Death du Jour

Death du Jour Assaulted by the bitter cold of a Montreal winter the American born Dr Temperance Breman Forensic Anthropologist for the Province of Quebec digs for a corpse where Sister Elisabeth Nicolet dead ov

Assaulted by the bitter cold of a Montreal winter, the American born Dr Temperance Breman, Forensic Anthropologist for the Province of Quebec, digs for a corpse where Sister Elisabeth Nicolet, dead over a century and now a candidate for sainthood, should lie in her grave A strange, small coffin, buried in the recesses of a decaying church, holds the first clue to the cloAssaulted by the bitter cold of a Montreal winter, the American born Dr Temperance Breman, Forensic Anthropologist for the Province of Quebec, digs for a corpse where Sister Elisabeth Nicolet, dead over a century and now a candidate for sainthood, should lie in her grave A strange, small coffin, buried in the recesses of a decaying church, holds the first clue to the cloistered nun s fate The puzzle surrounding Sister Elisabeth s life and death provides a welcome contrast to discoveries at a burning chalet, where scorched and twisted bodies await Tempe s professional expertise Who were these people What brought them to this gruesome fate Homicide Detective Andrew Ryan, with whom Tempe has a combustive history, joins her in the arson investigation From the fire scene they are drawn into the worlds of an enigmatic and controversial professor, a mysterious commune, and a primate colony on a Carolina island.

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  1. Kathy Reichs is a forensic anthropologist for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of North Carolina, and for the Laboratoire des Sciences Judiciaires et de M decine L gale for the province of Quebec She is one of only fifty forensic anthropologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology and is on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences A professor of anthropology at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Dr Reichs is a native of Chicago, where she received her Ph.D at Northwestern She now divides her time between Charlotte and Montreal and is a frequent expert witness in criminal trials.Awards Arthur Ellis Award Best First Novel 1998 Deja Dead

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  1. I started watching the TV show Bones on Fox last season, but I had known that the show was based on Kathy Reichs character Temperance Brennan That s about all the similarities that there are between the TV show and the book You could stretch and say that Quebec Detective Ryan is Seely Booth, but that s reeealllyyy reaching it.I like a good mystery, detective novel, and this book does not fail me Not only is there a nice chunk of CSI thrown in there is also one of my favorite topics, cults So we [...]

  2. This is a series that I won t be pursuing Almost 20 % into the book and it reads a little like a Standard Operating Procedure for lab work If you ve done any such, save yourself the boredom The only other mentions is hinting of the title character s all good traits she s hard working, honest, virtuous, beautiful, slim, nice, did I mention beautiful And she handles pipettes and forensic tools with the same determination and purpose as she prepares her meals and

  3. SPOILER ALERT This author annoys me This story was WAY too similar to the first book Best friend missing to sister missing.der in house oh, just a cat on fired all that crap about some buzzing in her memory cells all the time I also get tried of all the metaphors, but that was better in this book at least So far I just find the writing amateurish and it feels like she s trying too hard.I also HATED the ending We did not get to see any of the links unfold, she just summed it up for the reader thr [...]

  4. Death is on the menu today at your international chain restaurant murder cult Luckily for crime prevention, you coincidentally happen to live part time in all the locations that possess these sanguine establishments And because you work a bizillion hours a week you go out to eat a lot.

  5. Meh I am once again taken in by the mistaken belief that surely books this popular and well discussed must have something to them, right People do have a modicum of taste and literary judgment, yes Apparently, people have a taste for plots which are entirely held together by a soupy glue of wild coincidence and random chance A lot of criminal activities and organizations have specific ties to both Charlotte and Quebec, you know Oh, and it is very common for the various family members and loved o [...]

  6. What a disappointment The first book wasn t fantastic, by any stretch, but it was so much better than this I guessed every single plot point along the way, except for the ones where information was deliberately kept from the reader Which brings me to one of my major complaints about this book it used a lazy writer trick that happens to be a big pet peeve of mine the character knows information but doesn t share it with the reader It s something that a writer can sort of get away with if the stor [...]

  7. Kathy Reichs, Death du Jour Arrow, 1999 Death du Jour is the first book I ve read in 2003 that made me want to not put it down until I had turned the final page It s well over twice as long as most of the novels I ve read over the course of this year, and yet it took me less time than many of them to get through It does have its problems, but readability is certainly not one of them.Temperance Brennan, a forensic anthropologist who divides her time between North Carolina and Quebec, is in the la [...]

