Deja Dead

Deja Dead

By Kathy Reichs

Scribner Book Company, Hardcover, 9780684841175, 416pp.

Publication Date: August 19, 1997

The raves are in -- from Edgar-winning authors and internationally acclaimed forensic experts: Kathy Reichs and "Déjà Dead" are something special.
Rarely has a debut crime novel inspired such widespread excitement. A born storyteller, Dr. Kathy Reichs walks in the steps of her heroine, Dr. Temperance Brennan. She spends her days in the autopsy suite, the courtroom, the crime lab, with cops, and at exhumation sites. Often her long days turn into harrowing nights.
It's June in Montreal, and Tempe, who has left a shaky marriage back home in North Carolina to take on the challenging assignment of director of forensic anthropology for the province of Quebec, looks forward to a relaxing weekend.
First, though, she must stop at a newly uncovered burial site in the heart of the city. One look at the decomposed and decapitated corpse, stored neatly in plastic bags, tells her she'll spend the weekend in the crime lab. This is homicide of the worst kind. To begin to find some answers, Tempe must first identify the victim. Who is this person with the reddish hair and a small bone structure?

About the Author
Kathy Reichs is the author of eighteen "New York Times" bestselling novels featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. Like her protagonist, Reichs is a forensic anthropologist one of fewer than one hundred ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. A professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, she is a former vice president of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and serves on the National Police Services Advisory Council in Canada. Reichs s own life, as much as her novels, is the basis for the TV show "Bones", one of the longest-running series in the history of the FOX network.

Praise For Deja Dead

Barry Fisher Crime Lab Director, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department [Reichs] combines that intimate understanding of forensic science and death investigation with that unique ability to weave a story which will keep you in a white-knuckled state of terror.