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Bare Bones
Scribner, June 2003, 23.95, 320 pp. ISBN 0743233468 Tempe Brennan shuttles between Charlotte, North Caroline and Quebec serving as a forensic anthropologist as needed. Currently she is in Charlotte, informing someone she knows that his granddaughter was burned to death in a wood stove and the police want to question his daughter. After she performs that grim duty, she, her daughter and their dog attend a barbecue party. When the canine behav...
Deadly Decisions
Kathy Reichs' Temperance "Tempe" Brennan is a forensic anthropologist in a series of novels written by Reichs. Reichs really draws on her anthropology to bring out the mystery clues behind the novel. Deadly Decisions surrounds the biker gangs of Canada to the US & the drug links therein. She takes you briefly through biker ganglang culture & how it relates to the murder victims & the scene itself. On majority of the Temperance Brennan novels I've scanne...
Death du Jour
Dr. Temperance Brennan, the forensic anthropologist/college professor, travels from North Carolina to Quebec to perform a routine skeletal exam during her students' spring break. However, things quickly become more complicated when several bodies are discovered nearby, burnt beyond recognition and needing her expertise. The deaths are soon connected to a strange place near Tempe's home in the Carolinas, leading to an investigation of a cult, several ad...
Death DuJour
Dr. Temperance Brennan, Forensic Anthropologist for the Province of Quebec, visits a Carolina island. Here, skeletal remains are discovered. Prior to this, she dug up the corpse of Sister Elisabeth Nicolet,a candidate for sainthood. Further investigation of these remains led Tempe to a university where things became stranger still. A young college girl is missing and it is suspected that she has fallen victim to a cult. Oddly, all of these cases are c...

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Deja Dead
Tempe Brennan is a forensic anthropologist in Montreal. Weekend plans to go to Quebec City are shot when a body is found, and she must go to the recovery scene. Dr. Brennan studies this mutilated skeleton and sees something the local police either do not see or do not want to acknowledge. This is not an isolated death. It is one in a series of brutal murders. Dr. Brennan must prove to the police that the deaths are connected by showing the similarit...
Fatal Voyage
There's been a horrible plane crash in the mountains of western North Carolina. Temperance Brennan, a forensic anthropologist, is assisting in body recovery and identification. She is soon to find out that one retrieved foot does not belong to a crash victim. It belongs to a murder victim discovered near the crash sight. The discovery of this victim puts Brennan in harms way, as the murderer tries to stop her from digging around. Brennan's attention...
Grave Secrets
Pathologist Tempe Brennan works half her time in Canada and half in the US but this book commences at the unearthing of a mass grave in Guatemala. At the end of the day twenty bodies, mostly women and child, have been recovered. That is when a call comes in to say two of her colleagues have been shot. One is dead, and the other clinging to life. When Tempe returns to the city a local police officer seeks her out to help in another mystery, a girl's ...
Monday Mourning
Scribner, June 2004, 25.95, 320 pp. ISBN 0743233976 Tempe Brennan, a world renown forensic anthropologist works for the State of North Carolina through the office of the Chief Medieval Examiner and in Montreal through the Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciares et de Medecine Legale. She comes up to Montreal a day early to prepare her testimony for a murder case in which she is to testify in court the next day. Her plans get derailed when bones are ...


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