  8. Kathy Reichs is a fairly good writer She does have an obsession with clumsy similes that are often so bad they take me out of the story completely, but that aside, she generally is a good writer That said, this book annoyed the hell out of me.My first complaint is that Reichs constantly creates fake mysteries that are only mysterious because she won t state what the characters figure out At the beginning, Tempe her main character discovers something important about a would be saint from the 1800 [...]

  9. I hate it when someone ruins a movie or a book for me especially a book, because that s a bigger investment of time and imagination So I ll tell you a little about Kathy Reichs s Death Du Jour, but I won t ruin it for you.First, you need to know that this is her second book Deja Dead from 1997 was a great ride, taking the reader into the world of anthropological forensics and shining a bright light on a murder investigation from a new point of view.Tempe Brennan is the main character in both boo [...]

  10. The second book in the series was wonderful, somehow it was even better than the first which I found to be a bit long and overly wordy yet enjoyable never the less this left me hungry for , what better in a continuing story line than a hook line and sinker type of feeling, reading Death du Jour made me crave the next book right away I almost never read a series one after another, I give myself a break because it s always better to crave the next than get stuck in a similar story and feel like I [...]

  11. I don t know what it was but somehow this managed to be a lot enjoyable than the previous book While Tempe is still a pain in the ass, the rest of the book made up for her unlikableness The mystery was fantastic I loved that everything tied back together and I didn t guess a thing I was constantly on my toes which I loved, nothing is worse than predictability Also the Ryan moments were worth the wait.

  12. Warning for Wanda includes grisly baby killings.3 D j Dead Temperance Brennan 1 1997CR Death du Jour 1999 3 Deadly Decisions 2000 3 Monday Mourning 2004 4 Break No Bones 2006 3 206 Bones 2009

  13. Brennan runs into religious zealots, tries to identify a nun who may be declared a saint, and helping her sister avoid a cult.

  14. Pop quiz This book is about A The exhumation of a French nun B Murders that were followed by arson C The disappearance of a college student D The disappearance of the sister of the protagonist E Drug related murders on an island sanctuary F A sinister cult G It s not about anything It is just a device for Kathy Reichs to insert her research on entomology, forensic science and cults H All of the above.If you chose H you pass I am not through with this book, and surprisingly, I am enjoying it some [...]

  15. How does one explain madness This one quote alone explains a bit of my quest to readTemperance Brennan Novels I picked up Death Du Jour, the second in the series as sometime long ago I read the first, Deja Dead I don t quite remember the whole of that story but knew that I wanted to delve into the life of fictional forensic anthropologist Tempe I was excited in 2005 when Fox aired the pilot of Bones The initial programs based loosely on the real life of Kathy Reichs, just whetted my appetite to [...]

  16. Die Serie Bones Die Knochenj gerin schaue ich mir wirklich gern an, vor allem weil die Hauptfigur Temperance Brennan mit ihren analytischen Art sehr sympathisch finde Ich wusste zwar, dass die Serie auf B chern basiert, hatte aber noch keins gelesen bis jetzt.Ich wurde nich entt uscht Gerade die Protagonistin ist einfach genial Sehr intelligent, sie analysiert alles und jeden und hat sehr viel Mut Ich hatte Spa daran, ihr und ihren Ermittlungen zu folgen.Etwas verwirrend fand ich die vielen Hand [...]

  17. F r mich ein Re Read, da ich es vor etwa 15 Jahren schon mal gelesen hatte Es handelt sich um den zweiten Band der Reihe um die Anthropologin Tempe Brennan, die vor einigen Jahren mehr Bekanntheit durch die Serie Bones erhielt auch wenn es bis auf den Namen und den Beruf keinerlei bereinstimmungen mit der Buchvorlage gibt Tempe ist Anthropologie Dozentin in North Carolina und hilft in den Semesterpausen als forensische Anthropologin in Montreal aus Dieser Band spielt an beiden Orten und bietet s [...]

