Deja Dead

Deja Dead

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Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan investigates a decomposed and decapitated corpse stored in plastic bags. She is reminded of a similiar crime less than a year before and becomes convinced there are parallels between the two crimes. She uses all her forensic skills to try and stop the killer.
ISBN: 9780684841175
0684841177
Branch Call Number: M REICHS
MYSTERY Reichs 1997

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blue_cat_9633
Mar 08, 2017

My favorite book!! I had to buy the rest of the series and watch the TV show. Yes, it was slow at first but i couldn't put it down when it got flowing. Writing this good should not be allowed!

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Dreamstime
Nov 02, 2016

A huge disappointment. A meandering story with distracting segments of llama drama punctuated by graphic forensics and the grisly details of a psychopath's murders of women. Temperance stupidly puts herself in danger several times. I love gritty detective stories, but this one is too much for me. I wanted to wash my eyes out after I finished the book.

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Anneatthelibrary
Dec 11, 2013

Great start to a very interesting series. I like the characters and can get a good visualization of the story as it goes along.

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lpreston214
Sep 13, 2013

Similar to the Patricia Cornwell books but Temperance Brennan is a forensic anthropologist, an expert on bones. In this first book some of her technical stuff gets a little long and boring but I like Tempe better than Kay Scarpetta. Tempe seems more human. We get inside her head and feel her emotions more. Kay Scarpetta always seemed kind of cold to me. Tempe is lonely, angry, terrified. Good first novel for Reichs.

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mrr5745
Jun 04, 2013

Amazing book. Enough to get me hooked on reading all of the "Bones" books, and watching the TV show! It's so rare to find a good mix of accurate medical information combined with an exciting, suspenseful story line. 5+ stars!!!

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Carmine1
Aug 19, 2012

Good suspense, a little hard to get into at first with the medical detail but once the story started flowing it was hard to put down.

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shizuku_san
Jul 03, 2012

It always amazes me that books with writing this terrible become bestsellers. It's loaded with mixed metaphors and unnecessary verbiage. The characters are flat and not sympathetic. It's not even suspenseful until around page 350 (after that I just skimmed over the bad writing to see what happened). There's not very much in the way of forensics a la the TV show, either. If you want to read a good detective thriller, try some Sherlock Holmes. Skip this one, it's not worth your time.

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candot
Jun 08, 2012

Good thriller. There is some science as the author is a forensic anthropologist and she knows her stuff, it's interesting. Keeps you on the edge of your seat and making sure your door to the outside is locked. Some interesting thoughts about murder and victimization of women in our world. Also interesting how she wants to identify the murdered dead women and let them RIP.

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melissajayne80
Oct 26, 2011

I read this book a few years ago because I had started to watch the show Bones and found out that there were a series of books that had the same female character and was intrigued. I read it and enjoyed it immensely, not only because it was a good story, but that it was set in a city that I was somewhat familiar with. And when I picked it up again this time around, I wasn't disappointed. In fact, I probably enjoyed the book more this time because I was able to catch details that I hadn't caught before. If you enjoy suspense type books and if you like the TV series Bones, you probably will enjoy the book. It should be noted that the book doesn't at all resemble the show.

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Apr 02, 2011

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kaijene
Jul 04, 2017

He does talk about a time he was seven and she caught him jacking off. Granny tied little Leo's wrists to her own and dragged him around for three days.

FavouriteFiction Oct 31, 2009

The first Temperance Brennan novel. Author Kathy Reichs is a forensic anthropologist.

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FavouriteFiction Oct 29, 2009

A forensic anthropologist searches for the truth behind a series of brutal rapes and murders and soon becomes a target herself.

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