Kathy Reichs - Deja Dead
Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan in most successful crime novel debut ever
World Book Club talks to award-winning American writer and forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs, about the first in her Temperance Brennan detective series, Deja Dead.
A nerve-jangling thriller that took the literary scene by storm when it was published in 1997, Deja Dead was the most successful crime-fiction debut ever. In it Kathy Reichs launches her intrepid heroine, a fearless forensic anthropologist and wannabe detective, Temperance Brennan. When the remains of a dismembered body of a woman, bagged and discarded, are discovered near an ancient burial ground Brennan suspects the work of a serial killer.
The police disagree, but Brennan sticks to her guns despite, or perhaps because of, her dark forebodings.
Picture: Kathy Reichs, Credit: Ben Mark Holzberg