Monday Mourning (Temperance Brennan, #7) by Kathy Reichs

Monday Mourning (Temperance Brennan, #7)

The secrets of the dead are in her hands. The bones of three young women are unearthed in the basement of a Montreal pizza parlor, and forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan has unsolved murder on her mind as she examines the shallowly buried remains. Coming up against a homicide cop who is convinced the dead have been entombed on the site for centuries, Tempe perseveres, even with her own relationship with Detective Andrew Ryan at a delicate tu...


Details Monday Mourning (Temperance Brennan, #7)

TitleMonday Mourning (Temperance Brennan, #7)
ISBN9780743453011
Author
Release DateJun 1st, 2005
PublisherPocket Star
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller
Rating

Reviews Monday Mourning (Temperance Brennan, #7)

  • Amanda Patterson
    1970-01-01
    I have read all of Kathy Reichs’s offerings since her first book, Deja Dead was published in 1997. I have to ask myself why.I don’t particularly like Temperance Brennan, Kathy Reichs’ forensic heroine. I don’t like the settings of her novels, and even though I speak French, I don’t like it when her characters do. Kathy Reichs has excellent story ideas and her plots are gripping. However, her characterization is weak. She seems to have d...
  • Jerry B
    1970-01-01
    Maybe best yet in unusual "skeleton doc" series!This is the seventh novel in the successful and best-selling Tempe Brennon, board-certified forensic pathologist, series. Tempe is an exact replica of author Dr. Reichs in real life: same job, same education and background, and same dividing her time between two job settings - one in Montreal (she speaks fluent French) and one in North Carolina. Early in the book, Tempe testifies as an expert witnes...
  • Sarah ~
    1970-01-01
    كان من المفترض أن يكون يوم اثتين عادي جدا لكنه يتحولَ جذرياً، عندما تستدعى الدكتورة تمبرنس إلى قبو مطعم بيتزا حيث تكتشف عظام ثلاث سيدات في ذلك القبو ..تكون لدى د. تمبرنس وجهة نظرها الخاصة في هذا الموضوع ولكن وبسبب خلافاتهما السابقة يعتقد التحري كلو...
  • Erin
    1970-01-01
    Perhaps one of the very few mystery series that I don't necessarily read in chronological order.The seventh installment takes place in Montreal, Quebec in early December as Temperance Brennan works alongside detectives Claudel and Charbonneau to solve a mystery as to why the basement of a pizza parlour has skeletal remains.There's plenty of the usual angst in Tempe 's personal life too, but the mystery is always the primary goal. I've stated befo...
  • Jennifer
    1970-01-01
    I always enjoy the Temperance Brennan novels, but I tend to favor the ones set outside of Canada. Monday Mourning ended up being the exception. I loved the mystery and the back and forth during the investigation between Tempe and Claudel. Kathy Reichs has a way of "dumbing down" the science so readers can firmly grasp the concepts presented and that was highly effective in this novel. The only thing I didn't enjoy was Tempe's reactions to her iss...
  • Mary
    1970-01-01
    Tempe has just suffered her seventh traumatic brain injury to date and i know the story will devolve into the usual formulaic ending so I don't really have to keep reading from here (do I?)I am surprised she is not a shambling, drooling amnesiac, she's been hit in the head so much. As always, I found the first 85% or so of this novel to be pretty interesting but I am getting annoyed at the tediously repetitious denouement. Can't Ms. Reichs come u...
  • Jeffrey
    1970-01-01
    In a horrendous regression from her recent work in the series, Kathy Reichs reverts back to her procedural roots in a story that is obvious, unsurprising, and, frankly, just unentertaining.Three sets of bones are found in the basement of a pizza parlour (it's Quebecois, with a u!) and they turn out to belong to missing girls. What these girls have fallen into isn't terribly surprising, nor is there really an opportunity to develop mystery, becaus...
  • Jennifer
    1970-01-01
    As the first Temperance Brennan book I've read (and most likely the last), I'd say this is better than okay, except for the see-it-coming-from-a-mile-away ending and several bouts of especially bad writing. I don't mean grammatical errors, but the kind of poor diction you can't describe or predict, only recognize. A couple of my favorite examples:page 3: "I watched Claudel's perfectly fitted buttocks disappear through the small rectangular openin...
  • Sita
    1970-01-01
    Well, the science was good. As usual it was thoroughly researched and I learned something new, about Carbon dating. But, I can't help feeling the storyline just gets formulaic. Got news about boyfriend seeing other woman, instead of asking she just keep quiet. Then towards the end, of course she had to go to the house without telling anyone. I mean, come on, this works on book 1 or 2 but by book 7 you think she'd know better than plunge headfirst...
  • Mahmoud Shami
    1970-01-01
    تحقيقات بلوسيه لا باس بها السرد جميل بها حشو كثير النهايه غير متوقعه
  • Bibimus
    1970-01-01
    I just find the main character very annoying. She gives the man she so-called loves the run around, she won't talk to him, she won't tell him what she's thinking, leaving him utterly confused. Just talk to the man! She works out who the victim is, that is her job. THEN she takes over the policeman's job and tries to figure out who did the murder. She keeps going off by herself and needs to be rescued by someone and it drives me nuts! This Tempe r...
  • د. فايز
    1970-01-01
    الكتاب يشبه فيلم أجنبي مليئ بالإثارة والتشويق والغموض. الكتاب يتطرق لموضوعات الجريمة، الرومانسية، العلوم الحديثة. كل هذا في سياق درامي ممتع وجذاب. ولذلك تجد أن من الصعب التوقف عند نقطة معينة دون الرغبة في معرفة ما سيحدث تالياً. الكتاب ممتع.
  • نادية حسين
    1970-01-01
    لم تروق لي!ربما اقرأها مرة أخرى وأعيد تقييمها
  • This Is Not The Michael You're Looking For
    1970-01-01
