||Temperance Brennan Collection Kathy Reichs 10 Books Set (Deja Dead, Death Du Jour, Deadly Decisions, Fatal Voyage, Grave Secrets, Bare Bone and more)|
Temperance Brennan Collection
10 Books Set
RRP: £ 79.90
Titles in This Set
Death Du Jour
Break No Bones
Bones to Ashes
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The meticulously dismembered body of a woman is discovered in the grounds of an abandoned monastery.
'Too decomposed for standard autopsy. Request antrhopologic expertise.'
Enter Dr Temperance Brennan, Director of Forensic Antrhopology for the province of Quebec, who has been researching recent disappearances in the city.
Despite the deep cynicism of Detective Claudel who head the investigation, Brennan is convinced that a serial killer is at work. Her forensic expertise finally convinces Claudel, but only after the body count has risen...
Tempe takes matters into her own hands, but her determined probing places those closest to her in mortal danger. Can Tempe make her crucial breakthrough before the killer strikes again?
Death Du Jour
'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 anthropologist 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.
Violence is escalating, and spilling on to the streets of Montreal.
A nine-year-old girl is killed in crossfire on her way to ballet class. The body of a teenager killed in North Carolina is found hundreds of miles away.
Forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance Brennan has to pick up the pieces: she knows she shouldn't let emotion get in the way, but when nine-year-old Emily's body is wheeled into the morgue she cannot help but react.
An exhumation uncovers the bones of another innocent in a clandestine grave close to a biker gang headquarters. With her boss in hospital and sparring partner Detective Andrew Ryan mysteriously unavailable, Tempe alone begins a perilous investigation into the lawless underworld of organised crime...
A plane crashes high in the mountains of North Carolina. But a severed foot is discovered a good distance from the crash site...
Forensic anthropologist Dr Temperence Brennan is first on the scene. The task that confronts her is a sad and sickening one, and her investigation seems to be throwing up more questions than answers.
But when Tempe makes a discovery that raises dangerous questions, her professional standing is threatened. Convinced that another corpse lies in the woods, Tempe pits herself against a conspiracy of silence, and uncovers a shocking tale of deceit and depravity...
In the searing heat of Guatemala, Dr Temperance Brennan excavates the remains of a two-year-old child from a site that is said to contain the bodies of twenty-three women and children. Shaken by the discovery, Tempe tries to harden herself against the horrors that she finds. And then four young girls go missing from Guatemala City...
When a skeleton is found in a septic tank at the back of a rundown hotel, only someone with Tempeâ€™s expertise can deduce who the victim was and how they died.
But her path is blocked at every turn. It would seem that some people would prefer that Guatemalaâ€™s â€˜disappearedâ€™ stay buried. And others want the missing girls kept the same wayâ€¦
It's a summer of record-breaking heat in Charlotte, North Carolina and Dr Temperance Brennan is looking forward to her first vacation in years. She's almost out the door when the bones start appearing. First there's the newborn skeleton found in a wood stove. Who put the baby there? The mother, hardly more than a child herself, has disappeared. Next, a small plane flies into a rock face on a sunny afternoon. Both pilot and passenger are burned beyond recognition, their bodies covered with a strange black substance. What could it be? What sinister mission might the two have been on? Most puzzling is a cache of bones unearthed in a remote corner of the county. Some animal, some human, the bones are enough to keep Tempe busy for a long time. All the pieces of the mystery seem to lead back to an isolated farm. But what happened there and who will be the next victim? Tempe must find the answers by teasing secrets from the bones - if only she can decipher them in time-A superb new thriller from the number one bestselling author of Grave Secrets.