  18. I ve always enjoyed Bones on TV, so picked up a couple of Kathy Reichs books in a charity shop to see how they compare I believe that this is book two, but having not read the first did not seem to be a problem at all.I found this a fascinating read It includes a myriad of detail about science, anthropology and other interesting input I wouldn t describe her as a particularly descriptive author ie, flowing poetic language but the constant gush of minute trivia keeps the reader engrossed The read [...]

  19. 3.5 Stars this is the 2nd of this series I ve now read and I find myself a bit frustrated with this author Although she weaves a good, complex mystery, the story seems a bit too long or elaborate at times And I grow weary of Tempe s tendency to shift between technically skillful and seemingly oblivious to danger signs that repeatedly appear She seems a bit immature for her role in these stories, which makes me lose interest in her character Perhaps it s just my preferences for a protagonist cast [...]

  20. I absolutely love all of her books I own the whole 14 book series of Temperance Brennan can t wait to own the newest one Currently re reading the whole series for the 2nd time around waiting for the newest edition

  21. Un caso davvero molto interessante e affascinante Ho adorato il modo in cui l autrice mescola la vita privata e i casi, le indagini e le lezioni sulle sette, le riflessioni, le domandeMi piace Brennan perch un genio ed anche tremendamente umana,piena di risorse e inventiva Cos come adoro Ryan e i nuovi personaggi come Sam, e la sua passione per i primati, Red e la storia della santa e il suo segreto Amo il modo in cui la mente di Brennan le d un prurito mentale e l uso del sogno per aiutarla a c [...]

  22. Well, that was disappointing I read the first in this series and was entertained so ordered the next two from the library I was not feeling this one I didn t feel any sense of urgency surrounding the crimes and didn t find them scary even though on paper the murders seem gruesome I also could not get over all the coincidences in this book Really, her sister just happens to get involved with the cult being investigated And what was the point of the nun church investigation sub plot And why is the [...]

  23. Una historia brutal basada en hechos reales muy conocidos pero que, desgraciadamente, esta horriblemente narrada Pierde demasiado el tiempo hablando sobre la rutina diaria de la protagonista, y convierte cada autopsia y cada trabajo de campo en la lectura de un tedioso informe acad mico demasiado t cnico y descriptivo

  24. I liked this book than Deja Death, but it suffers from the same problems Brennan is extremely capable, but tends to stick her nose in these cases instead of sticking to her primary job However, I really enjoyed the plot of the story and getting to know Brennan better.

  25. I liked this book even better than her first book, Deja Dead The crime elements are interesting, and it s nice to see the chemistry picking up between Temperance and Ryan I will definitely pick up in this series

  26. Con tre stelline striminzite promuovo questo mio secondo romanzo di Kathy Reichs, dopo Corpi Freddi, a sufficente thriller dal ritmo serrato e dalla lettura scorrevole E mai titolo fu pi azzeccato, dato che di poveri cadaveri innocenti, ammuffiti, martoriati, carbonizzati, in questo romanzo ce n per tutti i gusti quello di una suora morta alla fine del 1800, quelli di un intera famiglia con due gemelli neonati morti in un incendio doloso, quelli di una ragazza unitasi ad una misteriosa setta rel [...]

  27. It is hard to go wrong with an opening scene of a large group of nuns huddled around an empty grave in an abandoned church the heart of a Montreal winter The second book in the Temperance Brennan Series, Death Du Jour follows the exhumation of a potential saint with an extra large serving of death two mutilated babies and a collection of adults who burned in a house fire a dead college student who was attacked by dogs two dead women hidden in an animal sanctuary This sequel to Deja Dead is not a [...]

  28. Death Du Jour by Kathy Teichs is book 2 in her Temperance Brennan series Brennan is helping to investigate several bodies burned in a chalet in Montreal Detective Andrew Ryan joins her and clues lead them to a strange professor at McGill University and a mysterious commune in South Carolina More bodies are found on a primate research island and Brennan s sister is missing Lots of moving parts in this one Fast paced There is a monkey island off the coast of SC Morgan Island near Beaufort Weird co [...]

  29. The circumstances in this particular book are a bit contrived, but it is a good read The premise is a murderous cult One of things that I really like is that the character actually learns about cults and how they are defined There is also a mention about how defining a group as a cult is highly subjective and that most groups defined as cults are not dangerous However, there are some that are It also goes into details about how cults recruit and keep members And instead of just saying everyone i [...]

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