The #1 Bestseller that introduces Kathy Reichs' acclaimed heroine: Forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan In the year since Temperance Brennan left behind a shaky marriage in North Carolina, work has often preempted her weekend plans to explore Quebec. When a female corpse is discovered meticulously dismembered and stashed in garbage bags, Tempe detects an alarming pattern-and she plunges into a harrowing search for a killer in the city's winding streets. But her investigation is about to place those closest to her - her best friend and her own daughter-in mortal danger ... Kathy Reichs, like her fictional creation, Temperance Brennan, is forensic anthropologist for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of North Carolina, and for the Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Medecine Legale for the province of Quebec. She is one of only fifty forensic anthropologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. A professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Dr. Reichs received her Ph. D. at Northwestern University. She now divides her time between Charlotte and Montreal. Deja Dead brought her fame when it became a New York Times bestseller, a #1 international bestseller, and winner of the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First Novel.