Temperance Brennan

15 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 309 ratings

Death du Jour Summary

Another day. Another death. Death du Jour. My God, how many such days would there be?'

On a bitterly cold march night in Montreal, forensic anthropologiest Dr Temperance Brennan is exhuming the remains of a nun proposed for sainthood in the grounds of an old church.

Just hours later, Tempe is called to the scene of an horrific arson. A young family has perished, and there seems to be no witness, no motive, no explanation.

From the charred remains of the inferno, to a trail of sinister cult activity and a terrifying showdown during an ice storm, Tempe faces a nerve-shattering test of both her forensic expertise and her instinct for survival.

©1999 Kathy Reichs (P)1999 Random House Audiobooks
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  • Book 1

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  • Book 2

    • Death du Jour

    • Temperance Brennan, Book 2
    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Katherine Borowitz
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11

    Another day. Another death. Death du Jour. My God, how many such days would there be?' On a bitterly cold march night in Montreal, forensic anthropologiest Dr Temperance Brennan is exhuming the remains of a nun proposed for sainthood in the grounds of an old church. Just hours later, Tempe is called to the scene of an horrific arson. A young family has perished, and there seems to be no witness, no motive, no explanation.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Death du Jour

    • By AmyAlice on 28-05-11

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  • Book 3

    • Deadly Decisions

    • Temperance Brennan, Book 3
    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Katherine Borowitz
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist for the state of Quebec, is abruptly recalled from a course she is teaching at Quantico for a gruesome duty. A biker war is raging in Quebec and two of its foot soldiers have blown themselves up. The only person qualified to make sense of what remains is Tempe. Like many in the region, she cares little what les motards, the bikers, do to each other. Until the body of a nine-year-old girl is wheeled into the morgue, slain by biker crossfire.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Lousy Recording

    • By Simone on 08-10-12

    Regular price: £11.99

  • Book 4

    • Fatal Voyage

    • Temperance Brennan, Book 4
    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Katherine Borowitz
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    When a plane crashes high in the mountains of North Carolina, Tempe Brennan is one of the first on the scene. As a forensic anthropologist for the state, she serves on the region's disaster response team. The task that confronts her is a sad and sickening one. Putting normal life on hold, she and her colleagues must painstakingly identify the victims. A chance discovery concerns her: a severed foot, well away from the main crash site.

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  • Book 5

    • Grave Secrets

    • Temperance Brennan, Book 5
    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Katherine Borowitz
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Dr. Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist, departs from home turf to journey to Guatemala, where her skills will be tested to the limit. It was a summer morning in 1982 when soldiers entered the village of Chupan Ya and rounded up the women and children. No records were kept. Families and neighbors refer to their lost members as "the disappeared". The bodies are said to lie in a mass grave.

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  • Book 6

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    • Bare Bones

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  • Book 7

    • Monday Mourning

    • Temperance Brennan, Book 7
    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Michelle Pawk
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist for both North Carolina and Quebec, has come from Charlotte to Montreal during the bleak days of December to testify as an expert witness at a murder trial.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Shame I didn't realise it was abridged

    • By BooBear on 21-09-16

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  • Book 8

    • Cross Bones

    • Temperance Brennan, Book 8
    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Michelle Pawk
    • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    "Death by self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head" is the on-scene assessment, but the victim's relatives are adamant in their rejection of suicide as an explanation. Discovered in a closet, a full week after death, the body is barely recognisable. Extreme heat has accelerated decomposition, and Dr Temperance Brennan's forensic expertise is required. Advanced putrefaction has made it virtually impossible to determine the trajectory of the bullet.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cross bones

    • By Kay on 14-03-10

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  • Book 9

    • Break No Bones

    • Temperance Brennan, Book 9
    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Dorothy Berryman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    It's the second-to-last day of archaeological field school. The students are working on a prehistoric gravesite when a much more recent burial is uncovered. The skeleton is articulated, the bone fresh, and the vertebrae still connected by soft-tissue. It's a case forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan has to take. But her investigations soon have her in too deep - her entire view of humanity is challenged, and the further she probes, the more she seems to be putting herself in danger.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Break no bones

    • By Petre Biles on 02-12-16

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  • Book 10

    • Bones to Ashes

    • Temperance Brennan, Book 10
    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Linda Emond
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    The skeleton is that of a young girl, no more than 14 years old, and forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance Brennan is struggling to keep her emotions in check. Coroner Jean Bradette is being evasive, insisting the bones are ancient and of no interest. But it doesn't quite add up, and a frustrated Tempe is convinced that Bradette is hiding something. It's not Tempe's case; she's overwhelmed with more urgent work in the lab. But the nagging in her subconscious won't let up.

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  • Book 11

    • Devil Bones

    • Temperance Brennan, Book 11
    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Linda Emond
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    An underground chamber is exposed in a seedy, dilapidated house with sagging trim and peeling paint...When a careless plumber accidentally knocks through a wall, he is horrified by what he uncovers.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Kept losing the plot ....

    • By Julie Lang on 28-10-08

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  • Book 12

    • 206 Bones

    • Temperance Brennan, Book 12
    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Linda Emond
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 8

    'You have an enemy, Dr Brennan. It is in your interest to learn who placed that call.' A routine case turns sinister when Dr Temperance Brennan is accused of mishandling the autopsy of a missing heiress. Someone has made an incriminating accusation that she missed or concealed crucial evidence. Before Tempe can get to the one man with information, he turns up dead.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • 206 Bones - Kathy Reichs

    • By Penni on 09-09-10

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  • Book 13

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  • Book 15

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