Jour takes the reader on a riveting journey from the morgue to the lab to the crime scene, from the warmth of a barrier island to the frigid cold of a deadly ice storm. With this poignant and powerful work, Kathy Reichs confirms her status as a brilliant new crime-writing star.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Atmospheric, suspensefully paced…a delectable tale of corpus delicti…bone-chilling prime crime.”

    People

  • “Brennan is a winner, and so is Reichs.”

    Daily News (New York)

  • “Triumphant…Reichs’s first novel, which won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel of 1997, was compared justifiably to the Kay Scarpetta novels of Patricia Cornwell. Soon, Cornwell’s novels may be compared to Reichs’s.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Offers an enjoyable read for Cornwell fans who want something new.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Martiebob | 2/15/2014

    " Patricia Cornwall type. Alternates between Montreal and South Carolina. Much more consistent, less surreal than Cornwall. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sandy Neal | 2/15/2014

    " Forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan has a full plate going back and forth between the U.S. and Canada evaluating the bones found at various crime scenes and a special request through the Catholic Church. The pace is crazy and keeps the reader in suspense! Good read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Courtney | 2/13/2014

    " I picked this book up because I have recently become somewhat fascinated with the show Bones , which purports to be based on the life and works of author (and well-known forensic anthropologist) Kathy Reichs. Since I like the series so well, I figured, "What the heck? It's worth a try." I wasn't disappointed, although it took me next to no time at all to realize that the character of Temperance Brennan in the books is nothing like the one on the show, and in fact the show bears little to no resemblance to the books at all, other than having brilliant forensic anthropologist Brennan working with an intrepid and handsome FBI agent to solve crimes. I'm looking forward to picking up another of Reichs' books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Heather | 1/21/2014

    " B+. the plots always seem at least slightly contrived, but i like that temperance has a hard time with what she does on a daily basis. makes me wonder if i should be able to better relate. "

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