Temperance Brennan

36 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 15,976 ratings

Deja Dead Publisher's Summary

It's June in Montreal, and Dr. Temperance Brennan, who has left a shaky marriage back home in North Carolina to take on the challenging assignment of Director of Forensic Anthropology for the province of Quebec, looks forward to a relaxing weekend in beautiful Quebec City. First, though, she must stop at a newly uncovered burial site in the heart of the city. The remains are probably old and only of archeological interest, but Tempe must make sure they're not a case for the police.

One look at the decomposed and decapitated corpse, stored neatly in plastic bags, tells her she'll spend the weekend in the crime lab. Something about the crime scene is familiar to Tempe: the stashing of the body parts; the meticulous dismemberment. As a pattern continues to emerge, Tempe calls upon all her forensic skills, including bone, tooth/dental, and bitemark analysis and x-ray microflourescence to convince the police that the cases are related and to try to stop the killer before he strikes again.

Told with lacerating authenticity and passion, Déjà Dead is both poignant and terrifying as it hurtles toward its breathtaking conclusion and instantly catapults Kathy Reich into the top ranks of crime authors.

©1997 Kathy Reichs (P)2011 Simon & Schuster
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    • Mortal Remains

    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    Dr Temperance Brennan spends her life working amongst the decomposed, the mutilated and the skeletal. So the two-days-dead body she is called to examine holds little to surprise her. Until she discovers that the man is John Lowery, an ex-soldier who was apparently killed in Vietnam in 1968. So who is buried in Lowery's grave.The case takes Tempe to the heart of the American military, where she must examine the remains of anyone who may have had a connection to the drowned man.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great story

    • By James on 10-15-14

    Regular price: $20.75

  • Book 14

    • Flash and Bones

    • Temperance Brennan, Book 14
    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Linda Emond
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 839
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    Just as 200,000 fans are pouring into town for Race Week, a body is found in a barrel of asphalt next to the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The next day, a NASCAR crew member comes to Temperance Brennan’s office at the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner to share a devastating story. Twelve years earlier, Wayne Gamble’s sister, Cindi, then a high school senior and aspiring racer, disappeared along with her boyfriend, Cale Lovette. Lovette kept company with a group of right-wing extremists known as the Patriot Posse.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Don't start here if you're new to the series!

    • By Tia on 08-30-11

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Flash and Bones

    • Temperance Brennan, Book 14
    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Linda Emond
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 27
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    In the run up to the biggest NASCAR race week of the year, Dr Temperance Brennan is called to a landfill site backing onto the Charlotte speedway track in North Carolina. Someone has discovered a barrel of hardened asphalt with a human hand poking through the top. With the country's press trained on Charlotte, it is up to Tempe to try to release and identify the body in the barrel.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Murder, racism, nascars and Bones.

    • By James on 10-16-14

    Regular price: $21.32

  • Book 15

    • Bones Are Forever

    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Linda Emond
    • Length: 9 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 31
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    A new-born baby is found wedged in a vanity cabinet in a rundown apartment near Montreal. Dr Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist to the province of Quebec, is brought in to investigate. While there, she discovers the mummified remains of two more babies within the same room. Shocked and distressed, Tempe must use all her skills and inner strength to focus on the facts.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Solid addition to long running series

    • By kiwi bookaholic on 09-17-12

    Regular price: $21.32

    • Bones Are Forever

    • A Temperance Brennan Novel, Book 15
    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Linda Emond
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 798
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 686
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 681

    Temperance Brennan has been asked to examine the corpses of three dead babies in Montreal. It’s a difficult assignment, complicated further by the fact that her long-time flame Detective Ryan is investigating the infants’ mother, a former (and possibly current) prostitute. When the woman flees to Edmonton, the investigation is joined by Royal Canadian Mounted Police sergeant with whom Tempe had an ill-advised fling over a decade earlier. The dissonant team heads to remotest Yellowknife - mining country - to pursue an ever more sinister trail.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Temperance Brennan lives up to my expectations

    • By Linda on 09-13-12

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 15.5

    • Bones in Her Pocket

    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Linda Emond
    • Length: 1 hr and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 338
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 298
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      4 out of 5 stars 299

    When a fly-covered canvas bag floats to the surface of North Carolina’s Mountain Island Lake, forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan is called to the scene. Animal remains? Or could this be related to bone fragments from a human male found nearby? To Tempe’s surprise, the decomposed body indicates the person was a female young adult. The profile fits the description of a missing graduate student named Edith Blankenship.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great short story

    • By James on 10-17-14

    Regular price: $10.49

  • Book 16

    • Bones of the Lost

    • A Temperance Brennan Novel, Book 16
    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Linda Emond
    • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
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    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 578
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 580

    New York Times best-selling author Kathy Reichs returns with her 16th riveting novel featuring forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan, whose examination of a young girl killed in a hit and run in North Carolina triggers an investigation into international human trafficking. When Charlotte police discover the body of a teenage girl along a desolate stretch of two-lane highway, Temperance Brennan fears the worst.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • If you're reading them in order skip this one...

