Deja Dead
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  • First Book:
    September 1997
  • Latest Book:
    August 2023
  • Genres:
    Law Enforcement
  • Characters:
    Tempe Brennan, forensic anthropolgist
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Dr. Temperance Brennan Series in Order (25 Books)

Order Book Date Rating
1 4
2 4.5
3 4
4 5
5 4.5
6 4.5
7 5
8 4
9 4.5

10 4.5
11 4
12 4.5
13 4
14 4
15 4
15.5 (e) 4.5
16 5
16.5 (e) 4
17 5
17.5 (e) 4.5
18 5
19 4
20 4
21 5
22 0

Book Descriptions for series: Dr. Temperance Brennan

  • Book - 1

    In the year since Tempe left behind a shaky marriage in North Carolina, work had often preempted her weekend plans to explore Quebec. But when an unidentified female corpse is discovered meticulously dismembered and stashed in garbage bags, Tempe det...

  • Book - 2

    In the bitter cold of a Montreal winter, Tempe Brennan is digging for a corpse buried more than a century ago. Although Tempe thrives on such enigmas from the past, it's a chain of contemporary deaths and disappearances that has seized her attention-...

  • Book - 3

    Nine-year-old Emily Anne Toussaint is fatally shot on a Montreal street. A North Carolina teenager disappears from her home, and parts of her skeleton are found hundreds of miles away. The shocking deaths propel forensic anthropolgist Tempe Brennan...

  • Book - 4

    A commercial jetliner disaster has brought Tempe Brennan to the North Carolina mountains as a member of the investigative agency DMORT. As bomb theories abound, Tempe soon discovers a jarring piece of evidence that raises dangerous questions - and ge...

  • Book - 5

    Kathy Reichs takes her acclaimed heroine, forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan, on a harrowing excavation where she unearths a chilling history - and puts her own future on the line in a desperate investigation. They are "the disappeared...

  • Book - 6

    She works with the dead but she works for the living. "Down time" is not a phrase in Tempe Brennan's vocabulary. A string of disturbing cases has put her vacation plans on hold; instead, she heads to the lab to analyze charred remains from a sus...

  • Book - 7

    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 instea...

  • Book - 8

    When an Orthodox Jewish man is found shot to death in Montreal, Temperance Brennan is called in to examine the body and to figure out the puzzling damage to the corpse. Unexpectedly, a stranger slips her a photograph of a skeleton and assures her it ...

  • Book - 9

    To some, the dead are a commodity. For Tempe Brennan, they hold the key to cracking a horrific crime ring. Among the ancient remains in a Native American burial ground, Tempe discovers a fresh skeleton -- and what began as an ordinary teaching sti...

  • Book - 10

    As a child, she was told to forget about the missing girl. But some memories don't die.... The discovery of a skeleton in Acadia, Canada, reawakens a traumatic episode for forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan: Could the young girl's remains be...

  • Book - 11

    The bodies tell a story of young lives cut short. The bones tell a story of pure evil. In Charlotte, North Carolina, a house under renovation becomes the site of a heated forensic investigation and unrelenting media attention when a plumber s...

  • Book - 12

    There are 206 bones in the human body. And one shattering secret hidden among them.... Cold and alone, bound hands to feet, Tempe Brennan regains consciousness locked in a dark cell--or is she buried alive in a tomb?--and begins to reconstruct the...

  • Book - 13

    #1 New York Times bestselling author and producer of the FOX television hit Bones KATHY REICHS ensnares Dr. Temperance Brennan in a chilling puzzle of death and identity -- in this superb addition to her "fascinating" (Entertainment Weekly) forensic ...

  • Book - 14

    Kathy Reichs -- #1 New York Times bestselling author and producer of the FOX television hit Bones -- returns with a riveting new novel set in Charlotte, North Carolina, featuring America's favorite forensic anthropologist, Dr. Temperance Brennan. ...

  • Book - 15

    Kathy Reichs, #1 "New York Times "bestselling author and producer of the FOX televison hit "Bones, "is at her brilliant best in a riveting novel featuring forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan--a story of infanticide, murder, and corruption, set in t...

  • Book - 15.5

    A new story featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan from #1 "New York Times" bestselling author and FOX TV s "Bones" producer, Kathy Reichs. When a fly-covered canvas bag floats to the surface of North Carolina s Mountain Island Lake,...

  • Book - 16

    #1 New York Times bestselling author and producer of the Fox hit series Bones, Kathy Reichs returns with an unforgettable new novel featuring forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan, whose examination of a mysterious hit-and-run victim triggers an inve...

  • Book - 16.5

    Forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan returns in a chilling eBook original novella from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs. In the prequel to Reichs’s upcoming thriller Bones Never Lie, Tempe takes a much-needed vacation -- but ...

  • Book - 17

    The evidence is irrefutable: In sixteen New York Times bestsellers over the course of as many years, Kathy Reichs has proven herself “a genius at building suspense” (New York Daily News). In forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, Reichs has ...

  • Book - 17.5

    Featuring a preview of the highly anticipated new thriller Speaking in Bones, this eBook original novella showcases #1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs at the peak of her powers. In Bones on Ice, forensic anthropologist Temperance Brenn...

  • Book - 18

    No one speaks the language of suspense more brilliantly than Kathy Reichs, author of the acclaimed Temperance Brennan series. In "Speaking in Bones," the forensic anthropologist finds herself drawn into a world of dark secrets and dangerous beliefs, ...

  • Book - 19

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs ratchets up the suspense as forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan fights to crack her most chilling case yet. Temperance Brennan is stressed. Following her boyfriend’s marriage proposal, sh...

  • Book - 20

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs returns with her twentieth gripping novel featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, whose examinations of unidentified bodies ignite a terrifying series of events. On the way to hurrica...

  • Book - 21

    #1 New York Times bestselling thriller writer Kathy Reichs returns with her twenty-first novel of suspense featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan who, after receiving a box containing a human eyeball, uncovers a series of gruesome killi...

  • Book - 22

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Kathy Reichs returns with her twenty-second high-stakes thriller featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan who, following a series of bizarre disappearances on the islands of Turks and Caicos, enters a ...

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

There are 25 books in the Dr. Temperance Brennan series.

The next book in the Dr. Temperance Brennan series, The Bone Hacker (Book 22), will be published in August 2023.

The first book in the Dr. Temperance Brennan series, Deja Dead, was published in September 1997.

The Dr. Temperance Brennan series primarily falls into the Law Enforcement genre.