Deja Dead

A smart-alecky reviewer familiar with the novels of Patricia Cornwell might be tempted to call Deja Dead about a forensic anthropologist stalking a serial killer Deja Read. Like Cornwell’s heroic medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta, Kathy Reichs’ Dr. Temperance Brennan is surrounded by male-chauvinist cops who question her expertise. Even the discovery of a half-dozen dismembered young women buried at various locations around the city fails to persuade the Montreal cops that there’s a monster on the loose. So what chance has our intrepid American heroine got of nabbing the killer with her clever analysis of saw marks on bone, forensic dentistry, and the like? Why, every chance in the world, naturellement. B-

Deja Dead
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