    • By Paula on 09-11-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Bones of the Lost

    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Linda Emond
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    The gripping new Temperance Brennan novel from the world-class forensic anthropologist and Number 1 best-selling author Kathy Reichs. The body of a teenage girl is discovered along a desolate highway on the outskirts of Charlotte. Inside her purse is the ID card of a local businessman who died in a fire months earlier. Who was the girl? And was she murdered? Dr Temperance Brennan, Forensic Anthropologist, must find the answers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kathy Reichs the Queen of forensic thrillers!

    • By James on 10-19-14

    Regular price: $23.45

  • Book 16.5

    • Swamp Bones: A Temperance Brennan Short Story

    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Katherine Borowitz
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A new, exclusive straight-to-digital Temperance Brennan short story from Kathy Reichs, world leading forensic anthropologist and number-one best-selling author of Deja Dead, Bones Are Forever and Bones of the Lost. Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan has just arrived in Florida's Everglades for a much-needed break when she is unwittingly thrown into the middle of a deadly case with its roots in the darkest depths of the swamp.

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    • Swamp Bones: A Novella

    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Katherine Borowitz
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 500
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 456
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 459

    Although a trip to Florida is supposed to be about rest and relaxation, there’s no such thing as a day off for Dr. Temperance Brennan. She has come to visit her friend, a dedicated ornithologist who’s researching the threat that intrusive Burmese pythons pose to indigenous bird species in the Everglades. While sorting through the stomach of an eighteen-foot specimen, they make a disturbing discovery: bones that are unmistakably human.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Florida Agrees With Tempe

    • By Me & My Girls on 08-23-14

    Regular price: $2.79

  • Book 17

    • Bones Never Lie

    • A Novel
    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Katherine Borowitz
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 855
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 759
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 760

    Unexpectedly called in to the Charlotte PD's Cold Case Unit, Dr. Temperance Brennan wonders why she's been asked to meet with a homicide cop who's a long way from his own jurisdiction. The shocking answer: Two child murders, separated by thousands of miles, have one thing in common - the killer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is book 17 in the Temperance Brennan Series

    • By Techpotato on 01-23-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Bones Never Lie

    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Katherine Borowitz
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    The gripping new Temperance Brennan novel from the world-class forensic anthropologist and number-one best-selling author Kathy Reichs. Tempe is faced with the horrifying possibility that the killer who got away in Monday Mourning is back....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!!

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-16-16

    Regular price: $23.45

  • Book 17.5

    • Bones on Ice

    • Temperance Brennan, Book 17.5
    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Katherine Borowitz
    • Length: 3 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 656
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 590
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 596

    It is called the "death zone": the point on Everest, nearly five miles high, above which a climber cannot be rescued. More than 250 souls have lost their lives there. Most of the bodies remain, abandoned, frozen in place. When an earthquake leads to a miraculous recovery, Dr. Temperance Brennan is hired to identify a frozen, mummified human corpse. The victim is the daughter of a wealthy Charlotte couple who never got the chance to say goodbye. But far from offering solace and closure, Tempe's findings only provoke more questions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not Barbara Rosenblat, But Borowitz Does Well

    • By Mamacat on 06-02-17

    Regular price: $2.79

  • Book 18

    • Speaking in Bones

    • A Novel
    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Katherine Borowitz
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,013
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 916
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 904

    No one speaks the language of suspense more brilliantly than Kathy Reichs, number-one New York Times best-selling author of the acclaimed Temperance Brennan series. In Speaking in Bones, the forensic anthropologist finds herself drawn into a world of dark secrets and dangerous beliefs, where good and evil blur. Professionally, Temperance Brennan knows exactly what to do - test, analyze, identify. Her personal life is another story.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Tempe is brilliant yet brainless at times.

    • By Julie on 07-25-15

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Speaking in Bones

    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Narrated by: Katherine Browitz
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    The compelling new Dr. Temperance Brennan novel from the world-class forensic anthropologist and number one best-selling author Kathy Reichs. When forensic anthropologist Dr. Tempe Brennan is approached by amateur detective Hazel 'Lucky' Strike, at first she is inclined to dismiss the woman's claims that she's matched a previously unidentified set of remains with a name.

    Regular price: $21.32

  • Book 19

    • A Conspiracy of Bones and Blood

    • By: Kathy Reichs
    • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
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    Number one New York Times best-selling author Kathy Reichs returns with her 19th riveting novel featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, who must use all her tradecraft to discover the identity of a faceless corpse, its connection to a decade-old missing child case, and why the dead man had her cell phone number.

    Regular price: $27.99

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