    A great portion of this book was a step-backwards to the same old formula as the previous books, carefully dodging almost any character growth. Mystery bones are found. No one but Tempe cares. She investigates on her own. An out of town female friend/relative shows up unexpectedly to add distraction. She and Ryan are in some nether-relationship that they can't be bothered to talk about for five minutes. *yawn* With maybe 20% of the book remaining...
  • Jyotsna
    1970-01-01
    Actual rating: 4 starsWhen I started this book, I wasn't expecting much anyway; just the usual forensic/anthropology stuff. Till the mid of the book I was hung up on 3.5 stars. But the moment the climax set in, it shot upto 4 stars because the climax was least expected.Monday Morning is a very good page turner and one thing I love about this book is the narration and research.The narration is plain,simple (better than most thrillers) and the rese...
  • Heather
    1970-01-01
    Reichs continues to improve. There are still some repetitive themes that I could do without; but for the most part, I can look past those to the plot, which has been developed much better than in previous books. The story had me intrigued from the beginning, and I think I liked this ending better than any of the other books. Overall, a good crime/mystery and a good read.
  • Kayla
    1970-01-01
    I had a slow start with this one, but like usual as soon as I got into it I couldn't put it down!
  • Miriam Smith
    1970-01-01
    I struggle a little with the forensic terminology in these books but the story is I always good and I like the characters.
  • Steph
    1970-01-01
    This was an interesting mystery and that took a bit to discover who was the real killer quite interesting and amazing based in Canada which I always like to read.
  • Susannah Carleton
    1970-01-01
    3 1/2 stars. An intriguing story of three sets of bones of young women found in the basement of what is a pizza-by-the-slice place. No one knows who they are or how long they have been there. Tempe is determined to find out how they died and who they are. Will she find the answers to her questions before the killer or killers find her?
  • Mandy
    1970-01-01
    I enjoyed this, saw most of the twists coming but that's probably because I've read so many similar books in the genre, it was still a very well written story and I look forward to reading the rest of the series.
  • Omniyah409
    1970-01-01
    الرواية مثيرة ومشوقة ، السرد رائع ، والحبكة متقنة ، والنهاية الغير متوقعة،الترجمة كذلك لابأس بها ، استمتعت بقرائتها ..تعرفت على معلومات جديدة في الطب الشرعي ( تقنية الكربون 14 ) / متلازمة ستوكهولم...الكاتبة لها سلسلة من الروايات مع بطلتها برينان ، أقت...
  • Amber
    1970-01-01
    I'm so very, very torn about Monday Mourning. From the description, I thought it would be my favourite of the series to this point. Somehow, it manages to be as bad and contrived as the first book. Complete regression.I'm going to begin broad, then clearly mark where I transition into spoilers.The concept of this novel -- three bodies that seem deceptively old are found beneath a pizza parlour -- seems so very promising. Reichs has already establ...
  • Arnis
    1970-01-01
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  • Therese
    1970-01-01
    $1.99When I was laid up for a while last summer, I discovered the TV show "Bones" and have watched it every now and again since. So when I saw this book on sale, I thought I would compare it with the show since it captured my interest. The only thing that this book has in common with the show is Dr. Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist. Here she has no team and there is no Jeffersonian. This Dr. Brennan works out of North Carolina and Mont...
  • Stephanie
    1970-01-01
    L'anthropologue judiciaire Temperance Brennan enquête. Le détective Paul Claudel qu'elle n'apprécie pas particulièrement, soutient que les ossements sont anciens puisque des boutons datant du dix-neuvième siècle ont été trouvés tout près des squelettes. Aucune raison qu'il se mêle de ce cas. Affaire close. Mais Tempe soupçonne le contraire et décide d'examiner les ossements dans son laboratoire. Si elle a raison, Claudel pourrait bie...
  • L
    1970-01-01
    Be warned that the underlying crime at the heart of this story is grisly and beyond dark. That said, and if you can handle that, this is a solid mystery with engaging characters. Montreal is one of those characters. Talk about cold! Whew! Reichs had me shivering in Miami.This novel, the first I've read by Reichs, made for an interesting comparison to the tv drama. I will confess to a certain addiction to "Bones." The novel appears to be significa...
  • Briar's Reviews
    1970-01-01
    Temperance Brennan yet again is trying to solve a murder, and this time her relationship status with Andrew Ryan is on ice.A group of women is found dead in a Montreal pizza parlor, and Tempe is forced to try to find the killer. Were these women here for hundreds of years? Or were they recently reburied? This novel will definitely fuel anyone's love of Kathy Reichs!I found this book to be very addicting, and more exciting than many of the previou...
  • Ana
    1970-01-01
    Another excellent installment in the Temperance Brennan series. This is one of those books where I feel she has far too many life-threatening situations as a whole, but since it is a crime drama, I can't complain too much. I also don't like how stubborn, standoffish, and quick to anger she is when it comes to her love life. Seriously people, just talk! Aside from one character flaw and aspect of the genre that I'm not a fan of, I think this one w...
  • Maram Alawad
    1970-01-01
    هذه الرواية يمكنها أن تحرمكَ من النوم !البطلة هي "تمبرنس برينان" دكتورة الطب الشرعي، وخبيرة الانثروبولوجيا، تجد نفسها في خضم حل قضية بالغة في التعقيد، تتمثل معطياتها في بقايا عظام لثلاث فتيات في قبو مطعم البيتزا في مونتريال، كان عليها أن تقدّر أعم...