Kathy Reichs, Deja Dead – signed & dated

£35.00

Reichs’ much trumpeted and stunning début thriller draws on her experience as a forensic anthropologist in North Carolina and Montreal, but it has considerably more going for it than the mere stamp of authenticity. The devil is in the details, and it is the small betraying details – the alignment of cuts in bloody bone – that convince Temperance Brennan that a series of women, murdered in different ways, were killed and dismembered by the same hand and the same saw. Knowing what she knows is one thing, but convincing her police colleagues is quite another …

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Kathy Reichs: Deja Dead, Scribner, New York, 1997. First edition, first printing. 9 ½ x 6 ½ Knock off code 13579108642 present. Signed by the author and dated 9/08/97. This is before the official publication date. Author’s first novel, winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for best first mystery novel. Featuring Dr. Temperance Brennan, a forensic anthropologist, as is Kathy Reichs.

Reichs’ much trumpeted and stunning début thriller draws on her experience as a forensic anthropologist in North Carolina and Montreal, but it has considerably more going for it than the mere stamp of authenticity. The devil is in the details, and it is the small betraying details – the alignment of cuts in bloody bone – that convince Temperance Brennan that a series of women, murdered in different ways, were killed and dismembered by the same hand and the same saw. Knowing what she knows is one thing, but convincing her police colleagues is quite another …

Reichs has produced ten novels in the Tempe Brennan series and the character has become the basis for a television series. The series received much praise from writers and critics, including a full page feature in Barry Forshaw’s The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction.

Sharp collectible first book with early dated signature of what is undoubtedly a major crime series. Crime editor Selina Walker remarked that this book was an influential landmark in modern crime fiction (Radio 4, Woman’s Hour, 9/8/2012).

Book Condition: Sharp copy, crisp, bright and tight. VF in VF Dust Jacket.

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