Death du Jour (Temperance Brennan, #2) by Kathy Reichs

Death du Jour (Temperance Brennan, #2)

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 cloistered nun's fate. The puzzle surrounding Sister Elisabeth's life and deat...

Details Death du Jour (Temperance Brennan, #2)

TitleDeath du Jour (Temperance Brennan, #2)
Release DateMay 1st, 2006
PublisherPocket Star
GenreMystery, Crime, Fiction, Thriller

Reviews Death du Jour (Temperance Brennan, #2)

  • Wendi
    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...
  • Miriam
    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.
  • Heather
    ***SPOILER ALERT***This author annoys me. This story was WAY too similar to the first book. Best friend missing to sister missing...intruder in house? oh, just a cat on fire...and 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...
  • Fen
    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 som...
  • Lightreads
    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 ...
  • Robert Beveridge
    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...
  • Pamela
    "بدا العالم غريبًا بالنسبة إلي، والمساحة التي أتحرك ضمنها منقولة من مكان أو زمن آخر، ولكنها بالرغم من ذلك موجودة وحقيقية تماما."
  • Tommy Marx
    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 s...
  • Catten
    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 ...
  • Kasia
    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 more, 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...
  • Kate
    I hate to say that I was disappointed in this book but I really was. I really have loved the other Temperance Brennan books that I've read by Kathy Reichs so I'm hoping the rest of the series is more like the others that I've read. Death du Jour was a predictable slow-burner for me. I also think one of the reasons I wasn't as drawn to it as the others is because it was extremely unrealistic. I felt like there were 2-3 stories going on in one book...
  • Bettie☯
    Warning for Wanda: includes grisly baby killings.3* Déjà 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)
  • Mike
    Brennan runs into religious zealots, tries to identify a nun who may be declared a saint, and helping her sister avoid a cult.
  • bella ϟ [ bella farren ]
    3.5 / 5 starsrtc
  • David
    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 ...
  • Carol
    "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 more 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 o...
  • Jasbr
    Die Serie "Bones - Die Knochenjägerin" 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 Büchern basiert, hatte aber noch keins gelesen - bis jetzt.Ich wurde nich enttäuscht: Gerade die Protagonistin ist einfach genial: Sehr intelligent, sie analysiert alles und jeden und hat sehr viel Mut. Ich hatte Spaß daran, ihr und ihren...
  • Susen liest
    Für 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 Übereinstimmungen mit der Buchvorlage gibt. Tempe ist Anthropologie-Dozentin in North Carolina und hilft in den Semesterpausen als forensische Anthropologin in M...
  • Hannah Ruthie
    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 gu...
  • K
    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....
  • Jessi
    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 =)
  • Linda
    I do get some pleasure from Reichs' Temperance Brennan books--even though there are some problems (for me) with her stories and writing. These books aren't meant to win a Pulitzer Prize; I don't read them as such. And as I keep saying: I read in bed. Each chapter of Reichs' books is a crisp finish or segue to the next chapter, which makes it perfect reading before naps and bedtime. The reading and plot is simplistic and that also makes it easy to...
  • Lucrezia
    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 domande...Mi piace Brennan perché è un genio ed è anche tremendamente umana,piena di risorse e inventiva. Così 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 ...
  • Dana
    I wasn’t too convinced after the first one, but glad I continued on with the series because this book was way more entertaining.
  • Julie Barrett
    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 po...
  • Sauron
    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 académico demasiado técnico y descriptivo
  • Delta
    I liked this book more 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.
  • Lisa
    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 more in this series!
  • Brian
    Typical Bones book. Easy read. Sometimes you just need to throw these easy readers into the mix!