Search Results: "Kathy Reichs"


BOOK REVIEW

DêJA DEAD by Kathy Reichs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 20, 1997

"But readers ravenous for ghoulish detail and hints of unfathomable evil, spruced up by the modishly effective Quebec setting, will gobble this first course greedily and expect better-balanced nutrition next time. (Book-of-the-Month Club main selection; author tour; radio satellite tour)"
Dr. Temperance Brennan, the forensic anthropologist transplanted from North Carolina to Montreal, hopes the bones found at Le Grand SÇminaire are too ancient to fall within her purview. Read full book review >

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CODE by Kathy Reichs
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 12, 2013

"Another successful adventure. (Science fiction/thriller. 10 & up)"
In this third Virals thriller, the focus is on Tory Brennan (niece of Temperance Brennan, hero of Reichs' Bones books for adults) and her friends as they continue to explore their special wolf powers, acquired by accident but growing stronger every day. Read full book review >

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SEIZURE by Kathy Reichs
ADVENTURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"These characters are keepers. (Thriller. 12 & up)"
Tory Brennan, 14, and her friends are still trying to determine exactly what happened to them following the events of the series opener (Virals, 2010). Read full book review >

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MONDAY MOURNING by Kathy Reichs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 2004

"Knowledgeable and brave enough to outgore Patricia Cornwell, Reichs (Bare Bones, 2003, etc.) still can't balance her love of science—think carbon-dating for dummies—with her passion for Grand Guignol. Some sassy repartee, but mostly lots and lots of bodies."
The freezing Montreal winter turns even colder when blue-eyed cop Andrew Ryan is too busy mounting a sting operation and squiring a fetching youngster around to pay much attention to the forensic anthropologist who's his sometime squeeze. Read full book review >

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GRAVE SECRETS by Kathy Reichs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 9, 2002

"The impossibly busy plot, linking every felony in the Western Hemisphere over a generation, clogs Tempe's fifth (Fatal Voyage, 2001, etc.) as badly as that septic tank."
Invited to Guatemala to examine the remains of rural Mayan villagers executed over 20 years ago, forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan doesn't know that her reconstruction of the brutal annihilation of Chupan Ya is only the prelude to a series of escalating horrors. Read full book review >

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TERMINAL by Kathy Reichs
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 3, 2015

"A worthy coda to a gripping multivolume adventure. (Thriller. 9-12)"
The final installment of mother-and-son Virals series finds Tory and her friends at a turning point: If they don't take action soon, their world will change beyond their control. Read full book review >

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BONES OF THE LOST by Kathy Reichs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 27, 2013

"Reichs, never one to stint on complications, deals them out mostly seriatim instead of intermingling them, and it'll be a canny reader who sees the thread that runs through all the cases and binds them together."
A three-course banquet of old bones, and some not so old, for forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan (Bones Are Forever, 2012, etc.). Read full book review >

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206 BONES by Kathy Reichs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

"Nearly as many plots as there are bones in the body, some to please medical pedants, some to appease ghouls, and some to show off the smart-mouth repartee Tempe (Devil Bones, 2008, etc.) has been indulging in since she got her own TV series on Fox."
Dr. Temperance Brennan unaccountably begins making mistakes. Read full book review >

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DEATH DU JOUR by Kathy Reichs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 8, 1999

"Reichs plots ambitiously, knows her way around a morgue, isn't afraid to pile on the Grand Guignol, and spins a tale that reads, well, like a house afire. (Author tour)"
Called from her peaceful exhumation of the century-old bones of Sister Elisabeth Nicolet, whose heroic work during Quebec's 1885 smallpox epidemic may qualify her for sainthood, consulting anthropologist Temperance Brennan finds herself in a charnel house. Read full book review >

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TWO NIGHTS by Kathy Reichs
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"Reichs' newest heroine, the polar opposite of cerebral Temperance Brennan (Speaking in Bones, 2015, etc.), is fueled by a well-nigh uncontrollable rage in her thrilling, violent search for a missing girl so much like herself."
A search for a missing girl resurrects traumatic memories for a woman already struggling with life. Read full book review >

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FLASH AND BONES by Kathy Reichs
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 23, 2011

"Reichs plots conscientiously but uncompellingly, dialing down the suspense except for the cliffhanger, dare-you-to-stop-now chapter endings she just can't wean herself from."
Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan (Spider Bones, 2010, etc.) commemorates Race Week in her hometown of Charlotte, N.C., by a close encounter with a barrel filled with asphalt and bones. Read full book review >