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  • Published: 20 August 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099574859
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • RRP: $26.00
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Deja Dead

(Temperance Brennan 1)




Kathy Reichs's brilliant debut novel, reissued in a stunning new 15th anniversary edition.

The meticulously dismembered body of a woman is discovered in the grounds of an abandoned monastery.

Enter Dr Temperance Brennan, Director of Forensic Anthropology for the province of Quebec, who has been researching recent disappearances in the city.

Despite the fact tha the body is too decomposed for standard autopsy, Brennan is convinced that a serial killer is at work. Her forensic expertise finally convinces Claudel, the cynical Detective who heads the investigation, but only after the body count has risen...

Tempe takes matters into her own hands, but her determined probing places those closest to her in mortal danger. Can Tempe make her crucial breakthrough before the killer strikes again?

  • Pub date: 20 August 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099574859
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • RRP: $26.00

About the Author

Kathy Reichs

From teaching FBI agents how to detect and recover human remains, to separating and identifying commingled body parts in her Montreal lab, as one of only seventy-seven forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, Dr Kathy Reichs has brought her own dramatic work experience to her mesmerising forensic thrillers. For years she consulted to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in North Carolina, and continues to do so for the Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the province of Québec. Kathy Reichs has travelled to Rwanda to testify at the UN Tribunal on Genocide, and helped exhume a mass grave in Guatemala. As part of her work at JPAC she aided in the identification of war dead from World War II, Korea, and Southeast Asia.

Kathy Reichs has served on the Board of Directors and as Vice President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and is currently a member of the National Police Services Advisory Board in Canada. She is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. A native of Chicago, she now divides her time between Charlotte and Montreal.

Kathy Reichs's first novel Déjà Dead catapulted her to fame when it became a New York Times bestseller, a Sunday Times bestseller and won the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First Novel. All eleven of her novels have been international bestsellers. She is also a producer of the chilling hit TV series Bones. She has written seventeen bestsellers featuring Dr Temperance Brennan, the most recent being Bones Never Lie. She has also written four bestsellers featuring Tory Brennan: Virals, Seizure, Code and Exposure.

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Praise for Deja Dead

“Deja Dead is terrific and terrifying in its own right ... Excellent plotting, appealingly headstrong heroine and superb mastery of tension”

The Times


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