Death du Jour

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Death du Jour
Author Kathy Reichs
Country United States
Language English
Series Temperance Brennan
Genre Crime novel
Publication date
Published in English
Pages 436 pp
Preceded by Déjà Dead
Followed by Deadly Decisions

Death du Jour is the second novel by Kathy Reichs starring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan.


On a bitterly cold March night in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Brennan is exhuming the remains of a nun proposed for sainthood in the grounds of a church. Hours later she's called to the scene of an horrific arson, where a young family has perished. There seem to be no witnesses, motive and no explanation. From the charred remains of the inferno to a trail of sinister cult activity which leads her to Beaufort, South Carolina and a terrifying showdown during an ice storm back in Canada, Brennan faces a test of both her forensic expertise and her survival instinct.

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The forensic detail is harrowing, the pace relentless, and the prose assured. Kathy Reichs just gets better and better and is now the Alpha female of this genre.

A long way from your standard forensic thriller: all the excitement you crave, indefatigably expert. But conscience-generated and compassionate too."

Tempe smart, resourceful and investigator to follow. She is the pro in the book, she finally starts connecting the pieces from Montreal and North Carolina.