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Death du Jour (Temperance Brennan, Bk 2)
Death du Jour - Temperance Brennan, Bk 2
Author: Kathy Reichs
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 unrelate...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780671011376
ISBN-10: 0671011375
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 451
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 394 ratings
Publisher: Pocket Star Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 5
scary enough to keep the lights on and the dog inside
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Helpful Score: 3
These books are nothing like the TV series, although I now enjoy both. I like that there is a French connection - I get to read the French and know what it says before the translation - although there is not too much French. The mystery is great - sure there is murder and mayhem - but it is more about putting the pieces together than gore. You also get to learn about a lot science and procedure - very interesting stuff, especially when it is not in a textbook!

Although the story was very good for this one, it seems a little far fetched that she just happens to find bodies on vacation that just happen to be linked to crimes in Quebec. Still looking forward to reading the rest of the series though.
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Helpful Score: 2
Dr. Brennan is engaged to retrieve the bones of a nun, who may soon be made a saint. While on that assignment she is asked to work on identiying the remains of the victims of a house fire. Two of the victims are children. How does this fire relate to a skeleton found on a private primate reserve located off the coast of North Carolina? Excellent read.
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This is the first book I've read by Kathy Reichs, and I really liked it. I was kind of sickened by some of the morbid descriptions of the dead characters in the story, but all of that adds to the story's realistic vibe. I like Tempe's character, and I will probably read the rest of the series. The French was kind of annoying, but I don't think it hindered the story in any way. Great read.
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Helpful Score: 2
The Temperence Brennen of this Kathy Reichs novel (in fact, the whole series) is a much more complex, deep, easier to relate to character than the one of the Bones TV series (which is VERY loosely based upon this series of books). If you like Bones, the TV series, you should love this story (and the rest of the series).
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Not quite as good at Deja Dead but still a book that is hard to put down
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Another page turner! Love these books!
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Good follow up to the first book. I'm hooked on this series and looking forward to reading #3.

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