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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Arrow; New Ed edition (17 Mar 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099441489
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416514725
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 2.9 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 247,960 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From teaching FBI agents how to detect and recover human remains, to separating and identifying commingled body parts in her Montreal lab, as one of only seventy-seven forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, Dr Kathy Reichs has brought her own dramatic work experience to her mesmerising forensic thrillers. For years she consulted to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in North Carolina, and continues to do so for the Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the province of Québec.

Kathy Reichs has travelled to Rwanda to testify at the UN Tribunal on Genocide, and helped exhume a mass grave in Guatemala. As part of her work at JPAC she aided in the identification of war dead from World War II, Korea, and Southeast Asia. Kathy Reichs has served on the Board of Directors and as Vice President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and is currently a member of the National Police Services Advisory Board in Canada. She is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

A native of Chicago, she now divides her time between Charlotte and Montreal. Kathy Reichs's first novel Déjà Dead catapulted her to fame when it became a New York Times bestseller, a Sunday Times bestseller and won the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First Novel. All eleven of her novels have been international bestsellers. She is also a producer of the chilling hit TV series Bones. 206 Bones is her twelth novel featuring Dr Temperance Brennan.

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In Monday Mourning Tempe Brennan finds the bones of three dead adolescents in a basement and she has to convince her police colleagues that they are recent enough that the case should be investigated. The book has all the technical know-how, crisply explained, that we expect from Kathy Reichs; readers find themselves peering over Tempe's shoulder as she works out, not only the solution to a puzzle, but how to begin to solve it.

Reichs is a practising forensic archaeologist in real life--but she never forgets that her readers cannot be expected to know everything she does. For a genuine expert though, she is remarkably unpatronising to our ignorance--one of the reasons why Tempe has so many colleagues who know comparatively little is so that her explanations can instruct us while we watch prickly Tempe tread on colleagues' toes. Like all of Reichs' books, Monday Mourning has a pronounced sense of place--Montreal in the snow has rarely seemed so real. If there is a downside to this clever police procedural, it is that we get rather too much of Tempe's fairly conventional emotional life--apparent problems with her lover Ryan end up in quite the corniest of explanations for apparent individuality, while her concern for an apparently suicidal friend adds artificial suspense to a plot that was doing the whole thing quite well in the first place. --Roz Kaveney --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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‘It all adds up to a big value meal’ -- Daily Telegraph

‘Reichs always delivers’ -- Independent on Sunday

‘You’ll love the latest story from Kathy Reichs’ -- Bella --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By RachelWalker TOP 500 REVIEWER on 16 Jun 2004
Format: Hardcover
Reichs is no Cornwell, but occasionally she does produce a book reminiscent of the mistress of forensic thrillers at her best. Monday Mourning is not quite that level - think Cause of Death rather than All That Remains, perhaps - but it's still a nice snappy thriller, very satisfying and her best book in a couple of years.
If you've read and liked any of her other Tempe Brennan thrillers you won't be at all disappointed with this one. The standard Reichs ingredients are all here: bones, mystery, the contentious detective Luc Claudel, relationship troubles with other detective Andrew Ryan. Add to the pot, simmer gently whilst stirring occasionally. She doesn't break any moulds, not even her own, but she doesn't try so at least she doesn't fail. Instead, a reader knows exactly where there are here; exactly what they're in for.
Monday Mourning - oh for the days of first two books when her titles were gloriously bilingual, not these bad puns of late (I'm aware that decisions, voyage and grave are all of French origin, but they're such pathetic attempts they don't even register) - kicks off when three bodies are found buried in the basement of a pizza parlor. Montreal detective Luc Claudel, ever-antagonistic toward Brennan, assumes they're old and begins to write them off. Big mistake, of course; after all, if it weren't there'd be no plot. Some 19th century buttons found near the bodies strengthen Claudel's assumption. Brennan, though, is certain they're recent, and some diligent investigation (alright, well, sending some samples off to another lab) proves her right.
Primarily, congratulations Ms Reichs: you have graduated top of the class from the Jonathan Kellerman school of one-sentence paragraphs.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By ch0pper on 15 July 2004
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I admit that I have struggled with Kathy Reichs in the past. I know others have rated her highly and compared her to Patricia Cornwell, but I failed to see any comparison.
Reichs' failings, I felt, lay in her plotting and dialogue. Her characters always seemed very one-dimensional and uninviting, even though she had come up with some promising storylines. Reichs' previous efforts have, to me at least, been very artificial and amateur, clunky and awkward.
However, with Monday Mourning Reichs has transformed herself. Her characters suddenly have depth and believability; better, their dialogue has become life-like as the author has discovered (or uncovered) her ability to write funny, sardonic, sarcastic and sometimes ironic lines for her characters to deliver. Suddenly, I found that I laughed out loud at odd points when reading. Not real belly laughs as you get with Tom Sharrpe, but nonetheless some very witty moments to be enjoyed.
The plot is good. It is almost beleivable (I'm still not totally convinced about forensic anthropologists being called in so early in investigations) and we can see why the heroine, Brennan, has been involved. We see her struggle with the sheer evil that confronts her in this book. Indeed, the evil that is the main story in the book will take your breath away when it's uncovered.
So, all in all, a much improved writer showing some real skill at last.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By "kendalian" on 7 July 2004
Format: Hardcover
After lazing around the American South for a couple of books, this one finds Tempe back in Montreal. The book starts well, with Tempe involved in a case almost from the first page. There follows an irritating section when she is giving evidence and has to prove her credentials as an expert witness. I suspect Reichs felt it was time to remind readers exactly what Tempe is and how she qualified to do her job: this section has no real connection with the remainder of the book.
The action is swift and smooth. Tempe's continual on/off relationship with her Canadian police officer continues, but not quite as obtrusively as in recent books.
Inevitably, our heroine gets too closely involved with her case and finds herself in personal danger. Reichs must be close to running out of plausible reasons why a forensic anthropologist keeps getting beaten/kidnapped/threatened with a violent end.
I carp. This is a good read, which moves Tempe Brennan along and provides much excitement on the way.
Recommended.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Y. Gillespie on 17 Jun 2004
Format: Hardcover
Having read all of her previous books, I was eagerly awaiting the new book. I sat and started reading the day i received it, and finished it the following day. The plot was well written and the central characters developed a little more. The ending was unexpected and quite a surprise (despite a couple of subtle clues throughout the story).
The detail was great without being boring. Well done kathy. Keep them coming.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 Dec 2005
Format: Paperback
This book is a drag, unbelievably slow. You can read - in excruciating details - about the weather, food, clothes, moods of Tempe and her friend, while the plot plods along at snail pace, but where is the usual Kathy thrill ? It is the most boring book from Kathy Reichs - I have read all her previous stuff and this is really below average. Even the forensics are scarce. Poor poor stuff from an otherwise great author.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 Jun 2004
Format: Hardcover
Another gripping storyline from Kathy Reichs, with more than one twist in the tale! The pace is just right, leading the reader steadily onwards, but never at the cost of those all-important passages or chapters which show the struggle to get to grips with the problems faced by Tempe Brennan, the Forensic Anthropologist for the province of Quebec. Explanations of the more complex scientific examinations are neatly woven into the on-going story, and Ms Reichs pays the reader the compliment of not feeling duty bound to dot every "i" or cross every "t" - something which can easily destroy an otherwise thoroughly good read.
Tempe Brennan is, as ever, a character one actually cares about, so read on, and discover, not only how she and the detectives of the Province solve this case, but also how her relationship with the gorgeous Ryan is developing - or not!
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