Monday Mourning (Temperance Brennan Series #7)

Monday Mourning (Temperance Brennan Series #7)

by Kathy Reichs
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Monday Mourning (Temperance Brennan Series #7) by Kathy Reichs

A riveting new Temperance Brennan forensic thriller from Kathy Reichs, the internationally acclaimed forensic anthropologist and New York Times bestselling author...

Temperance Brennan, forensic anthropologist for both North Carolina and Quebec, has come from Charlotte to Montreal during the bleak days of December to testify as an expert witness at a murder trial.

She should be going over her notes, but instead she's digging in the basement of a pizza parlor. Not fun. Freezing cold. Crawling rats. And now, the skeletonized remains of three young women. How did they get there? When did they die?

Homicide detective Luc Claudel, never Tempe's greatest fan, believes the bones are historic. Not his case, not his concern. The pizza parlor owner found nineteenth-century buttons in the cellar with the skeletons. Claudel takes them as an indicator of the bones' antiquity.

But something doesn't make sense. Tempe examines the bones in her lab and establishes approximate age with Carbon 14. Further study of tooth enamel tells her 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 mysteriously. What are those private phone calls he takes in the other room, and why does he suddenly disappear just when Tempe is beginning to hope he might be a permanent part of her life? Looks like more lonely nights for Tempe and Birdie, her cat.

As Tempe searches for answers in both her personal and professional lives, she finds herself drawn deep into a web of evil from which there may be no escape. Women have disappeared, never to return....Tempe may be next.

With its powerful mix of nail-biting suspense and cutting-edge forensic science, Monday Mourning is the best yet from this superbly gifted, megastar author who, as New York Newsday says, is "the real thing."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743272025
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 07/12/2004
Series: Temperance Brennan Series , #7
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 22,075
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Kathy Reichs, like her character Temperance Brennan, is a forensic anthropologist, formerly for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in North Carolina and currently for the Laboratoire de sciences judiciaires et de mÉdecine lÉgale for the province of Quebec. A professor in the department of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, she is one of only seventy-nine forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, is past Vice President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and serves on the National Police Services Advisory Board in Canada. Reichs’s first book, DÉja Dead, catapulted her to fame when it became a New York Times bestseller and won the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First Novel. Her novel, Devil Bones, was a #1 New York Times bestseller.


Charlotte, North Carolina and Montreal, Québec

Place of Birth:

Chicago, Illinois


B.A., American University, 1971; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University

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Monday Mourning (Temperance Brennan Series #7) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 149 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have just finished Monday Mourning and enjoyed this book very much.When you have the same people from previous books you more or less knw how they will react.I recommend this book highly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Her books always keep me entertained.
mbs6533 More than 1 year ago
You can't help being pulled in. Fabulous read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great plot with a compelling story arch. Tthere were well placed hints that kept you hooked but the ending has a great twist. Enjoy this one
ImTheMommieof3 More than 1 year ago
Very good and easy read that keeps yiur attention. At one point I was more interested in the Tempe / Ryan storyline that I almost read the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so amazing! It really sickened me to think that people actually do this kind of thing. I think this is the main reason why I want to become a forensic anthropologist.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once you read the first few pages, you are quickly taken into the streets of Quebec. Tempe is back investing the deaths of lost children that the police are convinced are from a past century. New technology helps her prove to the police that the deaths are more recent. The book holds two new twists: Ryan has a daughter and things are heating up between Tempe and Ryan. Can't wait to see what happens in the next book.
Jani8 More than 1 year ago
Another great book about Dr. Temperance Brennan by Kathy Reichs.
WaitingDC More than 1 year ago
I was only 50 pages into the book before I was thoroughly tired of Temperance's constant emotional trauma that she had to share with the reader in great detail. Perhaps this was meant to be character development. It might have been useful in a romance novel but not in a crime novel. The crime and the following investigation were somewhat interesting but not worthy of novel. This should have been a novella with the personal life left out.
SGW53 More than 1 year ago
This was the worst Kathy Reichs book I ever read. I could not understand her Tempe character and how she acted at all. It was boring and an effort to finish it. Horrible. Almost like it was written by someone else.
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tiger-100 More than 1 year ago
as I go through the series they get better and better. of course, Brennan does do some silly stuff and gets into trouble.
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Great murder mystery
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