Tempe Brennan has come to Montreal from Charlotte in early December to testify as an expert witness at a trial. As Forensic Anthropologist for the province of Quebec, that's part of her job. She should be going over her notes, but she's freezing her behind off instead, digging in the basement of a pizza parlour. Not fun. Not with all the rats. And the cold. And, now, the skeletonised earthly remains of three people, three young women. When did they die? How did they get there? Homicide detective Luc Claudel, never Tempe's greatest fan, believes the bones are historic. Not his case, not his concern. The pizza parlour owner, the Prince of Pizza as Claudel calls him, found some 19th century buttons with the skeletons, another indicator of the bones' probable age. But Tempe has her doubts. Something doesn't make sense. She'll look at the bones in her lab and do Carbon 14 testing to establish approximate age. And she can ***am***yse the tooth enamel to tell approximately where the women were born. If she's right, Claudel has three recent murders on his hands. Definitely his case. Detective Andrew Ryan, meanwhile, is acting mysterious. What are those private phone calls he takes in the other room, and why does he suddenly disappear just when Tempe is beginning to trust him and to hope he might be part of her life? Looks like more nights at home for Tempe with a good book and Birdie, the cat. As Tempe searches for answers in both her personal and professional lives, she finds herself drawn deeper into a web of evil from which there may be no escape. Women have disappeared, never to return... Tempe may be next.
â€˜Death by self-inflicted gunshot wound to the headâ€™ is the on-scene assessment, but the victimâ€™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 Brennanâ€™s forensic expertise is required.
Advanced putrefaction has made it virtually impossible to determine the trajectory of the bullet. But just as Tempe is attempting to make sense of the fracture patterning, an unknown man slips her a photograph of a skeleton, telling her it holds the answer to the victimâ€™s deathâ€¦
Detective Andrew Ryan is also on the case and, as his relationship with Tempe heats up, together they follow the trail of clues all the way to Israel. In the Holy Land, with the help of Jacob Drum, a biblical archaeologist and old friend, Tempe becomes involved in an international mystery as old as Jesus, a mystery that could rewrite 2000 years of religious history.
Could one of the tombs really be Christâ€™s last resting place? And are the bones in the ancient ossuary the last remnants of James, the brother of Jesus, as its inscription claims?But the further Tempe probes into the identity of the ancient skeleton, the more she seems to be putting herself in dangerâ€¦
Break No Bones
Itâ€™s the second-to-last day of archaeological field school. Dr Temperance Brennanâ€™s students are working on a site of prehistoric graves on Dewees, a barrier island north of Charleston, South Carolina, when a decomposing body is uncovered in a shallow grave off a lonely beach.
The skeleton is articulated, the bone fresh and the vertebrae still connected by soft-tissue; the remains are encased in rotted fabric and topped by wisps of pale, blond hair â€“ a recent burial, and a case Tempe must take.
Dental remains and skeletal gender and race indicators suggest that the deceased is a middle-aged white male â€“ but who was he? Why was he buried in a clandestine grave? And what does the unusual vertical hairline fracture of the sixth cervical vertebrae signify?
While Tempe is trying to piece together the evidence, her personal life is thrown into turmoil. When a bullet â€“ intended, perhaps, for her â€“ puts Tempeâ€™s estranged husband Pete in hospital, her unexpectedly emotional response complicates her on-off relationship with Detective Andrew Ryan.
But before long, another body is discovered â€“ and Tempe finds herself drawn deeper into a shocking and chilling investigation, set to challenge her entire view of humanityâ€¦
Bones to Ashes
Under the microscope, the outer bone surface is a moonscape of cratersâ€¦
â€˜Deformity of the bone. Maybe. Cortical destruction on a metacarpal. Maybe. Localised infection? Systemic disease process? Postmortem destruction, either purposeful or natural? A combination of the above? I donâ€™t have a diagnosisâ€¦â€™
The skeleton is that of a young girl, no more than fourteen years old â€“ and forensic anthropologist Dr Temperance Brennan is struggling to keep her emotions in check.
Coroner Yves Bradette is being evasive, insisting the bones are ancient and of no interest. But it doesnâ€™t quite add up, and a frustrated Tempe is convinced that Bradette is hiding somethingâ€¦
Itâ€™s not Tempeâ€™s case; sheâ€™s overwhelmed with more urgent work in the labâ€¦ But the nagging in her subconscious wonâ€™t let up. A memory triggered, deep in her hindbrain â€“ the disappearance of a childhood friend; no warning, no explanationâ€¦
Working on instinct, Tempe takes matters into her own hands. But she couldnâ€™t have predicted where this case would lead, or the horrors it would eventually uncoverâ€¦Can Tempe maintain a professional distance as the past catches up with her in this, her most deeply personal case yet?