Deja Dead: 10th Anniversary Edition (A Temperance Brennan Novel #1) (Paperback)

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The first book of the Temperance Brennan series- upon which the TV serise “Bones” is based- is a tense delicious crime drama that leaves you wanting more. Reichs is a real forensic anthropologist so details and banter with Montreal detectives ring true. Like Jo Nesho? Then you’ll enjoy Kathy Reichs.

— From Jill's Staff Recommendations


From the New York Times bestselling author of Speaking in Bones, the first Temperance Brennan novel in the “cleverly plotted and expertly maintained series” (The New York Times Book Review).

Her life is devoted to justice—even for those she never knew.

In the year since Temperance Brennan left behind a shaky marriage in North Carolina, work has often preempted her weekend plans to explore Quebec. When a female corpse is discovered meticulously dismembered and stashed in trash bags, Temperance detects an alarming pattern—and she plunges into a harrowing search for a killer. But her investigation is about to place those closest to her—her best friend and her own daughter—in mortal danger…

“A genius at building suspense” (Daily News, New York), Kathy Reichs’s Temperance Brennan books are ripe with intricate settings and memorable characters” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel).

About the Author

Kathy Reichs’s first novel Déjà Dead, published in 1997, won the Ellis Award for Best First Novel and was an international bestseller. The Bone Code is Kathy’s twentieth entry in her series featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan. Kathy was also a producer of Fox Television’s longest running scripted drama, Bones, which is based on her work and her novels. One of very few forensic anthropologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, Kathy divides her time between Charlotte, North Carolina, and Montreal, Québec. Visit her at or follow her on Twitter @KathyReichs.

Praise For…

"Accomplished and chilling." -- People

"Kathy Reichs knows how to put all [of her] exotic experience into a novel....Quebec's own Southern gal give[s] Cornwell a run for the money." -- Margaret Cannon, Globe and Mail

"What makes Déjà Dead so compelling, in addition to the authoritative descriptions of how a forensic scientist 'reads' the story the bones tell, is the character of Brennan -- smart, persistent, gutsy, ironic yet vulnerable." -- Judy Stoffman, Toronto Star

Product Details
ISBN: 9781416570981
ISBN-10: 1416570985
Publisher: Scribner
Publication Date: October 23rd, 2007
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: A Temperance Brennan Novel