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Death Du Jour by Kathy Reichs October 7, 2007

Filed under: Book Reviews,Books,Crime Fiction,Fiction — Julie @ 3:34 pm

death-du-jour.jpgDeath Du Jour by Kathy Reichs

Genre: Crime Fiction

Published in 1999

Recommended Age Group: Adult

Summary: The novel opens as Tempe is trying to unearth a Nun in single digit weather. The body is not where it should have been and after hours of digging everyone is getting discouraged. Sister Elisabeth Nicolet is up for sainthood and her bones are needed but cannot be found. In a lucky break from an unbelievably old nun with a steal trap memory they find the burial site and manage to break through the frozen ground. Things heat up in the next scene when Tempe is called to investigate bodies in an arson out in the country. That investigation leads Tempe and Homicide Detective Andrew Ryan to the Carolina’s where they find a strange commune full of mystery and a body. Though unclear at first a connection is discovered between the fire in Quebec and the commune and body in on the Carolina Island. However, because of the terrible ice storm in Montreal the investigation is hindered and Tempe and Ryan struggle to save more lives from a cruel death, Tempe’s sister among them. In the process Tempe and Ryan form a more personal bond.

Personal Notes: An exciting and multifaceted read. With many different cases happening at once and some interesting spice in Tempe’s personal life this book ranks in as one of my favorites. This book is intelligent but not overly jargonistic. Reichs thrills and captures her reader with the thrill of the case and the adventure of a new relationship.

Other reviews available:

Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs

Deadly Decisions by Kathy Reichs

Fatal Voyage by Kathy Reichs

Grave Secrets by Kathy Reichs

Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs

Monday Mourning by Kathy Reichs

Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs

Break No Bones by Kathy Reichs

Bones to Ashes by Kathy Reichs

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