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Déjà Dead by Kathy Reichs

Déjà Dead (1997)

by Kathy Reichs

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Series: Temperance Brennan (1)

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  rouzejp | Sep 2, 2015 |
The books is one of the from which the TV sjhow, Bones, was adapted. Temperance's marriage is in shambles and she has gone to Quebec to explore the city. She finds herself involved in trying to solve the brutal murders of several females. (Very different from the TV series.) ( )
  creighley | Aug 23, 2015 |
Though at times formulaic and shallow, "Deja Dead" remains an enjoyable summer read for fans of the television series "Bones." It is interesting to compare the televised series with the first written novel, analyzing various characters and their potential. Perhaps like the televised series, the characters grow on the reader and become more substantial with each novel. ( )
  Meghanista | Jun 3, 2015 |
A dead woman is found partially disjointed and in a state of advanced decomposition. So, Doctor Temperance Brennan gets called in.

Temperance is a forensic anthropologist. So basically she's a sort of Medical Examiner who works on very, very decomposed bodies (or bodies who otherwise don't have anything but bones), and finds cause of death or even who the person is (or at least facts about age, height, sex, weight, etc.) from the bones.

She has a daughter, a mostly ex-husband, and she also managed to live both in Montreal Canada and work with the ME there, as well as work in North Carolina as a professor and Forensic Anthropologist down here as well. (Although this book was only set in Canada).

It was interesting how much back story Reichs got into this first novel in the series, and for the most part it didn't feel forced.

The plot was a bit heavy on the foreshadowing, but the amazing characterization of the characters was awesome. Especially Detective Luc Claudel's story line, which was masterfully weaved through the entire plot of the novel and managed not to fall into cliches either.

A great start to an interesting (if gruesome) forensic mystery series. ( )
  DanieXJ | Jul 21, 2014 |
Temperance Brennan is the ideal main character to build a crime series around. Strong but flawed, Tempe shows the reader all sides in Deja Dead. Avoiding the heavily mined ground of detective leads, Reichs provides us the unique perspective of a forensic pathologist, which I thoroughly enjoyed for the educational value alone. But Reichs doesn't stop there. All of her characters are interesting and memorable. Strong dialog and turbulent relationships keep things entertaining and the pursuit of the killer is engaging and authentic.

I am completely hooked on this series and am really looking forward to reading and collecting all of the installments - 17 and counting as of this review. Reichs has created a really gripping series with a wonderful lead character. I can't wait to read the next one. ( )
  csayban | Jun 7, 2014 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Kathy Reichsprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Barrau-Adams, FlorenceAssociate producersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cohen,MarcCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Irving, AmyNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jääskeläinen, JukkaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Shokoff, ElisaProducer & directorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sirola, JukkaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Truett, GeorgeAbridgersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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For Karl and Marta Reichs, the two kindest and most generous people I know. Paldies par jusu milestibu, Vecamamma un Paps.

Karlis Reichs 1914-1996
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I wasn't thinking about the man who'd blown himself up. Earlier I had. Now I was putting him together.
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Forensic pathologist, Tempe Brennan plans a quiet weekend. Duty calls, however, when body parts surface. They eerily remind Tempe of an unsolved case - the torture and murder of a 16-year old girl several years earlier. Tempe suspects a link between the two, maybe even a serial killer, but the police remain skeptical.
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A killer in Montreal is murdering and dismembering women, and police are getting nowhere. Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, a middle-aged lady from North Carolina, goes after him herself.

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