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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

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Sun 5 Oct 2014 19:05GMT

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